Another Upset September 28th, 2008 @ 2:38 am PDT
Do you remember when Robin Williams attempts to teach Nathan Lane how to be a real man in The Birdcage? It’s one of my favorite scenes in one of my favorite movies. Williams asks, How do you feel about that call today? I mean the Dolphins! Fourth-and-three play on their 30 yard line with only […]
Saturday Night Quarterback September 9th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm PDT
Akron beat the Wolfpack. Tennessee almost drops one to Air Force. FSU has to rally to beat Troy. Spurrier is held scoreless. Texas’ offense plays like a wounded quail. I don’t even know where to begin. One thing is certain: The best team in the country didn’t take the field this weekend. I know Ohio […]
A Sad Day October 14th, 2002 @ 6:07 pm PDT
With five games involving Top 25 teams Saturday, there was much shuffling in the rankings. The most significant moves were Iowa State cracking the top 10 for the first time at No. 9, and Florida (4-3) dropping out after a run of 209 consecutive polls. The Gators, 36-7 losers to LSU, had taken over the […]
National Championship Playoff January 2nd, 2002 @ 9:29 am PST
12/26/2001 — As the college football bowl season winds up with the four Bowl Championship Series games, a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of college football fans shows most would prefer to use a playoff tournament to decide the national champion. Only one in five prefer to keep the current BCS system as it is. Only […]
BCS Shambles December 10th, 2001 @ 9:17 am PST
This is the central reason people loathe the BCS. Because it doesn’t account for the human spirit. Because it doesn’t let players decide things on the field with guts and nerve and timing. Because it doesn’t allow a 22-year-old failed baseball player to enter a game and turn the football world on its head.
BCS November 29th, 2001 @ 11:04 am PST
The data used in computing the BCS standings can be found by following these links: USA Today / ESPN poll AP poll Billingsley Report Dunkel Index Kenneth Massey NY Times David Rothman Jeff Sagarin Scripps-Howard Seattle Times
BCS October 22nd, 2001 @ 1:23 pm PDT
The Bowl Championship Series rankings will be released at 7 pm EST.
Rankings October 15th, 2001 @ 9:52 am PDT
HowStuffWorks.com answers the question, “How are the college football rankings determined?” I’m completely amazed that the Daytona Beach News-Journal (The Dunkel Index) actually has a say in who plays in college football’s National Championship game. My mom used to work at the News-Journal! Here are the links to the rankings systems used in calculating the […]
Inside the BCS October 8th, 2001 @ 1:36 pm PDT
Even though they have won each game convincingly, the schedule is currently killing the Hurricanes in the BCS. Miami’s four opponents to date are a combined 1-14 against Division I-A competition — the lone win coming against Buffalo. Because the formula only considers the games that have been played, the Canes have one of the […]
Number One October 8th, 2001 @ 9:36 am PDT
It’s so good to be home! It just doesn’t feel right anywhere else ….