Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Is LSU fated to play in the 2018 Peach Bowl?

Is LSU a sure thing for the 2018 Peach Bowl? Five out of the seven college postseason prognosticators SWRT surveyed have the Tigers headed to Atlanta following Week 11 of the college football season.

Will Central Florida play in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl?

Which teams will play in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl? Currently 9-0 Central Florida is projected to be heading to Glendale, Arizona on Jan. 1, 2019 by four of the seven college football prognosticators surveyed by SWRT. Depending on who you believe, either Florida, LSU, Penn State, or Texas could be their opponent.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Texas A&M and Missouri join Alabama and six SEC other teams eligible for the 2018 college football postseason.

Texas A&M and Missouri finally joined the group of SEC teams that have the six-plus wins needed to be considered eligible for at least a 2018 postseason bowl game. The addition of the Aggies and Mizzou Tigers brings the number of postseason eligible SEC teams to nine.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Pitt, Northwestern, South Carolina are now postseason bowl eligible.

Week 11 of the 2018 college football season is over, meaning its time to see which teams are headed to at least a postseason bowl, and which teams are in danger of missing out.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Alabama, Auburn, UGA, three other SEC teams eligible for a postseason bowl game.

Postseason Eligibility Watch

Week 10 saw Auburn join Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Kentucky, and Florida in the group of SEC schools with the six or more wins needed to be considered eligible for 2018 postseason play.

Auburn, ten more college football teams become eligible for the 2018 postseason.

Bowl Eligibility Watch

Week 9 of the 2018 college football season is over. For some teams, the hopes for a postseason bowl game are also over. (Hi there, UCLA!) But hope is still alive for a few three-win teams, and even for a couple of two-wins via scheduling quirks.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, and Florida are postseason bowl eligible. Seven SEC teams still in the hunt.


Bowl Eligibility Watch

Week 9 saw only one major change in the SEC's postseason eligibility status. That was Arkansas finally being mathematically eliminated from postseason eligibility, where it joins banhammered Ole Miss staying at home for the holidays.

Bowl Eligibility Watch: Alabama, 37 other FBS teams are postseason eligible.

Week Nine of the 2018 college football season is over, which means its time to see which teams are eligible for a spot in the postseason bowl schedule, or the College Football Playoff.

For some teams the upcoming Week 10 will be the make or break game for their hopes of bowl eligibility. Mathematically, these are the teams with only two wins this season, which would need to win their last four games to hit the six-game mark needed to be eligible for postseason play. Unless you're a team like Arkansas, who has already played nine games this season and is 2-7, thus mathematically eliminated for postseason consideration.

Here's the full list below, sorted by conference as to which teams are postseason eligible, and where teams not yet eligible stand in their chances to go to a bowl.

Power Five Conferences 


ACC

Postseason Eligible (6+ wins)

Clemson (8-0)

Virginia (6-2)

Boston College (6-2)

Syracuse (6-2)

Five Wins (Magic Number: 1 Win)

NC State (5-2)

Miami (5-3)

Duke (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Virginia Tech (4-3)

Florida State (4-4)

Wake Forest (4-4)

Georgia Tech (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Louisville (2-6)

Big 12

Postseason Eligible 

Texas (6-2)

Oklahoma (7-1)

West Virginia (6-1)

Five Wins (MN:1)

Texas Tech (5-3)

Oklahoma State (5-3)

Four Wins (MN:2)

Iowa State (4-3)

Baylor (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Kansas (3-5)

Kansas State (3-5)

TCU (3-5)

Big Ten

Postseason Eligible

Michigan (7-1)

Ohio State (7-1)

Penn State (6-2)

Iowa (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Northwestern (5-3)

Wisconsin (5-3)

Michigan State (5-3)

Maryland (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Purdue (4-4)

Minnesota (4-4)

Indiana (4-5)

Three Wins (MN:3)

Illinois (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Nebraska (2-5)

Pac-12

Postseason Eligible 

Washington State (7-1)

Utah (6-2)

Washington (6-3)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Stanford (5-3)

Oregon (5-3)

Cal (5-3)

Colorado (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

USC (4-4)

Arizona (4-5)

Arizona State (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

UCLA (2-6)

Oregon State (2-6)

SEC

Postseason Eligible

Alabama (8-0)

Georgia (7-1)

Kentucky (7-1)

LSU (7-1)

Florida (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Texas A&M (5-3)

Mississippi State (5-3)

Auburn (5-3)

(Ole Miss is 5-3, but is ineligible for postseason play due to violations of NCAA rules.)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

South Carolina (4-3)

Vanderbilt (4-5)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Tennessee (3-5)



Group of Five Conferences


American Athletic Conference

Postseason Eligible 

Central Florida (7-0)

Houston (7-1)

Cincinnati (7-1)

South Florida (7-1)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Temple (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Memphis (4-4)

Three Wins (MN:3)

SMU (3-5)

Tulane (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

East Carolina (2-5)

