Purdue vs Iowa Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Purdue vs Iowa prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

Purdue vs Iowa prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, January 27


Purdue vs Iowa How To Watch

Date: Thursday, January 27
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Carter-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City, IA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Purdue (16-3), Iowa (14-5)
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Purdue vs Iowa Game Preview


Why Purdue Will Win

Can Iowa handle the Purdue size on the inside?

The Hawkeyes rebound well, and they’re never afraid to get tough on both ends, but this is a huge Boilermaker team that dominates games on the boards – it’s second in the nation in rebounding margin – and for all of the good things Iowa does, it’s got a weird habit of going way too cold for way too long.

How do you lose to Rutgers? You hit 28% from the field.

Iowa is going to shoot from three and keep shooting from three, and the Boilermakers should clean up every rebound.

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Why Iowa Will Win

Yeah, the threes. If Iowa is on from the outside – Purdue is just okay at defending from three – it should take control and make this more of an up-and-down fight.

Purdue does a whole lot of things right, but it doesn’t force mistakes, it doesn’t generate enough pressure, and considering the height inside, it’s not good enough from the field.

Purdue shoots a whole lot of threes, but this is the wrong team to go against if this comes down to who’s doing more from the outside.

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What’s Going To Happen

This should be a whole lot of fun.

Again, Purdue has the size that it should try to pound away a bit, but that’s not going to happen as the game goes on.

Both teams can D up, but that’s not what this will be about. It’ll get faster over the final ten minutes with Iowa doing more from three as the home momentum plays a huge role.

Purdue vs Iowa Prediction, Lines

Iowa 83, Purdue 79
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 4.5

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Ohio State vs Minnesota Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Ohio State vs Minnesota prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

Ohio State vs Minnesota prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, January 27


Ohio State vs Minnesota How To Watch

Date: Thursday, January 27
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: William Arena, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: ESPN
Record: Ohio State (12-4), Minnesota (11-5)
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Ohio State vs Minnesota Game Preview


Why Ohio State Will Win

The Buckeyes might not do a ton from three on a consistent basis, and they don’t generate enough easy points, but they able to hit enough midrange shots and rebound well enough to get by.

They’re not able to come up with the same performances twice – for example, the two games against Wisconsin couldn’t be more different defensively – but the shooting has been there.

As long as they’re able to hit 50% from the field – they got there in six of the last nine games – they should be able to slip past a Minnesota team that doesn’t do much of anything from the outside, but …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

The Gophers are going to want to slow this down, rely on their defense, and make Ohio State force a whole lot of bad possessions.

The Buckeyes aren’t great from three to begin with, and they’re not going to do enough against this D with what it does at the perimeter. Every possession will be a big deal, with free throws and fouls turning into a big deal.

The Gophers – for all of their offensive issues lately – don’t turn the ball over and they don’t put teams on the line. However …

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What’s Going To Happen

Ohio State will hit its free throws.

It’s not great on the road lately – losing its last two and needing overtime to get by a bad Nebraska – but the Gopher style should fit.

There won’t be any major scoring bursts, but the Buckeyes will be a wee bit stronger on the boards and will hit a few late free throws to get out of a low scoring battle alive.

Ohio State vs Minnesota Prediction, Lines

Ohio State 68, Minnesota 65
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 3

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Wisconsin vs Nebraska Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

Wisconsin vs Nebraska prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win on Thursday.

Wisconsin vs Nebraska prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, January 27


Wisconsin vs Nebraska How To Watch

Date: Thursday, January 27
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Wisconsin (15-3), Nebraska (6-13)
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Wisconsin vs Nebraska Game Preview


Why Wisconsin Will Win

Nebraska isn’t good at shooting the basketball.

It hasn’t been all that awful lately from the field, but the worst shooting team in the Big Ten from three, and it has to keep on bombing away to overcome a defense that doesn’t do enough to stop anyone from generating easy points.

This isn’t a team built to hang with offenses that can move the ball around all that well doesn’t make mistakes. Wisconsin leads the nation in fewest turnovers per game – it’s not going to give the Husker easy points.

Nebraska has allowed teams to hit 49% or better from the field in four of the last five games, but …

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Why Nebraska Will Win

Wisconsin isn’t good at shooting the basketball.

