• Western Michigan knocking off Toledo seals New Years Six for AAC
  • Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly having best season as head coach
  • Which one-loss team has the best overall body of work? It’s now Michigan State
  • Who should be GameDay’s guest picker in Philly?
  • Block Six: Georgia Tech offers a weekly reminder how awesome college football is

How your team will or will not win its conference or division

College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format. The Big 12 may lack a conference championship, but it sure does still provide plenty of drama in the final weeks of…

Hail Flutie

Episode 153 – Doug Flutie on the Hail Flutie, Heisman Trophy race, playoffs and the Capital One Cup

Take a moment to think of the top plays in college football history. Think of five of them, and I will bet I can guess two of them for sure, and perhaps a third. One of them might be The Play, which recorded one trombone casualty in a game between Stanford and Cal. Another might be the Kick Six, a much more recent play with a tremendous impact on the…


Don’t look now, but Boise State is now biggest threat to Marshall

In the new age of baseball it has become silly to judge a starting pitcher based heavily on wins and losses. The College Football Playoff selection committee has already shown they look deeper beyond wins and losses in how they operate as well. This could be good for Boise State. Going undefeated may not be enough for Marshall to be guaranteed a chance to play in one of the New…

Melvin Gordon

Heisman Watch: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ready for B1G Heisman Showdown

The Heisman Trophy race is still up for grabs, waiting for one player to take off running with the frontrunner status. If it comes down to running, then Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon should be in the conversation as one of the favorites. Wisconsin has had a good string of running backs over the years, and Gordon is the latest in that assembly line it would seem. Gordon is leading…

Listen to this week's podcast previewing the Wisconsin-Nebraska game!

Episode 152 – Previewing Wisconsin-Nebraska

Last week saw the game of the year playout in the Big Ten East Division with Ohio State going to East Lansing and beating Michigan State. The game was a rematch of last season’s Big Ten Championship Game and it saw the Buckeyes score revenge on the road against the team that beat them in its first conference championship game appearance. This weekend sees another Big Ten Championship Game rematch…


McGuire Metric and College Football Playoff Contenders

Oregon slipped past Florida State in the latest College Football Playoff ranking Tuesday night. In the grand scheme of the playoff format, which team is ranked second and which is ranked third is rather meaningless. The location of the game for No. 2 and No. 3 is determined after figuring out where No. 1 will be playing, and the only other thing determined by the ranking is which team gets to…

N2MW Video Mailbag Cover

Video Mailbag: Hot seats for Hoke and Muschamp, SEC getting two playoff spots and a What If for Michigan State

It has been a while since the last time I got one of these mailbag posts together, so hopefully the wait was worth it. At this point in the college football season we are now starting to see which teams have a realistic shot to make a run to the first College Football Playoff, but there is still some uncertainty over which teams are going to be in at the…