Who are college football’s most surprising power transfers? Washington, JMU QB’s Leaderboard

It takes a great man to admit his mistakes, and I am that great man. In late August, The Athletic released a list of college football’s 100 most impactful transfers for the 2022 season. We had to choose from a pool of more than 1,000 players. It was possible to narrow the list down to … Read more

College football Week 4 highlights

There are Saturdays when the true playoff contenders emerge with such ferocity and dominance they cannot be ignored. There are Saturdays when the whole system feels rigged, and upsets knock one team after another from the ranks of the elite. And then there are Saturdays like Week 4, where the goal is simply survival. In … Read more

Bettors are flocking to Oregon State after the sportsbook’s first line favors USC by nearly two touchdowns

A lopsided opening line at USC-Oregon State prompted a flood of bets on the underdog Beavers this week and left a sportsbook with more money at stake on the Pac-12 tilt than any of the week’s NFL games. Caesars Sportsbook opened Sunday with USC as a 13.5-point favorite over Oregon State. A few minutes later, … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Stewart Mandel’s Week 4 picks

Week 3 was hard on my wallet and I’m now in the hole for the season. However, this week’s games feel easier to predict – famous last words in college football. Especially since I’m picking four underdogs to win straight up. Last week: 6-5 straight up, 4-7 against the spread Season: 20-13 straight up, 15-18 … Read more

College football Week 3 preview

The games seem closer. The crowds seem louder. The energy is palpable. The ratings are evidently up. The first two weeks of the 2022 college football season have been an absolute blast. We always grade chaotic periods on the “How does it compare to 2007?” scale, and while it would have felt a lot more … Read more

2023 NFL Draft Watch: Jordan Addison and 9 other transfers thriving on new teams

The transfer portal, NIL deals and one-time transfer exceptions have greatly altered the college football landscape. While some traditionalists might say that has all been for the worse, the loose transfer rules have been a benefit for numerous players, specifically prospects hoping to get noticed by the NFL. In the 2022 NFL Draft, four players … Read more

AP Top 25 college football poll reaction

The AP Top 25 college football poll is out after a wild weekend of games. Week 1 saw USC return three interceptions for touchdowns, Michigan and Ole Miss keep their quarterback competitions open, the return of the Backyard Brawl, a triple-overtime thriller, then-unranked Florida upsetting a then-top-10 Utah team and much, much more. But what … Read more

With ‘a lot of confidence’, the USC Trojans open the Lincoln Riley era with easy victory over the Rice Owls

12:02 PM ET Paolo UggettiESPN LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The grand opening of the Lincoln Riley era at USC began with a new logo on his familiar visor and plenty of fireworks on the field from both new and old faces. USC scored its most points in a game since 2008 thanks to a clinical … Read more

2022 college football preseason All-America team

Just a few more days until we have honest-to-goodness college football games and the 2022 season is here. ESPN’s preseason All-America team includes some familiar names and some new ones. Included are four players who made ESPN’s 2021 postseason All-America team — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Georgia tight end Brock Bowers, USC receiver Jordan Addison … Read more

The Texas A&M Aggies top the annual underachieving ranks in college football

Texas A&M fans, I’m ready for you. I recognize that it’s never fun for fans to see their team at the top of college football’s underachieving ranks. Texas A&M has one of the largest and proudest fan bases in sports, so much so that it is synonymous with a number, 12. And while the home … Read more