Standings of the 131 college football teams after Week 9: Who has a path to the playoffs?

The College Football Playoff rankings are upon us. It’s time to ask who really has a chance at making it happen. It’s been a fun nine-plus-week season, in part because there’s been so little CFP conversation. ESPN held back from talking during games and shows, and we were able to enjoy the amazing and fun … Read more

Rankings of 131 college football teams after Week 13: Why Michigan got #1

Why isn’t Michigan ranked first now? Georgia remained #1 in both polls, but after a dominant 45-23 Wolverines win at Ohio State without a healthy Blake Corum, what’s the case against Michigan? Here, let’s make an argument for it. Wolverines moved into the top spot this week the athlete 131. Michigan’s best wins (Ohio State … Read more

How to watch or stream the NC State vs Louisville football game

NC State head coach Dave Doreen heads to the field with the team before NC State’s game against Virginia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. Ethan Heyman ehyman@newsobserver.com Among the national rankings for the first time this season, NC State needs a rebounding performance before it can set its sights … Read more

Standings of the 131 college football teams after Week 8: TCU’s 7-0 start deserves respect

There are two ways of looking at TCU’s 7-0 start. An optimist would point out that the Horned Frogs have won four straight games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 at the time of the game, making them the third team ever to do so in a calendar month. Wins against Oklahoma, Kansas, … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 11: UConn, Duke and the teams worth celebrating

There have been a few weeks of College Football Playoff rankings, and there won’t be much change at the top on Tuesday. So let’s open this week’s version of the athlete 131 by celebrating teams that are in the midst of great seasons, by their standards, but aren’t in the CFP discussion. The purpose of … Read more