• #251 by jbcarol on 04 Nov 2015
  •  Big 12 Conference ‏@Big12Conference 18h18 hours ago

    We're just going to leave this here. #Big12FB

  • #252 by jbcarol on 04 Nov 2015
  •  Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 4m4 minutes ago

    National championship sites announced for 2018-2020

        2018: Atlanta, Ga. (TBD)
        2019: Santa Clara, Calif. (Levi’s Stadium)
        2020: New Orleans, La. (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

    The games in 2016 and 2017 are scheduled to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.) and Raymond-James Stadium (Tampa, Fla.), respectively.
  • #253 by jbcarol on 07 Nov 2015
  • Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 8h8 hours ago Hartford, CT

    According to the FPI, LSU and Baylor have the toughest remaining schedules of the top 8 teams. Clemson and Notre Dame have the easiest.
  • #254 by jbcarol on 09 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

    .@LVSuperBook title odds: Ala/OhioSt 5-2, Clem 4-1 Bay 12-1, Stan 15-1, OkSt/ND 18-1, OU 20-1, UF/Iowa/LSU 25-1, MichSt/TCU 40-1, Utah 80-1
  • #255 by jbcarol on 10 Nov 2015
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports 20m20 minutes ago

    "When it comes to quality wins, no one has a more impressive win right now nationally than #Alabama." – @MattScalici

    One thing we learned from last week's debut edition of the rankings is that the playoff selection committee clearly places a heavier emphasis on accomplishments rather than failures. A better way of putting it: it's not who you've lost to but who you've beaten that matters the most to the playoff committee.
  • #256 by jbcarol on 10 Nov 2015
  • CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff  1h1 hour ago
    View full #CFP25 

  • #257 by jbcarol on 11 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 12h12 hours ago

    Wins vs. current @CFBPlayoff T25:

    Bama, Clem, Iowa, LSU, ND 2 each;

    Mich., MichSt, Navy, NW, OkSt, Stan, Utah 1 each;

    Everyone else: 0
  • #258 by jbcarol on 13 Nov 2015
  • Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB Nov 11

    .@ToddFuhrman asked me & others whether it'd be a good idea if an oddsmaker was on the CFP Playoff committee:

    In order to create an equal playing field there needs to be that math guy balancing out the process among college football blue bloods and athletic directors. Who better than an oddsmaker to share his or her take on proper valuations of the best teams in the land...
  • #259 by jbcarol on 14 Nov 2015
  • Todd Fuhrman ‏@ToddFuhrman Nov 12

    VEGAS TOP 10: Oddsmakers share their college football rankings (SPOILER ALERT: Iowa didn't make my top 10)

    Thanks to the oddsmaking team at Bookmaker for providing us with a snapshot of four potential playoff games/national championship scenarios:

    Clemson (-2.5) vs. Oklahoma
    Alabama (-3) vs. Ohio State
    Oklahoma (-5.5) vs. Iowa
    Baylor (-5) vs. Stanford
  • #260 by jbcarol on 14 Nov 2015
  • Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN  3h3 hours ago Connecticut, USA
    How good a job has Art Briles done? Baylor won 14 Big 12 games in its first 14 years in the league. Bears have won 13 last year and a half.
  • #261 by jbcarol on 15 Nov 2015
  • #262 by jbcarol on 15 Nov 2015
  • Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 6h6 hours ago

    PLAYOFF PULSE: Pac-12 falls out; Baylor in big trouble. Predicting Tuesday's rankings; Projecting the final four.


    1. Clemson

    2. Alabama

    3. Ohio State

    4. Notre Dame

    5. Iowa

    6. Oklahoma

    7. Oklahoma State



    Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, Oklahoma.
  • #263 by jbcarol on 15 Nov 2015
  • Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 6h6 hours ago Connecticut, USA

    My top four this week is same as last week: 1. Clemson, 2. Alabama, 3. Ohio State, 4. Oklahoma State. Notre Dame is No. 5 and Iowa is No. 6.
  • #264 by jbcarol on 16 Nov 2015
  • Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 22h22 hours ago

    Your Week 11 @CFBPlayoff winners and losers:

    Winners include the Oklahoma schools


    Florida: Don't forget about the Gators. They fell into the shadows after a pedestrian performance against Vanderbilt in Week 10, but they've already clinched the SEC East and should be favored in their two remaining games, against FAU and rival Florida State. If a one-loss Florida team can knock off Alabama in the SEC title game, it should be in the top four.