Navy (2-6)

Conference USA

Postseason Eligible 

UAB (7-1)

Florida International (6-2)

North Texas (7-2)

Louisiana  Tech (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Middle Tennessee (5-3)

Marshall (5-2)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Charlotte (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Florida Atlantic (3-5)

Southern Miss (3-4)

UT San Antonio (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Old Dominion (2-7)

MAC

Postseason Eligible 

Buffalo (7-1)

Western Michigan (6-3)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Northern Illinois (5-3)

Ohio (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Akron (4-3)

Toledo (4-4)

Eastern Michigan (4-5)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Miami (Ohio) (3-5)

Ball State (3-5)

Mountain West

Postseason Eligible

Utah State (7-1)

Fresno State (7-1)

Boise State (6-2)

San Diego State (6-2)

Hawai'i (6-4)

Five Wins (MN: 2)

Nevada (5-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Colorado State (3-6)

New Mexico (3-5)

Air Force (3-5)

Wyoming (3-5)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

UNLV (2-6)

Sun Belt

Postseason Eligible

Georgia Southern (7-1)

Troy (6-2)

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Appalachian State (6-2)

Costal Carolina (5-3)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Louisiana-Monroe (4-4)

Louisiana-Lafayette (4-4)

Arkansas State (4-4)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

South Alabama (2-6)

Georgia State (2-6)

Texas State (2-6)

Independents 


Postseason Eligible

Notre Dame (8-0)

Army (6-2)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

BYU (4-4)

Liberty (4-4)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

UMass (3-6)
















Monday, October 22, 2018

Alabama, four other SEC teams are postseason eligible.


Postseason Eligibility Watch

Amazing as it seems, thirteen of the fourteen teams in the SEC are still technically in the running for a spot in the postseason. (Ole Miss is still under the NCAA banhammer for rules violations). Yes, Arkansas, which while at 2-6, can still earn a spot in the postseason...if it can win its last four games on schedule.

Here's where things stand with each SEC team as of the end of Week 8. Five teams (Alabama, LSU, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia) are already eligible for the postseason with six or more wins. 5-2 Texas A&M can join them in Week 9, while 5-3 Auburn has to wait for Week 10, as Week 9 is its bye week.

Teams still vying for a postseason spot have their schedule for the next four least included in their entry.

Projections for the postseason are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation, and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports.

Postseason Eligible 


Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC West)

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Orange Bowl vs. Notre Dame (College Football Playoff, Dec. 29, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fl.)

Palm: 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Michigan (College Football Playoff, Dec. 29, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Tx.)

Of course Palm and Kirk have to disagree on not only the team 'Bama could face in the College Football Playoff, they have to disagree on whether it goes to the Cotton Bowl or the Orange Bowl.

Don't hold your breath on 'Bama playing Michigan anywhere, by the way. The Wolverines still have to face Penn State (Nov. 3) and Ohio State (Nov. 24)

LSU (7-1, 5-0 West)

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2019 Fiesta Bowl vs. Iowa (Jan. 1, 2019, State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Az.)

Palm: 2019 Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 1, 2019, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.)

Palm has LSU staying close to home with his Sugar Bowl projection. Kirk has the Tigers going farther west in what would probably be a more disappointing bowl game for some LSU fans.

Kentucky (6-1, 4-1 SEC East)

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Citrus Bowl vs. Penn St. (Jan. 1, 2019, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Fl.)

Palm: 2018 Peach Bowl vs. Texas (Dec. 29, 2019, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.)

Kentucky is currently tied for first place in the SEC East with Florida and Georgia. The Wildcats already upset Florida, with UGA coming up on the schedule on Nov. 3. An upset against the Dawgs could see Kentucky visiting Atlanta twice in the postseason, according to Palm's projection.

Kirk's projection of a Citrus Bowl meeting against Penn St. might be the more sensible projection, since even with winning the SEC East, a win against Alabama may be asking too much. A loss to Bama would probably pave the way for LSU to get the Sugar Bowl nod above any SEC East division winner.

Florida (6-1, 4-1 East)

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Peach Bowl vs. Central Florida

Palm: 2019 Citrus Bowl vs. Wisconsin

Both games are far better than what many expected from Florida at the start of the season.

Georgia (6-1, 4-1 East)

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2019 Sugar Bowl vs. Oklahoma

Palm: 2019 Fiesta Bowl vs. Central Florida.

Both games feel a little underwhelming. A Fiesta Bowl invite would be a first for Georgia, so there's that.

Five Wins (Magic Number: 1)


Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1 West)

Next Four Weeks:

Oct. 27 @ Mississippi State

Nov. 3 @Auburn

Nov. 10 vs. Ole Miss

Nov. 17 vs. UAB

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2019 Outback Bowl vs. Michigan State (Jan. 1, 2019, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fl.)

Palm 2019 Outback Bowl vs. Penn St.

