After feasting on cupcakes all season, Irv Smith and Alabama finally got hold of the main course ... and they devoured LSU 29-0. There's no doubt that the Crimson Tide are the best team in the land, but what has happened to college football's upper middle class? Brian Fremeau investigates.
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Thanks to the scoring of playmakers such as wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, the Alabama Crimson Tide have yet to play a meaningful fourth quarter this season. Brian Fremeau looks at which teams have most frequently been playing in garbage time in the analysis of his latest college football rankings.
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Brian Fremeau returns with some updates and modifications to his college football ratings. What's the difference between looking at teams over the season as a whole and looking at them one game at a time? And have Justice Hill and Oklahoma State really been that bad at ball control?
Turnovers -- like Dylan Haines' interception -- played a big part in Texas' dramatic win over Oklahoma last weekend. Brian Fremeau explains how he accounts for turnovers, and how that methodology has changed this year.
Through five games, the Alabama Crimson Tide have been more dominant than any team on record -- so why do they keep dropping in the FEI rankings? Brian Fremeau explains why we won't really know how good the Tide are until November.
Brian Fremeau updates his ratings through Week 4, and looks at which teams have moved up and down since the preseason. On the rise: LSU, North Texas, and Buffalo. Underperforming expectations: Florida State and Louisville.
Terrence Horne had a pair of touchdowns on kickoff returns in South Florida's 49-38 win over Georgia Tech in Week 2. Brian Fremeau looks at the NCAA's new rules on kickoff returns and says that games like Horne's will be a lot less common in 2018.
The biggest play in college football last weekend might have been when Clemson's K'von Wallace knocked the ball out of Texas A&M receiver Quartney Davis' hands. Brian Fremeau looks at points lost on fumbles and shows that Wallace's play could not have been more valuable.
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Washington-Auburn, one of the biggest games of Week 1, was largely defined by the scoring difficulties of both teams. Brian Fremeau explains why an offense can fail to score but still get positive value in his methodology.