College Basketball Takeaways Week 3

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- The fact that Collin Sexton could keep Alabama in the game with 3 players, shows how good he really is.

Dan- LOOK OUT for A&M. I see a lot of wins in this team’s future.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- UCLA and USC struggled. Not a good week for the Pac-12.

Dan- Colorado is 6-0 right now with their best win as Air Force, and the rest of their schedule is cake. They could have a very deceiving record at the end of the year.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC

Jason- Duke can beat ANYBODY. They just outlast them until the end.

Dan- The ACC showed they are the best conference in America outlasting the Big Ten 11-3 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- Although Texas lost to Duke and Gonzaga this week, they looked really good and a team that could surprise people later in the year.

Dan- TCU’s nonconference could hurt them come Selection Sunday.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Michigan State beating Notre Dame and beat them down showed how good this team can be, WITHOUT Miles Bridges taking over.

Dan- I don’t see much promise in the Big Ten besides Michigan State. Also, why are they already playing conference games?

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big East

Jason- Kelan Martin’s layup at the buzzer was a HUGE win over former coach, Chris Holtmann

Dan- Seton Hall had a great bounce back week and will be dangerous in the tournament.

 

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Texas A&M finishes as a 1 seed.

Jason: Duke has one loss all season and it is in January.

 

Player of the Week

Dan: Marvin Bagley

Jason: Marvin Bagley

 

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Desi Rodriguez

Jason: Cassius Winston

 

Game of the Week

Dan: Duke vs Texas

Jason: Duke vs Texas/ Butler vs Ohio State

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College Football Week 13 Takeaways

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- Alabama does not deserve to be in… but I won’t be surprised if they are

Dan- The committee has a lot of work to do figuring out where Alabama should be. I think the whole country would say that they are a better team than Wisconsin in terms of the eye test, but who is more worthy of making it?

Zach- Auburn is the hottest team in the nation right now. Based on the eye test, they should be ranked #1. However, they will end up probably being #3. Alabama should not be in the top 5.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- I thought the firing of Todd Graham would come midseason… it’s about time.

Dan- Khalil Tate will forever be known as the one month wonder. He was no doubt the best player in football in October but hasn’t been able to get back to that elite status.

Zach- I do not agree with Arizona State firing their Head Coach. Washington State is not a very good football team whatsoever. USC has a slim chance of making the CFP, but virtually none at all.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC + ND

Jason- Wimbush is not and will never be good enough to carry Notre Dame far.

Dan- Brian Kelly will never be able to get Notre Dame to the playoff. He will never win a big game on the road.

Zach- I don’t think Miami is a very good team. They are getting tons of credit for beating ND, but ND is such a one-dimensional team. Notre Dame needs to move on from Wimbush. He lacks an arm and confidence.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- TCU is very undermatched against Oklahoma… but I’m not counting out Gary Patterson

Dan- Kyler Murray is the best backup in college football.

Zach- Oklahoma will beat TCU…and it won’t even be close.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Wisconsin wins out… they are in. Enough said.

Dan- Wisconsin needs to hope the committee likes them this week.

Zach- The great play from Haskins proves that JT Barrett is not the great QB that people think he is.

 

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Wisconsin doesn’t make the playoff.

Jason: Clemson wins out by a margin of 10+

Zach: Clemson blows out Miami by over 20.

 

Player of the Week

Dan: Myles Gaskin

Jason: Gus Malzahn (Coach of the Week)

Zach: Kerryon Johnson

 

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Markell Jones

Jason: Kyler Murray

Zach: Dwayne Haskins

 

Heisman Prediction

Dan: Baker Mayfield

Jason: Baker Mayfield

Zach: Baker Mayfield

College Football Playoff Rankings (This Week)

Dan:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Alabama
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Georgia

 

Jason:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alabama
  6. Miami

 

Zach:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia

 

College Football Playoff Prediction (End of Season)

Dan:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Alabama

First Two Out: Ohio State and Penn State

Champion: Alabama

 

Jason:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State

First Two Out: Alabama and Miami

Champion: Clemson

 

Zach:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Alabama and Miami

Champion: Oklahoma

College Basketball Takeaways Week 2

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- Tennessee is a true sleeper in the SEC… they will emerge as a legit #2 in the SEC with Florida.

