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cbhsports College Football Week 14 (Rivalry Week) Preview

Top 6 entering Week 14 (My rankings)
1.LSU 11-0 (7-0) SEC Next Week:Texas A&M
2.Ohio State 11-0 (8-0) Next Week:at.Michigan
3.Clemson 11-0 (8-0) Next Week:at.South Carolina
4.Georgia 10-1 (7-1) Next Week:at.Georgia Tech
Outside Looking In
5.Alabama 10-1 (6-1) Next Week:at.Auburn
6.Utah 10-1 (7-1) Next Week:Colorado

Games that will impact the CFP in Week 14 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
24.Virginia Tech at.Virginia
Can UVA finally beat VTU? The winner of this game will face 3.Clemson in the ACC Championship. Plus, legendary Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster will coach the Virginia Tech defense for the final time in the regular season. I have UVA getting to their first ACC championship, though. Prediction:Virginia 24, Virginia Tech 20

19.Cincinnati at. 18.Memphis
This could be a preview of next week’s AAC Championship game. Cincinnati has wrapped up the AAC East but Memphis has to win to get to the conference championship next week. Anyway, this game will decide who will be the highest ranked group of five team in next week’s CFP rankings but the one both of these teams want is next week. Prediction:Memphis 38, Cincinnati 34

4.Georgia at. Georgia Tech
Georgia has to win to stay in the CFP race and they should have no problem with their rivals and will head to Atlanta next week looking to knock off LSU in a chance to return to the CFP. Prediction:Georgia 28, Georgia Tech 13

3.Clemson at. South Carolina
This has everything to be an upset kind of game but the way South Carolina has played since beating Georgia means that Clemson should run away with this game handily in the second half. Prediction:Clemson 38, South Carolina 20

1.Ohio State at. 13.Michigan
It is always challenging to play in the Big House but these Ohio State Buckeyes won’t have any trouble with the team up north. Prediction:Ohio State 45, Michigan 24

9.Baylor at. Kansas
A loss to the nothing-to-lose Kansas would mean the bears would have no shot at making the CFP. So, win Baylor. Prediction:Baylor 49, Kansas 21

5.Alabama at. 15.Auburn
There’s a lot on the line in this one. Auburn could all but end the small playoff chances for their in-state enemies and without Tua, Auburn should end the hopes of Alabama’s CFP chances. Prediction:Auburn 21, Alabama 17

12.Wisconsin at. 8.Minnesota
This game’s winner will meet Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship next week so there’s a lot on the line. If it were in Madison I would go with Wisconsin but it’s in Minneapolis. Prediction:Minnesota 28, Wisconsin 20

Texas A&M at. 2.LSU
With revenge on their minds from last year’s game, LSU should have this one in hand quickly. Prediction:LSU 35, Texas A&M 24

Colorado at. 6.Utah
Utah has to win this one and the Pac-12 Championship to have a chance at the CFP. Prediction:Utah 42, Colorado 17

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What the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six Bowls would look like if they were played today

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Saturday December 28, 12 PM ET)
18.Memphis vs. 9.Baylor

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Saturday December 28, 4 or 8 PM ET)
3.Clemson vs. 2.LSU

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Saturday December 28, 4 or 8 PM ET)
4.Georgia vs. 1.Ohio State

Capital One Orange Bowl (Monday December 30, 8 PM ET)
24.Virginia vs. 10.Penn State

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual (Wednesday January 1, 5 PM ET)
8.Minnesota vs. 6.Utah

Allstate Sugar Bowl(Wednesday January 1, 8:45 PM ET)
7.Oklahoma vs. 5.Alabama

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cbhsports 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis Preview

When:November 27-29
Location:Nassau, Bahamas

Bracket
Michigan
Iowa State

North Carolina
Alabama

Gonzaga
Southern Miss

Seton Hall
Oregon

Synopsis:Four teams that could be top three seeds in the NCAA Tournament-North Carolina, Gonzaga, Seton Hall, and Oregon are here for this tournament. This should be the best tournament we see.

Predicted Championship:Gonzaga vs. North Carolina

Predicted Champion:Gonzaga

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2020 Post Early Signing Period MBB Class Rankings

Let’s take a look at the top ten college basketball classes according to ESPN after the early signing period.

