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

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

2020 College Football: who gained and who lost in FBS coaching changes?

Did you know that nearly one-in-five teams in the FBS changed coaches in the past year? Several had three coaches in one season and Colorado had three in less than two months. We published a preview of all 130 coaches two months ago and you can see that preview here.  Today my goal is to … Continue reading 2020 College Football: who gained and who lost in FBS coaching changes?

The 2020 Heisman: predicting the winner

Last year, quarterback Joe Burrow of LSU had such overwhelming stats that it was easy for Heisman  Committee voters to name him the winner of the Heisman Trophy. But usually, there are no canaries in the coal mine and Heisman members must sort through dozens of statistics and factors to separate one candidate from another.  … Continue reading The 2020 Heisman: predicting the winner

College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

A while back, I studied a college football prediction system that based itself primarily on how each team recruited over the prior four years.   The premise was that the team with the strongest roster wins. That sounded like a good approach and it proved to be quite accurate for the elite programs that have … Continue reading College football recruiting and the dilemma of 3000 three-stars

Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

The host team said it won because its opponents walked off the field. . The visitors said they won because the other team cheated. . One thing they both agreed was that the visiting coach better high-tail it out of town  after he pulled his team from the field in the first quarter. . That … Continue reading Football, fugitives, and fake Bacardi

Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

For more than two years, Arizona State administrators have told us that the hiring of Herm Edwards and the installation of an NFL-style program will not only work, but it will change college football.  Some even doubled-down and tripled-down and whatever comes after that.  (Sorry.  I went to public schools.) Like desert storms that are … Continue reading Arizona State football: Thunder and Lightning in the Herm Edwards Era

Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?

"He always wanted to go somewhere where he could make a difference. He never wanted to go somewhere where he just fit in.’’ Those are the words of Anthony Brown, Sr. as he described the motivation and dedication of his son, Anthony Brown Jr., the newest quarterback at the University of Oregon. But will Anthony … Continue reading Will transfer quarterback Anthony Brown win the job at Oregon?