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  • College Basketball
  • December 17, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 7

The latest college basketball AP Top 25 poll was released Monday and the most notable changes in the poll were defending national champion Villanova falling out of the rankings after two losses last week and recent No. 1 team Gonzaga falling to No. 8 after a two-game skid of its own. AP POLL ALERT: Kansas, […]

  • College Football
  • December 6, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

The Big Ten Has a Competitive Balance Issue and We’re Here to Fix It

The Big Ten East and West, while geographically accurate and nominally an improvement from its divisional predecessors of the Leaders and Legends, are potentially a hindrance to the conference’s College Football Playoff hopes and there’s a chance the current format won’t determine which schools play in the Big Ten Championship in the future. Big Ten […]

  • College Football
  • December 1, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Which Schools Have Appeared the Most in the College Football Playoff Rankings?

Only three schools have been ranked in every edition of the College Football Playoff rankings — Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. That trio, plus Oklahoma, has combined for 14 of the 20 playoff berths since the College Football Playoff replaced the BCS beginning in 2014. Here’s the list of schools that have been ranked the […]

  • College Football
  • November 28, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

These Seven College Football Teams Underachieved in the Betting Market This Season

The college football regular season is almost over, which means it’s the perfect time to review the past year from a betting perspective. Here are the seven Power Five teams that underachieved the most and cost bettors a lot of money in 2018… Louisville There wasn’t a more disappointing team in college football than Louisville […]

  • College Basketball
  • November 26, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the Week 4 College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

Only six teams maintained their AP Top 25 ranking from last week after the dust settled following a wild Feast Week. There’s a new No. 1 team in the country, but the top spot in the poll was as contested as you’ll ever see – the No. 2-ranked team only received one fewer first-place vote […]

  • College Basketball
  • November 26, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

ACC/Big Ten Challenge Preview: Michigan-North Carolina, Duke-Indiana & More

This year’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge will feature 12 ranked teams and three matchups between teams that are featured in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The series starts Monday night and culminates in Wednesday night’s showdown between No. 7 Michigan and No. 11 North Carolina in Ann Arbor. Here’s a glance at each matchup as […]

  • College Football
  • November 16, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

College Football Best Bets: Nebraska, Syracuse Headline Saturday’s Top Picks

There isn’t much excitement for Week 12 of the college football season, but there are several betting opportunities to take advantage of. There are plenty of motivational angles with “rivalry week” coming up and teams with five wins looking to clinch a bowl berth. Here are seven sides to look at this weekend:   Best […]

  • College Football
  • November 11, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Week 11’s Plays That Shaped the College Football Landscape

Week 11 of the college football season saw Clemson clinch the ACC Atlantic and Northwestern clinch the Big Ten West. Oklahoma narrowly avoided taking a second loss this season and Ohio State won on the road to remain in the Big Ten Championship (and therefore, playoff) discussion. Here are the plays from Week 11 that […]

  • College Football
  • November 7, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing Week 11’s Games That Could Impact the College Football Playoff

At face value, Week 11 projects to be less volatile on the College Football Playoff rankings than the last two weeks have been, but chaos often strikes college football in the weeks when you least expect it. Most of the teams ranked in the top 10 are heavily favored this week (we’re looking at your […]

  • College Football
  • November 6, 2018
  • Nate Jacobson

Four Storylines That College Football Bettors Should Watch Out for in Week 11

Now that November has arrived, here are four storylines to consider when looking at the lines for Week 11 in college football. Week 11 features massive point spreads The top six in the new College Football Playoff rankings will likely be Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan, Georgia and Oklahoma in some order. All six of […]

  • College Basketball
  • November 5, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

We Ranked the Most Talented Champions Classic Matchups Since 2011

The four-team, neutral-site Champions Classic has been one of the biggest non-conference showcases every college basketball season since its inception in 2011. The four participating schools — Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State — have all been ranked every year at the time of the Classic, with the exception of the Spartans in 2011. There […]

  • College Basketball
  • November 5, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

How Champions Classic Results Can Predict Outcomes for the Rest of the Season

Tuesday marks the first day of college basketball games of the 2018-19 season. It’s not just the end of a seven-month hiatus after last year’s NCAA tournament – it’s a night that features a loaded slate of games, and it’s one of the biggest days of the season. For the eighth year in a row, […]

  • College Football
  • October 21, 2018
  • Andy Wittry

Week 8’s Plays That Shaped the College Football Landscape

Despite six teams ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll having a bye week in Week 8, there were several notable results that could impact the College Football Playoff picture and the future of some of the premier programs in the sport. Here are five plays from Saturday that will resonate beyond Week 8. Purdue’s […]

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