    LSU: Forget about the top four; LSU is trying to hang on to second place in the SEC West. The loss to Arkansas coupled with Alabama's win against Mississippi State was a dagger to LSU's playoff hopes. The Tigers have lost back-to-back games, Leonard Fournette is no longer the Heisman front-runner, and a road trip to Ole Miss looms.
  • #265 by jbcarol on 16 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 14h14 hours ago

    ESPN’s Top 10 strength of record rankings, which measures the impressiveness of a team’s W-L given its schedule

  • #266 by jbcarol on 17 Nov 2015
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports 5h5 hours ago

    #Oklahoma's Bob Stoops says Sooners should be in College Football Playoff, takes subtle jab at SEC 

    "I don't know how you couldn't," Stoops said Monday night in an interview on ESPN's SportsCenter. "If you go on the road and beat the No. 6 team in the country, you beat the No. 11 team in the country (TCU) and Oklahoma State also on the road -- the No. 4 team in the country -- who else is doing that at the end of the year, or even through the whole year?

    "Look at whoever else has won, and what top teams have they beaten?" Stoops said on the broadcast. "If you're able to do that, then certainly you should be one of those teams. And also, by the way, won on the road to Tennessee, one of those SEC teams."
  • #267 by jbcarol on 17 Nov 2015
  • CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 50s50 seconds ago

    1. Clemson
    2. Alabama
    3. Ohio State
    4. Notre Dame

  • #268 by jbcarol on 18 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 58m58 minutes ago

    .@LVSuperBook lines using current @CFBPlayoff pairings: Clemson -3.5 Notre Dame; Alabama -4 Ohio State
  • #269 by jbcarol on 19 Nov 2015
  • Hanging onto the past or sending a message?

     Chuck Dunlap Retweeted ‏@BCSKnowHow Nov 17

    Side-by-side comparison of the new @CFBPlayoff ranking and what the #BCS would have looked like this week

  • #270 by jbcarol on 19 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 3h3 hours ago

    Unless Ohio upsets NIU next week, Toledo can’t win MAC so American champ (Navy, UH or Temple) all but guaranteed New Year’s 6 bowl berth
  • #271 by jbcarol on 25 Nov 2015
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 8h8 hours ago

    Quick Reactions: Florida’s College Football Playoff rankings drop could ultimately bring doom to SEC

    No. 12 Florida suddenly has minimal odds of vaulting eight spots in the coming days, short of routing Florida State and Alabama (SEC championship) by 30 points apiece over the next two weekends.

    If Florida had trouble taking down Vanderbilt (by two points) and Florida Atlantic (overtime) at home, then Alabama should be a heavy favorite for next week’s SEC championship. Of course, the No. 2 Crimson Tide (10-1 overall) still need to take care of business this week (at Auburn), before booking a trip to Atlanta.

    An Iron Bowl defeat would also open the door for No. 18 Ole Miss (8-3 overall, 5-2 SEC; tiebreaker advantage over Alabama) potentially claiming the SEC West title. In that scenario, a Gators-Rebels championship bout probably wouldn’t thrill the Playoff committee too much.
  • #272 by jbcarol on 27 Nov 2015
  • CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff Nov 24

    Full #CFP25 for games played through November 21

  • #273 by jbcarol on 27 Nov 2015
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 9h9 hours ago

    3 scenarios where SEC champion Florida could miss the College Football Playoff

    Florida has a daunting two weeks ahead, but beating rival Florida State and upsetting Alabama in the SEC Championship game should vault the Gators into the College Football Playoff. [This is arguably a tougher task than winning the two playoff games.]

    First, let’s examine the Gators’ schedule. At this point, Florida’s best win is clearly against Ole Miss, which is currently No. 18 in the Playoff rankings. The second-best win is … well, here is the beginning of Florida’s problem.

    According to the computers, Florida’s next-best wins are Tennessee at No. 28 and UGA at No. 29.

    The entire SEC West is ranked in the top 35, but the bottom four schools in the SEC East are not helping the Gators. Missouri, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and South Carolina are all ranked between 66 and 85. So too is another Florida opponent, East Carolina, which checks in at No. 80. Florida Atlantic (No. 115) and New Mexico State (No .111) … well, the Gators got what they paid for.

    Scenario No. 1

        Clemson wins out
        Iowa or Michigan State wins out
        Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
        Notre Dame beats Stanford

    Scenario No. 2

        Clemson wins out
        Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
        Notre Dame beats Stanford
        Michigan State loses to Penn State, Ohio State beats Michigan and Iowa

    Scenario No. 3

        Clemson wins out
        Iowa or Michigan State wins out
        Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State
        Stanford beats Notre Dame and UCLA
  • #274 by jbcarol on 27 Nov 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN  2h2 hours ago
    Toledo loss virtually guarantees American champion will get New Year’s 6 Group of 5 berth
  • #275 by jbcarol on 28 Nov 2015
  •  Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 10h10 hours ago

    TCU's double OT win over Baylor knocked the Bears out of the CFP and race for the Big 12 title, leaving Oklahoma...  …
  • #276 by jbcarol on 28 Nov 2015