Dan- I need to see Florida get tested first before I say how great or bad they are.

Zach- Egor Koulechov is one of the best shooters in the nation.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- Jordan McLaughlin is legit and is helping USC to one of the most hyped college basketball seasons USC has had in awhile.

Dan- Trier and Ayton are obviously not enough for Arizona. You can’t give up 90 points in a game and expect to win.

Zach- Deandre Ayton is the real deal and will have a prosperous NBA career. But what is happening to Arizona right now? I’m not too worried…they have too much talent to not be great.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC

Jason- It took Duke up until the last 10 minutes of the game to put Portland State away… I’m not worried but it still means something.

Dan- Never count the Irish out. Bonzie is one of the best players in the country with great guys around him. I don’t expect a blowout against Michigan State.

Zach- With a huge win over Wichita State, Notre Dame is proving itself to be a legit championship contender. Matt Farrell is one of the most underrated players in the nation.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- I don’t think Trae Young is going to be enough to carry the Sooners into legit contention.

Dan- Kansas is the only team to be tested so far in the Big 12. We’ll find more out this next week.

Zach- Texas’ defense was outstanding holding Butler to 48 points. Mo Bamba has been impressing me with his versatility.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Nick Ward doesn’t get any attention because of the hype around Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr., but he is one of the best big men in college basketball.

Dan- Michigan State is the only legit team so far in the Big Ten. Purdue did not look good this past week, and we will find out more about Minnesota with two top 25 games coming up.

Zach- That boy Musa Jallow is the real deal. He’s now a starter and has been a huge bright spot for the Buckeyes.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big East

Jason- Creighton’s loss to Baylor shouldn’t overshadow their big wins over UCLA and Northwestern.

Dan- This is one of the best conferences in the nation with a lot of basketball yet to play.

Zach- The top dogs in the Big East, Villanova and Xavier, have done their job and held serve thus far.

 

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Bonzie Colson wins the Wooden Award.

Jason: Minnesota goes to the Big Ten Championship

Zach: Purdue finishes outside the top 4 in the Big Ten.

 

Player of the Week

Dan: Bonzie Colson

Jason: Deontae North

Zach: Deandre Ayton

 

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Allerik Freeman

Jason: Deandre Ayton

Zach: Tremont Waters

 

Game of the Week

Dan: Wichita State vs Notre Dame

Jason: Wisconsin vs UCLA

Zach: Wichita State vs Notre Dame

College Football Predictions Week 13

Thursday November 23rd

  • Ole Miss @ #14 Mississippi State
    • Jason- Mississippi State 27-13
    • Dan- Mississippi State 28-13
    • Zach- Mississippi State 30-17

Friday November 24th

  • Baylor @ #12 TCU
    • Jason- TCU 37-13
    • Dan- TCU 41-17
    • Zach- TCU 38-18
  • #2 Miami @ Pitt
    • Jason- Miami 34-27
    • Dan- Miami 34-20
    • Zach- Miami 34-17
  • USF @ #15 UCF
    • Jason- UCF 35-27
    • Dan- UCF 38-35
    • Zach- UCF 34-31
  • #25 Virginia Tech @ Virginia
    • Jason- Virginia Tech 27-20
    • Dan- Virginia 27-21
    • Zach- Virginia 24-20

