You may or may not be aware of College Poll Tracker, a delightful site that helps you visualize any and every individual ballot in the AP Poll for both football and basketball. But during football season, I couldn't help but take note of this ballot, which I personally and unbiasedly feel is a thing of beauty. This is Jim Alexander, a man who has … Continue reading How to Rank Group of Five Teams in the AP Poll: a Chat with Jim Alexander from the Press-Enterprise
That's right people, I've had enough of parsing out six different articles each week going one conference at a time. Ain't nobody got time for that. Instead, we'll just roll with one nice long article that hits all the high points. Ready set go! American Athletic Conference USF is probably more lucky than good. They … Continue reading What We Learned In Week Seven of the Group of Five
Another week, another poll. So, while I agree on two-loss Boise and Hawai'i teams being lower, we definitely have a bias against West Coast teams in our voters. Also, while I am willing to make tweaks in the voting as compensation, I can't justify moving a team more than a few spots. That said, what … Continue reading Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Eight
Halfway point it is then. Have you sobered up from another weird Saturday yet? I tweaked the options again, making it necessary that a team has to be two games above .500 in order to get themselves into the rankings. Sorry MTSU, FIU and I guess Boise. So where does our opinion of the Group … Continue reading Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week… What Is This, Week Seven I Guess?
Another week in the books, and what a week it was. Buffalo's win streak was snapped in a crushing loss to Army West Point, 44-13. Tulane proved just what they were made of in a head to head match with Memphis, which turned out not to be much of a competition. The Green Wave handed … Continue reading Best Uniforms from Week 5
Well now, there were some disagreements in this weeks voting. We talked for a solid, like, 10 minutes about these (that's a new record, don't scoff)! UCF - Honestly, the Knights played an imperfect game, and they still mopped the floor with Pitt. Granted this is a down time for Pitt football, but they're also … Continue reading Forgotten 5’s Group of Five Top 10 Poll
After week 1, we start to see a bit of a slow down in the uniform world. Some teams stick with their traditional sets, but there are always ones who try something new. Week 2 gave us a solid week of college football, and still a mostly solid array of uniforms. Some of these teams … Continue reading Best Uniforms from Week 2
O.K., so after a... more eventful than anticipated week in my own life, I bring to you a delayed Top 10 Poll after the first full week of games. The poll is littered with teams that showed out on offense last weekend, and hopefully we'll continue to learn more as these teams play better opponents. … Continue reading Week One Group of Five Top 10 Poll
Well, we've finally got our first full week of football under our belts, so what did we actually learn from all this football that took place? Slow Starters Everywhere A number of offenses took a lot longer than we'd like to get rolling. Texas State, Troy, South Alabama and Coastal Carolina were outscored by a … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of Sun Belt Football?
We’ve finally reached the final team in our Sun Belt preview series, the Troy Trojans. Neal Brown is entering his fourth season in Troy with a 71.4 win percentage as head ball coach, including a 4-8 pilot season. This year may be Brown’s biggest test yet, as the college football world will see if what … Continue reading The Case for Every Sun Belt East Team to Win the Division: Troy