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Oct 25, 2011

Big Ten Selection Update – Week Eight

The great thing about days like last Saturday is that they remind us of why we love college football.  Michigan State’s miracle Hail Mary against Wisconsin was the kind of once-in-a-lifetime moment that Spartan fans will cite for years to come. The “bad” thing (not really bad) about those days is that on the following Monday, our Team Selection Committee has to sit down and make sense of it all. A wild weekend in college football changed the landscape for […]

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Oct 25, 2011

Georgia vs. Florida is the Capital One Bowl Game of the Week

The No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs (5-2, 4-1 SEC) and the Florida Gators (4-3, 2-3 SEC) face off in Jacksonville this weekend for one of college football’s most stories rivalries. The rivalry began 1915 and is one of few such games still played at a neutral-site. The Gators hold a three-game winning streak over the Dawgs, including a 34-31 victory last year in the series’ first overtime game when Chas Henry drilled a 37-yard field goal as time expired.

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Oct 25, 2011

West Virginia at Rutgers is the Champs Sports Bowl Game Of The Week

West Virginia leads series 32-4-2. (Last meeting: Dec. 4, 2010: WVU 35, Rutgers 14) No. 25 West Virginia looks to regain its position as the Big East favorite when the team travels to Piscataway to face Rutgers in its second-consecutive road game. Both the Mountaineers and Scarlet Knights enter Saturday’s game with 5-2 records, each holding one Big East loss (both suffered last Friday night.) West Virginia has claimed at least a share of the conference title five of the […]

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Oct 25, 2011

SEC Selection Update – Week Eight

The Big Ten got much of the spotlight last weekend thanks to Michigan State’s upset of Wisconsin. The SEC didn’t have quite the same fireworks, since the conference seems to largely be in a holding pattern until a packed Nov. 5 weekend.

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Oct 21, 2011

Champs Sports Bowl Weekend Spotlight

An intriguing weekend across the Big East and ACC starts early with a pair of Friday night games with Champs Sports Bowl implications. All three of the conference leaders in the Big East – Cincinnati, Rutgers and West Virginia – all hit the road this week against league opponents. Tonight, the Scarlet Knights travel to Louisville and the Mountaineers visit Syracuse. Tomorrow afternoon, the Bearcats are in Tampa to meet USF. If all three maintain their unblemished conference records, we […]

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Oct 21, 2011

Capital One Bowl Weekend Spotlight

The SEC and Big Ten each have a marquee game this weekend as conference records and head-to-head resumes shape up. With the first BCS poll now out, we keep inching closer towards Selection Sunday. The Big Ten’s big game is our Capital One Bowl Game of the Week: Wisconsin at Michigan State. The Badgers’ trip to East Lansing in 2010 resulted in their only regular-season loss. This weekend is their first game away from Camp Randall Stadium and they will […]

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Oct 18, 2011

If The Season Ended Today – BCS Analysis and Bowl Picks

Now that the first BCS standings have been released, it’s time to start up one of our (ok, my) favorite games around the office: If The Season Ended Today. We’re not PROJECTING the bowls; we’re treating the current poll like the final one, so you can get a better idea of how the bowl process works.

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Oct 18, 2011

USC at Notre Dame is the Champs Sports Bowl Game Of The Week

    This season, pick who you think will win the Champs Sports Bowl Game of the Week and WIN! Answer the question on the Champs Sports Bowl Facebook page before Saturday’s game. If you pick correctly, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29, 2011!   Notre Dame leads series, 43-33-5. (Last meeting: Nov. 27, 2010; Notre Dame 20, USC 16)   USC and Notre Dame battle for the historic Jeweled […]

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Oct 17, 2011

Capital One Bowl Selection Update: Week 7

After the release of the first Bowl Championship Series standings, our Team Selection Committee has begun to talk in earnest about available teams. Unfortunately for prognosticators (but fortunately for fans of college football), a lot of the teams on our radar still have to play each other. There will be a number of great games in the second half of the year that will impact our picture way more than anything we’ve seen so far. 

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Oct 17, 2011

Champs Sports Bowl Selection Update: Week 7

One week after Wake Forest shook up the ACC Atlantic division, the other side of the conference experienced some upheaval. Two upsets in the Coastal changed the face of the division race while the Atlantic returned (somewhat) to status quo. Meanwhile, the Big East remains in a sort of limbo as contenders continue to dance around each other. ACC Results Miami 30, UNC 24 Virginia 24, Georgia Tech 21 Virginia Tech 38, Wake Forest 17 Clemson 56, Maryland 45 Florida […]

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