Who will win the PAC-12? Full conference football rankings

Today, we're taking a look at the 2020 PAC-12 football season and how the Savvy Index rates each team. With a host of coaching changes, quarterback changes, and game cancellations, this looks to be a dynamic season that overflows with excitement and uncertainty. 1.  Oregon      (national rank:   14) UO has a ton of talent returning … Continue reading Who will win the PAC-12? Full conference football rankings

Savvy Index rankings of all 130 FBS teams

Before we get into the Savvy Index 2020 preseason rankings, I have a riddle for you: Why did it take UTEP so long to put up its website? Because it took years for them to come up with three w's.' Sorry UTEP fans.  But be patient because your coach, Dana Dimal, is showing enough up-trends … Continue reading Savvy Index rankings of all 130 FBS teams

From ten crying girls to a Nike grant

When my eight year old daughter wanted to play sports, I was delighted.  I knew she had what it took to be good in any sport she chose. The fact that she wanted to play basketball was even better because that was my sport. I had played high school basketball in Oregon and coached at … Continue reading From ten crying girls to a Nike grant

FCS rankings for the top 30 teams

Yesterday, we posted a Savvy Index list of FCS teams ranked from 31st to 128th. Today, we are taking a look at the top 30 FCS teams and discussing in more detail the top 20.  Some of these projections will change as teams begin practice and we gain additional information. 1.  North Dakota State The … Continue reading FCS rankings for the top 30 teams

FCS 2020: Who will win the Big Sky Conference?

The Big Sky Conference often produces teams that do well in the FCS national playoff.  The problem is that in the last decade only Eastern Washington made it to the final.  Will that change in 2020? Let's preview each Big Sky team to get a better idea. 1.  Montana State   (national rank: 4) In 2017, … Continue reading FCS 2020: Who will win the Big Sky Conference?

FCS team rankings: 31st-128th

The Savvy Index uses a review of coaches, returning production of players, and trends for college football programs to project preseason rankings for all FCS college football teams. Preseason rankings are the basis for the Index to predict the results of football games in the early season, so accuracy is vital. Today, we are listing … Continue reading FCS team rankings: 31st-128th

Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans

Washington Husky fans have been through a lot this off-season. They lost their starting quarterback, starting running back, three potent offensive linemen, and their legendary head coach.  Alas, it is in the worst of times that we humans prove what we are made of and, for Husky nation, that consists of a whole lot of … Continue reading Even if you don’t love the Washington Huskies, you gotta love their fans

Connecting the dots from Urban Meyer to UCLA

Have you grown weary of the many rumors that have linked former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer to every Power Five head coaching job in the country?   So have I.  But, what if there is one that has an actual, traceable path? Of course, it would be foolhardy to predict Meyer to UCLA based … Continue reading Connecting the dots from Urban Meyer to UCLA