It manages to generate plenty of points when needed off of turnovers and with timely plays, but it’s not great from the outside, they’re last in the Big Ten in assists per game, and overall it’s only hitting 42% from the field.

Lately, it’s giving up too many offensive rebounds – a problem in the loss to Michigan State – and Nebraska should be able to generate enough steals and defensive stops to matter.

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What’s Going To Happen

Nebraska will hang around for a wee bit, but the defense is just not doing enough when it’s not forcing turnovers.

Wisconsin will be careful enough with the ball to not give away easy points, and it’ll pull away in the second half when it clamps down on D on the outside.

Nebraska simply won’t make enough contested shots against this group.

Wisconsin vs Nebraska Prediction, Lines

Wisconsin 80, Nebraska 68
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 2.5

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2022 College Football Schedules By Teams: All 130 Schools

2022 College Football Schedules By Teams. The schedules for all 130 schools.

Every team’s 2022 college football schedule. The team-by-team schedules for all 130 schools.


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2022 College Football Schedules By Teams

Click on each school for its 2022 college football schedule. We’ll dive into the strengths of all the schedules with a deeper analysis on each one as the offseason rolls on.

Not all of the schedules are finalized yet. We’ll add them on the fly.

ACC Atlantic

Boston College
Clemson
Florida State
Louisville
NC State
Syracuse
Wake Forest

ACC Coastal

Duke
Georgia Tech
Miami
North Carolina
Pitt
Virginia
Virginia Tech

American Athletic Conference

Cincinnati
East Carolina
Houston
Memphis
Navy
SMU
Temple
Tulane
Tulsa
UCF
USF

Big 12

Baylor
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
TCU
Texas
Texas Tech
West Virginia

Conference USA East

Charlotte
FIU
Florida Atlantic
Marshall
Middle Tennessee
Old Dominion
WKU

Conference USA West

Louisiana Tech
North Texas
Rice
Southern Miss
UAB
UTEP
UTSA

MAC East

Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami University
Ohio

MAC West

Ball State
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois
Toledo
Western Michigan

Independents

Army
BYU
Liberty
New Mexico State
Notre Dame
UConn
UMass

Mountain West: Mountain

Air Force
Boise State
Colorado State
New Mexico
Utah State
Wyoming

Mountain West: West

Fresno State
Hawaii
Nevada
San Diego State
San Jose State
UNLV

Pac-12 North

Cal
Oregon
Oregon State
Stanford
Washington
Washington State

Pac-12 South

Arizona
Arizona State
Colorado
UCLA
USC
Utah

SEC East

Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West

Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
LSU
Mississippi State
Ole Miss
Texas A&M

Sun Belt East

Appalachian State
Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
Troy

Sun Belt West

Arkansas State
Louisiana
South Alabama
Texas State
ULM

 

 

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College Football Rankings 1 To 130: 2021 Season Formula. Who Had The Best Years?

College Football Season Rankings. How did all 130 teams stack up – and who had the most fun – according to the CFN Season Ranking Formula?

The 2021 Final College Football News Season Rankings from No. 1 to 130? How did all the seasons stack up based on the CFN Season Formula.


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CFN 2021 Rankings: Season Formula Final
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10 | Top 5
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The CFN Season Formula is based on straight numbers, wins, losses, and strengths of schedules to measure just how good a season really was, and NOT how good we thought all of the teams were.

That’s what the CFN Opinion Rankings are for.

This is all about evaluating every team’s season from start to finish with an emphasis on the big wins, the painful losses, and who had the toughest and easiest roads.

This formula – used to compare seasons on a historical basis, as well as year-by-year – only cares about victories and the raw numbers, completely taking out the eye test.

It’s simple … was your schedule good, and did you win with it? Then your ranking is high. Was your schedule mediocre? This exposes that. Here’s the breakdown of how the CFN Season Formula is calculated.

One more note before getting started. The idea of the “best” and “worst” wins are based on how important the wins are according to the formula. For example, of course South Carolina’s most important and biggest wins were against Florida, Auburn, and in the bowl game against North Carolina, but technically, beating East Carolina – who finished 7-6 – was the “best” win.

Basically, which teams had the most fun, and which teams didn’t?

