| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Notre Dame gained a spot in the Associated Press college football poll without playing, climbing to No. 8 despite being idle Saturday.
The Irish (3-0) play Syracuse on Saturday at East Rutherford, N.J.
Florida State remained the top-ranked team in...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:46 PM
How long has it been since the state of Mississippi was relevant in the Southeastern Conference?
Consider: The state's last SEC championship was in 1963, when Ole Miss won it. Man had not yet been to the moon, Mississippi State still hadn't integrated...
| Oct 1, 2014
Condoleezza Rice knows consensus-building. Tom Osborne and Pat Haden know championship-caliber teams. Mike Tranghese knows selection-committee procedures and metrics.
In short, the College Football Playoff has assembled a stellar cast to determine the...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:16 PM
People make such a fuss about preseason rankings but really, what's the big deal? Like any good coach at halftime, it's all about adjustments. So what if South Carolina was ranked No. 8 in the first Super 16* poll and Texas A&M, criminally, wasn't...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:09 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida State is still trying to figure out its identity.
The Seminoles feature more underclassmen among their two-deep depth chart than any time during coach Jimbo Fisher's tenure, creating some unknowns. No. 1 FSU entered its...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Welcome to The Drive. The Orlando Sentinel’s quick look at some of the teams, players and storylines we’re keeping an eye on this week in college football. Here we go:
Georgia coach Mark Richt told the Orlando Sentinel...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Florida State and Alabama remained in the top two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Tuesday.
Defending national champion Florida State beat Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium despite some uneasy moments in the...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:52 PM
TALLAHASSEE – For an FSU offensive line that was so highly touted last season – one that started five seniors and returned four full-time starters during its season opener against Oklahoma State on Saturday – expectations were clearly...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Defending national champion Florida State won its 17th straight game on Saturday, defeating Oklahoma State 37-31 in Arlington but to hear some talk about it, one might think the Seminoles lost their opener.
Top-ranked FSU entered the game as heavy...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:09 PM
As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff.
That means wins against...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:30 PM
This fishy early season is a “one that got away” story.
The title race might have been jumbled before October had a few teams not frittered away the late summer.
Many of our preseason favorites have been shaken, but not stirred.