2014 College Football Week 1 Preview

Posted on August 27th 2014

It seems odd to talk college football when it’s 100 degrees outside, but that’s the norm for football in the South. I’m longing for the first cold front that will at least moderate the temps to the high 80’s. But here in Choctaw County, Hugo, Oklahoma we are still a long way from the crisp… Read more »

Florida State Roaring Toward Repeat

Posted on August 19th 2014

The Seminoles are loaded and ready to defend their ACC and National Titles. Billingsley projects Florida State to finish undefeated, but there are some potential pitfalls on the 2014 schedule. An opening game in Arlington against Oklahoma State will tell us a lot about any possible over confidence factor and an early season September 20th… Read more »

Boise State Seeks Redemption in Mountain West

Posted on August 1st 2014

After falling to a mediocre record of 8-5 in 2013, the first time since 2005 not to win at least 10 games, the Broncos are eager to prove last season was a fluke. An opening game at Ole Miss is a crucial contest for Boise. A win over the Rebels (currently a projected loss) and… Read more »

Scheduling Issue could hurt American Conference

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Having only 11 member teams is potentially presenting a controversy for the American Conference in 2014. Without a round robin schedule or a 12th team to split into divisions and create a championship game, the possibility of a two or three way tie at the top is very realistic. Houston plays both projected contenders within… Read more »

Billingsley Releases 2014 Pre-Season Projections and Rankings

Posted on July 21st 2014

The dog days of summer may be in full swing, but the 2014 college football season is creeping up faster than the milk thistle on my chain link fence, and that folks, is pretty darned fast. I’ve spent my time productively in this 2014 off season. As you can see, there is a totally new… Read more »

Alabama Passes Michigan, Continues March on Notre Dame

Posted on July 20th 2014

In 2012, for the first time in the 44 year history of the College Football Research Center, the Michigan Wolverines were not the #2 All-Time Top Program in the Billingsley Report. On the strength of 3 National Championships in the last 5 years the Alabama Crimson Tide surged slightly ahead of Michigan last season. In… Read more »

Will parity spell trouble for the MAC?

Posted on July 11th 2014

Six teams, three from each division, will battle for the MAC crown in 2014, with little room separating all six. Bowling Green appears to be a slight favorite, but the Falcons will encounter still competition from within the East Division from Ohio and Buffalo. In the West a very close race is expected between Northern… Read more »

Is Marshall Poised For Perfection?

Posted on July 10th 2014

The battle for supremacy in Conference USA appears to be a five team race between Marshall and Middle Tennessee in the East and Rice, Texas-San Antonio, and North Texas in the West. The Billingsley projection shows Marshall favored in every game, which will include key games (both at home) against Middle Tennessee and Rice. A… Read more »

Can La. Lafayette Bring Sun Belt to National Prominence?

Posted on July 9th 2014

The Ragin’ Cajuns are loaded and ready to explode onto the National scene. Billingsley’s 2014 Preseason projections find Louisiana Lafayette finishing the season 10-2 with a national ranking closing in on the Top 25 at #27. Losses are projected to be at the hands of Ole Miss on September 13 and Boise State on September… Read more »

College Playoff Announces Ranking Dates

Posted on June 19th 2014

Bill Hancock, Executive Director of the new College Football Playoff announced the rankings dates to release the Top 25 college football teams as seeded by the new Selection Committee. The first release will be announced on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The Tuesday date is somewhat a throwback to the Golden Age of college football in… Read more »