()=Rank at position and high school

1.Kentucky
Top three signees/commits
9.BJ Boston (3SF) Chatsworth,CA (Sierra Canyon)
13.Terrence Clark (4SF) Wolfeboro,NH (Brewster Academy)
22.Isaiah Jackson (4PF) Pontiac,MI (Waterford Mott)

2.Duke
Top three signees/commitments
4.Jalen Johnson (1SF) Glendale,WS (IMG Academy)
15.Jeremy Roach (3PG) Leesburg,VA (Paul VI)
23.Jaemyn Brakefield (5PF) Huntington,WV (Huntington Prep)

3.North Carolina
Top three signees/commits
14.Walker Kessler (3C) Fairburn,GA (Woodward Academy)
20.Day’Ron Sharpe (4C) Winterville,NC (Montverde Academy)
24.Caleb Love (6PG) Saint Louis,MO (CHristian Brothers College)

4.Tennessee
Top three signees/commits
16.Jaden Spriner (3SG) Charlotte,NC (IMG Academy)
34.Keon Johnson (8SF) Bell Buckle,TN (The Webb School)
40.Corey Walker (7PF) Jacksonville,FL (Hargrave Military Academy)

5.Oklahoma State
Top three signees/commits
2.Cade Cunnigham (1PG) Arlington,TX (Montverde Academy)
47.Rondel Walker (10PG) Oklahoma City,OK (Putnam City West)
NR.Montreal Pena (NR) Arlington,TX (James Martin)

6.NC State
Top three signees/commits
54.Josh Hall (12PF) Hickory,NC (Moravian Prep)
69.Cam Hayes (15PG) Greesboro,NC (Greensboro Day)
NR.Shakeel Moore (NR) Greensboro,NC (Moravian Prep)

7.Texas Tech
Top three signees/commits
19.Nimari Barnett (5SG) Chicago,IL (Prolific Prep)
33.Micah Peavy (7SF) Houston,TX (Duncanville)
NR.Chibuzo Agbo (NR) San Diego,CA (Saint Augustine)

8.Virginia
Top three signees/commits
32.Jabri Abdur-Rahim (6SF) Short Hills,NJ (Blair Academy)
42.Reece Beekman (9PG) Baton Rouge,LA (Scotlandville Magnet)
NR.Carson McCorkle (NR) Greensboro,NC (Greensboro Day)

9.Michigan
Top three signees/commits
7.Isaiah Tood (1PF) Richmond,VA (Word of God Christian Academy)
75.Zeb Jackson (15SG) Toldeo,OH (Montverde Academy)
(only two signees for Michigan)

10.Iowa State
Top three signees/commits
52.Xavier Foster Oskaloosa,IA (Oskaloosa)
91.DUdley Blalckwell (21SF) Huntington,WV (Huntington Prep)
NR.Jaden Walker (23PG) Lawrenceville,GA (Discovery)

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cbhsports 2019 Maui Invitational Preview

When:November 25-27
Location:Maui,Hawaii

Bracket
Dayton
Georgia

Michigan State
Virginia Tech

Kansas
Chaminade

UCLA
BYU

Synopsis:This tournament is going to be filled with stars including Georgia’s Anthony Edwards, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston, and Kansas’s Devon Dotson. Michigan State and Kansas should have the upper hand in this tournament, but watch out for Georgia, UCLA, and Virginia Tech.

Predicted Championship:Kansas vs. Michigan State

Predicted Champion:Michigan State

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cbhsports College Football Week 13 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 13 (My rankings)
1.LSU 9-0 (6-0) Next Week:Arkansas
2.Ohio State 10-0 (7-0) Next Week:Penn State
3.Clemson 11-0 (8-0) Next Week:Bye
4.Georgia 9-1 (6-1) Next Week:Texas A&M
Outside Looking In
5.Oregon 9-1 (7-0) Next Week:at.Arizona State
6.Alabama 9-1 (6-1) Next Week:Western Carolina

Games that will impact CFP in Week 13 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
Western Carolina at. 5.Alabama
Despite the devastating loss of Tua Tagovailoa, Nick Saban and his troops should have no problem with Mac Jones at QB versus Western Carolina. Prediction:Alabama 49, Western Carolina 14

8.Penn State at. 2.Ohio State
The winner of this game will celitify their college football playoff hopes and put themselves as the frontrunner for the Big Ten East champion. Now, if Penn State loses they will be out of the CFP race but a win should jolt them right back into the picture for a top four ranking next Tuesday. Ohio State will have their biggest test this season versus the Nittany Lions, and are lucky to have star Defensive End Chase Young back into the lineup after his two game suspension. Prediction:Ohio State 35, Penn State 24

Texas A&M at. 4.Georgia
This will be another test for Georgia, the third week in a row they will face a good opponent. This is the first time they will have a game in this three game stretch at home. Texas A&M might compete in the first half, but Georgia should roll for a fourth consecutive win. Prediction:Georgia 31, Texas A&M 20

