Thirty-five games are on the FBS schedule this week headlined by the return of the mighty SEC with national champion LSU. The Bengals are favored to continue winning this week against Mississippi State despite having to break in a new quarterback to replace Heisman winner Joe Burrows. Mississippi State will turn to new head coach … Continue reading College football predictions for week 4
Clemson continues at the top of the Savvy Index 2020 rankings after making it two wins in a row to start the season, albeit the most recent win over an FCS opponent by a Savvy-expected margin. Notre Dame jumped into the second spot after another win that significantly exceeded Index expectations. There wasn't much movement … Continue reading 2020 FBS top 20 for week 4
Last week, the Savvy index finished 16-4 in predicting games to bring the season total to 23-6 (79%). This week will have about two dozen games, give or take cancellations, reschedules and other unforeseen events. Georgia Tech upset Florida State last week and now has its sights on hosting 11th ranked UCF. We know the … Continue reading 2020 FBS predictions for week 3
Clemson was the Savvy Index preseason leader and continues atop the Index rankings after a win over Wake Forest. Although the spread given by oddsmakers placed the Tigers as 30+ point favorites, our Index favored the Tigers 36-28. The final was 37-18. Oklahoma moved past Alabama and into the second spot. The Sooner jump … Continue reading 2020 Top 20, week 3
One thing was clear. It was going to be a tough season of coaching girls youth basketball. How did I know? Well, I was in my first year of being on the board of directors for the city basketball program and I had rosters for every girls team---including player ratings which had been included by … Continue reading No points? No point guard? No problem!
Wake Forest returns to Sam Hartman as starting quarterback. Nine ranked teams are in action this week including top-ranked Clemson. In all, there are 22 games involving FBS teams. That's less than one-third of the number of games last year at this time, but it's enough to give us some sense of normalcy. Last week, … Continue reading College football predictions 2020: week 2
Don't ya love it? College football is actually happening in 2020! And, we don't have to wait any longer because this Thursday we get things kicked off with: South Alabama at Southern Mississippi Southern Mississippi should have little trouble at home against South Alabama although the early Savvy projection is a conservative 12 points. … Continue reading College football at last! — predictions for week 1, 2020
We've all seen the high-flying offenses of the PAC-12, teams like Washington State and USC that have no problem averaging 400+ yards and 30+ points per game. But, how good are they really? How much "grit" did they have when critical situations were on the line? It's one thing to gloat over an opulence of … Continue reading PAC-12 football offenses: We know they can move, but can they make the critical plays?
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
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