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Power Ranking the Big Ten’s Bowl Games

This bowl season you will be hard-pressed to miss the Big Ten in action. A total of 10 of the 14 teams in the Big Ten will be playing in bowl games this year, including four in New Year’s Six bowl games, highlighted by Ohio State in…



Athlon Sports: Big Ten Wild Card Players in 2016

For you Big Ten fans, I was asked to put together a list for Athlon Sports of wild card players from each Big Ten program for the 2016 season. In all, there is one offensive player and one defensive player I determined to be a wild card…


Athlon Sports: 14 Big Ten stats you need to know for 2016

I was asked to put together some key stats for each Big Ten program for a story published by Athlon Sports. You can read the full rundown of what I cooked up here, but here are a couple notable stats I particularly enjoyed. Like this? Why not…


Power-ranking the QB recruiting classes since 2002

No position in sports is more important than the quarterback position in football. NFL franchises can die a slow death if they miss on a quarterback through the NFL draft. In college, the time is short with quarterbacks, which makes landing a solid quarterback recruit on a…




Athlon Sports Media Poll: How I voted after Week 7

Mississippi State has moved to the top of the college football mountain after knocking off defending SEC champion Auburn. The win helped to convince enough voters in the coaches and AP polls to move Mississippi State past Florida State. Of course, I had them atop my power…


Athlon Sports Media Poll: How I Voted after Week 6

After one of the craziest weekends in college football, there was bound to be some shake-ups in the weekly power rankings. I am a voting member on a panel organized by Athlon Sports. Each week we will submit our top eight teams based on the results on…


Athlon Sports Media Poll: How I voted after Week 5

I updated my College Football Playoff projections and my first batch of bowl projections are coming soon. I had been waiting for October to come around before starting them up. This week also marks the debut of a new power ranking collaboration put together by my friends…