130 UMass Minutemen (1-11)

2021 CFN Season Score -6.13
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 130
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 129
Best Win UConn 27-13
Worst Loss Rhode Island 35-22
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 129.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 130

129 UConn Huskies (1-11)

2021 CFN Season Score -5.17
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 129
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 128
Best Win Yale 21-15
Worst Loss Holy Cross 38-28
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 128.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 129

128 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -3.49
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 73
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 104
Best Win Colorado State 24-21
Worst Loss East Tennessee State 23-3
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 116
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 120

127 Akron Zips (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -3.19
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 125
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 127
Best Win at Bowling Green 35-20
Worst Loss Ohio 34-17
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 127
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 127

126 FIU Golden Panthers (1-11)

2021 CFN Season Score -2.49
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 115
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 130
Best Win Long Island 48-10
Worst Loss at Southern Miss 37-17
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 128
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 128

125 Arizona Wildcats (1-11)

2021 CFN Season Score -1.88
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 72
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 86
Best Win Cal 10-3
Worst Loss Northern Arizona 21-19
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 105.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 106

124 Duke Blue Devils (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score -1.03
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 83
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 107
Best Win Northwestern 30-23
Worst Loss Georgia Tech 31-27
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 115.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T118

123 New Mexico State Aggies (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.97
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 126
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 126
Best Win UMass 44-27
Worst Loss at New Mexico 34-25
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 124.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 126

122 New Mexico Lobos (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.95
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 106
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 125
Best Win at Wyoming 14-3
Worst Loss UNLV 31-17
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 123.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 125

121 Kansas Jayhawks (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.65
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 81
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 83
Best Win at Texas 57-56
Worst Loss at Duke 52-33
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 102
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 104

120 UNLV Rebels (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.53
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 110
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 113
Best Win Hawaii 27-13
Worst Loss Eastern Washington 35-33
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 116.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 121

119 Temple Owls (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.29
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 37
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 118
Best Win Memphis 34-31
Worst Loss at USF 34-14
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 118.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T122

118 Northwestern Wildcats (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.24
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 32
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 80
Best Win Rutgers 21-7
Worst Loss at Duke 30-23
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 99
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 101

117 USF Bulls (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.21
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 105
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 103
Best Win Temple 34-14
Worst Loss at Tulane 45-14
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 110
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 112

116 Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score -0.18
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 97
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 123
Best Win at ULM 27-24
Worst Loss at Georgia Southern 59-33
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 119.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 124

115 Texas State Bobcats (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 0.39
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 28
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 122
Best Win South Alabama 33-31
Worst Loss Incarnate Word 59-21
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 118.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T122

114 Colorado State Rams (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 0.45
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 93
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 117
Best Win at Toledo 22-6
Worst Loss South Dakota State 42-23
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 115.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T118

113 Ohio Bobcats (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 0.82
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 111
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 112
Best Win Miami University 35-33
Worst Loss Duquesne 28-26
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 112.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 113

112 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 1.03
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 100
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 114
Best Win North Texas 24-17
Worst Loss Southern Miss 35-19
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 113
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 114

111 Tulane Green Wave (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score 1.65
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 78
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 99
Best Win USF 45-14
Worst Loss at Memphis 33-28
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 105
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 105

110 Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 1.77
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 35
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 119
Best Win at Louisiana Tech 35-19
Worst Loss at Rice 24-19
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 114.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T116

109 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 1.86
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 64
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 82
Best Win North Carolina 45-22
Worst Loss Virginia Tech 26-17
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 95.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T98

108 Georgia Southern Eagles (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 1.91
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 87
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 121
Best Win at Texas State 38-30
Worst Loss at South Alabama 41-14
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 114.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T116

107 Indiana Hoosiers (2-10)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.00
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 31
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 88
Best Win at WKU 33-31
Worst Loss Rutgers 38-3
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 97.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 100

106 Washington Huskies (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.19
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 13
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 75
Best Win Cal 31-24
Worst Loss Montana 13-7
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 90.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 94

105 Bowling Green Falcons (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.22
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 127
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 108
Best Win at Minnesota 14-10
Worst Loss Akron 35-20
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 106.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking T108

104 ULM Warhawks (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.57
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 124
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 124
Best Win Liberty 31-28
Worst Loss Arkansas State 27-24
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 114
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 115

103 Buffalo Bulls (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.75
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 99
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 109
Best Win at Old Dominion 35-34
Worst Loss Bowling Green 56-44
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 106
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 107

