An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

In the previous entries of this series, I explained my idea for a complete rebuild of college football. Part one covered the new rules, and part two detailed which teams would comprise the new Power 5 conferences and provided some examples of what schedules would look like under this new system. Today's final volume will be … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

The Group of Five Will Struggle as Long as “G5” and “Strength of Schedule” Are Things (Part I)

A quick thought experiment Who are Kentucky students, faculty, alumni and other supporters most proud of? Kentucky football has, despite a late-season tumble, had their best season in arguably forever. With a New Year's Day win over Penn State, it's the first time since 2007 that the Wildcats have finished better than 7-6 in a … Continue reading The Group of Five Will Struggle as Long as “G5” and “Strength of Schedule” Are Things (Part I)

Appalachian State Is Not Going to a New Year’s Six Bowl

Soon-to-be-former Sun Belt Conference commissioner Karl Benson mentioned in a recent interview that in a universe where UCF is toppled by Memphis - a result we don't see happening, mind you-you might find Appalachian State winning the Sun Belt title and advancing not to the New Orleans Bowl, but to the Peach or Fiesta Bowl as … Continue reading Appalachian State Is Not Going to a New Year’s Six Bowl

Forgotten5 Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Thirteen

Well that was a, uh, fun week huh? UCF absolutely dominated the Bearcats of Cincinnati, and everyone else... uh... made sure to show up and play. Not an insane amount of shakeup in the rankings, since so many teams lost, but quality of win/loss definitely played a factor in some shifts in exactly where each … Continue reading Forgotten5 Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Thirteen

How to Rank Group of Five Teams in the AP Poll: a Chat with Jim Alexander from the Press-Enterprise

You may or may not be aware of College Poll Tracker, a delightful site that helps you visualize any and every individual ballot in the AP Poll for both football and basketball. But during football season, I couldn't help but take note of this ballot, which I personally and unbiasedly feel is a thing of beauty. This is Jim Alexander, a man who has … Continue reading How to Rank Group of Five Teams in the AP Poll: a Chat with Jim Alexander from the Press-Enterprise

How the Mountain West Wants The Rest Of The Season To Go

The Mountain West is nearly done with its season, only three more weeks. There are some clear winners, and some clear losers. But what is the best ending for the conference as a whole? It's that a ranked 11-1 team makes a NY6. But who should it be? What about the rest of the conference? … Continue reading How the Mountain West Wants The Rest Of The Season To Go

Week Nine Group of Five Top 10 Poll

So much salt after the AP and coaches polls came out this week. UCF got no love as per usual, but App State did, earning a #25 ranking. Of course... https://twitter.com/RememberF5/status/1054110811713667073 But let's not worry about stuff like that right now, let's talk about the teams in this week's rankings! UCF - This one might … Continue reading Week Nine Group of Five Top 10 Poll

Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Eight

Another week, another poll. So, while I agree on two-loss Boise and Hawai'i teams being lower, we definitely have a bias against West Coast teams in our voters. Also, while I am willing to make tweaks in the voting as compensation, I can't justify moving a team more than a few spots. That said, what … Continue reading Group of Five Top 10 Poll, Week Eight

Forgotten 5’s Group of Five Top 10 Poll

Well now, there were some disagreements in this weeks voting. We talked for a solid, like, 10 minutes about these (that's a new record, don't scoff)! UCF - Honestly, the Knights played an imperfect game, and they still mopped the floor with Pitt. Granted this is a down time for Pitt football, but they're also … Continue reading Forgotten 5’s Group of Five Top 10 Poll

What We Learned About the Mountain West Conferencein Week Three

Boise might not have been ready for the big time just yet If nothing else, we can certainly agree that they need to figure some things out on special teams before it completely torpedoes their entire season. The Broncos had a punt blocked in the first half that gave the Cowboys the ball first and … Continue reading What We Learned About the Mountain West Conferencein Week Three