Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Sept. 11th, 2021. CSJ will show weekly rankings from the Sagarin rankings throughout the season and will have a final ranking after the national championship game in January. Cincinnati remains at the top spot following […]
Wow, it it good to have a full week of football back this year. Last year, we had the Mountain West and Mid-America Conferences postpone their starts to the season and also had a couple teams not play at all last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And had another play in the spring. Yes, […]
Two first year head coaches clash in this Group of Five heavyweight battle.
A year like no others had a week pretty much the same as the rest of the 2020 season. Only four of the five Group of Five championship games were played due to COVID-19 reasons for the Sun Belt Conference title game between Louisiana and Coastal Carolina. Outside of that game, the other four games […]
Boise State vs. San Jose StateWhen: Saturday, December 19th, 4:15 PM ESTWhere: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.TV/Streaming: FOX / Fox Sports Live The Mountain West Championship game is intended to be hosted by the top team in the league. That team this year is the surprising San Jose State. But 2020 and COVID-19 will not […]
In what was to be the last regular season weekend, there was a lot on the line in all conference races to determine the participants in the five Group of Five conference title games. It was also a week in a normal, non-COVID-19 season that would have ended with the Army-Navy game. While that game […]
In a game that happened basically overnight, it turned out to be one that many are calling an instant classic. The game was BYU at Coastal Carolina—a match-up of two 9-0 teams coming into the game made possible due to the Chanticleers cancelation with its game with Liberty due to COVID-19 reasons amongst the Flames […]
This was the week that the first College Football Playoff rankings came out and to say the least, I was surprised with the rankings. Below were the Committee’s rankings from this past Tuesday. I was not too surprised with the teams selected, although I thought Liberty should have been in the Top 25 given its […]
One is down but did not go down with out a fight. That one team is Liberty, who looked as if it would again pull off another ACC road win at North Carolina State. After Liberty QB Malik Willis had an off game in throwing three interceptions, including what lead to the game winning touchdown […]
Five players including Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati, Caleb Huntley from Ball State, Jalen Cropper from Fresno State, Jarell White from Cincinnati, and Avery Williams from Boise State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 15, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. Desmond Ridder, […]
The undefeated teams just stay that way in the Group of Five this week. Cincinnati, Liberty, and Marshall all picked up easy victories this week. BYU and Coastal Carolina were off this week. BYU had a scheduled off week, while Coastal Carolina’s game with Troy was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Troy […]
Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Nov. 7th, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at Boise State this week. Boise State drops to fifth following the loss after being second last week. Cincinnati moves up a spot […]
The Group of Five undefeated teams just stay undefeated. The five schools (that have played four games or more) coming into this week stayed that way with all picking up rather easy wins this week. The group includes BYU, Cincinnati, Liberty, Coastal Carolina, and Marshall. BYU played in arguably the top match-up of the weekend […]
BYU at Boise StateWhen: Friday, Nov. 6th, 9:45 PM ESTWhere: Albertson Stadium, Boise, IdahoTV/Streaming: FS1/Fox Sports App (subscription req’d) A couple of weeks ago, we saw two American Athletic Conference foes ranked in both the AP and Coaches Top 25 poll and we now get to see one out West with Boise State hosting BYU. Boise State is […]
Five players including Desmond Ridder from Cincinnati, Nick Starkel from San Jose State, Grayson McCall from Coastal Carolina, Bee Jay Williamson from Louisiana Tech, and Avery Williams from Boise State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Nov. 1, 2020 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five […]
Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Oct. 31st, 2020. BYU stays at the top spot following its win at home over Western Kentucky this week. Boise State moves up to the second spot following its road victory over Air Force. Cincinnati […]
Cincinnati has made two statements in a row. Last week, the Bearcats blew out SMU on the road and followed that up with another blowout against last year’s Group of Five’s best Memphis. The Bearcats got a little revenge from losing to the Tigers twice last year, including the AAC title game. This time, Cincinnati won 49-10.
