College Football Week 4

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 1 4 0
2 Oklahoma 5 3 1 +1
2 Ohio St. 3 4 2 0
4 Clemson 6 5 3 0
5 Florida St. 2 6 9 0
6 Penn St. 4 9 5 +1
7 Wisconsin 8 12 6 +5
8 Washington 7 13 7 +3
9 USC 10 7 12 -1
10 TCU 16 8 11 +5
11 Oklahoma St. 13 15 8 N/A
12 Stanford 14 10 13 -3
13 Georgia 19 2 17 +1
14 Michigan 11 11 18 -1
15 Auburn 12 16 16 N/A

WEEK 3 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 4-6 .400 0-1 .000
Overall 21-12 .636 2-4 .333

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#16 TCU at #6 OKLAHOMA ST.
Sat., Sep. 23, 12:30 PM, ESPN

FOUR-STAR GAME

#17 Mississippi St. at #11 GEORGIA
Sat., Sep. 23, 4:00 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

UCLA at STANFORD
Sat., Sep. 23, 7:30 PM, ESPN

Duke at NORTH CAROLINA*
Sat., Sep. 23, 12:30 PM, ESPNU

#20 FLORIDA at Kentucky
Sat., Sep. 23, 4:30 PM, SECN

Arkansas vs. TEXAS A&M (in Arlington)
Sat., Sep. 23, 9:00 AM, ESPN

#23 UTAH at Arizona
Fri., Sep. 22, 7:30 PM, FS1

NOTRE DAME at Michigan St.
Sat., Sep. 23, 5:00 PM, FOX

Texas Tech at HOUSTON
Sat., Sep. 23, 9:00 AM, ESPN2

Toledo at #14 MIAMI
Sat., Sep. 23, 12:30 PM, FSN/WatchESPN

WAKE FOREST at Appalachian St.
Sat., Sep. 23, 12:30 PM, ESPN3

Pitt at GEORGIA TECH
Sat., Sep. 23, 9:20 AM, ACCN/CW

NC State at #12 FLORIDA ST.
Sat., Sep. 23, 9:00 AM, ABC

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Temple at #21 South Florida
4:30 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Virginia at Boise St.
5:00 PM, ESPN2

#23 Utah at Arizona
7:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MORNING

Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (in Arlington)
9:00 AM, ESPN

Texas Tech at Houston
9:00 AM, ESPN2

Pitt at Georgia Tech
9:20 AM, ACCN/CW

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#16 TCU at #6 Oklahoma St.
12:30 PM, ESPN

Duke at North Carolina 
12:30 PM, ESPNU

Toledo at #14 Miami
12:30 PM, FSN/WatchESPN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#17 Mississippi St. at #11 Georgia
4:00 PM, ESPN

#20 Florida at Kentucky
4:30 PM, SECN

Notre Dame at Michigan St.
5:00 PM, FOX

SATURDAY NIGHT

UCLA at Stanford
7:30 PM, ESPN

#24 Oregon at Arizona St.
7:00 PM, PAC12

#7 Washington at Colorado
7:00 PM, FS1

Hawai’i at Wyoming
7:15 PM, ESPN2

SUNDAY

East Carolina at UConn
9:00 AM, ESPNU

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College Football Week 3

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 1 3 0
2 Ohio St. 4 2 1 0
3 Oklahoma 6 3 2 +1
4 Clemson 5 4 4 -1
5 Florida St. 3 5 6 0
6 LSU 2 8 10 0
7 Penn St. 8 10 5 +2
8 USC 7 7 12 0
9 Stanford 11 11 9 -2
10 Auburn 10 15 8 0
11 Washington 12 12 7 +1
12 Wisconsin 12 13 11 -1
13 Michigan 9 12 17 0
14 Georgia 20 6 15 0
15 TCU 19 11 14 N/A

WEEK 2 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 11-3 .786 2-1 .667
Overall 17-6 .739 2-3 .400

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#3 CLEMSON at #14 Louisville
Sat., Sep. 16, 5:00 PM, ABC

