Posted by Ed Feng on November-25-2014 Add Comments

Post-Week 13 College Football Playoff Projections from Analytics Guru Ed Feng

After ESPN aired the release of the inaugural College Football Playoff poll on Oct. 28, there was just one question on everybody's mind: What will the rankings look like when they matter on Dec. 7?My algorithm projects just that in the sortable table above. Now, allow me to explain my rankings... Mississippi State Is Not Giving Up No. 4 Spot Without a FightWay too many people think Mississippi State, which holds the precarious fourth spot in ...
Posted by Adam Kramer on November-25-2014 Add Comments

Kramer’s College Football Notebook: Committee Setting Very Dangerous Precedent

The transparency between selection committee and fans was supposed to enhance the College Football Playoff experience. At the very least, it was poised to allow access to information that was once sealed and tucked away. However, as the weeks have progressed and the reasoning behind various moves has been justified in detail, one can’t help but be concerned with the glaring inconsistencies and deficiencies in the public portion of the process. We have been granted access ...
Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on November-25-2014 Add Comments

Ohio State’s Noah Spence Declared Permanently Ineligible by Big Ten

The No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes are in the thick of the College Football Playoff race even without the services of star defensive lineman Noah Spence. The Big Ten officially ruled Spence ineligible for the remainder of 2014, so he won't be able to help Ohio State out down the stretch. Bryan Fischer of NFL.com reported the news after Spence's unsuccessful appeal hearing concluded Tuesday: Eleven Warriors tweeted a statement from Buckeyes athletic director Gene Smith: Spence was ...
Posted by Samuel Chi on November-25-2014 Add Comments

5 Things We Learned from College Football Playoff Committee’s Week 14 Rankings

So preseason rankings do matter after all? While the selection committee's top seven teams stayed exactly the same Tuesday, chairman Jeff Long's explanations for the latest College Football Playoff rankings are beginning to defy both logic and the committee's own procedural guidelines. Last week he introduced the concept of "game control" to justify Alabama's No. 1 ranking, and this week he came up with "quality loss" and one other whopper during the ESPN broadcast: It matters if a team is ...
Posted by Tim Keeney on November-25-2014 Add Comments

Bowl Projections 2014: Updated Playoff Outlook Heading into Rivalry Week

We're less than a month away from the first bowl game, yet there is still so much uncertainty across the country. In the ACC, Florida State and Georgia Tech will meet in the championship next week. Among the major conferences, that's all we know for sure. Baylor and TCU are still duking it out for the Big 12, while Kansas State has an outside shot at crashing the party. Oregon and Ohio State have booked spots in ...
Posted by Team Stream Now on November-25-2014 Add Comments

The College Football Playoff Committee Is a Joke; FSU Deserves to Be No. 1

Despite finding themselves in a string of close, nail-biting games, the Florida State Seminoles have yet to lose this season. But in the eyes of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, that is not enough to earn Florida State the top spot in the Week 14 rankings.Bleacher Report College Football Analyst Barrett Sallee explains why he thinks Florida State should be the nation's top-ranked team, ahead of both Alabama and Oregon. Do you think the Seminoles ...
Posted by Team Stream Now on November-25-2014 Add Comments

Hits and Misses of the CFP Committee’s Top 25 Poll After Week 13

The College Football Playoff selection committee came out with its Top 25 Tuesday, and much like in previous weeks, there's bound to be debate as we head toward the final ranking Dec. 7.Bleacher Report college football analysts Adam Kramer and Barrett Sallee break down the hits and misses from the committee poll.Which schools do you think deserve to be in the CFP?Check out the video and let us know!Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com
Posted by Matt Fitzgerald on November-25-2014 Add Comments

College Football Playoff Rankings 2014: Twitter Reacts to Week 14 Top 25 Reveal

Since many of the best teams took care of business and won last week, the Week 14 release of the College Football Playoff rankings experienced no change toward the top.    The Alabama Crimson Tide are in the top spot for the second week in a row, riding the strength of their triumph over Mississippi State to another home triumph over Western Carolina on Saturday.Here is a look at the complete, up-to-date standings as of Tuesday evening's ...
Posted by R. Cory Smith on November-25-2014 Add Comments

College Football Playoff 2014: Final Four Predictions After 5th Top 25 Rankings

Many of the best college football teams took a trip to cupcake city in Week 13 of the season, with three of the previous Top Four teams earning comfortable wins. The outsider, of course, was Florida State, who narrowly pulled out a win over Boston College.   As a result, there wasn't a huge amount of change at the top of the rankings. Alabama remained at the top with Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State still rounding ...
Posted by Tyler Conway on November-25-2014 Add Comments

College Football Playoff Rankings 2014: Selection Committee Top 25 for Week 14

After weeks of strife and hand-wringing about the direction of the College Football Playoff poll, Week 14 entered as one of expected inertia. With three of the nation's four top-ranked teams thumping cupcakes in expert fashion and Florida State unveiling its latest Houdini act—thus changing nothing about the preceding Saturdays—we for once felt as if we had a grip on the outlook. The only remaining questions were the teams after the Top Four. TCU's absence from ...