It looks as though Texas A&M is fated to go to Tampa for New Years. At least Aggie supporters can claim Jimbo Fisher's first year as head coach was successful, as the Outback Bowl has to be considered an upgrade from last year's Belk Bowl appearance.

Auburn (5-3, 2-3 West)

Next Four Weeks

Oct. 27 BYE

Nov. 3 vs. Texas A&M

Nov. 10 @ Georgia

Nov. 17 vs. Liberty

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Belk Bowl vs. Virginia (Dec. 29, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC)

Palm: 2018 Texas Bowl vs. Texas Tech (Dec. 27, NRG Stadium, Houston, Tx.)

Could a trip to either the Belk Bowl or the Texas Bowl signal the end of the Gus Malzhan era at Auburn? Losing to both Georgia and Alabama (Nov. 24) might lead to the Gus Bus getting parked for good.

Four Wins (MN: 2)


Missouri (4-3 East)

Next Four Weeks 

Oct. 27 vs. Kentucky

Nov. 3 @ Florida

Nov. 10 vs. Vanderbilt

Nov. 17 @ Tennessee

Tennessee and Vanderbilt are the easier games on the schedule, but an upset win over either Kentucky or Florida might not be too much of a shock.

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Texas Bowl vs. Texas Tech

Palm: 2018 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Michigan State

Kirk slides Missouri in the slot Palm has Texas A&M in as the SEC's representative for the Texas Bowl, while Palm himself sees Mizzou headed to Jacksonville to face Michigan St. in the Bowl Formerly Known as the Gator Bowl.

Mississippi State (4-3, 1-3 West)

Next Four Weeks

Oct. 27 vs. Texas A&M

Nov. 3 vs. Louisiana Tech

Nov. 10 @ Alabama

Nov. 17 @ Arkansas

It will be a pretty steep challenge for Mississippi St. to get to six wins in the next four weeks. Even the out-of-conference game against Louisiana Tech (currently 5-2) could be a dangerous hurdle for the Bulldogs.

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 Music City Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (Dec. 28, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee)

Palm: 2918 Music City Bowl vs. Virginia Tech

A rare agreement between Kirk and Palm here.

Three Wins (MN: 3)


South Carolina (3-3, 2-3 East)

Next Four Weeks 

Oct. 27 vs. Tennessee

Nov. 3 @ Ole Miss

Nov. 10 @ Florida

Nov. 17 vs. Chattanooga

Three wins in the next four weeks looks a little tricker than it does on first site. Two conference losses could put an end to both South Carolina's postseason hopes, as well as Will Muschamp's tenure as the Gamecocks head coach.

Postseason Projection

Kirk: None

Palm: 2018 Liberty Bowl vs. TCU (Dec. 31, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tn.)

South Carolina becomes the first SEC team to get a thumbs down from Kirk to its postseason hopes. Palm is a little more gracious with a Liberty Bowl projection.

Tennessee (3-4, 1-3 East)

Next Four Weeks

Oct. 27 @ South Carolina

Nov. 3 vs. Charlotte

Nov. 10 vs. Kentucky

Nov. 17 vs. Missouri

Is anyone truly optimistic of Tennessee getting three wins over this upcoming four-game stretch?

Postseason Projection

Kirk: 2018 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Purdue

Palm: None

Palm is the one who puts Tennessee on the outside looking in this go around.

Vanderbilt (3-5, 0-4 East)

Next Four Weeks

Oct. 27 @ Arkansas

Nov. 3 BYE

Nov. 10 @ Missouri

Nov. 17 vs. Ole Miss

It could take a win over Tennessee on Nov. 24 to punch Vanderbilt's ticket to the postseason.

Postseason Projection

Kirk: None

Palm: None

Vandy marks the first time Kirk and Palm agree on a team not making it to the postseason.

Two Games (MN:4)


Arkansas (2-6, 0-4)

Next Four Weeks 

Oct. 27 vs. Vanderbilt

Nov. 3 BYE

Nov. 10 vs. LSU

Nov. 17 vs. Mississippi St.

Arkansas needs to win all four of its next four games to have any hopes of a postseason. Don't bet on it happening with LSU on the schedule on Nov. 10.

Postseason Projection 

Kirk: None

Palm: None

All hope is pretty much lost for Arkansas.


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oklahoma, Iowa, and ten more teams become bowl eligible.

Preseason Eligibility Watch 

It's time once again to check in and see which teams are postseason eligible (six or more wins). Week eight saw a whopping twelve teams join the growing list of teams who are looking at either a bowl bid in the 2018 college football postseason, or a possible spot in the College Football Playoff.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Postseason Eligibility Watch: Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State among postseason eligible teams following Week 7 of 2018 college football season.

A tumultuous Week Seven of the 2018 college football season saw a several teams move into postseason eligibility territory with their sixth win. Texas, Michigan, Florida, and LSU were among the schools that hit the six-win mark needed to become eligible for at least a bowl appearance during the postseason.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Alabama, Georgia, Ohio St., and four more teams are officially postseason eligible.

