The Baylor Bears are quietly putting together one of the best résumés in the game by getting things done while chaos ensues elsewhere. Let’s jump into this week’s power rankings and see where everyone sits as we enter the last full week of January.
As the transfer window begins to enter the final stages, the Champions League Round of 16 is just around the corner and it’s time to assess the value in the futures market. Manchester City dominated the competition in Group C, taking fourteen of a possible eighteen points, and are currently the betting favorites to win the competition at +375 odds.
They've been hanging around the top 10 all season, but the Baylor Bears finally took over the No. 1 spot in our power rankings this week, after a convincing road win over Kansas on Saturday. Duke plummeted out of our top 10, after its stunning loss to Clemson, and a few teams moved to new spots this week.
Everyone knows if Clemson is to win the College Football Playoff National Championship tonight, Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will be key players in the matchup against the LSU Tigers. While those two players have rightly grabbed the headlines, it is their defense that will likely need to step up big if they are to bring another title home.
The playoffs are where legends are born, and there are some NFL playoff records that will likely never be matched. There are single-game performances that blow the mind and remarkable cumulative records. Here the most untouchable records in NFL playoff history.
When it comes to FCS football, North Dakota State is what you would get if you merged Clemson and Alabama’s football programs together. The Bison have won national championships in seven of the last eight seasons, all under coach Chuck Klieman. When he left for Kansas State in the offseason, Matt Entz took over from his defensive coordinator role and picked up right where Klieman left off.
As conference play gets into full swing, the strength of the Power Five leagues will begin to impact the weekly power rankings. Gonzaga had a terrific non-conference slate, but as other teams begin to rack up quality wins, they will lack a chance to garner any of their own until tournament time. As such, we have a new team atop our rankings, so let’s jump in and see who it is.
If you’re anybody but an Alabama fan, the College Football Playoff National Championship is about as entertaining of a matchup as you could ask for. LSU and Clemson both roll into the game unbeaten on the season, with a shot at going 15-0 on the line for both programs. Both starting quarterbacks are already legends in the history of the sport.
It’s a new year and a new decade, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs continue to be one of the top teams in the nation as the calendar turns over to 2020. They are joined at the top by some other familiar faces, while a few other programs try to kick off the new year by crashing the party. Let’s jump right into our Power Rankings as conference play swings into full gear!
Friday’s Idaho Potato Bowl match-up between the Ohio Bobcats and Nevada Wolfpack features two teams with similar records, but that seemingly couldn’t be much further apart in how they play. Ohio enters the contest with the 20th-ranked scoring attack in the nation, averaging nearly 35 points per game, on the back of an offense that averages more than 215 yards per game both through the air and on the ground.