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

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

Mandel’s final thoughts: Could Tide be vulnerable against Vols? More madness sooner LA greatness

Mandel’s final thoughts: Could Tide be vulnerable against Vols?  More madness sooner LA greatness

And now, 23 final thoughts from a Saturday that started at 11 a.m. Dallas time in front of 90,000 people at the Cotton Bowl and ended at 11:30 p.m. Palo Alto time in front of a few thousand half-awake fans at the stadium. from Stanford who, unbeknownst to them (and unfortunately for them) saw the … Read more

College Football SP+ Rankings After Week 4

College Football SP+ Rankings After Week 4

In Week 4 of the 2022 college football season, teams that hadn’t yet looked vulnerable finally did (except for Minnesota, anyway). Georgia trailed for long stretches in their win over Kent State, Michigan had to rely heavily on Blake Corum to stay ahead of Maryland, USC needed 60 minutes to hold off Kent State. Oregon, … Read more