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2014 Big Ten Power Rankings – Week 2

East Division 1. Michigan State - The Spartans rolled past JSU 45-7 on the strength of three TD’s from Connor Cook. A concern for the Spartans as they head into a huge match up with Oregon has to be their run game. Sparty averaged just 4.2 yards per carry against an FCS team. Coming Up: Sept. 6th at Oregon- Michigan State is dogged by 12. The game should be closer than that. 2. Ohio State - The Buckeyes survived Navy and...

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Two

2014 SEC Power Rankings – Week Two SEC East 1. Georgia Bulldogs – Todd Gurley single-handedly beat one of the top ACC teams in the Clemson Tigers by rushing for nearly 200 yards and returning a kickoff for a touchdown. Just imagine what they’ll look like when everybody else gets in sync? Georgia looks primed to jump up on the rest of the East division. Next game: Georgia is off this weekend but an early SEC...

2014 Big Ten Power Rankings – Week 1

East Division 1. Michigan State - The Spartans jump over the Buckeyes due to the Braxton Miller injury. They open up with FCS foe Jacksonville State. The Spartans need to show why they should be the class of the Big Ten East. Coming Up: August 29th vs. Jacksonville State 2. Ohio State - The Buckeyes will have to look to Cardale Jones or J.T. Barrett to fill the shoes of Braxton Miller being out for the year. Ohio State has a...

AAC 2014 Team Previews and Season Win Totals

The AAC has some new faces (which conferences don’t these days), so let’s get into it. Here are some thoughts on what the AAC has to offer. As always, if you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them below or reach out on Twitter @Smithers513. UCF The Knights burst onto the national scene last year, but have a lot of holes to fill offensively in 2014. Along with Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson’s...

ACC Quarterbacks to Watch in 2014

The reigning Heisman winner is an obvious quarterback to watch in 2014, but outside of Jameis Winston, which other ACC QB’s should you pay attention to this fall? The conference doesn’t have many star players at the position, with guys like Tajh Boyd off to the NFL, but there are still some solid players lining up behind center this fall. Cole Stoudt, Clemson We will start off with Stoudt since I mentioned Boyd earlier. Boyd...

SEC Teams That Are Underrated Heading into 2014 Se...

With as much hype as the SEC gets, believe it or not, some of the teams are getting less respect than they deserve this offseason. A loss of star talent is part of the reason for the uncertainties, but there is also room for optimism with these three teams.   Texas A&M Sure, they lose Johnny Football and Mike Evans, their two biggest contributors on offense, but I don’t doubt Kevin Sumlin’s ability to reload. The...

2014 Big 12 Trap Games

Here are some trap games and potential bad spots in the Big 12 this season. Of course this is all subject to change depending on how these teams do coming into these games. But here are the most likely trap games. Every team will probably experience a loss in one of these games since the Big 12 hasn’t had an undefeated champion since going to the round robin format.   Kansas State over Oklahoma…This game...

2014 Big Ten Power Rankings – Fall Camp

It is finally August and college football teams are gearing up for fall camp. That means it is time to put out our first 2014 Big Ten Power Rankings. Let me explain one thing first. This is not a prediction of where the teams will finish at the end of the year. It is a ranking based on how strong or weak I think a team is heading into fall camp. With that being said, let’s jump right in.  East Division 1. Ohio State –...

How the SEC Quarterback Situation Looks Entering 2...

The Southeastern Conference lost several great quarterbacks from 2013 including Johnny Manziel from Texas A & M, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, A.J. McCarron from Alabama, LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, and Connor Shaw of South Carolina. I would also throw James Franklin from Missouri into that conversation as well. How will their replacements fare in 2014? Will the SEC’s production at quarterback decline or improve this...

ACC Teams That Could Be Underrated in 2014

The ACC as a whole is an underrated conference because they don’t have the amount of national powers found in the SEC and Pac-12. There are five teams from the ACC that are being overlooked for 2014. Clemson The Tigers lost some key offensive playmakers from 2013, but will reload with more than capable replacements. Cole Stoudt, Tajh Boyd’s replacement, is a senior who has been in the system for three years. The Tigers have...