Ranking the FBS Conferences After the 2016 Season

Now that the final game of the 2016 season has ended, it is time to settle an annual question: Which FBS conference is the toughest? I present the rankings of the ten conferences using my objective formula.   Here is an overview of the factors that comprise each conferences score: Wins by each member of every conference when facing non-conference foes. Games on the road are worth more than those at neutral sites or at home. Victories versus other conferences’ champions or second-place teams/divisional winners count for more points. Wins against FBS opponents have much more value than those against … Continue reading Ranking the FBS Conferences After the 2016 Season

A Few Steps Forward, One Step Back: Analyzing Mark Dantonio’s First 10 Years at Michigan State

Dantonio’s first decade in East Lansing has produced a roller coaster of success https://athlonsports.com/college-football/analyzing-mark-dantonios-first-10-years-michigan-state Continue reading A Few Steps Forward, One Step Back: Analyzing Mark Dantonio’s First 10 Years at Michigan State

Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction 2016

Michigan State & Illinois stagger into this game looking to salvage their seasons.   http://athlonsports.com/college-football/michigan-state-spartans-vs-illinois-fighting-illini-preview-and-prediction-2016 Continue reading Michigan State Spartans vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Preview and Prediction 2016