The history of college football is authored by its greatest teams. Those teams are defined by their greatest moments. No stages are brighter than in Thanksgiving Weekend’s rivalry games. Earlier this year, I published my second book, The 50 Best* College Football Teams of All Time. It is not, in fact, a book about the 50 best teams, but 50 of the most interesting. The teams are vehicles with which I told the story of college football’s history.
Thanksgiving means friends, family, food, and the biggest weekend of the college football season. While Rivalry Week features fewer conference title implications than normal — a lot of next week’s conference title bids have already been locked up — we’ve still got a national title to play for, and we’ve still got rivalries on top of rivalries. Below are picks and projections using the S&P+ projections you can find in full in the Football Study Hall stat profiles.
In the offseason, we peer into the future. We see the big picture. If you’re going to field a young team, you know that there will be ups and downs, even if there’s a lot of talent. Toss in a couple of quarterback injuries, and things could get even more volatile in the short-term. This past offseason, we knew what to expect from Michigan. The Wolverines’ two-deep had been set on fire, and even with great recruiting, the 2017 season would be about building for 2018.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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