102 Stanford Cardinal (3-9)

2021 CFN Season Score 2.81
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 77
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 85
Best Win Oregon 31-24
Worst Loss Washington 20-13
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 93.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 96

101 Rice Owls (4-8)

2021 CFN Season Score 3.32
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking 120
2021 CFN Final Opinion Ranking 116
Best Win at UAB 30-24
Worst Loss at Charlotte 31-24
2021 CFN Combined Final Ranking 108.5
2021 CFN Combined Overall Ranking 111

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101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10 | Top 5
Combined Opinion & Season Rankings
CFN College Football Season Formula

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College Football Win Totals 2021: Who Overperformed, Underperformed, How Did We Do?

College Football 2021 Win Totals: Looking back to see who did well, who underachieved, and how we did with all of our picks.

Before the 2021 season started, we did all the previews and made all the predictions. How did the teams do compared to their projected win totals? How were our picks?


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2021 College Football Win Totals: How did everyone do?
CFN Preseason Projections. Who Finished …
+3 to +5 | +2+1, 0, -1 | -2 | -3 to -6
2021 Preseason Betting Lines. Who Finished …
Over +5.5 to +2.5 | +2 to +1.5+ 1 to +0.5 | Even
Under -0.5 to -1 | -1.5 to -2 | -2.5 to -6

It’s our drill we do every offseason.

We do all the previews, all of the research, and then we try to get the picks and the projected win totals as close to the pin as possible.

Sometimes we’re dead-on right, sometime we miss by 20 miles, but as long as there’s some logic and reason behind everything, it all tends to work out fine.

How did every college football team do compared to their 2021 projected win totals? Here were our win total predictions, along with the general consensus win total betting lines for each team and the regular season wins.

The goal is always to be +/-1 one way or another with our predictions, but more importantly to the investment world, did we get the over/under totals right?

To cut to the chase, last year we were on the right side of the consensus betting world preseason win total for 57 teams, were on the wrong side for 46 of them, were even/push on 26, and Rutgers didn’t have an official win total.

And the betting lines? The Over came through for 61 teams, the under for 59,  and 9 pushed.

Who overperformed, who underperformed, and who came in about where we thought they did. Again, this is just the regular season – no conference championships or bowls.

College Football Win Totals 2021: How did everyone do?

The number after each team is the difference – positive or negative – in how much each team overperformed or underperformed compared to the CFN 2021 preseason projections.

Win Totals: We Missed BIG. “No one respects us.”

Michigan State 5

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 5
Regular Season Wins: 10

Utah State 5

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 4
Regular Season Wins: 9

UTSA 5

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 6
Regular Season Wins: 11

Baylor 4

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 6
Regular Season Wins: 10

Northern Illinois 4

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 4
Regular Season Wins: 8

Old Dominion 4

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 2
Regular Season Wins: 6

UTEP 4

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 3
Regular Season Wins: 7

Wake Forest 4

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 6
Regular Season Wins: 10

Arkansas 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 5
Regular Season Wins: 8

BYU 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 7
Regular Season Wins: 10

Fresno State 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 6
Regular Season Wins: 9

Houston 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 8
Regular Season Wins: 11

Louisiana 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 8
Regular Season Wins: 11

North Texas 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 3
Regular Season Wins: 6

Oklahoma State 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 8
Regular Season Wins: 11

Oregon State 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 4
Regular Season Wins: 7

Pitt 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 7
Regular Season Wins: 10

San Diego State 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 8
Regular Season Wins: 11

ULM 3

CFN Preseason Win Total Prediction: 1
Regular Season Wins: 4

2021 College Football Win Totals: How did everyone do?
CFN Preseason Projections. Who Finished …
+3 to +5 | +2+1, 0, -1 | -2 | -3 to -6
2021 Preseason Betting Lines. Who Finished …
Over +5.5 to +2.5 | +2 to +1.5+ 1 to +0.5 | Even
Under -0.5 to -1 | -1.5 to -2 | -2.5 to -6

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No. 13 Notre Dame falls at Ohio State

Tough loss but at least it was a split

The following is courtesy of UND.com:

COLUMBUS, Ohio  – Ohio State goaltender Jakub Dobes made 38 saves to stifle 13th-ranked Notre Dame as the 15th-ranked Buckeyes posted a 4-1 win on Saturday night at Value City Arena despite the Irish outshooting Ohio State 39-22.

