during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

CFB Playoffs this year show why we should never go to 8 teams. Ever.

We do this autopsy every stinking year around this time, after the four teams picked for the CFB Playoff are announced to a world just waiting to rip them apart with negativity no matter what the result. Through three years of this thing, the committee has mostly gotten it right, at least in the sense […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions holds up the Most Valuable Player Trophy during the post-game celebration after Penn State beat the Wisconsin Badgers 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The College Football Playoff committee is making the rules up as it goes along

The College Football Playoff Committee was already faced with an impossible task this year: plug five teams into four slots. But in the three years the committee has been in existence, they haven’t done themselves any favors in making their job easier. We all welcomed the advent of the College Football Playoff and the doubling in […]

22 October 2016:  Penn State CB Christian Campbell (1) celebrates after the game. The Penn State Nittany Lions upset the #2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 24-21 at Beaver Stadium in State College, PA. (Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

CFB Playoff committee sets dangerous precedent in picking OSU over PSU

To be honest, there was no good answer, but there was no bad answer, either. When it came to picking the four teams that would participate in the CFB Playoffs, 2017 version, any amalgam of Alabama, Clemson, Washington, Ohio State, and/or Penn State was going to be justifiable. But to wit, any combination of those […]

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San Diego State Aztecs defeat Wyoming to win Mountain West Championship

The San Diego State Aztecs defeated Wyoming 27-24 to win the Mountain West Conference championship. Make no mistake about it: this was an impressive victory for Rocky Long’s squad. After all, the Aztecs had the burden of playing the game in Laramie, where the ‘Pokes have been tough to beat this season. In fact, Wyoming […]

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 03:  Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers is presented with the MVP award following the ACC Championship game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on December 3, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Clemson Tigers won the game 42-35.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Clemson wins CFB Playoff slot; Deshaun Watson deserves Heisman

Sometimes, it feels like we’ve forgotten how good Deshaun Watson is, because he’s been so good for so long. The Clemson quarterback will graduate in less than two weeks, and he’ll do so as a two-time ACC football champion, after the Tigers staked their claim to the CFB Playoff with a 42-35 win over Virginia […]

during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi's Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

Championship Week Bowl Projections: The top four teams remain the same

At noon on Selection Sunday, the College Football Playoff selection committee will announce the four Playoff teams. Throughout the afternoon, bowl bids will trickle in and we will know where everyone is going by Sunday night at the latest. But I know that college football fans want to know where their team is going right […]


B1G Championship: Wisconsin Vs. Penn State, Five Things To Watch

And here we go. It’s time to crown a champion of the B1G Championship game. The stakes are quite high between Wisconsin and Penn State and could be even higher depending on what happens in Orlando around the same time. We’ll all be watching. Here are five things to watch. Contact/Follow @PhilHarrisonCFB or email him at […]


College Football Rooting Interests: Week 14

There is just one game left in the season, and there are true few scenarios left. In all honesty, only seven — maybe an eight, but we’ll get to that — schools have a real shot at the Playoff, and four of those are in the Big Ten. Alabama and Ohio State are locks. Clemson […]

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 14: Head coach Ken Niumatalolo of the Navy Midshipmen stands on the sideline during a game against the Army Black Knights on December 14, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Navy won 34-7. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Army – Navy game won’t hold up the bowl selection process

Despite reports to the contrary, I don’t think the College Football Playoff Selection Committee will hold up the bowl selection process to wait on the results of the Army – Navy game. Yet, that’s what some people are afraid of. And, it actually makes sense when you think about it. If Western Michigan loses to […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 09:  The College Football National Championship trophy sits on display during Media Day for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Phoenix Convention Center on January 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

College Football Playoff Bubble Watch: Week 14

We are down to the final weekend of the college football season. It’s conference championship weekend in every conference other than the Sun Belt and Big 12, which has a de facto championship game in Bedlam. It is clear that Alabama and Ohio State are Playoff locks, even if some are nervous about Ohio State […]