  • Brian Davis Verified account

    Props to Art Briles for trying to find Patterson afterward. No kudos to maniac TCU fans trying to get in Briles' face.
  • #277 by jbcarol on 28 Nov 2015

    Chris Low ‏@ClowESPN 8m8 minutes ago

    Chris Low Retweeted Heather Dinich

    Heather, I didn't see the eye test on that list.
  • #278 by jbcarol on 28 Nov 2015
  • ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  6m6 minutes ago
    No. 9 Stanford makes a 45-yard FG as time expires to beat No. 6 Notre Dame, 38-36!
  • #279 by jbcarol on 28 Nov 2015
  • ESPN Stats & InfoVerified account ‏@ESPNStatsInfo  24m24 minutes ago
    Oklahoma: 5-0 against AP-ranked teams this season after going 0-4 in such games in 2014; most such wins by any team this season w/o a loss
  • #280 by jbcarol on 30 Nov 2015
  • Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 23h23 hours ago

    Your Week 13 @CFBPlayoff perspective: The Power 5 Path to the Playoff

    Simple. Bama loses it's out, no league title. Florida wins the SEC, SEC is toast. No way Gators are a top 4 team.
  • #281 by jbcarol on 30 Nov 2015
  • Ralph D. Russo ‏@ralphDrussoAP 30m30 minutes ago

    If Alabama is overrated you should be happy to play'em in playoff. Sure plenty of Bama fans were happy to draw Ohio St, until they weren't
  • #282 by jbcarol on 30 Nov 2015
  • Chuck Dunlap ‏@SEC_Chuck  7h7 hours ago
    11 bowl teams on the schedule have propelled Alabama to the top of the computers by a decent margin:

    College football's last week of the regular season resulted in another first: Alabama is No. 1 in the College Football Computer Composite, the weekly ranking formulated by the former Bowl Championship Series computers.

    12. Ole Miss

    16. Florida

    18. LSU

    23. UGa

    25. Tennessee

    27. MSSt

    28. Arkansas

    31. A&M
  • #283 by jbcarol on 01 Dec 2015
  • SEC Network ‏@SECNetwork  3h3 hours ago
    No. 2 in the nation... @AlabamaFTBL

  • #284 by jbcarol on 02 Dec 2015
  • ‏@BCSKnowHow 13h13 hours ago

    Side-by-side of the penultimate @CFBPlayoff rankings and what the #BCS would have looked like this week

  • #285 by jbcarol on 02 Dec 2015
  • Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande 13h13 hours ago

    Playoff committee had 'heated' debate about ranking Alabama No. 1 over Clemson.

    "The committee debated long and hard about the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams," Long said. "Clemson is again ranked No. 1, but it was close and indeed very close. They both have impressive bodies of work. Clemson is 6-0 against teams with winning records including two wins against teams in this week's top 10. Alabama is 8-1 against teams with winning records. While that is an impressive résumé, Alabama has not played a team in the current top 10. Clemson's undefeated record was also clearly a factor."

    But it was close.

    "We had a number of revotes, and there were times in the meeting I actually thought Alabama was going to be voted ahead of Clemson," Long said. "But they were not."

    Alabama (11-1) will face No. 18 Florida at 3 p.m. Saturday in the SEC Championship Game.

    Clemson (12-0) meets 10th ranked North Carolina in the ACC title game.

    Long said there was Alabama-Clemson debate before last week's ranking, but this time it was more "heated."

    "Well, we had additional pieces to the résumé," Long said. "We saw a Clemson team struggle against a South Carolina team, that same South Carolina team..."
  • #286 by jbcarol on 02 Dec 2015
  •  Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS 15h15 hours ago

    Long: Committee won't try to manipulate rankings to make sure Oklahoma doesn't play in Dallas if it's a No. 3 or 4 seed.
  • #287 by jbcarol on 02 Dec 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 16h16 hours ago

    If Clemson loses, ACC is out; if Alabama loses, SEC is out. If both lose, @CFBPlayoff immediately expands to 8 teams
  • #288 by jbcarol on 03 Dec 2015
  • ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 21h21 hours ago

    Alabama, Ole Miss and how the CFP avoided true chaos

    Let me start by saying Alabama is clearly or, to use College Football Playoff lingo, unequivocally one of the best four teams this season.

    Now that we have that established, let's have a little fun with this whole selection process, which is jeered, cheered and smeared every Tuesday night when the committee's rankings are unveiled.