Cam Burke scored for Notre Dame (16-7-0, 9-5-0-4-1-0), while Quinn Preston’s hat trick lifted Ohio State (16-7-1, 8-5-1-0-1-1) to the victory.

In net, Ryan Bischel totaled 18 saves for the Irish.

On special teams, Notre Dame went 0-for-4 on the power play, while Ohio State was 1-for-5 on the man advantage.

How It Happened

Special teams accounted for the scoring early in the first period when Ohio State was handed back-to-back power play chances. The Buckeyes got on the board first when Quinn Preston had a put-back power-play goal down low at 3:18 of the first.

Facing another Ohio State power play, Cam Burke picked off a Jakub Dobes clearing attempt while killing a penalty and picked the corner on the freshman netminder to tie it 1-1 at the 6:44 mark of the first. The unassisted tally marked Burke’s second shorthanded tally of the season and Notre Dame’s fifth of the season.

With 11:27 left in the first the Irish got their first power-play chance, but Max Ellis hit the post on the ensuing faceoff and the Buckeyes killed off the rest of the opportunity. On Notre Dame’s next power-play chance, Graham Slaggert had the best look down low but Dobes smothered the chance.

Tied 1-1 after the first period, the Irish faced 1:25 of an Ohio State power play to open the second and successfully killed it off without allowing a shot on goal.

Ryan Bischel made one of his best saves of the night on Tate Singleton, stopping the junior’s breakaway attempt at 6:28 of the second period to keep it a 1-1 game.

At 7:36 of the second the Buckeyes were called for a pair of minors, but Dobes stood on his head during the ensuing 5-on-3, as Leivermann, Graham Slaggert, Max Ellis and Trevor Janicke each had great looks. But the freshman netminder totaled eight saves to kill off that Irish power play.

Moments after Dobes denied Trevor Janicke at one one, Preston scored his second of the night with just 40 seconds remaining in the second to make it a 2-1 game through two periods of play.

Georgii Merkulov made it a two goal lead at 4:11 of the third when he combined with Preston to take advantage of a Notre Dame turnover in the neutral zone for his 12th goal of the season.

Notre Dame tried to push forward as the period wore on, with Ellis’ chance with 4:25 left testing Dobes again but it was saved.

Then Preston sealed the win with his third goal of the night at 16:21 of the third to make it a 4-1 game.

Notes

  • Cam Burke notched his second shorthanded goal of the season and Notre Dame’s fifth shorthanded tally this year.
  • It was the senior’s eighth goal of the season (had seven career goals entering the 2021-22 season).
  • Notre Dame is now 7-3-0 on the road this season.

Next Up

  • Notre Dame will close out non-conference play by hosting Boston College in a midweek makeup game set for 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the Compton Family Ice Arena (tickets) and on Peacock.

College Football Rankings 1 To 130: 2021 Final Overall and Conference

College football rankings from College Football News for all 130 teams after the end of the 2021 season, from 1 to 130 and by conference

College Football News 2021 college football rankings for all 130 teams after the end of season, overall and by conference.


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CFN 2021 Rankings: Regular Season Final
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Rankings By Conference
ACC | AAC | Big TenBig 12 | C-USA | IND
MAC | M-West | Pac-12SEC | Sun Belt
AP Poll | Coaches Poll powered by USA TODAY

CFN College Football Rankings: 2021 Final 1-130

We’ll do the CFN Formula Rankings – taking the opinion out of the mix and going only be deserve and what happened on the field – next. After the end of the 2021 season, here’s our ranking of all 130 teams based on a mix of believe, prove, eye-test, and mostly head-to-head – when possible.

