Group of Five Party Crashers: Who will go to a New Year’s Six bowl game?

The inception of the College Football Playoff gave programs from non-power conferences new incentive with the introduction of an automatic bid into one of the prestigious New Year's Six bowl games. The Group of Five conferences have several worthy challengers for a New Year's Six bid, but it's likely only one will land in one…

Heisman History Repeating Itself?

In the first November Heisman Top 10 aggregate of media and voter rankings, some interesting names stand out. This most recent list includes a defense-only candidate; a primarily defense and special teams player; and a Group of Five star. Sure, the top three is populated with the prototypical Heisman contender: the starting quarterbacks of three…

Week 10 Heisman Top 10: Dalvin Cook Comeback?

Precedent dictates certain criteria for Heisman contention: A candidate must typically be either the quarterback or running back of a national championship-contending team, with very few exceptions in the award's history. So, when a Florida State fan site lamented Dalvin Cook's drop in the Heisman race following the running back's best game of the season,…

Heisman Top 10 Week 9: Jake Browning On The Rise

After a brief hiatus, the Heisman Top 10 returns with some major changes. Lamar Jackson remains on top, and the Louisville quarterback will stay there until something monumental happens. With a month left in the regular season, plenty of time and opportunity remain for just such an occurrence. For example, who would have guessed before…

Week 6 Heisman Top 10: Lamar Jackson Still on Top

Despite losing Week 5 in an instant classic at Clemson, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a unanimous No. 1 in the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10 forecast. Every media outlet publishing its voters' rankings after Week 5 tabbed Lamar Jackson for the top spot, with second billing typically falling to his ACC counterpart, Deshaun Watson.…

Heisman Top 10 Week 4: Lamar Jackson’s World

Interesting tidbits from the Heisman Top 10, as the wild fluctuation customary of this time of year produced new names in the Week 4 rankings: • Publications that ranked Greg Ward Jr. also ranked Donnel Pumphrey. Publications that spurned one spurned both. Group of Five bias is a real thing, it would seem. • All…

Week 3 Heisman Top 10 2016

Heisman rankings are all over the place heading into Week 3. I mentioned it last week, and it bears reiterating ahead of Week 3: Early-season Heisman projections are such a mish-mash of Sample sizes are much too small, some players have seen nothing but sub-par competition, defenses start to wise up to particular offenses. Yes,…