| Jan 1, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Blake Bortles threw for 301 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, Storm Johnson ran for three touchdowns and No. 15 Central Florida defeated No. 6 Baylor, 52-42, in the Fiesta Bowl on Wednesday night at Glendale, Ariz.
"There's not many outside of us...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:20 PM
Central Florida rose from unranked commuter school in Orlando to No. 15, Clemson got dropped like a hot Howard's Rock and Stanford used a tremendous one-handed catch from Kodi Whitfield to get back in the national title chase. Professor Condi Rice was...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 18 Louisville (6-1) at South Florida (2-...
| 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 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Georgia is slotted at No. 5 because that's how many yards the Bulldogs fell short last year of playing (and we presume beating) Notre Dame for the national title.
That's less than three fathoms, if you can fathom that.
| Oct 19, 2013
There's a difference between loving college football and knowing it. I love my country but couldn't be Secretary of State.
Oh please, let's stop this stuff about Condoleezza Rice not being qualified to sit on a panel to choose...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Texas A&M and Missouri, two average programs from the Big 12, joined the Southeastern Conference two years ago.
There were supposed to be growing pains. In fact, many people thought the schools would get devoured in America’s best football...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Here is a capsule summary of Jadeveon Clowney's year so far: He knocked the helmet off a Michigan player in a bowl game, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, called out rival quarterbacks for being scared and tipped over a blocking sled in practice....
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings got a last-minute shipment of adjustments, edits and amendments.
They arrived in a packaged labeled "Saturday."
The last year of the BCS (sob, sob) is sure going to be fun.