USC vs Stanford Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

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

USC vs Stanford prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, January 27


USC vs Stanford How To Watch

Date: Thursday, January 27
Game Time: 11:00 ET
Venue: Galen Center, Los Angeles, CA
How To Watch: FS1
Record: Stanford (11-6), USC (17-2)
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USC vs Stanford Game Preview


Why Stanford Will Win

Stanford has to clean up every possible opportunity.

The Cardinal have been awful from the field lately, they haven’t done enough from three – and despite the whopping 32 made free throws against Arizona State in the 79-76 win, they’re not all that great on the line.

Fortunately, USC is even worse at shooting free throws.

This isn’t the type of team that’s going to bomb away from the outside, but when it does, the Cardinal have to pounce. They should be able to negate USC’s strength on the defensive boards.

There’s a whole lot Stanford can’t do, but it’s amazing on the offensive glass. However, that’s because …

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Why USC Will Win

Stanford can’t shoot.

It has the size inside to create easy opportunities, but it doesn’t move the ball around all that well, turns it over a ton, and it doesn’t have the consistency from three to make up for the other issues.

It has gone ice cold from the field over the last few games – it didn’t get to 40% against either Arizona or Arizona State – and it has only been 50% from the field once since mid-December.

Again, winning on the boards is a must for Stanford, but USC is third in the nation at defensive rebounds. If there are a ton of one-and-done possessions, this will get ugly fast.

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What’s Going To Happen

After losing 75-69 to the Cardinal up in Palo Alto a few weeks ago, this will get ugly fast.

How did Stanford do it? Lots and lots and lots of USC fouls.

Stanford will try to force more hacking this time around, but it’s not going to work.

The USC defense is too good, it should at least hold serve when it comes to rebounding margin, and it shouldn’t take too much of a push to get up fast and put this away with a good run.

USC vs Stanford Prediction, Lines

USC 72, Stanford 64
Line: COMING, o/u: COMING
ATS Confidence out of 5: COMING

Must See Rating: 3.5

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UCLA vs Cal Prediction, College Basketball Game Preview

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

UCLA vs Cal prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Thursday, January 27


UCLA vs Cal How To Watch

Date: Thursday, January 27
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
How To Watch: Pac-12 Network
Record: UCLA (14-2), Cal (9-10)
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Why Cal Will Win

It’s been a rough run on a five-game losing streak, but the defense hasn’t been all that bad.

There isn’t the offensive firepower to keep up if UCLA gets rolling early, but the Bears aren’t going to give away a whole lot of easy points with turnovers and mistakes, and it’s aggressive enough to keep this from getting out of hand if this becomes about threes.

UCLA might be winning, but it hasn’t been consistent from the field. When it’s not connecting from the outside it struggles a bit, and again, Cal is good at defending the three.

However …

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Why UCLA Will Win

Cal doesn’t score.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of threes, it doesn’t have the ability to play with any tempo against the better teams, and for all the good things the team does defensively, it doesn’t generate enough easy points.

UCLA is the most careful team with the ball in the Pac-12.

Yeah, it needs the three to make things easy, but it doesn’t have to take a whole lot of chances here. Just don’t give Cal transition points, take the time and be deliberate for the right shot, and wait for that one spurt.

A 9-0 run should be enough to put this away.

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What’s Going To Happen

After a brilliant performance to pull away from Arizona in a big, defining win, can UCLA keep the momentum going and maintain the same fire for a struggling Cal?

Probably not, but it shouldn’t matter.

Again, Cal really is decent overall on defense – it only lost 60-52 in the first meeting a few weeks ago – but it got bombed by Arizona and it’s going to have a problem in the second half once the Bruin playmakers kick it all in.

All of the UCLA stars will get their chances.

UCLA vs Cal Prediction, Lines

UCLA 67, Cal 55
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 College Football Rankings: 2021 Final Season Rankings

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

CFN 2021 Rankings: Season Formula Final
101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10 | Top 5
Combined Opinion & Season Rankings
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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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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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101-130 | 76-100 | 51-75 | 26-50 | 11-25 | Top 10
Rankings By Conference
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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
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Ohio State vs Utah Prediction, Rose Bowl Game Preview

Ohio State vs Utah: Rose Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Ohio State vs Utah: Rose Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch 


Ohio State vs Utah: Rose Bowl How To Watch

Date: Saturday, January 1
Game Time: 5:00 ET
Venue: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
How To Watch: ESPN, Live stream on ESPN+
Record: Ohio State (10-2), Utah (10-3)
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Ohio State vs Utah Rose Bowl Preview

It’s still the bowl game that matters. It’s New Year’s Day, it’s in Pasadena – at least it’s back this year after playing whatever that was last season playing a Rose Bowl in (ugh) Texas.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, if it was that big a deal then players shouldn’t be opting out of it, Ohio State fans would be more interested in showing up to a non-College Football Playoff bowl, and … it’s the Rose Bowl. It’s the game everyone watches.

