| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Alabama and Oregon locked up the top two bids easily, and early.
The hard part is now being finalized on lockdown in Grapevine, Texas, where a 12-person selection committee, ensconced in a boardroom at the Gaylord Resort Hotel, has volunteered to figure...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 9:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — This much is clear: Ohio State has the Big Ten's best head coach, best offensive coordinator, best third-string quarterback, best skill players and — heck — best band.
This much is unclear: Will that be enough to earn...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Minnesota … gone.
Wisconsin … jumped by three-loss Mississippi.
Michigan State … bypassed by Arizona.
The Big Ten took a beating in the opening moments of the weekly College Football Playoff rankings release.
But then came a bit...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:18 PM
College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series.
It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Presbyterian (5-4) at No. 11 Mississippi (7-2)
9 a.m., SEC Network...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 4:27 PM
This is the story of a journey that began 10 months ago.
The trip was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I'm not going to lie, there were some tears were shed, but, in the end, it was worth it.
For you see, it was 10 months ago that I began...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Separation Saturday helped bring the College Football Playoff picture into sharper focus.
Alabama, Oregon, TCU, Arizona State and Ohio State made big statements with crucial wins, while Auburn, Kansas State, Michigan State and Notre Dame suffered...
| Dec 4, 2014
Major college football enters conference championship weekend with one undefeated team. That squad hails from a power conference, owns three national titles and is quarterbacked by the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.
Yet Tuesday night's penultimate...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Rankman has no idea what's going on with that other ranking committee. Maybe Condi Rice is not listening to the Grantland Rice in the room, you know, the only former sportswriter on the selection board. Moving Texas Christian to No. 3 by dropping...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Auburn's amazing streak of having everything goes its way during a championship run might have ended in Saturday's 41-38 loss to Texas A&M.
It seemed impossible third-ranked Auburn would lose at home, even after trailing by 10 points with 7:54 left....