Sunday, December 3, 2017

Analyzing the predictions

Now that we are done with the regular season and the bowls are set, let's see how we (well, just me) did with our predictions for the season.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

2017 Season: Post-November Thoughts and Championship Look-Ahead

It's Championship Week already? With each passing year, it seems we get to this point sooner and sooner!

Week 13 wrap up

All of the championship games have been set.  Only three of them are regular season rematches.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

#CFB - Thanksgiving weekend UVA sucks edition

The first sign of the beginning of the holiday season is Santa Claus rolling through Harold Square.  The second sign is the Hokies beating UVA.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

ACC rooting guide: week 13

Who are Hokies rooting for during the final week to maximize the bowl jackpot?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What to watch: Week 13

It's rivalry weekend, so there's a lot on the line here, even if only a handful of games are going to shape the postseason.

Friday, November 24
Noon
Baylor at TCU, FS1.  If TCU wins, they clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game.

8 PM
#24 VT at UVA, ESPN.  It's the annual clash for the Commonwealth Cup, which has resided in Blacksburg since Thanksgiving weekend of 2004.

Saturday, November 25
Noon
#9 Ohio State at Michigan, FOX.  Nothing on the line here for conference purposes, but how could we leave The Game off the list?  An Ohio State loss would shake up the CFP standings, though.

3:30 PM
#1 Alabama at #6 Auburn, CBS.  The Iron Bowl has the SEC West and the Championship of Life on the line.

Iowa State at Kansas State, ESPN2.  This game only matters if TCU loses on Friday, as Iowa State could clinch a Big 12 title game spot with a win.


3:45 PM
WVU at #4 Oklahoma, ESPN.  Oklahoma has already clinched a spot in the Big 12 title game.  WVU could clinch if they win here, plus Iowa State wins, and TCU loses, and maybe some other stuff.  Not really likely though.  At the very least, WVU could play spoiler for the entire conference in the CFP race.

8 PM
#13 Washington State at #17 Washington, FOX.  The Apple Cup holds the key for the Pac-12 North.  A Washington State win clinches the division for them, while a loss would send Stanford to the conference championship game.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Week 12 wrap up

Only three championship berths left to be clinched.  But quite a bit of bowl eligibility on the line next weekend.

Friday, November 17, 2017

What to Watch: Week 12

Not a lot going on this weekend, between several divisions already being clinched and most of the SEC and some of the ACC playing cupcakes before their big rivals next weekend.

Saturday, November 18
Noon
#24 Michigan at #5 Wisconsin, FOX.  Wisconsin has already clinched the Big Ten West, but a loss could seriously hurt their chances at a CFP spot.  Michigan also needs the win to keep in the Big Ten East hunt.  A loss plus an Ohio State win would end the race.

Texas at West Virginia, ESPN.  A loss for either team may not eliminate them from Big 12 contention, but it would be a severe setback.

Mercer at #1 Alabama, SECN.  The next round of the Championship of Life.

3:30 PM
Illinois at #9 Ohio State, ABC.  An Ohio State win plus a Michigan loss would clinch the Big Ten East.  At the very least, any of the remaining contenders would be knocked out with a loss of their own if Ohio State wins here.

#4 Oklahoma at Kansas, ESPN.  Oklahoma clinches a berth in the Big 12 championship game with a win here.

4 PM
Maryland at #17 Michigan State, FOX.  A loss and Ohio State win would eliminate Michigan State.

Nebraska at #10 Penn State, FS1.  A loss and Ohio State win would eliminate Penn State.

8 PM
Cal at #22 Stanford, FOX.  A loss would eliminate Stanford from the Pac-12 North race, but a win would eliminate Washington.