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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?