Tag: FBS football

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Here are the final Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season. Tulane finished on top of the rankings following the Green Wave come from behind win over USC in the Cotton Bowl game. Fresno State finishes in to the #2 position after defeating Washington State […]

2022-23 College Bowl Games for Group of Five Schools

A total of 43 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff semi-finals and championship, are scheduled to take place beginning Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and ending Jan. 2 with the Cotton Bowl for the Group of Five and on Jan. 9th for the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Los Angeles. Of […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Dec. 3

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending December 3rd, 2022. This is the final ranking following the conference championship games and the end of the regular season. We will will have a final ranking after all bowl games and the College Football […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 13

Week 13 was the end of the regular season for most teams in the Group of Five (with the exception of two games–Akron @ Buffalo & Army vs. Navy). For ten teams though in the G5, they get at chance at winning their conference championship. This week, there were a few open possibilities in the […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 19

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position despite […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 12

This has certainty been the wildest Group of Five season since I started covering this level of the FBS. Every prior year, there has has been a dominate team or teams each year that seemed to separate themselves going into the last regular season game. This year, it will be wild to the finish to […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 12

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 12th, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 11

The biggest game of Week 11 had to be UCF traveling to Tulane. Those two schools were the only ones within the Group of Five currently ranked in the College Football Playoff’s Top 25 so the winner likely will have the inside track towards the G5’s New Year’s Six Bowl bid. UCF QB John Rhys […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Nov. 5

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending November 5th, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 29

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 29th, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 9

The big game in the Group of Five this week had to be the two teams that have represented the G5 the four of the past five seasons in the New Year’s Six Bowl games in Cincinnati playing at UCF. Cincinnati has been the representative the past two seasons and were even in the College […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 22

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 22nd, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 8

After Week 7 we had no remaining undefeated teams within the Group of Five. The number of one-loss teams in the G5 was as seven (AAC–Tulane, Cincinnati, UCF; Sun Belt–Coastal Carolina, James Madison, South Alabama, and Independent–Liberty). Of those seven one loss teams, all but Coastal Carolina was in action this past week. UCF, James […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 7

And then there were none! That is no Group of Five now after Week 7 remains undefeated. The two undefeated G5 teams coming into Week 7 were Coastal Carolina and James Madison, who both play in the Sun Belt Conference’s East Division. Both teams had fellow East Division foes this week with JMU traveling to […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 15

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 15th, 2022. 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. UCF stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 8

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 8th, 2022. 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. UCF moves to the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 6

We are starting to see the top teams in Group of Five rise to the top as we head closer to the mid-point of the season. Two schools remain undefeated and both are from the Sun Belt East Division in Coastal Carolina and James Madison. Both schools took care of their cross-West Division foes this […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Oct. 2

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending October 2nd, 2022. 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 stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 5

We came into Week 5 with two Group of Five teams undefeated and those two squads were able to win this week to keep the two unscathed teams. Those two schools are both from the Sun Belt East Division in Coastal Carolina and FBS newcomer James Madison. James Madison had the easier time this week […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 24

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 24th, 2022. 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 stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 4

Week Four had one of the biggest upsets yet in this college football season.  Middle Tennessee knocked off Top 25 ranked Miami (FL) 45-31 in Miami.  Blue Raider QB Chase Cunningham threw touchdown passes of 71, 69 and 98 yards while just completing 16 passes but those completions went for a whopping 408 yards. The […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 17

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 17th, 2022. 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 stays at the top position after […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 10

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 10th, 2022. 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 stays at the top position after […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 2

Week 2 has to be the week of the Sun Belt Conference for the Group of Five. Two Sun Belt teams defeated Top 10 AP ranked teams, while another beat a historically top school. All games were on the road. The two teams to beat the Top 25 squads were Marshall and Appalachian State. Marshall […]

CSJ 2022 Game Preview: UTSA at Army West Point

UTSA at Army West PointWhen: Saturday, September 10, 12:00 PM EDTWhere: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports Network Two teams that lost in Week 1 will try to get their first win in this game. Army lost on the road to Coastal Carolina 38-28, while UTSA lost at home to Houston 37-35 in three […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Sept. 5

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending September 5th, 2022. 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 moves up to the top position […]

College Sports Journal FBS Group of Five National Players of the Week-Sept. 5

Five players including Clayton Tune from Houston, Kurtis Rourke from Ohio, Tanner Mordecai, Bentlee Sanders from Nevada, and John Hoyland from Wyoming have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending Sept. 5, 2022 from the NCAA Division I FBS Group of Five schools. CLAYTON TUNE, HOUSTON, QB, SR, CARROLLTON, TEX. […]

Highlights: CSJ FBS Group of Five Top Five Games and Recap of Week 1

Wow, it was good to have a full week of football back. Week 0 did give us an appetizer last week but we got a full course dinner in Week 1. The big game in the Group of Five matched two Texas schools that feel they can win their respective conferences. Houston and UTSA met […]

