Coaches’ Top 25 no surprise

   August 2, 2014 1:01 am

It’s no surprise that defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming choice as the No. 1 team in the Amway/USA Today preseason college football coaches’ poll. The poll, released Thursday, had the Seminoles on top with 56 of 62 first-place votes. FSU went 14-0 en route to the BCS national championship last season. The…

Duane Rankin’s Week 14 forecast

   November 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 14. Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC), Saturday, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta, WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…

Duane Rankin’s Week 11 recap

   November 13, 2012 12:16 am

Let’s recap Week 11, shall we? Game of the week: No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama Final score: Aggies 29, Tide 24 Pregame rant: Texas A&M has won seven of its last eight games since losing its opener. The Aggies’ two conference losses are to Florida and LSU. Those defeats aside,  Texas A&M…

Duane Rankin’s Week 11 forecast

   November 7, 2012 12:03 am

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 11. Game of the week: No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies (7-2, 4-2 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0, 6-0 SEC), Saturday, 3:30 p.m., WSEE (CBS) Pregame rant: Texas A&M has won seven of its last eight games since losing its opener. The Aggies’…

Duane Rankin’s Week 10 recap

   November 6, 2012 11:58 pm

Let’s recap Week 10, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama at No. 5 LSU Final score: Tide 21, Tigers 17 Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play in the national title game again. Alabama hasn’t lost since it fell 9-6…

Duane Rankin’s Week 10 forecast

   October 30, 2012 10:10 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 10. Game of the week: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 SEC) at No. 5 LSU Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC), Saturday, 8 p.m., WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: As good as this game will be, we don’t want to see the Tide and Tigers play…

Duane Rankin’s Week 9 recap

   October 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Let’s recap Week 9 shall we? Game of the week: No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma Final score: Irish 30, Sooners 13 Pregame rant: This is the Irish’s toughest test yet. Oklahoma’s lone loss was to No. 4 Kansas State, which has risen to the top of the Big 12. It’s a classic…

Duane Rankin’s Week 8 recap

   October 22, 2012 10:14 pm

Let’s recap Week 8, shall we? Game of the week: No. 9 South Carolina at No. 3 Florida Final score: Gators 44, Gamecocks 11 Pregame rant: Despite losing to LSU, South Carolina can still find itself in the SEC title game, but must beat the Gators to do so. To see Steve Spurrier go back…