Boise State vs. Washington (Las Vegas Bowl) When: Saturday, December 21, 7:30 PM EST Where: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev. TV/Streaming: ABC, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Las Vegas Bowl History 18-Dec-92 Bowling Green 35–34 Nevada 17-Dec-93 Utah State 42–33 Ball State 15-Dec-94 UNLV 52–24 Central Michigan 14-Dec-95 Toledo 40–37 (OT) Nevada 18-Dec-96 Nevada 18–15 Ball State 20-Dec-97 Oregon 41–13 […]
All that ends well. Memphis was the top ranked College Football Playoff Top 25 Group of Five going into the championship weekend with Boise State, Cincinnati, and Appalachian State as the other three teams in the rankings. Memphis played Cincinnati in the the American Association title game at home and held on to win the […]
Hawai’i at Boise State When: Saturday, December 7, 4:00 PM EST Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN / WatchESPN Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (9-4, 5-3 MWC) Mountain West West Division Champions Location: Honolulu, Hawai’i Enrollment: 18,056 Season Recap: The Rainbow Warriors clinched a spot in the league title game for the first time after edging San Diego State 14-11 two weeks […]
This week the Group of Five is down to four and this week, the top two ranked G5 teams meet in the regular season finale for each. Cincinnati plays at Memphis with each having sights at the American Athletic Conference title and a Cotton Bowl bid as the top G5 squad in the final rankings […]
This week, the College Football Playoff Top 25 released its third rankings. The following is the full Top 25. The Group of Five has five teams in the initial release with Memphis ranked as the top G5 team–bumping Cincinnati from that spot from a week ago. Below are the full Top 25 rankings with the […]
This week, the College Football Playoff Top 25 was released. The following is the full Top 25. The Group of Five has five teams in the initial release with Cincinnati ranked as the top G5 team. Below are the full Top 25 rankings with the G5 teams in bold. Three of the five teams are […]
This week, the College Football Playoff Top 25 was released. The following is the full Top 25. The Group of Five has five teams in the initial release with Cincinnati ranked as the top G5 team. Below are the full Top 25 rankings with the G5 teams in bold. Four of the five teams are […]
Down goes UCF. The Knights lost for the first time in the regular season in 26 games Saturday with its one point loss at the ACC’s Pittsburgh. This opens the Group of Five up for another team to break UCF’s two year run on the New Year’s Six bowl bid. Another AAC team in Temple […]
There are two key G5 match-ups on Friday but really there is just one that is the biggest is a Mountain West opener with Air Force visiting Boise State. Both teams are undefeated and have wins over Power 5 programs on their resumes. The outcome of the conference opener could play a pivotal role in […]
Just like in Week 1, Week 2 had its share of highlights and upsets with the Group of Five. The biggest suprise had to go to BYU defeating Tennessee in overtime for the second G5 win over the SEC school . I will go through my Top 5 G5 games with a mixture of P5 […]
This Friday, one game stood out but a second game came to light that a week ago looked like a walkover type game in the Group of Five. The highlight game Friday for sure is Marshall visiting Boise State. But the second game came to light with the typically low ranked Rice played a 11-win […]
Week 1 had its share of highlights and upsets with the Group of Five. The biggest suprise had to go to Georgia State defeating the SEC’s Tennessee. I will go through my Top 5 G5 wins over Power Five schools this week and add in a couple of great G5 vs. G5 match-ups in this […]
We had our appetizers of college football this past Thursday and Friday but Saturday comes the main feast of action as we start the 2019 season. In this article, I will go through the teams at least I felt had a chance to finish strong in their respective Group of Five conference as they go […]
The Broncos fell short of winning their second Mountain West title in three years when they lost 19-16 in overtime to Fresno State in the MW title game and was the last official game as Boise State’s trip to the First Responder Bowl against Boston College resulted in a game cancellation due to lightning in the first quarter with the Broncos trailing 7-0 for a 10-3 overall (7-1 MWC) finish.
The Mountain West Conference was ranked as the top Group of Five conference last year with Boise State and Fresno State definitely the class of the league the last two seasons. The Broncos and Bulldogs have met in the MW Championship game the past two years.
Five bowl games involving Group of Five teams occurred after Christmas from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 to finish the football season within the Group of Five. Well, actually only four occurred with the cancellation of the First Responder Bowl in Dallas due incriminate weather. The four games that were played included undefeated UCF but […]
Boston College comes in here at 7-5 on the season. The Eagles have taken out UMass, Holy Cross, Wake, Temple, Louisville, Miami FL and Virginia Tech but fallen to Purdue, NC State, Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse.
All five Group of Five conference for the first-time hosted championship games with the Sun Belt Conference joining the party this year. Aside from the Sun Belt game, the other four games went down to the final minutes before a winner was decided. I will go over a small recap of each game and provide […]
Fresno State at Boise State When: Saturday, December 1, 5:45 PM MST Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN / WatchESPN Fresno State Bulldogs (10-2, 7-1 MWC) Mountain West West Division Champions Location: Fresno, Calif. Enrollment: 22,221 Sagarin Rating: 22 (2 in G5) Season Recap: Fresno State has won the Mountain West twice since becoming a member in 2011, earning back-to-back titles in 2012 […]
Fresno State at Boise State When: Friday, November 9th, 8:15 PM MST Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN2 / WatchESPN Fresno State Bulldogs (8-1, 5-0 MWC) This match-up will go a long ways to determine both divisional races in the Mountain West Conference. The two teams will also be playing for the Milk Can, a […]
The biggest game in the Group of Five in Week 6 was the Mountain West Conference showdown with San Diego State visiting Boise State. The Aztecs wen to Boise and pulled out a 19-13 defensive struggle game and now are positioned well to within the conference to win its division and host the MWC championship […]
When: Saturday, October 6, 1:30 PM MDT Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPNU / WatchESPN San Diego State Aztecs (3-1, 0-0 Mountain West) The Aztecs come into this game very banged up especially on offense. QB Christian Chapman has been out since suffering an MCL sprain against Sacramento State. OT Zachary Thomas tore an ACL a […]