Saturday November 25th

  • #7 Georgia @ Georgia Tech
    • Jason- Georgia 21-10
    • Dan- Georgia Tech 21-20
    • Zach- Georgia 27-24
  • Florida State @ Florida
    • Jason- Florida 33-17
    • Dan- Florida State 20-17
    • Zach- Florida State 38-14
  • Louisville @ Kentucky
    • Jason- Louisville 35-21
    • Dan- Louisville 28-21
    • Zach- Louisville 35-20
  • Indiana @ Purdue
    • Jason- Purdue 31-17
    • Dan- Purdue 24-17
    • Zach- Indiana 31-28
  • Kansas @ #19 Oklahoma State
    • Jason- Oklahoma State 63-13
    • Dan- Oklahoma State 42-0
    • Zach- Oklahoma State 49-7
  • #9 Ohio State @ Michigan
    • Jason- Ohio State 42-17
    • Dan- Ohio State 35-10
    • Zach- Ohio State 38-10
  • East Carolina @ #20 Memphis
    • Jason- Memphis 24-7
    • Dan- Memphis 31-24
    • Zach- Memphis 35-7
  • #1 Alabama @ #6 Auburn
    • Jason- Alabama 34-28
    • Dan- Alabama 31-28
    • Zach- Alabama 34-31
  • Iowa State @ Kansas State
    • Jason- Iowa State 31-28
    • Dan- Kansas State 31-20
    • Zach- Iowa State 28-27
  • #10 Penn State @ Maryland
    • Jason- Penn State 35-10
    • Dan- Penn State 38-10
    • Zach- Penn State 35-9
  • #5 Wisconsin @ Minnesota
    • Jason- Wisconsin 38-24
    • Dan- Wisconsin 28-24
    • Zach- Wisconsin 38-17
  • #23 Boise State @ Fresno State
    • Jason- Boise State 34-30
    • Dan- Boise State 34-27
    • Zach- Boise State 30-27
  • West Virginia @ #4 Oklahoma
    • Jason- Oklahoma 38-27
    • Dan- Oklahoma 35-21
    • Zach- Oklahoma 45-31
  • #22 Northwestern @ Illinois
    • Jason- Northwestern 34-10
    • Dan- Northwestern 27-10
    • Zach- Northwestern 34-13
  • #16 Michigan State @ Rutgers
    • Jason- Michigan State 37-31
    • Dan- Michigan State 34-0
    • Zach- Michigan State 27-14
  • Arizona @ Arizona State
    • Jason- Arizona 38-27
    • Dan- Arizona State 31-27
    • Zach- Arizona 38-35
  • Texas A&M @ #18 LSU
    • Jason- LSU 28-10
    • Dan- LSU 35-7
    • Zach- LSU 28-17
  • #3 Clemson @ #24 South Carolina
    • Jason- Clemson 31-10
    • Dan- Clemson 28-24
    • Zach- Clemson 31-27
  • #8 Notre Dame @ #21 Stanford
    • Jason- Stanford 23-16
    • Dan- Stanford 35-31
    • Zach- Notre Dame 38-35
  • #13 Washington State @ #17 Washington
    • Jason- Washington 34-24
    • Dan- Washington 31-24
    • Zach- Washington State 34-31

Upset of the Week

Jason- Stanford over ND

Dan- Georgia Tech over Georgia

Zach- Washington State over Washington

Player of the Week

Jason- Bryce Love

Dan- Myles Gaskin

Zach- Baker Mayfield

College Football Takeaways Week 12

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- They all played FCS teams or less than stellar SEC teams… Next week can’t come soon enough

Dan- There could be a lot of craziness in the SEC these last two weeks. There are multiple scenarios and one has two from this conference represented in the playoff.

Zach- Typical of these teams to play trash teams ahead of rivalry week. I can’t wait for the Iron Bowl.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- Josh Rosen showed why he is the better QB than Darnold, he just doesn’t have nearly the talent around him.

Dan- Darnold won the game, but Rosen won the QB battle.

Zach- Josh Rosen outplayed Darnold. FINALLY Khalil Tate slowed down and showed he was human.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC + ND

Jason- Classic Dan holding on to his preseason picks! NC State isn’t and wasn’t legit!

Dan- That is now two games that NC State has been screwed on. Still a great year for the Wolfpack!

Zach- I was very surprised to see Miami struggle so much against Virginia. I think they will rebound and play better next week.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- Oklahoma is the only consistent force in the conference

Dan- Wow! If KANSAS can get under Mayfield’s skin that easily, I can’t imagine how he deals with the pros.

Zach- I love Baker Mayfield’s demeanor. His competitiveness is one of a kind and rallies the team around him to play better.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- I don’t like Michigan as much as the next guy, but WOW, the Michigan hate from Dan just doesn’t stop.

Dan- Michigan’s record is so deceiving. They’re sitting at 8-3 and haven’t beat a team with a winning record. Wisconsin still doesn’t have a quality win and doesn’t deserve to be in… yet. Also Ohio State will have a case to get in the playoff in a lot of different scenarios. (btw this is only the 2nd time I have hated on Michigan. The only other time was week 1 about Speight… and I was right)

Zach- Although I don’t think Michigan is a good team, it was nice to see Wisconsin play well back to back weeks. If Wisconsin wins out they are in Dan!!

