Ed’s 2014 College Football Post-Week 13 Rankings – Top 20 Teams


1.) Alabama Crimson Tide
Record: 10-1
Points For/Against: 433-159

2.) Florida State Seminoles
Record: 11-0
Points For/Against: 391-245

3.) Oregon Ducks
Record: 10-1
Points For/Against: 505-240

4.) Mississippi State Bulldogs
Record: 10-1
Points For/Against: 424-207

5.) Baylor Bears
Record: 9-1
Points For/Against: 486-231

6.) TCU Horned Frogs
Record: 9-1
Points For/Against: 459-231

7.) Marshall Thundering Herd
Record: 11-0
Points For/Against: 529-197

8.) Ohio State Buckeyes
Record: 10-1
Points For/Against: 487-247

9.) Michigan State Spartans
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 483-229

10.) Georgia Bulldogs
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 476-226

11.) Kansas State Wildcats
Record: 8-2
Points For/Against: – 352-210

12.) Wisconsin Badgers
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 416-177

13.) Arizona State Sun Devils
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: 401-298

14.) Missouri Tigers
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 322-222

15.) Arizona Wildcats
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 398-261

16.) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 417-265

17.) UCLA Bruins
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: – 385-299

18.) Colorado State Rams
Record: 10-1
Points For/Against: 407-254

19.) Northern Illinois Huskies
Record: 9-2
Points For/Against: 336-269

20.) Ole Miss Rebels
Record: 8-3
Points For/Against: 334-149


Ed Redesigns The NCAA Division 1 Football League – Includes Playoffs Configuration

Division A
Boston College
Division B

Division A
Ohio State
Penn State
Miami (OH)
Division B
Bowling Green
Division C
Notre Dame
Kent State
Ball State

Division A
South Carolina
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Division B
North Carolina State
West Virginia
East Carolina
Virginia Tech

Division A
South Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
Division B
Florida State
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

Division A
Middle Tennessee
South Alabama
Division B
Division C
Western Kentucky
Arkansas State

Division A
Iowa State
Eastern Michigan
Division B
Northern Illinois
Michigan State
Western Michigan
Central Michigan

Division A
Louisiana Tech
Southern Miss
Division B
Mississippi State
Ole Miss
Oklahoma State

Division A
Utah State
Brigham Young
Colorado State
Kansas State
Division B
Boise State
Air Force

Division A
Texas A&M
Texas State
Southern Methodist
Division B
Texas Tech
San Jose State
Division C
North Texas

Division A
Oregon State
Arizona State
New Mexico State
Division B
Fresno State
Washington State
Division C
New Mexico
San Diego State

Note: during the regular season, each team will play 3 games in their division, 3 games in their region but outside their division, and 6 games in other regions.



First Round
The 24 divison winners will play 12 games in 6 days (over 2 consecutive weeks). Each matchup will be based on win/loss records and schedule strenghts so that No. 1 plays No. 2, No. 3 plays No. 4, No. 5 plays No. 6, etc.

Second Round
The 12 remaining teams will play 6 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by first round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – strength of opponents based on regular season rankings.

No. 1 plays No. 4, No. 2 plays No, 7, No. 3 plays No. 6, No. 5 plays No. 10, No. 8 plays No.12, and No. 9 plays No. 11.

Third Round
The 6 remaining teams will play 3 games over 3 consecutive days. Each matchup will be determined by combined first and second round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 plays No. 3, No, 2 plays No. 5 and No. 4 plays No.6.

Note: these 3 games will called the Orange Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Cotton Bowl respectively.

Fourth Round
The 3 remaining teams will be ranked by combined first, second and third round performances based on winning points margins – and in cases of ties in that regard – total net yardage.

No. 1 will have a week off while No. 2 plays No. 3 to determine who meets No. 1 in the national championship game.

Note: this game will be called the Rose Bowl and will be played on New Year’s Day.

National Championship
No. 1 pays No. 2.

Note: this game will be called the Camp Bowl – named for Walter C. Camp, the father of American football.