There are now seven teams that are eligible for postseason play. Week 6 of the 2018 college football season saw Alabama, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Hawai'i, Notre Dame, and Ohio State, All earned six wins this week needed to go to either a postseason bowl or the 2018 College Football Playoff.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SEC Bowl Eligibility Watch: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and LSU are one game away from postseason eligibility.


Four teams remain undefeated after Week 5 of the college football season, needing one more win to hit the six-win mark needed for postseason eligibility. Alabama and Georgia are still legitimately  playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, with Kentucky, and LSU trying to keep their outside shots to make the CFP alive.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

College Football Playoff Projections for Week 5 see Alabama, and Ohio St. as most likely in the playoff.


When it comes to the 2018 College Football Playoff, there are two constants: Alabama and Ohio State. While the five bowl prognosticators SWRT chose to monitor all have these two teams playing for the CFP Championship in either the 2018 Orange Bowl, or the 2018 Cotton Bowl Classic, none of them have the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes facing each other on that date.

Bowl Eligibility Watch: Ten teams have at one win away from bowl eligibility.

There are ten  teams with five or more wins following the end of Week Five of the 2018 college football season. (The 5-1 being Hawai'i.) They need only one win to become bowl eligible (six or more wins).

Bowl projections are via Jason Kirk of SB*Nation.

Power Five

ACC

Five Wins (Magic Number: 1 Win)

Clemson (5-0, 2-0 ACC Atlantic)

Four Wins (MN: 2)

NC State (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic)

Miami (4-1, 1-0 ACC Coastal)

Boston College (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic)

Syracuse (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic)

Duke (4-1, 0-1 Coastal)

Clemson is projected by Kirk to be in the College Football Playoff. Miami is projected for the Peach Bowl.

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Virginia  Tech (3-1, 2-0 Coastal)

Virginia (3-2, 1-1 Coastal)

FSU (3-2, 1-2 Atlantic)

Wake Forest (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic)

Jason Kirk projects FSU and Wake as missing out on bowl bids this week.

Two Wins (MN:4)

Pitt (2-3, 0-2 Coastal)

Louisville (2-3, 0-2 Atlantic)

Georgia tech (2-3, 0-2 Coastal)

Of the two-win ACC schools, Kirk only projects Pitt as making it to a bowl game.

Big 12


Four Wins (MN: 1)

Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Conference)

Kirk picks Notre Dame over Oklahoma in his CFP projection. The Sooners are condemned to a rematch against Georgia in the Sugar.

Four Wins (MN: 2)

West Virginia (4-0, 2-0 Conference)

Texas (4-1, 2-0)

Oklahoma St. 4-1, 1-1)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1)

Baylor (3-2, 1-1)

TCU (3-2, 1-1)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Kansas (2-3, 02)

Kansas State (2-3, 0-2)

Big Ten 


Five Wins (MN: 1)

Ohio State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten East)

Ohio State projected as a CFP team.

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Michigan (4-1, 2-0 East)

Indiana (4-1, 1-1 East)

Penn State (4-1, 1-1 East)

Penn State joins the teams with one loss. The good news: The Nittany Lions are projected to represent the B1G in the Rose Bowl. Michigan projected for the Peach Bowl against Miami.

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten West)

Maryland (3-1, 1-0 East)

Michigan State (3-1, 1-0 East)

Iowa (3-1, 0-1, West)

Minnesota (0-1 West)

Kirk snubs Maryland, leaving the Terrapins without a bowl bid.

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Illinois (2-2, 0-1 East)

Pac-12 


Four Wins (MN: 2)

Colorado (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12 South)

Stanford (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12 North)

Washington (4-1, 2-0 North)

Oregon (4-1, 1-1 North)

Washington State (4-1, 1-1 North)

Washington projected to represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl against Penn St.)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Cal (3-1, 0-1 North)

USC (3-2, 2-1 South)

Arizona State (3-2, 1-1 South)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Utah (2-2, 0-2 South)

Arizona (2-3, 1-1)

Surprisingly, Kirk projects Utah going to the Sun Bowl.

SEC


Five Wins (MN: 1)

Georgia (5-0, 3-0 SEC East)

Kentucky (5-0, 3-0 East)

Alabama 5-0, 2-0 SEC West)

LSU (5-0, 2-0 West)

Alabama projected as heading to the CFP. Georgia doomed to face Oklahoma again in the Sugar Bowl.

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Florida (4-1, 2-1 East)

Auburn (4-1, 1-1 West)

Auburn projected to face Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Texas A&M ( 3-2, 1-1 West)

Missouri (3-1, 0-1 East)

Vanderbilt (3-2,  0-1 East)

Mississippi State (3-2, 0-2 West)

Ole Miss 3-2, but ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA violations.

Two wins (MN: 4)

Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 East)

Group of Five Conferences


American Athletic 


Five Wins (MN: 1)

Cincinnati (5-0, 1-0 American East)

What does Cincinnati get for going 5-0? A projected Military Bowl bid.