HIGHLIGHTS: CSJ FBS GROUP OF FIVE GAMES AND RECAP OF WEEK 0

Week 0 has become really the first week of college football. What used to be only a handful of games now has blossomed into many more. In fact in the FBS for this year’s Week 0, there were 11 games with eight of those games involving at least one Group of Five school. Week 0 […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – Aug. 27

Here are the Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the week ending Aug. 27th, 2022. 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. Boise State remains at the top spot […]

CSJ 2022 Game Preview: North Texas at UTEP

North Texas at Texas-El PasoWhen: Saturday, August 27, 9:00 PM EDTWhere: Sun Bowl, El Paso, Tex.TV/Streaming: Stadium / Watch Stadium The second G5 conference game follows another Conference USA match-up in Week 0 with two Texas schools battling in this one. This Texas rivalry will go away after this year as North Texas will move away from C-USA and […]

CSJ 2022 Game Preview: Charlotte at Florida Atlantic

Charlotte at Florida AtlanticWhen: Saturday, August 27, 7:00 PM EDTWhere: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / Watch CBSSN The first G5 conference game (and second only to Nebraska-Northwestern overall in the FBS) starts in Boca Raton with Charlotte visiting Florida Atlantic. This C-USA match-up for this year will turn into a American Athletic Conference tilt next […]

CSJ 2022 Game Preview: UConn at Utah State

Connecticut at Utah StateWhen: Saturday, August 27, 4:00 PM EDTWhere: Maverik Stadium, Logan, UtahTV/Streaming: FS1 / WATCH FOX SPORTS LIVE UConn and Utah State will actually be the first G5 vs. G5 game of the year in Week 0. Utah State and Connecticut have met once before in 2001 and Utah State won that game 38-31 at Connecticut. UConn […]

2022 Division I Conference Preview: American Athletic Conference

CSJ’s AAC Predicted Order of Finish 1. Cincinnati 2. Houston 3. UCF 4. SMU 5. Tulane 6. East Carolina 7. Memphis 8. Tulsa 9. South Florida 10. Navy 11. Temple 2021 Bowl Results Conference Record: 3-1 Myrtle Beach Bowl: Tulsa 30 Old Dominion 17 Gasparilla Bowl: UCF 29 Florida 17  Hawai’i Bowl: Memphis vs. Hawai’i (Cancelled […]

2022 Division I Conference Preview: Mountain West Conference

CSJ’S PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH Mountain Division *1. Boise State 2. Utah State 3. Air Force 4. Colorado State 5. Wyoming 6. New Mexico West Division 1. San Diego State 2. Fresno State 3. Nevada 4. San Jose State 5. UNLV 6. Hawai’i * Overall Champion 2021 BOWL RESULTS Record: 5-1 Fresno State 31, UTEP […]

2022 Division I Group of Five Independents Preview

CSJ’S PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 1. BYU 2. Army West Point 3. Liberty 4. Connecticut 5. New Mexico State 6. Massachusetts 2021 Bowl Games Independents Record: 2-1 Army Forces Bowl: Army 24 Louisville 22 Independence Bowl: UAB 31 BYU 28 LendingTree Bowl: Liberty 56 Eastern Michigan 20 The G5 Independents last year had three of the six […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25–Preseason 2022

Below are the Top 25 Group of Five (G5) preseason rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season. 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. Boise State is ranked as the top school in the […]

2022 College Sports Journal Group of Five Super Seventy Preseason All-American Team

Seventy student-athletes in the NCAA Division I Football’s Group of Five FBS Conferences have been named to the 2022 College Sports Journal Group of Five All-America Team.

Kansas State’s Bill Snyder Succeeds Where No One Else Had

Snyder resuscitated a once-moribund program, dubbed “Futility U” in a Sports Illustrated article a short time before Snyder’s arrival. The school had appeared in just one bowl game in school history and Snyder turned the Wildcats into one of the most consistent programs over the course of the next three decades.

Vince Dooley’s Plan Leads to Legendary Status

No celebration of Georgia’s recent national football championship can be complete without looking back on the foundation Vince Dooley began putting in place more than half a century ago and culminating when Dooley and the Bulldogs won the national championship in 1980 by defeating Notre Dame 17-10 in the Sugar Bowl.

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – FINAL 2021

Below are the Final 2021 Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings after all postseason games have been completed in Division I play. These rankings include all FBS Bowl games and the College Football Playoff. Cincinnati stays at the top spot despite losing to Alabama in the College Football […]

Group of Five 2021-22 Bowl Second Half Recap & Highlights

The bowl season after the first weekend looked much like it did in the 2020-21 season as we saw several games canceled or opponents displaced because of the COVID-19 outbreaks amongst the teams. In fact, five bowl games were altogether canceled this season including four that involved Group of Five squads. But the big story […]

Group of Five 2021-22 Bowl First Weekend Recap & Highlights

The first weekend is in the books for the Group of Five teams. Eight bowls were played Dec. 17th and 18th–all involving at least one G5 team in those games. The big story of the weekend was Western Kentucky’s QB Bailey Zappe breaking former LSU QB Joe Burrow’s record with 61st TD pass of season in WKU’s 59-38 win over Appalachian State in the Boca Raton Bowl. Zappe also broke the pass yardage record with over 5,800 yards passing.