    The most fascinating "What if ..." of all in a season full of them is how everything would have played out if the ball hadn't bounced just right for Arkansas back on Nov. 7 in the Hogs' thrilling 53-52 overtime win against Ole Miss. Even Arkansas coach Bret Bielema referred to the fourth-and-25 lateral play in overtime as "divine intervention." Tight end Hunter Henry gathered in a short pass and flung it backward about 30 feet as he was being tackled. The ball was tipped by an offensive lineman and scooped up on the bounce by Alex Collins, who rambled for the first down, but not before he fumbled. Teammate Dominique Reed was there to recover for the Hogs.

    The whole thing is still dizzying when you watch the replay, but the Hogs went on to score a touchdown and convert the game-winning two-point try in one of the more exciting games of the season.

    It was a great win for Arkansas and a crushing loss for Ole Miss.

    But think about the conundrum the committee would have right now had Henry's wild lateral not bounced just right.
  • #289 by jbcarol on 03 Dec 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 18h18 hours ago

    Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby tells @GottliebShow: 8-team playoff “definitely more lucrative” but “puts conference championship games in jeopardy"
  • #290 by jbcarol on 03 Dec 2015
  • Todd Fuhrman ‏@ToddFuhrman 16h16 hours ago

    Our @SportsLine CFB projection model believes the committee has 1 team vastly overrated...and no, it's not Iowa

    1. Bama

    17. Iowa
  • #291 by jbcarol on 04 Dec 2015
  • Shane Moubry

    @CFBHeather What's the scenario you see that puts oh st in the playoff?

    Heather Dinich Verified account

    Heather Dinich Retweeted Shane Moubry

    . @StanfordFball AND either Bama or Clemson would have to lose is my best guess.
  • #292 by jbcarol on 05 Dec 2015
  • Matt Zenitz ‏@mzenitz 21h21 hours ago

    Why any Alabama semifinal game would almost definitely be in Texas

    The site of each game is determined by the top seed.

    The game featuring the No. 1 team will be played in the city closest geographically to that school.

    Clemson enters the weekend No. 1 in the most recent Playoff rankings.

    Clemson is closer to Miami than it is to Texas, so the Tigers would play in Miami if they remain No. 1.

    That would leave No. 2 and No. 3 to play in Texas.

    Alabama enters the weekend No. 2.

    Even if the Tide jumps Clemson for No. 1, the game would still be in Texas, as Alabama is closer to Arlington than it is to Miami.

    One of the only scenarios that would lead to the Tide playing in Miami would be Clemson losing and Alabama winning but No. 3 Oklahoma jumping the Tide for No. 1.

    If that happened, the Sooners would play in Texas.

    The Tide would be in Miami.

    That's unlikely considering Oklahoma doesn't have a game this weekend...
  • #293 by jbcarol on 06 Dec 2015
  • CFBPlayoff ‏@CFBPlayoff 7h7 hours ago

    Back to work. #CFBPlayoff

  • #294 by jbcarol on 06 Dec 2015
  • Chris Vannini ‏@ChrisVannini 6h6 hours ago

    Dantonio 7-1 in his last 8 games against top-10 teams.

    6-1 in his last 7 against top-5.
  • #295 by jbcarol on 06 Dec 2015
  • Heather Dinich ‏@CFBHeather 41m41 minutes ago

    ICYMI how Selection Day might look

    The committee's sixth and final top four will be released Sunday at noon ET on ESPN.

    While it's possible that Big 12 champ OU could cling onto that No. 3 spot, it would be very easy for the 12-member committee to justify Michigan State's leap to the No. 3 spot after beating previously undefeated Iowa. When comparing the two one-loss teams, Michigan State's résumé is more compelling, with road wins at Ohio State and Michigan, a win over Oregon and finally beating the committee's No. 4 team in Iowa.

  • #296 by jbcarol on 07 Dec 2015

    Side-by-side comparison of the final @CFBPlayoff ranking and our simulated #BCS

    AP Poll was not a factor in the BCS rating in the final years.
  • #297 by jbcarol on 08 Dec 2015
  • Bruce Feldman ‏@BruceFeldmanCFB 2h2 hours ago

    Big 12 now will require its FB programs to annually play at least one non-conference game vs a Power 5 team & can't play more than 1 FCS.
  • #298 by jbcarol on 10 Dec 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 14h14 hours ago

    Former SEC commish Mike Slive on should @CFBPlayoff expand: "Why is there a push (for 8 teams)? We’re not the NFL, we’re not the NBA"
  • #299 by jbcarol on 11 Dec 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 24m24 minutes ago

    Ohio State DT Adolphus Washington, cited for solicitation, suspended for Fiesta Bowl for violating team policy
  • #300 by jbcarol on 14 Dec 2015
  • Brett McMurphy ‏@McMurphyESPN 5h5 hours ago

    National title odds via @LVSuperBook: Alabama 1-1, Oklahoma 9-4, Clemson 11-2, Michigan State 7-1