Ed Picks The Winners Of The College Football Bowl Games That Actually Matter – 2013


ROSE BOWL – 01/01/13 (5pm ET)
Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Stanford CardinalW

ORANGE BOWL – 01/01/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois
Florida State SeminolesW

SUGAR BOWL – 01/02/13 (8:30pm ET)
Florida vs. Louisville
Florida Gators – L

FIESTA BOWL – 01/03/13 (8:30pm ET)
Kansas State vs. Oregon
Oregon DucksW
Note: the Fiesta Bowl is one of many useless bowl game concepts that should never have been realized, but because the teams playing in it this year are among the top five teams in the country, I decided to include it in my list of bowl games that actually matter.

COTTON BOWL – 01/04/13 (8pm ET)
Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M
Texas A&M AggiesW

Alabama vs. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish



Ed’s list of college football bowl games that almost matter.

ALAMO BOWL – 12/29/12 (6:45pm ET)
Texas vs. Oregon State

SUN BOWL – 12/31/12 (2pm ET)
Georgia Tech vs. USC

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL – 12/31/12 (7:30pm ET)
LSU vs. Clemson

GATOR BOWL – 01/01/13 (12pm ET)
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

CAPITAL ONE BOWL – 01/01/13 (1pm ET)
Georgia vs. Nebraska



Ed’s top ten list of the dumbest-named college football bowl games… in no particular order.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
Maaco Bowl
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
Belk Bowl
Meineke Car Care Bowl Of Texas
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
GoDaddy.com Bowl

*VIDEO* 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Highlights (With Victory March)


NCAA hammer to fall on Penn State tomorrow at 9AM


Word is that Penn State is pretty much screwed

The NCAA has called a 9 a.m. ET Monday press conference to address the situation in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. CBS News reported earlier Sunday that the NCAA will hit Penn State with “unprecedented” penalties. A source confirmed that for CBSSports.com. There are indications that the penalties could be so unique and severe they would be different than any previously applied by the NCAA.

CBSSports.com has also learned that the penalties could last beyond one season. The NCAA on Sunday said that it will levy “corrective and punitive actions” against the school. A person with knowledge of the process said there is a way to impact Penn State’s competitive ability in football without applying the so-called “death penalty.” That term could be mere semantics by the time the NCAA sanctions are announced according to a source. Penn State, the source said, may prefer the death penalty.

But even if the NCAA stops short of shutting down the program and docks Penn State several scholarships, critics have wondered where NCAA president Mark Emmert would get the authority. His letter to acting president Rodney Erickson in November putting Penn State on notice of a possible investigation seemingly departed from NCAA investigative procedure.

“How many other athletics department employees have there been [at other schools] that engaged in criminal activity and the NCAA has done nothing about?” said a person familiar with the NCAA process.


March Madness Sunday Regional Quarter Final results

Wolf Pack nip Hoyas 66-63

NC State an 11 seed upended Georgetown the 3 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen where they will meet the winner of Purdue and Kansas

Spartans edge St. louis 65-61

The Spartans survived a scare but held off the Billikens to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they will face the Louisville Cardinals

Tar Heels best Creighton 87-73

John Henson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in his return from a wrist injury, and North Carolina beat Creighton 87-73 on Sunday in the third round of the NCAA tournament.Kendall Marshall added 18 points and 11 assists for the top-seeded Tar Heels (31-5), who reached the round of 16 for a record 25th time. North Carolina got off to a fast start and built a 15-point lead in the first half, then kept control of the game and pushed the margin to 19 after the break on the way to its second straight double-digit victory in the Midwest Regional.

Gators shred Norfolk state 84-50

- No big upset this time. Kenny Boynton and Florida were just too good for surprising Norfolk State.Boynton scored 20 points and the balanced Gators routed the 15th-seeded Spartans 84-50 on Sunday to reach the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

Bobcats neuter Bulls 62-56

Walter Offutt scored 21 points, D.J. Cooper had 19 and No. 13 seed Ohio beat South Florida 62-56 on Sunday night to advance to the NCAA tournament’s Midwest Regional semifinals.The Bobcats (29-7) will play No. 1 seed North Carolina in their second trip to the regional semifinals.