Here comes the Utah Invasion. It’s going to be Rice-Eccles West as the Utes get to enjoy one of the most important moments in the program’s history. This is the culmination of years and years of battling for respect, for a footprint, and for chances to be on the big stage.

This is no ordinary bowl game for Utah. It went from moving from the WAC to the Mountain West in 1999, to the Pac-12 in 2011, to Pasadena.

This year, it got past a rough start to reel off six straight wins including a dominant Pac-12 Championship performance over Oregon to get here.

– This is an ordinary bowl game for Ohio State. The program has been in two straight College Football Playoffs, and before that it was the Rose Bowl, and before that it was the Cotton Bowl, and …

Ohio State has played in New Year’s Six-level bowl games in every year but three since winning the 2002 national title. In 2004 it went to the Alamo, in 2011 it went to the Gator, and in 2012 it was out because of sanctions, but would’ve likely gone to the Rose.

By any normal standards this was a great season, but there was no Big Ten Championship, no national championship, no trip to the College Football Playoff, and no win over (hold nose) Michigan.

Winning the Rose Bowl, though, would certainly make things a whole lot better.

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Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch 


Washington State vs Central Michigan: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl How To Watch

Date: Friday, December 31
Game Time: 12:30 pm ET
Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
How To Watch: CBS
Records: Central Michigan (8-4), Washington State (7-5)

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Washington State vs Central Michigan Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl Preview

Central Michigan paid its ticket for the Arizona Bowl and it got an upgrade. Boise State couldn’t go, to the Chippewas moved from Tucson over to El Paso to get a shot at a Washington State team that’s had a wild and fun ride to get here.

The Cougars fought through their own adversity to win three of their last four games and six of their last eight. After all of the drama with former head coach Nick Rolovich, Washington State kept on winning, and it rewarded its coach by making Jake Dickert the full-time head man.

– The Cougars are going to throw and throw some more, but it’s all to control the clock and the tempo – they led the Pac-12 in time of possession.

The Chippewas are a whole lot of fun. They make big plays.

They make big plays on offense with the MAC’s second-best passing game. They make big plays on defense with the most sacks and plays in the backfield by anyone in the conference. They make big plays on special teams with the nation’s best punt return game.

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Wisconsin vs Arizona State Prediction, SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Game Preview, Lines, How To Watch

Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Thursday, December 30


Wisconsin vs Arizona State: SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl How To Watch

Date: Thursday, December 30
Game Time: 10:30 pm ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: ESPN, Live stream on ESPN+
Records: Arizona State (8-4), Wisconsin (8-4)
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Wisconsin vs Arizona State SDS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Preview

Caffeine up for the good bowl matchup that will go into the wee hours of the morning depending on where you’re watching. But it’s the Las Vegas Bowl – there are no clocks, unless you’re the Arizona State defense trying to get off the field.

You know exactly what Wisconsin is about to bring. The team will have a major attitude after blowing its shot at the Big Ten Championship with a puzzling performance in a 23-13 loss to Minnesota.

The running game that fell flat will have all the parts healthy, and the attack that wants to control the tempo and keeps the ball for close to 34 minutes per game will want to grind it out.

Arizona State has been able to get tough at times, too. It ran for well over 220 yards in three of the last four games – all wins, but there’s a problem with that; more in a moment – and it also has enough of a deep ball passing attack to bother a Badger secondary that struggles against the more efficient passers

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Oklahoma vs Oregon: Valero Alamo Bowl Prediction, Game Preview

Oklahoma vs Oregon: Valero Alamo Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might or might not win.

Oklahoma vs Oregon: Valero Alamo Bowl prediction, game preview, how to watch 


Oklahoma vs Oregon: Valero Alamo Bowl How To Watch

Date: Wednesday, December 29
Game Time: 9:15 pm ET
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
How To Watch: ESPN Live stream on ESPN+
Records: Oklahoma (10-2), Oregon (10-3)

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Oklahoma vs Oregon Valero Alamo Bowl Preview

At least as things projected out in mid-November, this could’ve been a College Football Playoff matchup. Even though a few key losses prevented that from happening, this had the potential to be one of the better bowl matchups between two top ten caliber teams.

Now, it’s a game between whoever shows up.

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal left to take the Miami job, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley bolted for USC just minutes after the loss to Oklahoma State, several players from both sides are either opting out, transferring, or rumored to be doing one or the other, and there’s a whole lot of uncertainty as both programs go through a transition period.

That doesn’t mean it can’t and won’t be fun, and it starts with Oklahoma legend Bob Stoops stepping in to take over for this while new head man Brent Venables gets comfortable. Oregon will utilize Bryan McClendon before new head man Dan Lanning takes over whenever Georgia’s season is done – he’s currently the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator.

The time off should do Oregon a whole lot of good. That was a beaten and banged up team in the Pac-12 Championship loss to Utah. It’ll be able to run the ball, the defense – even with star pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux off to the NFL – has plenty of talent around, and the team should look and play fresher than it was at the end of the year.

Oklahoma led the Big 12 in total offense and should be versatile enough to keep things moving with speed and efficiency. However, the secondary and defense that were ripped up a bit too often might have its hands full.

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