First look on the Historical Changes in College Football Parity

When discussing historical accomplishments the concept of “era” and the difficulty of each era is often brought up to justify the resumes of players and coaches. For this project I want to prove or disprove the notion that Nick Saban’s accomplishments carry more weight because he coached in a more difficult era. The thought process…

Visual Tool to Understand 1981-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves all the way back to 1981. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1981 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the…

Visual Tool to Understand 1991-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis I have expand the data from my last post to include conference realignment moves from 1991. I created the following pictures to better explain/visualize the conference realignment moves of 1991 to 2017. I recommend clicking on the images for larger view. I also made a gif version in the first image. Follow @sportspolitico…

Visual Tool to Understand 2010-2017 Conference Realignment

By: Mike Davis 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 Like what…

Despite Boren’s Wishes, the Big 12 is Not Expanding

By: Mike Davis David Boren, President of The University of Oklahoma stirred the pot on realignment by reiterating his stance that the Big 12 should expand to twelve teams. He also criticized Texas for the Longhorn Network without specifically mentioning it by name. College administrators have stirred this pot in the past by commenting (1) on conference…

Will a Grant of Rights Protect the Big 12 From Future Raids?

By: Mike Davis Currently the Big 12 Conference sits at the center of conference realignment discussion. The conference is widely seen as the weakest link within the Power Five (P5) due to its smaller size, and recent history of instability. Proponents of the Big 12 will point to its “Grant of Rights” (GOR) agreement as…

The Case for Playoff Expansion: 32 Teams

By: Mike Davis The new College Football Playoffs may be in its first season, but one of the most widely discussed arguments about it has been the number of teams. The playoffs are currently at four teams, but fans often wonder how long until we see expansion. When I think of college playoffs I always…

The Marshall Dilemma: The Case For Marshall (Part II)

By: Mike Davis Author’s Note: This is Part II of a two-part article. Part I can be found here. As bad as the situation is for Marshall, the biggest problem is not what is happening to them, but why it is happening. The reason for the unjustified snub of this program may be one (or both)…

2014 Big Ten Football Preview (East Division)

By: Mike Davis The 2014 college football season marks a special year for the sport. The inaugural playoff system will be hogging the headlines this season, but there is another new feature to the college football landscape that fans should take note of. That is the formation of the new Big Ten East division. Never…

Preseason AP Poll (Full Rankings)

  Florida State (57) 2013 Record: 14-0 Points: 1496   Alabama (1) 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1361   Oregon (1) 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1334   Oklahoma (1) 2013 Record: 11-2 Points: 1324   Ohio State 2013 Record: 12-2 Points: 1207   Auburn 2013 Record: 12-2 Points: 1198   UCLA 2013 Record: 10-3 Points: 1106…