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Teams That Are Risky Bets in 2014

Every summer there are many predictions and polls put out about college football that gives fans false hope. The polls are based solely on last season’s accomplishments and what the team has returning. There are six teams that I picked out of ESPN’s early top-25 that I think are risky bets in 2014. I looked at how high the teams were on the predicted polls and how their schedule was related with that. Florida...

Who Will Be The Breakout SEC Team In 2014?

Auburn’s 2013 football season was nothing short of miraculous. The Tigers were like a homeless man who won the lottery; they rose from rags to riches and made it all the way the BCS National Championship game. Whatever Auburn did to gain the favor of the college football gods, it worked. There is no way you convert a fourth and eighteen against Georgia into a game-winning and season-saving touchdown, or beat Nick Saban with...

College Football Teams That Will Have Another Big ...

In college football you sometimes have one-hit wonders, teams that make unpredictably amazing runs for a year or two. Sometimes a head coach or certain player is the cause of this; a good example of this was Kansas State two years ago with Collin Klein. Other teams however will have multiple successful seasons, and those are the ones I’m interested in for this article. I will examine the college football teams that had big...

How Strength of Schedule played a huge role in the...

If there is one thing that I took out of this past season’s BCS bowl games, it’s that strength of schedule played a very big part in the outcome of these games. The strength of schedule should play a larger role in your handicapping when it comes to the bluebloods who are playing after January 1st. First, there isn’t as much separation between these teams as we sometimes see in the minor bowls. They are all...

ACC Football – Teams that will Improve in 20...

The ACC made strides in 2013 in its return to prominence with Florida State taking home the national title. The conference had three teams finish the season with at least 10 wins: Clemson, Florida State, and Duke. Now we flip the page to 2014, with spring practices starting across the conference. There are some teams that will for sure be better in 2014: Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and NC State. Teams like...

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up

Duke 2014 Spring Football Wrap Up Strengths & question marks coming out of spring Duke’s biggest strength heading into 2014 is its speed and talent at the offensive skill positions. The Blue Devils will return their two primary quarterbacks while adding another to the fold, revamp their ground game behind two experienced running backs and bring back five of the team’s top six receivers from a year ago. With...

2014 SEC Totals – The Revenge of the Defense

Offense was the name of the game in the SEC during the 2013 college football season. The conference best known for its elite defenses and power running games put up points in bunches last year thanks to its elite quarterback play. The SEC has never had as much quarterback talent as it had in 2013. The conference produced 5 of the countries top 12 quarterbacks in passing efficiency and five 3,000 yard passers overall. SEC...

2014 Seniors With Something to Prove

The 2014 college football season will be especially important for seniors; many will have to try to prove that they can have successful back-to-back seasons, while some will have to cope with a team that looks substantially different now that certain parts of the team have departed. Here are some seniors who have something to prove in their final season: Sean Mannion – Oregon State At Oregon State quarterback, Sean...

2014 PAC 12 Totals – Look to go OVER like RO...

2013 was a great year for college football in the PAC 12. The conference sent 9 teams to bowl games and came away with a 6-3 bowl record. The conference was as deep as it’s ever been in 2013 and a record six teams ended up ranked in the final Associated Press poll. Top to bottom it was arguably the best conference in the country. The conference has always been known for its high flying offenses and NFL caliber...

BCS National Championship Game

Tonight is usually one of the best and worst nights of the year for me. The culmination of college football on its biggest stage, is also the end of college football till the end of August. My next 6 months consist of degenerately betting the NHL, NBA, and PGA, summers in the Jersey Shore, and focusing on less exciting things, like my actual job. I also am sad because as a resident SEC homer, I think the great run of 7 in a...