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The Unthinkable – Will the SEC be left out of the CFP?

Posted on August 11th 2015

According to Billingsley’s conference comparison the SEC has been the leading most powerful conference in college football for 8 consecutive years (2007-2014), winning 7 consecutive National Titles in the process. But a chink in the Armour has emerged in the last two seasons. Florida State squeezed out a 34-31 win over Auburn in 2013, and… Read more »

Oklahoma and Texas treading unfamiliar territory.

Posted on August 5th 2015

The Sooners and Longhorns dominated their respective conferences for decades (the Big 8 and SWC), and when the Big 12 was formed, the two rivals became conference foes and battled for the South Division title 10 out of the 14 years the conference was split into divisions. But times have changed. The super powers are… Read more »

Will the Southern Surge finally unseat the Pac 12 North?

Posted on July 29th 2015

The Pac 12 expanded to 12 teams in 2011 and the North division has won all four championship games (two by Stanford and two by Oregon). But with USC, UCLA, Arizona, and Arizona State gaining strength, things could be much different in 2015. Oregon and Standford are projected to once again battle for the North… Read more »

Nebraska and the Big 10. A good fit or a colossal bust?

Posted on July 26th 2015

Conference realignment created a lot of of strange looks in college football over the last 25 years. So strange that old timers barely recognize the conference landscape anymore. In the early days conferences were created with regional ties being a great consideration. Bound together, teams in particular regions created a larger voice, and therefore more… Read more »

Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech battle for ACC Crown

Posted on July 22nd 2015

The race for the Atlantic Coast Conference title is up for grabs in 2015. After being dominated by the Seminoles for three consecutive seasons, the loss of Florida State QB Jameis Winston and an influx of talent among other conference contenders over the last few years is making this year’s race a very competitive contest…. Read more »

Boise State leads Group of Five

Posted on July 19th 2015

The Boise State Broncos are the top candidate to lead the “group of five” conference teams into the “New Year’s Day Six” Bowls. Projected to sweep a 13 game schedule, Boise will teeter closely on the edge of the four team College Playoff. Winning the Mountain West Conference will not be a slam dunk, but… Read more »

Billingsley Tabs TCU for Title

Posted on July 4th 2015

Richard Billingsley projects the TCU Horned Frogs to win it all in 2015. All things considered, coaching, returning starters, scheduling, and perhaps most importantly, motivation, TCU is picked to win the National Championship in a showdown with Ohio State. The Buckeyes will finish ranked ahead of TCU in the final regular season rankings, but Billingsley… Read more »

Making the Grade: Evaluating Billingsley’s 2014 Projections

Posted on May 20th 2015

In July of 2014 former BCS Pollster Richard Billingsley released projections for every regular season game on the schedule. How well did he do? Let’s take a look. Using the following grading scale, you be the judge. A+ = An exact match of projected wins, losses A = One game difference B = Two game… Read more »

2014 Razorbacks Shatter Strength of Schedule Record

Posted on March 21st 2015

Arkansas’ 2014 schedule broke the All Time Record in strength set just last year by Stanford. The Razorbacks played a record 8 teams ranked in the Top 25 in the Billingsley Report and in the AP, 6 of those in ranked in the Top 10. Additionally, only Nicholls St. and UAB ranked outside the Top… Read more »

Notre Dame Holds on by a thread over Alabama in Top Programs List

Posted on February 23rd 2015

The College Football Research Center’s All Time Top Program list was released Monday, February 23 and Notre Dame held on to a razor thin margin over surging Alabama, 268.7 points to 268.1. Although Notre Dame has garnered 3 more Billingsley National Championships than the Tide, the majority of those came before 1970. Since the report… Read more »