Four Wins (MN: 2)

South Florida (4-0, 1-0 East)

Central Florida (4-0, 1-0 East)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Houston (3-1, 0-0 American West)

Memphis (3-2, 0-2 West)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Navy (2-2, 1-1 West)

SMU (2-3, 1-0 West)

Tulane (2-3, 1-0 West)

Temple (2-3 1-0 East)

Tulane, Central Florida, South Florida, and Temple projected for bowl invitations.

Conference USA

Four Wins (MN: 2)

North Texas (4-1, 0-1 C-USA West)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Marshall (3-1, 1-0 C-USA East)

Louisiana Tech (3-1, 1-0 West)

UAB (3-1, 1-0 West)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Middle Tennessee (2-2, 1-0 East)

Southern Miss (2-2, 1-0 West)

UT Sam Antonio (2-3, 1-0 West)

Charlotte (2-3, 1-1 East)

Florida Atlantic (2-3, 0-1 East)

North Texas, Marshall, Louisiana Tech, and UAB are projected by Kirk to get bowl invites.

MAC

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Buffalo (4-1, 1-0 MAC East)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Western Michigan (3-2, 1-0 MAC West)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Akron (2-1, 0-0 East)

Ohio (2-2, 0-1 East)

Toledo (2-2, 0-0 West)

Northern Illinois (2-3, 2-0 West)

Eastern Michigan (2-3, 0-2 West)

Buffalo, Ohio, Toledo, and Akron projected for bowls.

Mountain West

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Hawaii (5-1, 2-0 MWC West)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Boise State (3-1, 1-0 MWC Mountain)

Boise St. is picked by Kirk to be the top Group of Five school at the end of the season, facing Auburn in the Fiesta Bowl. Hawai'i gets a rock a Hawai'i Bowl big.

Utah State (3-1, 1-0 Mountain)

San Diego State (3-1, 0-0 West)

Fresno St (3-1, 0-0 West)

Nevada (3-2, 1-0 West)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

New Mexico (2-2, 0-2 Mountain)

UNLV (2-2, 0-0 West)

Wyoming (2-3, 0-1 Mountain)

Utah St., and San Diego St. projected for bowl bids.

Sun Belt

Four Wins (MN: 2)

Troy (4-1, 2-0 Sun Belt East)

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Appalachian State (3-1, 1-0 East)

Georgia Southern (3-1, 1-0 East)

Costal Carolina (3-2, 1-1 East)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Georgia State (2-3, 1-0 East)

Louisiana-Monroe (2-3, (0-2 Sun Belt West)

Troy, Costal Carolina, Appalachian St., and Georgia Southern projected for bowl bids.

Independents

Five Wins (MN: 1)

Notre Dame (5-0)

Kirk places ND into the CFP Playoffs. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Three Wins (MN: 3)

Army (3-2)

BYU (3-2)

Two Wins (MN: 4)

Liberty (2-2)

U-Mass (2-4)

Army and BYU are projected for bowls.































Monday, September 24, 2018

2018 Bowl Eligibility Watch: Sixteen teams are two games away from bowl eligibility.


Bowl Eligibility Watch 2018

Week 4 of the 2018 college football season is over, and fifteen teams are 4-0, with one (Hawai'i) sitting at 4-1. That means that teams becoming bowl eligible (six or more wins) can happen as early as two weeks from now.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Bowl Eligibility Watch 2018: Post-week three edition.

Week Three of the 2018 college football season is over, which means it’s time to break out the first Bowl Eligibility Watch of the season. 
For those new to SWRT, the Bowl Eligibility Watch gives an overview of where teams are in terms of getting the six wins needed to become bowl eligible. So far, 29 teams have three wins, which is halfway to bowl eligibility. 

American Athletic Conference 


Three Wins
East

Cincinatti (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
South Florida (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)

West

None
Two wins 
UCF (0-0 conference, 2-0 overall)
Navy (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Houston (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Memphis (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)

ACC 

Three wins
Atlantic division
Boston College (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Syracuse Orange (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Clemson Tigers (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Costal division
Duke (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Two wins
Atlantic 
NC State (0-0 conference, 2-0 overall)
Louisville (0-0 conference, 2-1, overall)
Wake Forest (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)
Costal
Virginia Tech (1-0 conference, 2-0 overall)
Pitt (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Miami (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Virginia (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)

Big 12

Three wins
Oklahoma (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Oklahoma State (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
 West Virginia (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Two wins
Baylor (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Kansas (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Kansas State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
TCU (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Texas (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Texas Tech (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)

Big Ten 

Three wins 
East 
Ohio State (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Indiana (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Penn State (0-0, 3-0 overall)
West 
Iowa (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Minnesota (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Two wins
East
Maryland (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Michigan (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
West 
Illinois (0-0 conference, 2-1 conference)
Wisconsin (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)