FOUR-STAR GAME

#23 Tennessee at #24 FLORIDA
Sat., Sep. 16, 12:30 PM, CBS

THREE-STAR GAMES

#18 K-STATE at Vanderbilt
Sat., Sep. 16, 4:30 PM, ESPNU

Texas at #4 USC
Sat., Sep. 16, 5:30 PM, FOX

#12 LSU at Mississippi St.
Sat., Sep. 16, 4:00 PM, ESPN

#25 UCLA at Memphis
Sat., Sep. 16, 9:00 AM, ABC

Kentucky at SOUTH CAROLINA
Sat., Sep. 16, 4:30 PM, SECN

#9 OKLAHOMA ST. at Pitt
Sat., Sep. 16, 9:00 AM, ESPN

BAYLOR* at Duke
Sat., Sep. 16, 9:30 AM, FSN

OLE MISS at Cal
Sat., Sep. 16, 7:30 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

New Mexico at Boise St.
5:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Illinois at #22 South Florida
4:00 PM, ESPN

UMass at Temple
4:00 PM, ESPNU

Arizona at UTEP
7:15 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

#25 UCLA at Memphis
9:00 AM, ABC

#9 Oklahoma St. at Pitt
9:00 AM, ESPN

Baylor at Duke
9:30 AM, FSN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#23 Tennessee at #24 Florida
12:30 PM, CBS

#10 Wisconsin at BYU 
12:30 PM, ABC

SMU at #20 TCU
12:30 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Arizona St. at Texas Tech
5:00 PM, FSN

#3 Clemson at #14 Louisville
5:00 PM, ABC

#18 K-State at Vanderbilt
4:30 PM, ESPNU

Texas at #4 USC
5:30 PM, FOX

SATURDAY NIGHT

Ole Miss at Cal
7:30 PM, ESPN

#19 Stanford at San Diego St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Fresno St. at #6 Washington
6:30 PM, PAC12

San José St. at Utah
7:00 PM, ESPN2

What I’m watching – College Football Week 2

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 5-3 .625 0-2 .000
Overall 6-3 .667 0-2 .000

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#13 Auburn at #3 CLEMSON
Sat., Sep. 9, 4:00 PM, ESPN

FIVE-STAR GAME

#5 Oklahoma at #2 OHIO ST.
Sat., Sep. 9, 4:30 PM, ABC

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#14 Stanford at #6 USC
Sat., Sep. 9, 5:30 PM, FOX

#15 Georgia at #24 NOTRE DAME**
Sat., Sep. 9, 4:30 PM, NBC

THREE-STAR GAMES

#23 TCU at Arkansas
Sat., Sep. 9, 12:30 PM, CBS

HOUSTON at Arizona
Sat., Sep. 9, 7:30 PM, ESPNU

Northwestern at DUKE*
Sat., Sep. 9, 9:00 AM, ESPNU

SOUTH CAROLINA* at Missouri
Sat., Sep. 9, 4:00 PM, ESPN2

UTAH at BYU
Sat., Sep. 9, 7:15 PM, ESPN2

#17 LOUISVILLE at North Carolina
Sat., Sep. 9, 9:00 AM, ESPN

San Diego St. at ARIZONA ST.
Sat., Sep. 9, 8:00 PM, PAC12

Boise St. at #20 WASHINGTON ST.
Sat., Sep. 9, 7:30 PM, ESPN

IOWA at Iowa St.
Sat., Sep. 9, 9:00 AM, ESPN2

Nebraska at OREGON
Sat., Sep. 9, 1:30 PM, FOX

*Upset pick
**Upset pick – Vegas favorite despite lower ranking


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY

Ohio at Purdue
5:00 PM, FS1

#11 Oklahoma St. at South Alabama
5:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Northwestern at Duke
9:00 AM, ESPNU

#17 Louisville at North Carolina
9:00 AM, ESPN

Iowa at Iowa St.
9:00 AM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#23 TCU at Arkansas
12:30 PM, CBS

