This week's top 5 teams
2022 Updates Complete
The Billingsley College Football Encyclopedia has been completely updated to reflect the 2022 season. Notable highlights in the All-Time-Score section reveal 6 teams that recorded playing the most difficult schedules in their program history including South Carolina, Vanderbilt and 4 teams from the Big 12, Kansas State, TCU, Texas, and Texas Tech. As reported here earlier, Georgia recorded their greatest team in program history, and landed at #4 in the greatest team of all time in college football history. Also, of particular interest, Tulane recorded one of the greatest moves in history, from one season to the next, jumping from #103 in 2021 to #11 in 2022.
Encyclopedia Updates Underway
The Final Reports for the 2022 Billingsley Reports have been uploaded, and the team by team All-Time-Scores update has begun. National Champion Georgia was uploaded and will be followed daily by the rest of the SEC this week, continuing on with the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and PAC 12, then the Group of 5 teams. Target date for completion is March 1, 2023. Enjoy!
Georgia Wins Championship with 65-7 Romp over TCU
The outcome was never in doubt. Georgia was hitting on all cylinders offensively and defensively. I'm not sure the Kansas City Chiefs could have beaten the Bulldogs last night. The win secured a second championship in a row for Georgia, a rarity in college football, and landed the Bulldogs as #4 on Billingsley's list of All-Time National Champions behind #1 LSU 2019, #2 Alabama 2020 and #3 Clemson 2018. Stay tuned. Billingsley's Historical Data will be updated over the course of the next few weeks and months.
It's Dawgs and Frogs!
Both Georgia and TCU won their CFP semi-final games, and in thrilling fashion, capping one of the most exciting Bowl Seasons in college football history. The Bulldogs escaped a furious upset bid at the hands of Ohio State who missed a last second field goal, falling just short of Georgia 42-41. The Horned Frogs upset Michigan 51-45. In the Cotton Bowl Tulane pulled off a shocking 46-45 win over USC 46-45. Penn State finished off the 2022 Bowl Season with a solid 35-21 win over Utah in the Rose Bowl. The CFP Championship Game is set for Monday, January 9, 2023 in Inglewood, California.
Army Nips Navy In Double Overtime
In one of the most thrilling games in this long storied rivalry, the Black Knights beat the Midshipmen 20-17 in double overtime, the first overtime in series history. The CFP is now set with #1 Georgia playing #4 Ohio State in Atlanta in the Peach Bowl and #2 Michigan playing #3 TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Both games are slated for December 31. The National Championship will be played in Inglewood, California on January 9. The projections for all the 2022 Bowl Games will be posted later today. Enjoy the Bowl Games. The next Billingsley Report and the projection for the National Championship game will be posted on January 3 after the conclusion of the Bowl Games of January 2.
Kansas State Spoils TCU's Dream Season....Well, Maybe Not.
TCU's dramatic comeback fell 6 inches short in Arlington Saturday afternoon as the Wildcat defense held the Horned Frogs inside the one yard line not once, but twice after two questionable play calls. Kansas State promptly kicked a field goal and won the Big 12 Championship 31-28. The CFP Committee is meeting as I write and my suspicion is TCU will remain in the Top 4, behind Georgia and Michigan, but ahead of Ohio State. That is the exact order they fall in this weeks Billingsley Report. Clemson ran over North Carolina 39-10 to win the ACC, Tulane rolled over Central Florida 45-28 to win the AAC, Michigan pulled away from a stubborn Purdue team 43-22 to win the Big 10. UTSA won their second C-USA Crown in a row with a 48-27 thrashing of North Texas. Toledo surprised Ohio 17-7 to take the MAC Crown. Fresno State traveled to Boise and took the MWC Crown on the Broncos home field. The Bulldogs prevailed 28-16. Utah totally dominated the second half and crushed USC 47-24 to take their second straight PAC 12 title. Defending National Champion Georgia dominated LSU 50-30 to win the SEC, and Troy beat Coastal Carolina 45-26 to win the Sun Belt. A projection for the Army/Navy game will post soon.