Conference USA 

Three wins 
East
None
West
North Texas (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Two wins 
East
Charlotte (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Florida International (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Marshall (0-0 conference, 2-0 overall)
Florida Atlantic (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
West
Louisiana Tech (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
UAB (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)

MAC

Three wins 
East
Buffalo (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
West
None
Two wins
East 
Akron (0-0 conference, 2-0 overall) 
West
Eastern Michigan (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)

Mountain West

Three wins
Mountain conference 
None
West conference
Hawai’i (1-0 conference, 3-1 overall)
Two wins
Mountain
Boise State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Utah State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
New Mexico (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Wyoming (0-0 conference, 2-2 overall)
West
Fresno State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Nevada (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
UNLV (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
San Diego State (0-0, 2-1 overall)

Pac-12 

Three wins
North

Stanford (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Cal (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Oregon (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Washington State (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
South 
Colorado (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Two wins
North
Washington (1-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
South 
Arizona State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Utah (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)

SEC

Three wins
East
Georgia (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Kentucky (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Missouri (0-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
West
Alabama (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
LSU (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall)
Mississippi State (1-0 conference, 3-0 overall) 
Two wins
East
Tennessee (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Vanderbilt (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Florida (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)
West 
Texas A&M (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Auburn (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)
Ole Miss (0-1 conference, 2-1 overall)

Sun Belt

Three wins 
None
Two wins
East 
Costal Carolina (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Georgia Southern (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Troy (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
West
Arkansas State (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)
Louisiana-Monroe (0-0 conference, 2-1 overall)

Independent

Three wins
Notre Dame (3-0)
Two wins
Army (2-1)
BYU (2-1)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Post Week-2 College Football Playoff Projections: Round up the usual suspects (along with TCU and Wisconsin).

College Football Bowl Projections 
Week Two of the 2018 college football season is over, and it’s time to see what the pundits thin the 2019 College Football Playoff will look like. Don’t expect many deviations from what you would expect the CFP picture to look like, though. The projections all have Clemson in the CFP, with some combination of Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma rounding out the four-team playoff.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ohio State places head football coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave.


Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State has placed head football coach Urban Meyer on administrative leave. The move comes after allegations surfaced that persons close to Meyer knew of the allegations of domestic made against former Buckeye wide receivers coach Zach Smith by Smith's ex-wife.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Duke adds three-star DT prospect Elijah Wroten to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Elijah Wroten. Image via PennLive.com.
Duke has added a seventeenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Fort Washington, Pennsylvania high school senior defensive tackle Elijah Wroten announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on Tuesday. 

Ole Miss adds four-star OT prospect Darius Thomas to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Darius Thomas. Image via 247Sports.com.
It’s Two-for Tuesday at Ole Miss. The program has added its second four-star prospect of the day as Jonesboro, Arkansas high school offensive tackle Darius Thomas announced his commitment to the Rebels on Tuesday. 

Ole Miss adds four-star WR prospect Jonathan Mingo to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Jonathan Mingo. Image via 247Sports.

 Ole Miss has added a 26th member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Brandon, Mississippi high senior wide receiver Jonathan Mingo announced his commitment to the Rebels on Tuesday. 

Tennessee adds three-star JUCO DT prospect Savion Williams to its 2019 football recruiting class.


Savion Williams. Image via Lackawanna Community College. 


Tennessee has added an eighteenth member to its 2019 recruiting class. Upper Marlboro, MD JUCO defensive tackle Savion Williams announced his commitment to the Volunteers on Tuesday. 

OT prospect Joshua Black flips 2019 commitment from Western Kentucky to Georgia Tech.

He’s Just Not That Into New (aka 2019 College Football Recruiting)

Joshua Black. Image via 247Sports.
From the “He’s Just Not That Into You” department comes word that Stone Mountain, Georgia High School senior offensive tackle Joshua Black has flipped his 2019 commitment from Western Kentucky to Georgia Tech

Utah State adds three-star WDE prospect Logan Maxwell to its 2019 recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Logan Maxwell. Image via azcentral.com.

Utah State has added a fifth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Gilbert, Arizona senior high school defensive end Logan Maxwell announced his commitment to the Aggies on Tuesday. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Clemson adds five-star CB prospect Andrew Booth to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Andrew Booth. Image via The State.

Clemson has added a 22nd member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Lawrenceville, Georgia high school senior cornerback Andrew Booth announced his commitment to the Tigers on Monday. 

Florida St. adds four-star OLB prospect Kalen DeLoach to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Football Recruiting

Kalen DeLoach. Image via The Savannah Morning News.

Florida State has added a sixteenth member to its 2019 football recruitng class. Savannah, Georgia high senior outside linebacker Kalen DeLoach announced his commitment to the Seminoles on Monday.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Georgia adds four-star athlete Makiya Tongue and four-star OLB Rian Davis to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Makiya Tongue. Image via Dawg Sports.

