Golden Bears Top Hawaii 51-31 to Begin 2016 Season

Posted on August 27th 2016

Hawaii matched California point for point early in the first quarter, but the Golden Bear’s offense proved too much for the Warriors in the second half and California came away with a 51-31 victory. The game opened the 2016 college football season and was played in Sydney, Australia. The lone game in week one made… Read more »

Crimson Tide in Familiar Spot for SEC Race

Posted on August 11th 2016

Alabama is picked to win the SEC for the third straight year and if the Crimson Tide prevail, it will be their 4th SEC title in 5 years, a feat not achieved in Tuscaloosa since the Bryant years. Experience at QB is lacking and Alabama lost a lot of talent, but under Nick Saban, the… Read more »

Parity in PAC 12 may spell doom in CFP

Posted on August 7th 2016

During the championship era of college football, 16 years of the BCS (1998-2013) and 2 years of the CFP (2014-2015), the PAC 12 placed 4 teams in the championship game. Southern Cal sent undefeated teams in 2003 and 2004, beating Oklahoma 55-19 and losing a classic heart breaker to Texas 41-38, and in 2010 undefeated… Read more »

Expansion? Big 12 Could Make Big Splash…..If they Have The Foresight

Posted on July 30th 2016

After months of speculation that the conference would expand, the Big 12 made an announcement in June that expansion was a “dead issue”.  In July they did an about face and announced expansion was not only on the table, but they would like to announce the expansion teams before September 1. At this point I’m… Read more »

J. T. Barrett Gives Buckeyes Edge in Big 10 Race

Posted on July 27th 2016

The race for the Big 10 Conference crown is more wide open than we have seen in many years. With the resurgence at Michigan, consistency at Michigan State and surprise success at Iowa, the Big 10 is looking very competitive in 2016. Although the Buckeyes lost a ton of talent and return only 3 starters… Read more »

Seminoles and Tigers Vie for Playoff Berth from ACC

Posted on July 14th 2016

Florida State and Clemson are set to duel for a spot as one of football’s elite participants in the College Football Playoff for 2016. Both teams compete in the Atlantic Division, but either would heavily favored over any team coming out of the ACC’s Coastal Division. Offensively Florida State is in solid hands. Sean Maquire… Read more »

Playoff Hopes Hover over Houston

Posted on July 7th 2016

During the BCS Era I never failed to hear the same ole roar……the deck is stacked against the little guys, they don’t stand a chance against the powers of college football. I’m hearing the same roar, second verse now that we have moved on to the college football playoff. The only difference is, to some… Read more »

Sun Belt Anxious to build on 2015 Success

Posted on June 29th 2016

Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson is all smiles this summer. Four conference teams went bowling in 2015, posting two wins and two losses, and the conference is poised for even greater success in 2016. Arkansas State won the conference title last year with an unblemished 8-0 record, but lost to Louisiana Tech 47-28 in the… Read more »

Pre-Season Magazines offer few surprises for 2016

Posted on June 22nd 2016

The middle of June holds a ritual in the Billingsley household, that of daily trips to the local WalMart, the only source for college football magazines in Choctaw County Oklahoma. Usually the search turns into a disappointing, frustrating waste of precious time until FINALLY, one by one, the magazines start to appear. It’s always exciting… Read more »

Alabama Overtakes Notre Dame as Top College Football Program

Posted on April 30th 2016

There is a new King in College Football. For the first time in CFRC history, the Fighting Irish are no longer the top College Football Program. First released to the NCAA in 1996, the College Football Research Center’s All Time Top College Football Programs saw Notre Dame as the number one ranked program, a title… Read more »