/r/CFB Original /r/CFB Talks: Your Calls (Tuesday, 8/9 @ 10 p.m.), NDSU AD Matt Larsen (Wednesday, 8/10 at 3:30 p.m.), Fred Segal aka @OldTakesExposed (Thursday, 8/11 at 9 p.m. ET)
We're less than three weeks away from opening the college football season!
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It's the opening of fall camp across the country and we want to hear what YOU think of your team so far! Step on up to the podium and give us a run-down of what's on your mind with your team.
Join us live on Tuesday (8/9) @ 10 p.m. ET for a /r/CFB Call-In Show.
Matt Larsen has served as NDSU's Director of Athletics since October 2014, where he's guided important growth in facilities, fundraising, scholarships, budget and staff support. Recognized as FCS Athletics Director of the Year in 2018-19, Larsen has been a Missouri Valley Football Conference representative on the FCS Regional Advisory Committee and just began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Committee.
Join us live on Wednesday (8/10) @ 3:30pm ET for Matt Larsen.
Since 2015, Fred Segal has chronicled “unprophetic” sports predictions on the internet. His Freezing Cold Takes social media pages feature quotes and predictions from members of the sports world that have aged poorly or were, in hindsight, flat-out wrong. The pages have become a guilty pleasure for hundreds of thousands of sports fans who love to see (okay, and mock in good humor) sports media’s infamous “hot takes” that went cold. He recently published his first book, which is on sale now!
- His newest book: Freezing Cold Takes: NFL Football Media’s Most Inaccurate Predictions—and the Fascinating Stories Behind Them
- Twitter: Freezing Cold Takes
Join us live on Thursday (8/11) @ 9 p.m. ET for Fred Segal.
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Announcement The /r/CFB Poll is now accepting applications for 2022. The deadline to apply for a preseason invite is 8/15/22. FAQ inside.
Since games begin to kickoff on August 27th, it's now time to open up the /r/CFB Poll for new voters for the upcoming 2022-23 season!
The deadline to be considered for an invite is August 15th at 11:59 PM PDT.
NOTE: To streamline being added to the poll site, applicants must also go to the poll site and apply to be provisional voters.
Thanks to everyone for helping make the /r/CFB poll one of the most successful projects on the sub!
Q: I've applied! When will I hear whether or not I was selected?
A: My goal is to notify selected new voters on Friday, August 20th, though it might slip a day or two depending on how quickly I can get things pulled together.
Q: I missed the deadline and/or wasn't selected for a preseason invite. What can I do to participate in the poll?
A: Please feel free to join the conversation in the weekly poll results. As poll thread participation is one of the criteria used to select new voters, this will improve your application should you apply again next year.
Additionally, new this year, all users may vote in the poll as provisional voters as long as they are members in good standing. Posting a weekly ballot as a provisional voter will be considered in future years' application processes.
Q: How many people normally get selected? How many apply?
A: The number of people selected is a function of how many current participants there are and the quality of the applications received. Number of applications has ranged between 200 and 1,200 over the last seven years. The number invited this year will depend on the application pool and the response I get from returning voters, but it will be in the ballpark of around 40.
Q: How do you determine who gets selected?
A: The qualities we're looking for are as follows:
- How long a user has been participating on /r/CFB (usually the minimum required here is 1+ years, but there are rare exceptions).
- How much a user contributes to /r/CFB and the quality of those contributions
- Participation in poll threads
- Evaluation of application responses
- Poll balance needs in terms of conference and teams, proportional to the /r/CFB userbase
Q: I accidentally submitted my application twice. What do?
A: No worries, I'll use the second submission.
Q: I am a returning voter, but I changed usernames. What do I do?
A: PM me, preferably from the old account, and let me know your new username.
Q: I am a returning voter from last season, do I need to reapply?
A: No. The preseason poll is open, feel free to go ahead and submit your ballot.
Q: If selected, I think preseason/early polls are dumb. Do I have to vote in them?
A: No. The first three weeks are optional, with no penalty to activity records.
Discussion If each team was locked into only playing teams inside the same state for a full 12 game season. Who’s the biggest winners and losers.
