The LSU Tigers fell one spot to No. 11 in the final College Football Playoff rankings, which were released Sunday afternoon following the end of conference championship weekend.The CFP selection committee dropped LSU behind No. 9 Washington, which beat Utah 10-3 in Friday night's Pac-12 championship; but the Tigers remain within the 12 spots they need to be in to secure a spot in a New Year's Six bowl game.LSU is still behind No. 10 Florida, which beat LSU 27-19 on Oct. 6. LSU rises one spot in final AP Top 25 rankings before the bowl season; see the full list LSU moved up one spot in the final AP Top 25 rankings before the bowl season, rising to No. … Whether the Tigers will be selected to play in one of the two New Year's Six bowls remaining, the Fiesta and the Peach, will be announced at 2 p.m.If LSU is selected, it will make the program one of the more unexpected stories of the college football season.The Tigers opened at No. 25 in the AP poll but were picked to … [Read more...] about See where LSU landed in final College Football Playoff rankings
Final college football rankings
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse football was listed at No. 20 in the final College Football Playoff rankings of the season. The Orange (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) stood pat in the hierarchy for the second straight week. SU is awaiting its bowl destination and opponent, which should become public later Sunday afternoon. After going 17 years without a national ranking, Syracuse was included in all six Top 25s issued by the CFP ranking committee this year. The 13-person group made its toughest decision of the year by putting Oklahoma into the playoff at No. 4 over No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Ohio State. Here's the full Top 25: No. 1 Alabama (13-0) No. 2 Georgia (13-0) No. 3 Notre Dame (12-0) No. 4 Oklahoma (12-1) No. 5 Georgia (11-2) No. 6 Ohio State (12-1) No. 7 Michigan (10-2) No. 8 UCF (12-0) No. 9 Washington (10-3) No. 10 Florida (9-3) No. 11 LSU (9-3) No. 12 Penn State (9-3) No. 13 Washington State (10-2) No. 14 Kentucky (9-3) No. 15 Texas (9-4) No. 16 West Virginia (8-3) No. 17 Utah … [Read more...] about Where did Syracuse football land in final College Football Playoff rankings?
The weekly College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night, and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Sooners fall from sixth. I had OU eighth in my rankings last week, and winning Bedlam at home doesn’t pad the old resume’.Plus, there’s the eye factor, which I don’t consider but the committee does, and the eye factor isn’t in the Sooners’ favor, needing a 2-point conversion stop to win 48-47 over Oklahoma State.The rankings could be interesting, though. Just in my rankings, I moved up Clemson from sixth to third this week. Clemson’s win at Boston College was impressive. The differences between Clemson, Georgia and Michigan are not great, and a little variance in the schedule can make a difference. For example, the Wolverines beat Rutgers last week. That drags down Michigan, while Georgia beat Auburn.Remember, I rank teams based on who they played, where they played and how they did. My rankings, much like the … [Read more...] about College football rankings: Alabama, Notre Dame 1-2
Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press Washington coach Chris Peterson, left, talks with quarterback Jake Browning (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Related Link History shows BYU needs to rely on more than one quarterback to survive a season BYU, Utah and Utah State are all facing tough teams this fall. While the Aggies, Cougars and Utes aren't exactly getting much attention as national writers put out their preseason rankings, several of their opponents are. That means all of our local teams will at least have a chance of improving their resumes by beating some of these preseason top 25 teams. Granted, it is still awfully early, but what else are we going to talk about during the long summer before football returns? Six national rankings are being used for this ranking: Athlon Sports (AS), ESPN's Football Power Index (FPI), Sporting … [Read more...] about Preseason college football rankings are out: BYU, Utah and Utah State are all facing tough teams this fall
Texas State coach Everett Withers was blunt when he first took over the Texas State football program.“No one on this team is making excuses, because they know that we aren’t going to listen to them,” Withers told the Austin-American Statesman in 2015 shortly after he was hired. “The fact that you have to go and compete every time you step on the field is something we’ve pushed hard this spring. Are we a good football team? We are not even close.”Withers has recruited aggressively and finally has close to a fully stocked roster entering his third season, but lack of experience and a tough schedule will likely put a bowl out of reach this year.Texas State is near the bottom of Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel preseason 2018 college football rankings. Murschel ranked all 129 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 129 to our projected No. 1 … [Read more...] about Despite modest improvement, Texas State is No. 128 in 2018 preseason college football rankings