Week 2 Group of Five Top 10 Poll: Some Explaining to Do

So let me do some explaining. For this week's poll, I added a stipulation. In order to count for the poll, you have to have a win over an FBS program. This obviously led to some interesting changes in who was available to rank in the polls, so I will appreciate if your takes are … Continue reading Week 2 Group of Five Top 10 Poll: Some Explaining to Do

What Did We Learn From Our First Week of American Athletic Conference Football?

Now that ECU finally got their rain-delayed game against North Carolina A&T out of the way, we can talk about what things we learned from our first weekend of action in the AAC. Oh yes, there will be offense... 12 teams played this weekend, six of them scored 30+ points, and four of them scored … Continue reading What Did We Learn From Our First Week of American Athletic Conference Football?

The 5 Most Interesting American Matchups this Season

Welcome to The Most Interesting Matchups, the series about interesting gridiron matchups (get it?) from the upcoming season, as taken from the series' history. Think of it as "Drunk G5 History" or "Trivial Pursuit: CFB Edition." Each week, I'll highlight one conference and its particular out-of-conference matchups. I have to rule out teams like UTSA … Continue reading The 5 Most Interesting American Matchups this Season

New Mexico State and Others Get a Raw Preseason Deal from Athlon Sports

So I understand that the offseason can be long, and you need to generate content. Lists are the best, because you can generate content with minimal effort, and a list is always an easy way to generate discussion (see: the article you are reading right this second). That said, I would prefer at least a … Continue reading New Mexico State and Others Get a Raw Preseason Deal from Athlon Sports

East Carolina Pirates Showing Signs of Life for Next Season, Knock Off Memphis in Overtime

"Well hello there, Shawn Williams." I found myself thinking this repeatedly during yesterday's ECU-Memphis game, during which the Tigers worked hard to torpedo their own NCAA Tournament hopes. There were numerous issues with this game; Memphis allowing the worst three-point shooting team in the country to go 11-for-24 from distance, Kyvon Davenport using the last … Continue reading East Carolina Pirates Showing Signs of Life for Next Season, Knock Off Memphis in Overtime

The Forgotten 5 Are Going Bowling – Here’s Where I Think They’ll Go; Yeah, I Predicted Power 5 Too Because Whatever

Bowl season is almost here everyone, you know what that means, bowl projections. Everyone loves looking at tie-ins and choosing what four-win teams are capable of winning out to just sneak into a bowl. No? Only me? Ok then. I think this is a given at this point, but UCF is the Forgotten 5's representative … Continue reading The Forgotten 5 Are Going Bowling – Here’s Where I Think They’ll Go; Yeah, I Predicted Power 5 Too Because Whatever

Week 5 AAC Recap – Sluggish at the Top… Well, and At the Bottom Too I Guess

All of your top dogs in the AAC handled their business and won, but it took all of them far longer than we thought to salt those wins away. Let’s review, shall we? SMU 49, UConn 28 To the Huskies’ credit, they were in this one most of the way, and Bryant Shirreffs hit a … Continue reading Week 5 AAC Recap – Sluggish at the Top… Well, and At the Bottom Too I Guess

A Preview of Week 5’s AAC Football Action

Woof. Some ugly games this week in the AAC. Let's get this over with. USF @ ECU (+23) This has been a long season for the East Carolina Pirates, and it's not getting better this week. The upside for the Pirates is that last week they managed to crack the 20-point threshold for the first … Continue reading A Preview of Week 5’s AAC Football Action

Week 3 American Athletic Conference Roundup – So Much Offense

Very up and down week for the conference as a whole; there was a ton of offense, but not necessarily by everyone, and defenses in several places did not have the greatest of weeks. Everyone wanted to get into a track meet, but not everybody pulled it off. There's a good bit to talk about, … Continue reading Week 3 American Athletic Conference Roundup – So Much Offense

Schedule Fallout From Hurricane Irma Continues to Play Out, But There’s A Ways to Go Yet

So today, the American Athletic Conference announced the schedule machinations they worked together in order to ensure that every conference game - including the previously cancelled UCF-Memphis and UC0nn-USF matchups - would get played in order to have a full slate of conference games. Here's how it goes, in a connect-the-dots fashion: South Florida's game at … Continue reading Schedule Fallout From Hurricane Irma Continues to Play Out, But There’s A Ways to Go Yet