 

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Ohio State gets in with two losses.

Jason: Alabama does not make the CFP.

Zach: Auburn and Alabama both make the CFP.

 

Player of the Week

Dan: Justin Jackson

Jason: Saquon Barkley

Zach: Saquon Barkley

 

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Byron Pringle

Jason: Kurt Benkert

Zach: Byron Pringle

 

Heisman Prediction

Dan: Baker Mayfield

Jason: Baker Mayfield

Zach: Baker Mayfield

 

College Football Playoff Rankings (This Week)

Dan:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Miami
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn

 

Jason:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Miami
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn

 

Zach:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Miami
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn

 

College Football Playoff Prediction (End of Season)

Dan:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Ohio State

First Two Out: Clemson and Notre Dame

Champion:

 

Jason:

  1. Clemson
  2. Georgia
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Alabama and Miami

Champion: Clemson

 

Zach:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Miami and Notre Dame

Champion: Alabama

College Football Predictions Week 12

Saturday November 17th

  • Mercer @ #1 Alabama
    • Jason- Alabama 52-3
    • Dan- Alabama 38-0
    • Zach- Alabama 52-0
  • #16 Mississippi State @ Arkansas
    • Jason- Mississippi State 34-21
    • Dan- Mississippi State 28-17
    • Zach- Mississippi State 33-17
  • UL Monroe @ #6 Auburn
    • Jason- Auburn 38-3
    • Dan- Auburn 38-6
    • Zach- Auburn 49-7
  • #12 TCU @ Texas Tech
    • Jason- TCU 38-14
    • Dan- TCU 35-14
    • Zach- TCU 38-21
  • Minnesota @ #23 Northwestern
    • Jason- Northwestern 27-23
    • Dan- Minnesota 27-20
    • Zach- Northwestern 23-20
  • #24 Michigan @ #5 Wisconsin
    • Jason- Michigan 31-28
    • Dan- Michigan 28-24
    • Zach- Wisconsin 31-21
  • Virginia @ #3 Miami
    • Jason- Miami 41-27
    • Dan- Miami 38-27
    • Zach- Miami 41-17
  • #15 UCF @ Temple
    • Jason- UCF 35-20
    • Dan- UCF 38-20
    • Zach- UCF 35-23
  • SMU @ #21 Memphis
    • Jason- Memphis 27-18
    • Dan- SMU 31-27
    • Zach- SMU 38-35
  • The Citadel @ #2 Clemson
    • Jason- Clemson 45-7
    • Dan- Clemson 41-6
    • Zach- Clemson 45-10
  • Kentucky @ #7 Georgia
    • Jason- Georgia 34-3
    • Dan- Georgia 35-24
    • Zach- Georgia 38-9
  • Kansas State @ #13 Oklahoma State
    • Jason- Oklahoma State 48-31
    • Dan- Kansas State 35-31
    • Zach- Oklahoma State 48-27
  • Navy @ #8 Notre Dame
    • Jason- Notre Dame 38-20
    • Dan- Notre Dame 31-20
    • Zach- Notre Dame 38-17
  • #4 Oklahoma @ Kansas
    • Jason- Oklahoma 49-10
    • Dan- Oklahoma 45-10
    • Zach- Oklahoma 52-7
  • Illinois @ #9 Ohio State
    • Jason- Ohio State 59-3
    • Dan- Ohio State 41-6
    • Zach- Ohio State 34-7
  • Maryland @ #17 Michigan State
    • Jason- Michigan State 31-30
    • Dan- Michigan State 24-17
    • Zach- Michigan State 27-20
  • Nebraska @ #10 Penn State
    • Jason- Penn State 45-17
    • Dan- Penn State 35-7
    • Zach- Penn State 38-10
  • #20 LSU @ Tennessee
    • Jason- LSU 24-16
    • Dan- LSU 31-20
    • Zach- LSU 23-17
  • Texas A&M @ Ole MIss
    • Jason- Texas A&M 34-17
    • Dan- Texas A&M 31-10
    • Zach- Texas A&M 28-27
  • Arizona @ Oregon
    • Jason- Oregon 38-27
    • Dan- Arizona 35-31
    • Zach- Arizona 38-30
  • #19 NC State @ Wake Forest
    • Jason- NC State 41-23
    • Dan- NC State 31-24
    • Zach- NC State 30-27
  • UCLA @ #11 USC
    • Jason- UCLA 17-3
    • Dan- USC 34-10
    • Zach- USC 38-24
  • Cal @ #22 Stanford
    • Jason- Stanford 37-14
    • Dan- Stanford 31-14
    • Zach- Stanford 34-17
  • Air Force @ #25 Boise State
    • Jason- Boise State 59-52
    • Dan- Boise State 38-10
    • Zach- Boise State 35-14
  • Utah @ #18 Washington
    • Jason- Washington 34-17
    • Dan- Washington 28-21
    • Zach- Utah 31-28

