An Even More Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape

On June 29th, Pat Forde published an article for Sports Illustrated titled "America, Realigned: A Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape". The idea was there as far as a reimagining, but his execution was poor. He brought up North Dakota State, but then cut 11 FBS programs; UTEP, Texas State, UTSA, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Bowling … Continue reading An Even More Radical Reimagining of the NCAA Landscape

Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

Next month will mark the beginning of our fifth year of existence, and we've been fortunate that the insanity of this year hasn't torpedoed our existence much yet (looking at you, 2020 CFB season). One of the things we're looking to do going forward is to spend more time looking backward. That is definitely going … Continue reading Forgotten5 Wants to Take You Down Memory Lane

Your Group of Five Team as a European Soccer Club

When you don't have your usual sports, you tend to find alternative ways to entertain yourself. I have always had an affinity for European soccer dating back almost 20 years. I spent a year overseas in South Korea, and while over there my sports viewing options consisted of either watching English Premier League soccer at … Continue reading Your Group of Five Team as a European Soccer Club

What Happens to The Independents If Conferences Use Conference Game Only Scheduling?

Due to the sporting-world chaos that has been created by the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been rumors that conferences might only play conference games. This puts the current FBS Independents at risk of not having a season. Lucky for them, we at Forgotten 5 solved the problem. There are two different schedules, one with Notre … Continue reading What Happens to The Independents If Conferences Use Conference Game Only Scheduling?

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2019 Edition

In our recent series, we have looked at the American Athletic Conference's bowl tie-ins if they had kept the Big East's old tie-ins. The results have been advantageous match-ups with the Power Five with multiple signature wins in our simulations. Today, we bring the final installment in our series with a look at the most … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2019 Edition

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2018 Edition

In this series, we are looking at what the American's bowl lineup would look like with tie-ins inherited from the Big East. So far, we have seen the American earn better bids than their Group of Five counterparts, capitalizing with a few quality wins as well. This year's simulation is no different as we continue … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2018 Edition

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2017 Edition

We are continuing to look at what the American Athletic Conference's bowl situation would look like if they kept the Big East's tie-ins. Already, we have seen the American gain stronger bowl match-ups and opportunities for signature wins. Continuing on, here is what 2017 would look like with Big East bowl tie-ins: Here are the … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2017 Edition

Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

With all this possible playoff expansion talk, it got me thinking; what would be the worst-case scenario for the Group of Five? Well, it would be where an expanded playoff doesn't include an auto-bid for at least one G5 team. ¬†What does that mean for the G5, you might ask? It's time to go our … Continue reading Group of Five Doomsday: Breaking Free From the Power Five

If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

Stadium's Brett McMurphy put out a couple of articles this week talking about how College Football Playoff expansion is gaining real traction, so I thought I would revisit my recent series on what might have happened over the past six years if the College Football Playoff was already a 24-team venture like what FCS currently … Continue reading If You’re Not for Significant CFP Expansion, Get Off My Lawn

What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2016 Edition

Previously, we analyzed what the American's bowl matchups might look like in 2014 and 2015 with the improved tie-ins their predecessor, the Big East had. Today, we continue our series and look at what the 2016 AAC postseason might have looked like in Big East-colored shades. Here are the matchups with the changes in bold: … Continue reading What If the American Kept the Big East’s Bowl Tie-Ins? 2016 Edition