| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Rankman is flabbergasted Ohio State somehow pole-vaulted to No. 4 in the final Super 16 ranking, just as it did in the College Football Playoffs final ranking. There was only one way it could happen: a 59-0 win over Wisconsin with the Buckeyes' third-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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....
| 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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four.
Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 7:13 PM
The first thing we wondered after Kansas State's huge win at Oklahoma on Saturday was why Bill Snyder agreed to play Auburn in September.
No. 14 Kansas State (5-1) took over sole possession of first place in the division-less Big 12 and appears to be...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Rankman has been waiting years to start his countdown with this countdown: One Mississippi … two Mississippi (State). Thank you Rebels and Bulldogs for winning last weekend so we could stack you like potato pancakes on top of the ugliness at...
| 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...