 

Upset of the Week

Jason- UCLA over USC

Dan- Kansas State over Oklahoma State

Zach- Utah over Washington

Player of the Week

Jason- Brandon Peters

Dan- Nick Fitzgerald

Zach- Baker Mayfield

College Football Takeaways Week 11

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Dan- This is the first time all season I can say that the National Title is up for grabs. Alabama is actually beatable.

Jason-  Dan summed it up perfectly… I can’t wait for the playoff

Zach- Alabama found a way to win, and that is what great teams do. The Freshman Jake Fromm was exposed. Alabama will steamroll through Georgia in the SEC Championship game.

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- Can we stop their season now? Officially irrelevant.

Dan- The CFP hopes are obviously gone for the Pac-12 now. The conference is USC’s to lose.

Zach- The Pac-12 has no chance of making the playoff. Washington owns the title for the “Pretender” in College Football. USC is the best team in this division.

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC + ND

Jason- Notre Dame got their reality check. Now, they need to pray and pray some more…

Dan- I thought this Irish team was different, but they just looked scared again in a big game on the road. Kelly will never find a way to win one of these games.

Zach- Notre Dame looked scared and not ready to play in a very hostile environment. Wimbush’s passing struggles were exposed. Josh Adams looked very, very slow. ND’s plays were slow developing. Wimbush’s inability to throw made the offense one-dimensional and predictable. Miami dominated the line of scrimmage. I’m waiting for Phil Jurkovec to lead the future of this program.

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- I really don’t believe this conference is represented in the CFP.

Dan- I don’t see a way that Oklahoma misses the Playoff.

Zach- Oklahoma is far and away the best team in the Big 12 and will make the Playoff. Baker Mayfield is just too good.

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Wisconsin needs to steamroll everyone to stay in.

Dan- There is still a way Wisconsin misses out if they go undefeated, and that just shows how bad the Big Ten really is. A win over a 6-4 team is not “very impressive.” The Big Ten’s only non-conference ranked win is Iowa over Iowa State. They were KILLED in every other big non-conference game they played in… So no the Big Ten is not good.

Zach- If Wisconsin wins out, they are easily in the CFP. That Iowa win was very impressive. The Big 10 is not a bad conference at all, Dan. I am afraid that Ohio State might beat Wisconsin, causing the Big 10 to miss out on the CFP.

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Alabama loses a game this season.

Jason: The Big 12 is not represented in the CFP.

Zach: Auburn wins out and makes the CFP.

Player of the Week

Dan: Mason Rudolph

Jason: Bryce Love

Zach: The Turnover Chain

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Malcolm Perry

Jason: Aeris Williams

Zach: Rodney Anderson

Heisman Prediction

Dan: Baker Mayfield

Jason: Baker Mayfield

Zach: Baker Mayfield

College Football Playoff Rankings (This Week)

Dan:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Clemson
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn

Jason:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Clemson
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Auburn
  6. Wisconsin

Zach:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Clemson
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Auburn

College Football Playoff Prediction (End of Season)

Dan:

  1. Miami
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Alabama
  4. Georgia

First Two Out: Wisconsin and Clemson

Champion: Alabama

Jason:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Clemson
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Oklahoma and Georgia

Champion: Clemson

Zach:

  1. Alabama
  2. Miami
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Ohio State and Clemson

Champion: Alabama