| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
You can try this cold turkey, but picking bowl-game winners is my job. While you're at work solving world problems, I'm doing full time what you do in your spare time. Some years are better than others. The general rule is to look for motivation in each...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 8:10 PM
November has always been "argument month" so what are we waiting for?
Alabama's best non-league win came against an unranked Virginia Tech team coming off losses to unranked Duke and Boston College. The Crimson Tide also scheduled Colorado State,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:02 PM
No. 2 Florida State (8-0) at Wake Forest (4-5)
9 a.m., Channel 7
Is it possible Florida State could have a let down one week after its emphatic win over Miami, against an inferior Wake Forest team? Wake Forest has won four of the last...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:47 AM
In one of the least shocking announcements of summer, two-time defending national champion Alabama has opened at No. 1 in USA Today's preseason college football poll.
UCLA, coming off a 9-5 season, is No. 21 and USC, 7-6 last year, is No. 24....
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:57 PM
UCLA didn't play its best game of the season Saturday night against Cal but a solid victory and a series of shakeups helped lift the Bruins into the top 10 in Sunday's Associated Press and USA Today coaches' polls.
UCLA climbed two spots to No. 9 in the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A week of lopsided matchups produced the anomaly of no schools dropping in, or out, of the rankings. Rankman could only rearrange the flowers in his vase and subtly chide-slide Michigan for flirting with losses in consecutive games. The bottom could...
| Oct 5, 2013
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: In a parking lot? Why there? Seems a bit harsh.
Twitter: @The SaintMunich
Answer: I still can't get that puzzling piece out of my head. Why wouldn't nice-guy Pat Haden not even allow Lane Kiffin on the bus back to...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:50 PM
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost to a season-ending ankle injury, Tyler Murphy led No. 19 Florida to five scores in a somewhat ugly game, helping the Gators open Southeastern Conference play with a 31-17 victory over...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 PM
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 Saturay's menu of games:
North Texas (2-1) at No. 9...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Mack Brown and Bo Pelini can tell you no season ever goes exactly the way you planned.
Here's a look at a few of the early surprises in this one:
This could be the year the league surpasses the Southeastern Conference and wins the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
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....