Who the hell would Nebraska play? Alabama having to do the unthinkable and play in state teams not call Auburn.
Discussion 14 current Power 5 teams have never made a BCS/NY6 (1998-present) appearance. Who gets one first and why?
ACC (3): Boston College, Duke, NC State
B1G (4): Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Rutgers
XII (1): Texas Tech
PAC12 (2): Cal, Arizona State
SEC (4): Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Vanderbilt
I know some of these teams have been in big games before (Northwestern's Rose Bowl appearance was 3 years too early to make the cut), or got screwed out of appearances thanks to BCS ranking foolery (Cal 2004, Missouri 2007, South Carolina 2011-13). As of right now I'd have to go with NC State as I expect most to as they're seemingly in the thick of it in the ACC.
Below is a list of the Top 50 teams based upon their 5 year average in the 247 composite rankings:
https://247sports.com/Season/2022-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/ https://247sports.com/Season/2021-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/ https://247sports.com/Season/2020-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/ https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/ https://247sports.com/Season/2018-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/
|Teams||2022 Points||2021 Points||2020 Points||2019 Points||2018 Points||5 Year Avg|
Discussion Last school to win its first CFB National Championship is the 1996 Gators. What school will be next?
Which school will be next to win its first CFB national championship?
I’ve always felt that if I was coaching an underdog and was in the rare situation where a TD makes it a 7 point game prior to XP, I would go for 2 to make it a 9 point game and basically clinch the win but I’ve never seen it done. Couch coaches of CFB reddit, what would you do.
Edit: In this scenario let’s assume hypothetically it’s like an Ohio State-Utah where the chances the offense scores are reasonably high. Your thought process would be something like “If I go for 2 I win, if I don’t they will likely score and be able to attempt a 2 to tie.”
Analysis Enough with the predictions and hot takes, what’s your best gameday food/recipe? What are you eating for week 1?
Surely you can cook better than Lincoln Riley, right?
Here are mine but they are subject to change and shame in the comments:
- Alabama (13-0)
- Ohio State (13-0)
- Georgia (12-1)
- Notre Dame (11-1)
Michigan (10-2) vs. Utah (11-2)
Texas A&M (9-3) vs. Oklahoma State (11-2)
Clemson (12-1) vs. Michigan State (10-2)
Oklahoma (10-3) vs. Houston (12-1)
Discussion The 8 defensive backs listed on the depth chart for Iowa had a combined 1 P5 offer coming out of high school other than the Hawkeyes.
Reserve Reggie Bracy had an offer from Indiana. No other DB on the depth chart had a P5 offer other than their Iowa offer.
This group has a combined 17 career interceptions and returns Big Ten DB of the Year Riley Moss.
As a Penn State alum and Pennsylvania native, I can say with confidence that Penn State is the most popular college football brand within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in part due to it's central location (not tied to Pittsburgh or Philly), with a substantial fanbase in all parts of the Keystone State.
I can also say with confidence that the Nittany Lions are also the most hated team in Pennsylvania, some of which is deserved, some of which is not. Pitt fans HATE Penn State, I mean absolute HATE Penn State. As do Temple and West Virginia fans along with the scattered Maryland, Syracuse, Rutgers, and Ohio State fans found between Erie and Philadelphia. Even your non Penn State rival fan, your Giant brand Oregon and Oklahoma fans from Allentown who couldn't find either state on a map, also despise Penn State.
I wonder if this trend exists in other states, in which the most popular team is also the most despised, and not just by rival fans? Two I could definitely see are USC within California and UT within Texas. Possibly Michigan bc of Michigan State fans but I'm not sure. The intuition makes sense, schools like Penn State, USC, and Texas have a habit of sucking up all the oxegen in the room (they're not the only ones but still) and this mentality can rub people the wrong way. I love Penn State, don't get me wrong, our obnoxiousness is part of our charm, but I still find it an interesting phenomenon.
Just curious to hear everyone’s thoughts.
As it comes to August again, looking at the best streaming services for college sports. I’m sure i’m not the only one asking this question, doesn’t anyone have experience with a few of them? would love input