College Football Playoff Rankings: How Far Will Tennessee Fall? And other Top 25 questions

College Football Playoff Rankings: How Far Will Tennessee Fall?  And other Top 25 questions

Three of the teams ranked in the top six in the initial college football playoff standings lost on Saturday, a reminder of just how much things change between the first and last unveiling of the selection committee’s top 25 teams. It also creates an interesting opportunity to see what the committee does on Tuesday night … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 10: No debate over Georgia at No. 1

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 10: No debate over Georgia at No. 1

We tried, we thought, we hoped. But ultimately, like Thanos, Georgia is inevitable. The Dawgs’ 27-13 victory over No. 1 Tennessee has never been closer to the final score, and it’s clear that Georgia is by far the best team in the country. So it’s back to No. 1 in Athleticism 131. Georgia played with … Read more

With the release of the first CFP rankings of 2022, what would an expanded field of 12 teams look like?

With the release of the first CFP rankings of 2022, what would an expanded field of 12 teams look like?

Although not officially finalized, the expanded 12-team College Football Playoffs are scheduled to debut with the 2024 season. Each week for the remainder of the season, Athleticism will test the proposed format using the latest top 25 ranking from the playoffs committee – and predict how it will play out. Here’s how the tranche would … Read more

With the release of the first CFP rankings of 2022, what would an expanded field of 12 teams look like?

With the release of the first CFP rankings of 2022, what would an expanded field of 12 teams look like?

Although not officially finalized, the expanded 12-team College Football Playoffs are scheduled to debut with the 2024 season. Each week for the remainder of the season, Athleticism will test the proposed format using the latest top 25 ranking from the playoffs committee – and predict how it will play out. Here’s how the tranche would … Read more

Bryan Harsin’s replacement at Auburn? Lane Kiffin and Hugh Freeze names to watch

Bryan Harsin’s replacement at Auburn?  Lane Kiffin and Hugh Freeze names to watch

As long expected, Bryan Harsin failed to make it out of Year 2 at Auburn. The Tigers fired the former Boise State coach who was just never a good candidate and lacked the support of nearly everyone who mattered there. On top of that, and largely because of those two things, recruiting at Auburn was … Read more

Jim Harbaugh on MSU Tunnel altercation: ‘An apology won’t do the job’

Jim Harbaugh on MSU Tunnel altercation: ‘An apology won’t do the job’

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that “an apology won’t do the job” and that he expects criminal charges to be filed after Saturday’s postgame altercations with Michigan State. Following the Wolverines’ 29-7 win, Harbaugh said two of his players were “attacked” in the Michigan Stadium tunnel after the game. One of the Michigan … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 9 picks

College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 9 picks

I went 5-6 last week ATS, dropping to three games under .500 ATS for the season. The Good: Nailing my upset special with Liberty handling BYU. The bad: Picking Toledo to beat Buffalo by double digits. The ugly: Picking Iowa to keep it somehow close to Ohio State. (All point spreads are from BetMGM, Click … Read more

Aggies suspends 3 football players indefinitely, sources say

Aggies suspends 3 football players indefinitely, sources say

Mired in a three-game losing streak, Texas A&M has indefinitely suspended three players, all real freshmen, for violating team rules, sources told ESPN. TexAgs.com was first to report the suspensions, which sources say stemmed from an incident in the locker room after the game. The suspended players are defensive back Denver Harris, receiver Chris Marshall … Read more

Steve Sarkisian from Texas sorry for missing “The Eyes of Texas”

Steve Sarkisian from Texas sorry for missing “The Eyes of Texas”

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian opened his press conference Monday after the Longhorns’ 41-34 loss to Oklahoma State by apologizing for not singing “The Eyes of Texas,” the school song, before leaving the field. “As you know, I owe the Longhorn Nation an apology,” Sarkisian said. “I made a mistake at the end of the game … Read more

Buckeyes’ Jaxon Smith-Njigba expected to return

Buckeyes’ Jaxon Smith-Njigba expected to return

9:05 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Ohio State star receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba is expected to return against Iowa on Saturday, sources tell ESPN. Smith-Njigba, who broke the Big Ten record for single-season yards in 2021, is recovering from a hamstring injury that limited him to just two games this season. He is expected to play important … Read more