Sep 6, 2014; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Austin Allen (8) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Nicholls State Colonels at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Arkansas defeated Nicholls State 73-7. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 21 Arkansas Razorbacks

Arkansas Razorbacks 2015 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 SEC (beat Kansas State 45-23 in Liberty Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Physicality of the Razorbacks Succeed Long-term under Bret Bielema in the SEC? It has worked for Alabama. Tennessee, Florida, and every other SEC contender has tried to mimic it to some extent. After putting together a stellar defense […]

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Michigan State

TSS Roundtable: Which Team Will Win the Big Ten in 2016?

We’ve discussed players to watch, surprise teams, and even graded the East and West division non-conference schedules. Today, we’ll answer the all-important question: which team will win the Big Ten? Q. Which team will win Big Ten this year? Kevin Causey On Twitter

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19: Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels reacts after passing for a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 22 Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss Rebels 2015 Record: 10-3 overall, 6-2 SEC (beat Oklahoma State 48-20 in Sugar Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Ole Miss take the next step under Hugh Freeze and win the SEC West? Improvement. That’s been the key word every year for Hugh Freeze since he’s been at Ole Miss. 2012: 7-6 overall; 3-5 […]


TSS Roundtable: The Biggest Surprise in the Big Ten Will Be…

We’ve talked about players to watch and non-conference scheduling grades, now it’s time to take a look at surprise teams. Q. Which team will be the biggest surprise in the Big Ten this year? Bart Doan On Twitter

NCAA Football: Big Ten Football Championship-Ohio State vs Wisconsin

Week 3 Will Determine the Big Ten’s Reputation this Season

There are a lot of high-profile college football games in Week 1 of this coming season. The slate is stacked. There are a lot of reasons for this, including, but not limited to, a rise in high payouts for high-profile neutral-site games and the fact that with more conferences moving to nine in-conference games, the […]

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Royce Freeman #21 and Darren Carrington #7 of the Oregon Ducks celebrate after Freeman score a touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 14, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 23 Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks 2015 record: 9-4 overall, 7-2 Pac 12 (lost to TCU 47-41 in 3OT in Alamo Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Good will the Quarterback Be? Oregon had problems last year. The defense completely collapsed, which was a major issue in the Utah and Washington State losses. The quarterback doesn’t play defense, but there […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 28: Darius Hillary #5 and Sojourn Shelton #8 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate a fumble recovery by Hillary against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 28, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers 2015 record: 10-3, overall 6-2 Big Ten (defeated USC 23-21 in Holiday Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How can Wisconsin handle its brutal schedule? There are a few questions that we can ask. We can wonder if the offense will improve in Paul Chryst’s second year. We can worry about how good a job […]


Stidham, Baylor make the right call on transfer decision

Whatever road there is back to normalcy for Baylor, be it long or be it short, will be done sans quarterback Jarrett Stidham in what may prove to be one of the seminal moments in Bear football futures as he was officially released from the school on Monday after declaring his intention to transfer earlier […]


Big Ten East Non-Conference Schedule Grades

Yesterday, I graded the Big Ten West’s non-conference schedules. Today, I’ll move on the East. The East might not be the toughest conference from top to bottom, but it is definitely one of the strongest at the top. Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State are three likely preseason Top 15 teams and potential College Football […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05: C.J. Beathard #16 of the Iowa Hawkeyes looks to the sideline during the game against the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 25 Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa Hawkeyes 2016 record: 12-2 overall, 8-0 Big Ten (lost to Stanford 45-16 in the Rose Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Iowa compete for the Big Ten championship in back-to-back seasons? 1921-22. That’s the last time Iowa won back-to-back conference titles, dating back to its days in the Western conference. This season, the Hawkeyes will […]


Big Ten West Non-Conference Schedule Grades

So far, I’ve graded the schedules of the Big 12 and the Pac 12 (North and South). We’re up to the Big Ten, the final Power 5 conference that, starting this year, only plays three non-conference games due to a nine-game season schedule. The West is definitely expected to be the weaker of the Big […]


TSS Top 50: No. 26 Boise State Broncos

Boise State Broncos 2015 Record: 9-4 overall (defeated Northern Illinois 55-7 in the Poinsetta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How will two new coordinators fare in their first season? High national expectations are as routine at Boise State as the fast food guy screwing up your order. Big changes, though, are a constant for non-Power 5 teams who have […]

UCLA scored a big win for the Pac-12. Now, can the Bruins play like that more consistently in 2015? They were taken to OT by Colorado and won by only two against California. This team left a lot unachieved in 2014, but at least this win will compensate for some of the setbacks the Bruins suffered.

TSS Top 50: No. 27 UCLA Bruins

UCLA Bruins 2015 record: 10-3 overall, 6-3 in the Pac-12 (beat BYU 35-28 in the Las Vegas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Will injury bug stay away from UCLA With 12 returning starters and a team that features one of the hottest quarterbacks in the country in Josh Rosen, there is much to like about the […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies passes the ball as defensive lineman Darryl Paulo #99 of the Washington State Cougars and linebacker Peyton Pelluer #47 of the Washington State Cougars pursue during the second half of a football game at Husky Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies won the game 45-10. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

TSS Roundtable: Who Will Win the Pac-12 in 2016?

We’ve talked about players to watch and surprise teams, now it’s time to answer the most important question: which team is going to win the conference? Q. Who will win the Pac-12 conference this year. Kevin Causey On Twitter