Texas at. 14.Baylor
After a devastating loss to Oklahoma a week ago, the Bears will play a team that would love to spoil their season. While Texas hasn’t been great this season, you should expect them ready to play in Waco. Prediction:Baylor 24, Texas 21

6.Oregon at. Arizona State
Oregon heads to Tempe with a lose and your out mentality in the CFP race. A win here would almost guarantee that they will come to Los Angeles for the Pac-12 Championship with a game versus bottom-dweller Oregon State during Thanksgiving weekend. This is definitely a trap game for Oregon, but they should win. Prediction:Oregon 34, Arizona State 24

TCU at. 8.Oklahoma
After defeating Baylor a week ago, Oklahoma just has to handle their next two opponents and will have one loss headed into the Big 12 Championship. Prediction:Oklahoma 52, TCU 42

7.Utah at. Arizona
Utah should run all over Arizona to get a win. Prediction:Utah 38, Arizona 10

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Who can make the CFP in each Power 5 Conference? (Post Week 12 Installment)

A few weeks ago I did this very post. Now, let’s see who is left in the race to land a college football playoff spot from each power five spot.

ACC
Clemson (11-0)
Since the scare against North Carolina, the ACC’s only hope to make the CFP once again has not looked back, destroying all of their opponents since, including a 52-3 drubbing of now seven and three Wake Forest. All Clemson has to do now is beat South Carolina following a bye next Saturday, and beat the ACC’s Coastal winner in Charlotte to make the CFP.

Big 12
Oklahoma (9-1)
Oklahoma came back from being down 28-3 to then undefeated Baylor to beat the Bears 34-31 in the final two minutes. Oklahoma has to get some help, though, from other conference champions and hope that one of them has two losses.

Baylor (9-1)
Baylor’s undefeated season ended at the hands of a loss to Oklahoma. Now, they have to beat both Texas and Kansas, then they have to beat Oklahoma in a rematch. Like, Oklahoma, they would have to get some help.

Big Ten
Ohio State (10-0)
Ohio State just has to win and they’re in.

Penn State (9-1)
Penn State has a golden opportunity to prove to the committee that they’re worthy of a spot with a showdown against Ohio State next Saturday. A win there would put them in the prime position to win the Big Ten East and put them in the Big Ten Championship for a rematch versus Minnesota, who would be there only loss.

Minnesota (9-1)
Minnesota’s undefeated season ended in Kinnick Stadium versus Iowa yesterday. If they win out they will be in the Big Ten Championship. A win there would almost definitely put them in the CFP.

Pac-12
Oregon (9-1)
Winning out, inculding a Pac-12 championship, will put the ducks in the best position to get into the CFP.

Utah (9-1)
Like Oregon, winning out, inculding a Pac-12 championship, will put the ducks in the best position to get into the CFP.

SEC
LSU (10-0)
A win over Alabama proved that LSU was CFP ready. To finish the season, they play rivals Arkansas and Texas A&M. Struggling Arkansas won’t be a challenge. But something tells me Texas A&M won’t be easy for LSU. Even if LSU loses one of these games, winning in Atlanta should put them back into the CFP.

Georgia (9-1)
After defeating Auburn, Georgia has locked up the SEC East for the third consecutive season. Georgia plays host to Texas A&M and plays Georgia Tech. Georgia has to win both plus the SEC Championship to get into the CFP.

Alabama (9-1)
A loss to LSU a week ago plus losing QB Tua Tagovailoa for the season yesterday for the season means that Alabama will need some help to get into the CFP this season. Backup QB Mac Jones should have no problems with Western Carolina next week, but a trip to Jourdan-Hare will not be easy. Something tells me Alabama will not be in the CFP for the first time ever in 2019.

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cbhsports College Football Week 12 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 12 (My rankings)
1.LSU 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:at.Ole Miss
2.Ohio State 9-0 (6-0) Next Week:at.Rutgers
3.Clemson 10-0 (7-0) Next Week:Wake Forest
4.Alabama 8-1 (5-1) Next Week:at.Mississippi State
Outside Looking In
5.Georgia 8-1 (5-1) Next Week:at.Auburn
6.Oregon 8-1 (6-0) Next Week:Arizona

Games that will impact CFP in Week 12 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
5.Alabama at. Mississipi State
Alabama has to win to have a chance at returning to the College Football Playoff. I expect Nick Saban’s team to fire on all cylinders in Starkville and give Mississippi State no chance entering the fourth quarter. Prediction:Alabama 49, Mississippi State 17