130 FIU Golden Panthers (1-11)

Last Week’s Ranking: 130
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 115

129 UMass Minutemen (1-11)

Last Week’s Ranking: 129
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 130

128 UConn Huskies (1-11)

Last Week’s Ranking: 128
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 129

127 Akron Zips (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 127
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 125

126 New Mexico State Aggies (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 126
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 126

125 New Mexico Lobos (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 125
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 106

124 ULM Warhawks (4-8)

Last Week’s Ranking: 124
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 124

123 Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 123
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 97

122 Texas State Bobcats (4-8)

Last Week’s Ranking: 122
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 114

121 Georgia Southern Eagles (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 121
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 87

120 South Alabama Jaguars (5-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 120
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 122

119 Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 119
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 116

118 Temple Owls (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 118
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 84

117 Colorado State Rams (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 117
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 93

116 Rice Owls (4-8)

Last Week’s Ranking: 116
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 120

115 Charlotte 49ers (5-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 115
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 119

114 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 114
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 100

113 UNLV Rebels (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 112
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 110

112 Ohio Bobcats (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 111
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 111

111 Florida Atlantic Owls (5-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 110
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 9

110 Troy Trojans (5-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 109
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 112

109 Buffalo Bulls (4-8)

Last Week’s Ranking: 108
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 99

108 Bowling Green Falcons (4-8)

Last Week’s Ranking: 107
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 127

107 Duke Blue Devils (3-9)

Last Week’s Ranking: 106
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 83

106 UTEP Miners (7-6)

Last Week’s Ranking: 113
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 123
New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State 31, UTEP 24

105 Vanderbilt Commodores (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 105
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 73

104 USF Bulls (2-10)

Last Week’s Ranking: 104
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 105

104 Wyoming Cowboys (6-6)

Last Week’s Ranking: 103
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 88
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Wyoming 52, Kent State 38

103 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (6-7)

Last Week’s Ranking: 100
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 74
Hawaii Bowl: Canceled

102 Toledo Rockets (7-5)

Last Week’s Ranking: 98
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 89
Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo 24

101 Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-6)

Last Week’s Ranking: 96
CFN 2021 Preseason Ranking: 117
LendingTree Bowl: Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20

CFN 2021 Rankings: Regular Season Final
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Rankings By Conference
ACC | AAC | Big TenBig 12 | C-USA | IND
MAC | M-West | Pac-12SEC | Sun Belt

NEXT: CFN 2021 College Football Rankings: Final Top 100

Notre Dame transfer finds new home in Big Ten

All the best going forward

It took only a day for former Notre Dame offensive lineman Quinn Carroll to find a new collegiate home as on Wednesday he announced he’d be transferring to Minnesota.

Carroll was a four star recruit in Notre Dame’s 2019 recruiting class but a knee injury suffered at fall camp his freshman year started his career with the Irish in a place that was difficult to catch back up from.

This is a return home for Carroll who is from Minneapolis and played high school football at Edina.  Carroll will exit Notre Dame with his degree and three years of eligibility to potentially give P. J. Fleck and the Golden Gophers.

Related:

Notre Dame 2022 transfer portal tracker 

Georgia Wins Orange Bowl Over Michigan: Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts

Reaction, Analysis, 5 Thoughts on Georgia’s Orange Bowl win over Michigan

Georgia beat Michigan to win the Orange Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the game, and what it all means.


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Georgia beat Michigan 34-11: Orange Bowl 5 Things That Matter

Final Score: Georgia 34, Michigan 11
CFN Prediction: Georgia 30, Michigan 20
Line: Georgia -7.5, o/u: 45.5

5. Georgia returned to 2021 form

Oh were the post-SEC Championship narratives were rich. One rough loss to Alabama, and …

Georgia’s secondary was a weakness.

Georgia was exposed.

Georgia didn’t beat anyone who was all that amazing.

Georgia was playing the wrong quarterback.

Okay, so maybe that last one still sort of holds – more on that in a moment – but it was as if everyone had forgotten just how dominant this team was throughout the regular season.

The offense didn’t get a touchdown in the 10-3 opener against Clemson. No one else came even remotely close to touching this team up until Alabama pulled off the win, and even then the loss could partly be explained away that the Dawgs sort of played like it didn’t need the win – which it didn’t.

So was this a bad performance by Michigan? Yeah, sort of, but Georgia did that to Arkansas, and Florida, and Tennessee, and Kentucky, and everyone else on the slate except for that one team that’s coming up in a rematch a few days from now.

Oh, and …

Orange Bowl College Football Playoff 5 Thoughts 
5; Georgia returned to 2021 form
4. Georgia had more talent. Duh.
3. Stetson Bennett was terrific
2. Nothing takes away from Michigan’s great season
1. Now Georgia gets its chance
5 Thoughts: Alabama 27-6 over Cincinnati 

NEXT: Georgia had more talent. Duh.