Bearcats derail Seminoles 62-56

Dion Dixon and the Cincinnati Bearcats are making it an Ohio party in the NCAA tournament, giving the Buckeye State four teams in the final 16.Next up, the sixth-seeded Bearcats play Ohio State for only the second time since beating the Buckeyes in 1961 and 1962 for back-to-back national championships.

Xavier upends Lehigh 70-58

Xavier is making a habit of reaching the round of 16.Senior center Kenny Frease scored a career-high 25 points to go with 12 rebounds, and the Musketeers knocked off upset-minded Lehigh 70-58 Sunday night to advance to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years.

Kansas survives Purdue challenge 63-60

The messages were flying in the Kansas locker room at halftime.Elijah Johnson told his team to stop second-guessing itself. Tyshawn Taylor reminded the Jayhawks that they’d been in trouble before. Coach Bill Self finally stood up and told his team that it would take sheer toughness to rally past Purdue.

Johnson finished with 18 points, including the go-ahead basket in the final minute, and No. 2 seed Kansas held off Robbie Hummel and the No. 10 seed Boilermakers 63-60 on Sunday night in a dramatic third-round game in the NCAA tournament.


March Madness Regional Quarter Final scores

Only 32 teams are still standing, and 16 more will fall by Sunday night scores updated through the weekend

Syracuse drops K-State 75-59

It had been a while since Syracuse played like the team that spent all season ranked in the top five.During the second half Saturday, the top-seeded Orange looked like that group and maybe even better, pulling away to a 75-59 victory over eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round of the East Regional.

Buckeyes top Gonzaga 73-66

Jared Sullinger doesn’t get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can’t afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four.So rather than sulk after foul trouble and some solid Gonzaga defense frustrated him for 36 minutes Saturday, the quickly maturing big man relaxed, took a deep breath and hoisted the Buckeyes on his broad shoulders.Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets on soft hook shots in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State to a 73-66 victory and a spot in the regional semifinals for the third straight year.

Marquette derails Murray State

Jae Crowder scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and Marquette used a late run to overcome Murray State 62-53 Saturday, sending the Golden Eagles to the West Regional semifinals.Trailing 46-41 with 7:43 to play, Marquette went on a 14-2 run. While Crowder and Davante Gardner took care of the offense, scoring all but two points during the spurt, the Golden Eagles used their size and strength to wear down the pesky Racers.

Badgers outlast Vandy 60-57

The Wisconsin Badgers are riding the nation’s stingiest defense — and admittedly a bit of luck — back to the round of 16.The Badgers held the Southeastern Conference’s two leading scorers in check Saturday night and Ryan Evans grabbed a crucial rebound with 2.1 seconds left to help Wisconsin fend off Vanderbilt 60-57 in the NCAA tournament.

Hoosiers stage late rally, stun VCU

Four years after hitting rock bottom, Indiana is making noise again in the NCAA tournament.Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him, and the fourth-seeded Hoosiers rallied to beat 12th-seeded VCU 63-61 in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

Kentucky rolls over Cyclones

Freshman Marquis Teague scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in an 87-71 victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night.Freshman Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, senior Darius Miller added 19 points and Doron Lamb finished with 16. The Wildcats (34-2) move on to South Regional semifinals in Atlanta and will face fourth-seeded Indiana on Friday.

Baylor pulls away late buries Buffs

The basket was as wide as the ocean for Brady Heslip, and because of that, the future looks as bright as those uniforms for the Baylor Bears.Heslip made 9 of 12 from behind the 3-point line Saturday to lift third-seeded Baylor and their highlighter-yellow uniforms to a pullaway 80-63 victory over No. 11 Colorado. The Bears (29-7) advance to the South Regional semifinals, their second trip to the final 16 in three seasons. They’ll play the winner between Xavier and Lehigh next Friday in Atlanta.

Louisville wins thriller over Lobos 59-56