An Ode to the MAC: The Conference That Always Defies the Odds With its Continued Survival.

There are three things certain in life: Death, Taxes, and the MAC Surviving Conference Realignment. The key to the MAC’s unprecedented level of stability: Being just weak enough that the P5 has no interest in poaching any of their membership, while being strong enough to fend off raids from G5 …

The College Football Playoff Committee has made things worse for the G5.

Note: This is a follow up to a two part series regarding the 2014 Marshall football season. When the College Football Playoffs (CFP) was created it was championed as a milestone that greatly improved college football. This was due in large part to the CFP replacing the unpopular BCS System. …

A Look at the Historical Opponents of Every Current and Future FBS Program (Part II)

This is Part II of a project from eight months ago where I tracked the history between programs. In the previous part I studied the current makeup of FBS conferences. In this part I will examine historical conferences including the pre conference realignment versions of current FBS conferences. Below is …

Visual Tool to Understand 2010-2017 Conference Realignment

I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 2010 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Links (1) (2) (3) Follow @sportspolitico Send us an Email: sportspolitico@gmail.com © sportspolitico™ December 23, 2015 …

What if the College Football Playoffs were modeled after March Madness? Hypothetical 32 Team (2015-2016)

Last year I made a hypothetical bracket for the College Football Playoffs using metrics similar to how the NCAA College Basketball Tournament selects their teams. To make this a yearly tradition for me I have done the same for this years teams. Why 32 teams? Thirty-two teams is exactly 25% …