Well, Savvy got it right --- just --- not right-right. Savvy predicted that Clemson would topple mighty Alabama. What it didn't forsee was the 28-point margin nor the paltry 60 total points. The system had expected 75 but Alabama fell all over itself and we came up short. Indeed, Alabama is better than it showed … Continue reading 2018 final top-25
The postseason is like a rodeo. Lots of action, unpredictable disorder, teams bucking every trend that they so arduously set during the season, and never knowing if the good guy or the bronco is going to win---or in modern times, if the good guy is even going to show up. The Savvy Index rounded off … Continue reading 2018 national championship prediction
Now that we're nearing the midway point of the college football season, we thought it might be helpful to post our top-25 for FCS teams. It isn't a surprise that North Dakota State tops our list, but it's five-point margin for more than two weeks is unprecedented on Savvy. Rhode Island has made the biggest … Continue reading Who is the best of the FCS?
from the archive of 2018 There are always plenty of five-stars living it up in Hotel Southern California, but deciding on a new quarterback at USC seems akin to premier night in Hollywood. Like, spotlights and hoopla and national attention. Or like the peculiar and shallow hand-wringing that precedes announcement of the prom king. It … Continue reading Some will dance to remember
1. Florida Atlantic Controversial coach Kiffin took the Owls from six wins to eleven and was top-10 in the nation for total offense, rushing yards, and fewest turnovers. QB Jason Driskel quit college football and defensive coordinator Chris Kiffin opted for the NFL, but FAU ranks second nationally for most returning starters (18). The … Continue reading 2018 preview: Conference USA (CUSA)
1. Washington Every PAC-12 coach needs to be at the Huskys' commencement ceremonies next June. To congratulate the Husky seniors? No. To make sure that Jake Browning finally leaves. Sometimes it feels like he's been here forever and like he should have walked the stage already. I mean, he's been something of a preeminent … Continue reading 2018 preview: Pac-12 Conference
1. Clemson Outstanding coaching. Top-5 rushing attack. QB Kelly Bryant is a true dual-threat but pass efficiency needs work. Probably the best defense in FBS with lots of returning talent that will dominate. Will win ACC outright but less-likely than Alabama to win it all. Twelve regular season wins plus the playoff. 2. Virginia Tech … Continue reading 2018 preview: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
There are eight returning PAC-12 quarterbacks who played in six or more games last season. Each has a dynamic story to tell, but today, we are out to determine who the best returning passer is. To do that, we use a simple table that ranks players in four different categories: Number of games played, completion … Continue reading Who is the best passer in the PAC-12?
1. UCF With coach Scott Frost off to Nebraska, the future of the Knights will be interesting to watch. Frost took this program from 0-12 in 2015 to 13-0 in 2017, a feat that ranks high on the all time list of turn-arounds. Josh Heupel is the new head coach here and comes to the … Continue reading 2018 preview: American Athletic Conference