Nebraska at Oregon 
1:30 PM, FOX

Pitt at #4 Penn St.
12:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#13 Auburn at #3 Clemson
4:00 PM, ESPN

#5 Oklahoma at #2 Ohio St.
4:30 PM, ABC

#14 Stanford at #6 USC
5:30 PM, FOX

SATURDAY NIGHT

Houston at Arizona
7:30 PM, ESPNU

Utah at BYU
7:15 PM, ESPN2

San Diego St. at Arizona St.
8:00 PM, PAC12

What I’m watching – College Football Week 1

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week  1-0 1.000
Overall  1-0 1.000

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#1 ALABAMA vs. #3 Florida St. in Atlanta, GA
Sat., Sep. 2, 5:00 PM, ABC

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#17 Florida vs. #11 MICHIGAN in Arlington, TX
Sat., Sep. 2, 12:30 PM, ABC

Georgia Tech vs. #25 TENNESSEE in Atlanta, GA
Mon., Sep. 4, 5:00 PM, ESPN

TEXAS A&M* at UCLA
Sun., Sep. 3, 4:30 PM, FOX

THREE-STAR GAMES

NC STATE vs. South Carolina in Charlotte, NC
Sat., Sep. 2, 12:00 PM, ESPN

Colorado vs. COLORADO ST.* in Denver, CO
Fri., Sep. 1, 5:00 PM, PAC12

#21 VIRGINIA TECH vs. #22 West Virginia in Landover, MD
Sun., Sep. 3, 4:30 PM, ABC

BYU vs. #13 LSU in New Orleans, LA
Sat., Sep. 2, 6:30 PM, ESPN

*Upset picks


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Tulsa at #10 Oklahoma St.
4:30 PM, FS1

#3 Ohio St. at Indiana
5:00 PM, ESPN

Florida International at UCF
3:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY

Colorado vs. Colorado St.
5:00 PM, PAC12

Utah St. at #9 Wisconsin
6:00 PM, ESPN

Boston College at Northern Illinois
6:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Cal at North Carolina
9:20 AM, CW (ACCN)

Maryland at #23 Texas
9:00 AM, FS1

Wyoming at Iowa
9:00 AM, BTN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#17 Florida vs. #11 Michigan
12:30 PM, ABC

NC State vs. South Carolina
12:00 PM, ESPN

Troy at Boise St.
12:45 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Appalachian St. at #15 Georgia
3:15 PM, ESPN

Western Michigan at #4 USC
2:15 PM, PAC12

Miami (OH) at Marshall
3:30 PM, Facebook (streaming)

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#1 Alabama vs. #3 Florida St. 
5:00 PM, ABC

BYU vs. #13 LSU 
6:30 PM, ESPN

Arkansas St. at Nebraska
5:00 PM, BTN

SUNDAY

Texas A&M at UCLA 
4:30 PM, FOX

#21 Virginia Tech vs. #22 West Virginia 
4:30 PM, ABC

MONDAY

Georgia Tech vs. #25 Tennessee 
5:00 PM, ESPN

What I’m Watching – College Football Week 0

Auburn vs. Georgia 1895

Welcome back, College Football. Don’t get too excited until next weekend, however.

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK

Oregon St. at COLORADO ST.
Sat., Aug. 26, 11:30 AM, CBSSN


Here’s what I’m going to watch…

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Oregon St. at Colorado St.
Sat., Aug. 26, 11:30 AM, CBSSN

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

#19 South Florida at San Jose St.
4:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY NIGHT

Rice vs. #14 Stanford in Sydney, Australia
7:00 PM, ESPN

The 42 Top College Football Games of 2017

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There are 42 days until the first kickoff of the 2017 college football season. In honor of today, here are the 42 top games based on my projections using Bill Connelly’s and ESPN’s advanced statistics ratings. (Here’s a lengthy explanation of my process.)

Arizona times given if available.

