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NCAA Announces Kickoff Rule Changes

Fair catches on kickoffs received inside a team's own 25-yard line will result in a touchback beginning in 2018.

12 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 2:52pm by Dan
FEI Final Ratings
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FEI Final Ratings

Another year, another Alabama championship. Is it a good thing for the sport of college football that one program is so dominant over its competition?

FEI Week 14 Ratings
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FEI Week 14 Ratings

The final numbers are in, and they say that Alabama was a better team than Ohio State this year -- but neither team should have been ranked ahead of Auburn.

14 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 4:57am by CarRepairing
FEI Week 13 Ratings
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FEI Week 13 Ratings

With Baker Mayfield closing in on a Heisman Trophy, Brian Fremeau puts the accomplishments of Oklahoma's quarterback and the rest of the Sooners offense into perspective. (Spoiler: They're really, really good.)

FEI Week 12 Ratings
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FEI Week 12 Ratings

Auburn's Daniel Carlson was named as a Groza Award finalist this week, but did the committee do a fair job of finding the best placekickers in the country?

1 comment, Last at 24 Nov 2017, 6:09pm by justanothersteve
FEI Week 11 Ratings
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FEI Week 11 Ratings

Between Notre Dame-Miami, Georgia-Auburn, and Ohio State-Iowa, we're seeing more top-ranked teams suffer blowouts than we have in a long time.

FEI Week 10 Ratings
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FEI Week 10 Ratings

Sheldrick Redwine and the Miami Hurricanes are undefeated this season -- but that doesn't mean they have been dominating opponents the way Alabama has.

5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2017, 9:08pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI Week 9 Ratings
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FEI Week 9 Ratings

Coming off a bye week, the Alabama Crimson Tide somehow nosedive in the FEI ratings. Brian Fremeau explains that the Tide have been blowing out cupcakes all year, but things are about to get a lot more difficult.

5 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 3:59pm by Happy Fun Paul
FEI Week 8 Ratings
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FEI Week 8 Ratings

TCU blasted Kansas 43-0 on Saturday -- so why did they drop three spots in the ratings this week?

FEI Week 7 Ratings
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FEI Week 7 Ratings

With preseason projections removed from the data, we can now see that Alabama hasn't played anyone yet. Plus: the nation's best offense and defense, and a look at teams whose schedule luck is about to change (Hello, Big Ten!)