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  • Times' college football rankings: Alabama is No. 1 after Stanford's loss

    Times' college football rankings: Alabama is No. 1 after Stanford's loss
    Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 10 Northwestern

    College football top 25 countdown: No. 10 Northwestern
    Thirty years ago (1983) Stanford and Northwestern put their brainy football heads together to go a combined 3-19. And no one blinked, cared, or was the least bit surprised, because mediocrity then was considered the price to be paid for academic...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest
    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • College football: Play it forward

    College football: Play it forward
    1: Oklahoma looks to avenge last year's shocking 30-13 home loss to Notre Dame when it visits South Bend. The win legitimized Notre Dame as a national title contender and improved its all-time record over Oklahoma to 9-1. The Sooners' lone win in the...
  • Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt pull off SEC shockers

    Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt pull off SEC shockers
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
  • Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight

    Atlantic Coast Conference gets its turn in the spotlight
    The Atlantic Coast Conference has been waiting so many years for this stand-alone moment it might collectively have to take a nervous pill and sit down. The ACC has spent years failing to prove it was more than just a basketball conference. It wanted so...
  • Power conferences in college football gain even more strength

    Power conferences in college football gain even more strength
    College football commissioners were going to end their three-day unity conference in Pasadena with a round of "Kumbaya" at the hotel's valet carport. That was before the consulting firm that dreamed up "College Football Playoff" suggested something more...
  • College football countdown, No. 13: Michigan takes a no-nonsense approach

    College football countdown, No. 13: Michigan takes a no-nonsense approach
    Brady Hoke isn't a Michigan man. He was born in Ohio (boo, hiss) and attended college in Indiana (Ball State). Yet if Bo Schembechler were alive, he'd say something such as "This is more like it." The spread might have worked for Rich Rodriguez at...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 11 Texas

    College football top 25 countdown: No. 11 Texas
    This ranking may be more intuitive hunch than it is rooted in statistical study. The way I see it, Halley's comet comes around every 75 or 76 years and Texas football comes around every four. Texas has appeared in the Bowl Championship Series title...
  • What we know now about college football isn't exactly what we knew then

    What we know now about college football isn't exactly what we knew then
    Put away the running clocks. Silly season should be over — at least until Alabama hosts Chattanooga in late November. It is ridiculous to think Ohio State could play a team so overmatched that the Buckeyes' backup quarterback could throw six...
  • Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

     Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do
    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...