CFB Playoff spots up for grabs

By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ College football is nearing the end of the season, and it’s starting to get heated among playoff contenders. With No. 1 Alabama as the only virtual lock, three other spots remain up for grabs. This past weekend produced one of the most chaotic scenarios imaginable, as second-ranked Clemson, third-ranked Michigan and fourth-ranked Washington were all upset. This is the first time since 1985 that the second-, third- and fourth- ranked teams all lost in the same week. The losses create a lot of chaos and confusion for the playoff committee. These were three of the … Continue reading CFB Playoff spots up for grabs

College football gets underway

By: Adam Purvis ~Staff Writer~ The college football season kicked off this past Saturday in Australia, as the California Golden Bears took down the Hawaii Warriors in the season’s opening game. The bulk of the action will start this Saturday, with plenty of highly anticipated games slated for fan enjoyment. Week one of the 2016 season is set to be one of the strongest starts in history thanks to the College Football Playoff committee’s emphasis on strength of schedule and big neutral-site games. There are three head-tohead matchups of teams that finished ranked in last year’s final College Football Playoff … Continue reading College football gets underway

The guessing game: problems with the AP poll

By: Brent Raines ~Sports Editor~ Imagine the moment you walk into a class for the first time and the professor is forced to assign you a grade based on how well they think you will do. They have no information other than your appearance and they have to grade on a curve. Suddenly you are forced to start from either ahead or behind, based wholly upon a guess at how well you will do. That would not seem to be very fair, but the preseason rankings, compiled in the same manner, are a time-honored tradition in college football. With nearly … Continue reading The guessing game: problems with the AP poll