Week 1 – September 2

Florida vs. Michigan (in Arlington)
12:30 PM, ABC

Alabama vs. Florida St. (in Atlanta)
5:00 PM, ABC

Week 2 – September 9

Auburn at Clemson
4:00 PM, ESPN

Oklahoma at Ohio St.
4:30 PM, ABC

Georgia at Notre Dame
4:30 PM, NBC

Stanford at USC
5:30 PM, FOX

Week 3 – September 16

Clemson at Louisville
12:30 PM

Week 4 – September 23

TCU at Oklahoma St.

Week 5 – September 30

Georgia at Tennessee

Week 6 – October 7

LSU at Florida

Week 7 – October 14

Texas A&M at Florida

Auburn at LSU

Baylor at Oklahoma St.

Oregon at Stanford

Oklahoma vs. Texas (in Dallas)

Week 8 – October 21

USC at Notre Dame
4:30 PM, NBC

Louisville at Florida St.

Michigan at Penn St.

Oklahoma St. at Texas

Oregon at UCLA

North Carolina at Virginia Tech

Week 9 – October 28

Florida vs. Georgia (in Jacksonville)
12:30 PM, CBS

Penn St. at Ohio St.
12:30 PM, FOX

Mississippi St. at Texas A&M

Week 10 – November 4

LSU at Alabama

Clemson at NC State

Texas at TCU

Auburn at Texas A&M

Oregon at Washington

Week 11 – November 10-11

Washington at Stanford
Friday, November 10, 8:30 PM, FS1

Georgia at Auburn
Saturday, November 11

Florida St. at Clemson
Saturday, November 11

Notre Dame at Miami
Saturday, November 11

Week 12 – November 18

Texas A&M at Ole Miss

LSU at Tennessee

UCLA at USC

Michigan at Wisconsin

Week 13 – November 25

Ohio St. at Michigan
10:00 AM, FOX

Alabama at Auburn

Florida St. at Florida

North Carolina at NC State

Notre Dame at Stanford

What to Watch – Special March Madness First Round Edition

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The games are ranked using a zero- to five-star scale. Five stars meaning that you should make every human effort possible aside from committing a crime to watch this game (it’s time your children learned to feed themselves) and zero stars meaning you probably shouldn’t waste your time.

Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Ken Pomeroy’s, ESPN’s, and Jeff Sagarin’s advanced stats ranking systems.

Without further ado: the games. All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE ROUND 

7 South Carolina vs. 10 MARQUETTE
Fri., Mar. 17, 6:45 PM, TBS
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

FIVE-STAR GAMES

7 MICHIGAN vs. 10 Oklahoma St.
Fri., Mar. 17, 9:00 AM, CBS
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

MIAMI vs. 9 Michigan St.
Fri., Mar. 17, 6:15 PM, TNT
Overtime Watch

FOUR-STAR GAMES

6 CREIGHTON vs. 11 Rhode Island
Fri., Mar. 17, 1:20 PM, TBS
Upset Alert

8 Northwestern vs. 9 VANDERBILT
Thu., Mar. 16, 1:20 PM, TBS
Overtime Watch

6 Maryland vs. 11 XAVIER
Thu., Mar. 16, 3:45 PM, TNT
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

8 ARKANSAS vs. 9 Seton Hall
Fri., Mar. 17, 10:00 AM, TNT
Overtime Watch

6 CINCINNATI vs. 11 Kansas St.
Fri., Mar. 17, 4:15 PM, TruTV
Upset Alert

5 MINNESOTA vs. 12 Middle Tennessee
Thu., Mar. 16, 12:50 PM, TNT
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

THREE-STAR GAMES

8 WISCONSIN vs. 9 Virginia Tech
Thu., Mar. 16, 6:30 PM, CBS

5 IOWA ST. vs. 12 Nevada
Thu., Mar. 16, 6:55 PM, TruTV

5 NOTRE DAME vs. 12 Princeton
Thu., Mar. 16, 9:00 AM, CBS

7 Dayton vs. 10 WICHITA ST.
Fri., Mar. 17, 4:00 PM, CBS
Upset Alert

7 ST. MARY’S vs. 10 VCU
Thu., Mar. 16, 4:15 PM, CBS