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Category Archives: 2019 College Football Season

Clemson, LSU Facing Serious Challengers

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Our Games of the Week should offer some excitement and shake up the Top 25.

“Clemson could be knocked off,” said Kickoff Editor Tommy Duff. “Texas A&M is on the rise. And Ohio State has to be careful as Cincinnati Is a very good team.”

He expects Texas A&M to give the Tigers their first real test of whether the National Champions are capable of defending.

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AP College Football Poll 2019: Complete Week 2 Rankings Released

The Clemson Tigers maintained the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll when the Week 2 college football rankings were released Tuesday. We are sharing the Complete Week 2 Rankings by AP for its 2019 College Football Poll and comparing to our updated Kickoff Top 25.

There wasn’t much movement since 24 of the 25 ranked teams won their opening game. The one exception was Oregon, which lost the Auburn game 27-21.

The only team to fall out of the Top 25 was Iowa State, which needed overtime to beat Northern Iowa 29-26. They were replaced by Boise State, which beat Florida State 36-31 on the road.

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Repercussions of Week One College Football 2019

Week One College Football 2019

Issue 2 is out this morning in the inbox of PDF version subscribers. How great was it to spend your Saturday parked in front of a TV watching a day full of exciting college football? From shocking upsets in Tennessee to that suspenseful last-minute Auburn victory over Oregon at Jerryworld, there’s plenty to talk about around the watercooler today.

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Week One College Football 2019

Week One college football 2019

Both teams in this weekend’s marquee game of Week One in college football, #11 (#13) Oregon and #16 (#18) Auburn, have hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff. For one of them, that dream may die.

As we write this on Friday afternoon, we anticipate tonight’s 7 pm ET kickoffs of #18 (#17) Michigan State versus unranked Tulsa in East Lansing and #19 (#25) Wisconsin taking on South Florida in Tampa. A quick reminder that our poll may vary from AP’s rankings and are specified in parentheses next to the AP ranking.

Top-ranked Clemson started its season on Thursday with a convincing 52-14 win over Georgia Tech while #17 (#26) UCF made a statement by taking out Florida A&M 62-0. Texas A&M (ranked #12 by AP, #15 in the Kickoff Top 50) dominated unranked Texas State 41-7 and #14 (#10) Utah took care of unranked BYU 30-12.

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College Football is Back!

2019 College Football News

The Kickoff has published Issue 1, revealing our Kickoff Top 50 for 2019 and assigning initial Power Ratings for teams across the nation. Clemson and Alabama occupy their familiar positions as #1 and #2, and there’s no reason that these two teams will not fight it out the whole year. Michigan, Georgia, and Ohio State round out the Top 5.

Throughout this season, we’ll refer to teams using their AP Poll Ranking followed by their rank in our Top 50, if any, inside parentheses. For example, “#18 (#17) Michigan State.”

The Kickoff is your trusted source for 2019 College Football News

We arrive at our Kickoff rankings based on a number of factors, including past performance, conditions inside of programs, and other factors. Our Power Ratings are meant to give some insight to those wagering on the outcomes of games, suggesting which competitor has the statistical edge.

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