You’re not going to believe this, but Georgia has added two more members to its now sixteen-strong 2019 football recruiting class. Joining five-star running back prospect John Emery Jr. in committing to the Bulldogs earlier on Sunday are Baton Rouge, Louisiana high school senior outside linebacker/wide reciever Makiya Tongue, and Apopka, Florida high school senior Rian Davis



247Sports grades Tongue as a composite four-star athlete prospect. The recruiting site’s composite rankings for 2019 rank Tongue at no. 15 among athlete prospects, at no. 13 among prospects from the state of Louisiana, and at no. 211 nationally.

Tongue is the son of former NFL defensive back Reggie Tongue, played on four different teams during his ten years in the league. The elder Tongue played for Oregon State in his college years.

Tongue attends University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, La. He stands 6’2, and weighs 210 lbs.

Rian Davis. Image via SB Nation. 

247Sports grades Davis as a composite four-star outside linebacker prospect. The recruiting site’s composite rankings for 2019 rank Davis at no. 5 among OLB prospects, at no. 7 among prospects from the state of Florida, and at no. 68 nationally.

Davis attends Wekiva High School in Apopka, Fl. He stands 6’1.5, and weighs 240 lbs. 
(via 247Sports)

Georgia adds five-star running back prospect John Emery Jr. to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

John Emery Jr. Image via SEC Country.

Oh look, Georgia has another commitment.  Destrehan, Louisiana high school senior running back John Emery Jr. became the fourteenth member of the Bulldog’s 2019 football recruiting class with his commitment on Sunday.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Texas A&M adds four-star CB prospect Jeffery Carter to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Jeffery Carter. Image via Burnt Orange Nation/247Sports.
Texas A&M has added a 23rd member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Mansfield, Texas rising high school senior cornerback Jeffery Carter announced his commitment to the Aggies on Saturday

Three-star DT prospect Marcus Miller commits to Arkansas' 2019 football recruiting class, third commitment of the day.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Marcus Miller. Image via 247Sports.com.
Ready for yet more Arkansas recruiting news? Warren, Arkansas rising high school senior defensive tackle Marcus Miller is the third prospect to commit to the Razorbacks’ 2019 football recruiting class on Saturday, and the fourteenth member of the 2019 class overall. 

Texas adds three-star OLB prospect Marcus Tillman Jr. to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Marcus Tillman jr. Image via The Orlando Sentinel. 

Texas has added a fourteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Orlando, Florida rising high school senior outside linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr. announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Saturday

Arkansas adds three-star safety prospect Myles Brooks to its 2019 football recruiting class, second commitment of the day.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Myles Brooks. Image via The Austin American-Statesman.

Well, this was quick. Arkansas has its second commitment of the day as Pflugerville, Texas rising high school senior safety Myles Brooks becomes the thirteenth member of the Razorbacks’ 2019 football recruiting class

Arkansas adds three-star OLB prospect Zach Zimos to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Zach Zimos. Image via WholeHogSports. 

Arkansas has added a twelth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Richmond, Texas rising high school senior linebacker Zach Zimos announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on Saturday.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Clemson adds four-star ILB prospect Vonta Bentley to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Vonta Bentley. Image via The Clemson Insider. 
Clemson has added a nineteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Birmingham, Alabama rising high school senior linebacker Vonta Bentley announced his commitment to the Tigers on Friday.  

Ohio St. adds three-star TE prospect Coromontae Hamilton to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Coromontae Hamilton. Image via 247Sports. 

 Ohio State has added a fifteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Memphis, Tennessee rising high school senior tight end Coromontae Hamilton announced his commitment to the Buckeyes on Friday. 

Colorado adds three-star QB/safety prospect Carl Jones and three-star OT prospect Cam'Ron Johnson to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting

Carl Jones. Image via 247Sports.

Time for a Colorado footbsll recruiting update. The Buffaloes added its fourteenth and fifteenth members of its 2019 football recruiting class over the past couple of days. Bakersfield, California rising high school senior quarterback/safety Carl Jones announced his commitment to the Buffaloes on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, Pearland, Texas rising high school senior offensive tackle Cam’Ron Johnson announced his commitment to the Buffaloes. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

USC's 2020 football recruiting class begins with high school junior QB Bryce Young and high school junior WR Kris Hutson.

2020 Football Recruiting

Bryce Young. Image via Burnt Orange Nation.

 USC has its first two members of its 2020 football recruiting class. Santa Ana, California rising high school junior quarterback Bryce Young committed to the Trojans on Wednesday, while Bellflower, Ca. rising high school junior wide reciever Kris Hutson announced his commitment on Thursday

Washington adds three-star safety prospect Cameron Williams to its 2019 football recruiting class.


Cameron Williams. Image via 247Sports.

Washington has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Bakersfield, California rising high school senior safety Cameron Williams announced his commitment to the Huskies on Wednesday.

Louisiana-Lafayette adds three-star RB prospect Aubrey Scott to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Aubrey Scott. Image via 247Sports.

