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From Polls to Playoff: A brief history of the evolution of how college football determines the national champion

From Polls to Playoff: A brief history of the evolution of how college football determines the national champion

2014 will see the first-ever formal playoff at the highest level of college football. Playoffs have been held for years among the lower divisions, but this will be the first time that the FBS (formerly Division I-A) presents a round of semi-final playoffs followed by a recognized championship game. Unlike other sports that have had playoffs almost from day one, college football has maintained a poll system, followed by a bowl system, and then a series of computer/human selections to determine the two most worthy adversaries in their post-season.

Jerseys & Heels: Football Refresher 101

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Jerseys & Heels: Football Refresher 101

I am so excited to bring you this season’s FIRST edition to Jersey & Heels!
I wanted to share with you a few quick refreshers, so by the time that TV flips on or you’re at your first tailgate, you will be prepared and confident to jump in ANY convo about the game of football! The guys won’t know what hit them and your “sexy meter” will shoot through the roof! What guy doesn’t love a girl who attempts to learn something new, or enjoy something he enjoys!?

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We’ve seen how pro prospects rank overall and where they might go in April’s NFL draft, so it’s time to take a look at where players matchup head-to-head with others at the same position. ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. has provided us with that opportunity by ranking the top five players at each position.   Kiper: […]

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