2.Ohio State at. Rutgers
Ohio State showed a week ago versus Maryland that there was going to be no problem for them without star Defensive End Chase Young. With Young only suspeneded one game more for NCAA elgibility issues, Ohio State should easily beat Rutgers. Prediction:Ohio State 56, Rutgers 10

Wake Forest at. 3.Clemson
Wrapping up the ACC Atlantic just means for a bigger target on Clemson’s back. A tough challenge for Clemson just means that Clemson should play better. I have Clemson winning a tough game versus the Demon Deacons. Prediction:Clemson 38, Wake Forest 27

4.Georgia at. 12.Auburn
QB Jake Fromm and Georgia have had trouble with Auburn on the plains in the past, but Georgia has to win to stay in the playoff race. Georgia wins in an ugly game. Prediction:Georgia 16, Auburn 9

8.Minnesota at. 20.Iowa
Iowa has been eliminated from the Big Ten West picture but a game at home versus the division leaders means for a great game. I think Iowa has a first half lead but PJ Fleck’s Golden Gophers make a comeback to win. Prediction:Minnesota 33, Iowa 28

1.LSU at. Ole Miss
After LSU’s glorius win over then number three ranked Alabama, they will have to keep winning to stay in the driver’s seat in the SEC West. LSU wins and they don’t have much trouble doing it. Prediction:LSU 49, Ole Miss 24

10.Oklahoma at. 13.Baylor
Whoever wins this game will be in the driver’s seat in the Big 12 and the most likely to land a playoff spot. Despite Oklahoma’s loss, I have them beating Baylor. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Baylor 17

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cbhsports College Football Week 11 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 11 (My rankings)
1.LSU 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:at.Alabama
2.Alabama 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:LSU
3.Ohio State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Maryland
4.Penn State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:at.Minnesota
Outside Looking In
5.Clemson 9-0 (6-0) Next Week:at.NC State
6.Georgia 7-1 (4-1) Next Week:Missouri

Games that will impact CFP in Week 10 (Rankings are from CFP Poll)
Maryland at. 1.Ohio State
Maryland challenged Ohio State a year ago but came up just short. This, much improved Buckeyes team should not have any problems with the Terps this season. Prediction:Ohio State 45, Maryland 21

4.Penn State at. 17.Minnesota
While both teams are undefeated, Minnesota’s non-conference schedule has meant that this will be the Golden Gophers’s first real test this season. Penn State needs another big win and I think they get a hard fought win in Minnesota. Prediction:Penn State 28, Minnesota 24

2.LSU at. 3.Alabama
While LSU and Alabama are ranked 1-2 in the AP Poll, they were not ranked 1-2 in the first College Football Playoff poll. Still, we might get the best match up of the season if Tua Tagovailoa is at full strength for Alabama. If Tua’s at full strength, Alabama wins at home in shootout. Alabama 56, LSU 52

Missouri at. 6.Georgia
Georgia will have to get through another test versus Kelly Brytant and Missouri. While it should be close early, I expect Georgia to roll at home. Prediction:Georgia 31, Missouri 21

5.Clemson at. NC State
The way Clemson has been winning, I struggled to put this game on the list, but just remember the game versus North Carolina. Prediction:Clemson 45, NC State 24

Iowa State at. 9.Oklahoma
Oklahoma has another test at home versus Iowa State. With their loss to Kansas State, they cannot lose a game or will not be in the CFP. Jalen Hurts should dominate in a shootout win over Iowa State. Prediction:Oklahoma 38, Iowa State 34

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cbhsports College Football Week 10 Preview

Top 6 entering Week 10 (My rankings)
1.Alabama 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
2.LSU 7-0 (4-0) Next Week:Bye
3.Ohio State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
4.Clemson 8-0 (6-0) Next Week:Wofford
Outside Looking In
5.Penn State 8-0 (5-0) Next Week:Bye
6.Oklahoma 7-1 (4-1) Next Week:Bye

Games that will impact CFP in Week 10 (Rankings are from AP Poll)

10.Georgia vs. 7.Florida (Jacksonville,FL)
The primetime SEC-CBS matchup has recently been scheduled to be played and to continue to be played in Jacksonville through 2023. Florida has not been successful versus Georgia recently and I think that struggle continues. I believe that Georgia QB Jake Fromm will shake off his struggles after coming off a bye week and lead Georgia to a win and the control of the SEC East. Prediction:Georgia 38, Florida 34

16.SMU at. Memphis
SMU is back and Memphis is right behind them. This game will likely determine the American Athletic west and who can get the lone group of five spot in the new year’s six bowl games. Prediction:Memphis 31, SMU 27