 It’s time for some more Sun Belt recruiting news. Louisiana-Lafayette has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Stonewall, Louisiana rising high school senior running back Aubrey Scott announced his commitment to the Ragin’ Cajuns on Wednesday. 

Six Florida players facing disciplinary actions from school following confrontation with Gainesville area gambler.

Get those “Dan Millen has lost control of Florida” memes ready. Six members of the Florida Gators football team could be facing disciplinary actions from the school for their part in an incident this past May in which ESPN’s Mark Schlabach reports “involved airsoft guns, a baseball bat, rocks, and a frying pan.” 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Appalachian St. adds three-star TE prospect Ricky Kofoed to its 2019 football recruiting class.

Appalachian State has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Charlotte, North Carolina rising high school senior tight end Ricky Kofoed announced his commitment to the Mountaineers on Wednesday.

UCLA adds three-star WR prospect Kain Medrano to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Kain Medrano. Image via 247Sports. 
Time for more Pac-12 recruiting news. UCLA has added a seventh member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Pueblo, Colorado rising high school senior wide receiver/free safety Kain Medrano announced his commitment to the Bruins on Wednesday. 

NC State adds four-star CB prospect Shyheim Battle to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Shyheim Battle. Image via Pack Insider. 

North Carolina State has added a 20th commitment to its 2019 football recruiting class. Rocky Mount, North Carolina rising high school senior cornerback Shyheim Battle announced his commitment to the Wolfpack on Wednesday

Oregon adds four-star JUCO CB prospect Elijah Blades to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting


Elijah Blades. Image via The Lincoln Journal Star.

Oregon has added a seventeenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Pasadena, Ca. JUCO cornerback prospect Elijah Blades announced his commitment to the Ducks on Wednesday

South Alabama adds DT prospect Desmond Barkley to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Desmond Barkley. Image via 247Sports.
Ready for some Sun Belt recruiting news. Well, you’re in luck. South Alabama has added the eighth commitment to its 2019 football recruiting class. Stockbridge, Georgia rising high school defensive tackle Desmond Barkley announced his commitment to the Jaguars on Wednesday.

Tennessee adds three-star DE prospect Roman Harrison to its 2019 football recruiting class.



Roman Harrison. Image via 247Sports.
It’s SEC recruiting news time. Tennessee has added its fifteenth member of its 2019 football recruiting class. Bainbridge, Georgia rising high school senior defensive end Roman Harrison announced his commitment to the Volunteers on Wednesday. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Colorado adds three-star RB prospect Jaren Mangham to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Jaren Mangham. Image via MLive.com.

 Colorado has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Detroit, Michigan rising high school rising senior running back/linebacker Jaren Mangham announced his commitment to the Buffaloes on Tuesday

Georgia adds five-star defensive tackle prospect Travon Walker to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Travon Walker. Image via DawgNation. 

Georgia has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class, and its a blockbuster. Highly-ranked Thomaston, Georgia rising high school senior defensive tackle Travon Walker announced his commitment to the Bulldogs on Tuesday. 

Florida freshman LB Justin Watkins arrested on felony domestic battery-related charges, suspended from Gators football program.

Florida Gators

Mugshot of Justin Watkins. Image via WCJB.

University of Florida Police arrested Florida freshman Justin Watkins on Tuesday in connection with felony charges of domestic violence. It’s the second time Watkins has been in legal trouble since committing to the school. 

Central Michigan adds three-star WR/CB prospect Kyron McKinnie-Harper to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Kyron McKinnie Harper. Image via The D Zone Football.

Ready for some MAC recruiting news? Central Michigan has added a thirteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Detroit, Michigan rising high school senior wide reciever/cornerback Kyron McKinnie-Harper announced his commitment to the Chippewas on Monday. 

SEC Universe: Gus Malzahn, Urban Meyer (yes, you read correctly), David Reese, and more.

Tougher Than The Rest?
Connor O’Gara explains why Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is correct in saying that the Tigers have “the toughest schedule in all of college football.” Having to go on the road to face both Georgia and Alabama has something to do with it. (Saturday Down South)

Monday, July 23, 2018

Oregon adds four-star WR prospect Mycah Pittman to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Mycah Pittman. Image via The Oregonian. 

Oregon has added a sixteenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Calabasas, California rising high school senior wide reciever Mycah Pittman announced his commitment to the Ducks on Monday. 

Arkansas adds three-star DE prospect Eric Gregory to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting

Eric Gregory. Image via 247Sports. 
Arkansas has added a tenth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Bradenton, Florida rising high school senior defensive end Eric Gregory announced his commitment to the Razorbacks on Monday. 

Penn State adds four-star offensive guard prospect Saleem Wormley to its 2019 football recruiting class.

2019 Recruiting


Saleem Wormley. Image via Roar Lions Roar. 
Penn State has added a twelth member to its 2019 football recruiting class. Smyrna, Delaware rising high school senior offensive guard Saleem Wormley announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions on Monday.