by Fairway Jay Don't Underestimate the 2018 Utah Utes! The PAC-12 was down last season, and so were the Utah Utes, who finished 7-6 SU but just 3-6 SU in conference play. The Utes did win their fourth straight bowl game in the last four years, and 14-year head coach Kyle Whittingham appears to have a stronger team in Salt Lake City this season. Consistency has been a trademark for Utah under Whittingham. So has a lack of national notoriety. Last [...]
The penultimate College Football Playoff rankings were released Tuesday night without much commotion. The top four remained the same, but we are guaranteed to have some changes after the conference championships this weekend. Let's look at each contender's scenarios and their odds to win it all.
The initial College Football Playoff rankings came out Tuesday night with a few surprises. Ohio State has the No. 1 spot, despite being No. 3 in the AP poll and No. 4 in the Coaches poll. Penn State jumped over Clemson into the top four, despite being No. 5 in both polls. Undefeated Baylor and Minnesota remain outside the top 10, which shows how important strength of schedule is to the committee.
Last week we had another pick win straight up! Illinois pulled off the upset of the season as a 31-point underdog with a victory over Wisconsin. We also had another 4-1 week, and the underdogs are rolling. Here's to another week of underdogs hitting hard with Week 9 spread busters.