2014 College Football: Conference Futures

The 2014 College Football season kicks off on Thursday, August 28th with six games, highlighted by Texas A&M at South Carolina. 5Dimes released Week 1 lines very early on, and more recently CG Technologies posted point-spreads for every week 1 game. Perhaps even more interesting are the 2014-15 NCAAF Futures and 4-Team Playoffs Odds, which tell us which teams are most likely…

2014-15 College Football 4-Team Playoff Odds

After years of complaints about the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the NCAA has finally caved into the wishes of fans nationwide by implementing a 4-team playoff. There will still undoubtedly be complaints when the 5th ranked team is left out of the postseason, but this seems to be a large step in the right direction for an…

Are Good Rushing Teams Undervalued in Low Scoring College Football Games?

For a long time I’ve theorized that underdogs with an effective ground game are typically undervalued — especially in low scoring games. The logic behind this hypothesis was simple enough: If teams are able to rush the football effectively then they are able to continually move the chains, eat clock, and stay within striking distance of their opponent. The nation’s top…