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THE College Football Game to Watch: Week Three – Alabama vs. Texas A&M

Normally when we do this, we focus on three games. This week is a little different though. Brian is unable to join us this week, and as a result I'm not going to be writing about a game either. The spotlight this week is firmly on the much anticipated rematch from last November; #1 Alabama traveling to #6 Texas A&M. That's really the only big game of the week. Sure, there are other games to watch: Nebraska against UCLA, Wisconsin against Arizona State, Vanderbilt against South Carolina, Ole Miss against Texas, Mississippi State taking on Auburn, and Oregon is going to get their win against an SEC team when they take on Tennessee. Quite a few of those games should be very good. Will Ole Miss avenge their loss to Texas a year ago and embarrass the Longhorns as BYU did last week, or will … [Read more...]

College Football Games to Watch: Week Two

The first week of college football is in the books and hey it's already that time again. The second week provides some first games for some teams, the first challenge for others, and for a few teams there second challenge. Last week, Georgia lost a heart breaker to Clemson. It's just more fuel to fire that Aaron Murray can't win the big one, or simply a game against a ranked team. Murray came back for his senior season to win an SEC Championship and a National Championship. His SEC aspirations are still very much alive, for now, but lose again and Georgia can just about kiss any hope of national championship goodbye. Unfortunately, things aren't going to get better for Murray and the Bulldogs this week as the #6 South Carolina Gamecocks come strutting into Athens. The Gamecock offense … [Read more...]

College Football Games To Watch: Week One

A new season of college football begins this evening. It's the final year of the BCS and everyone outside of the SEC fanbase wants to see the SEC national championship winning streak end this year. Alabama has won the BCS championship the last two years, and three of the last four years. Can Alabama become the first team of the BCS era to win three championships in a row? Will anyone be able to stop the Alabama dynasty or simply prevent an SEC team from winning the last BCS championship if Alabama doesn't make it to the game? We'll find out the answers to those questions over the course of the next few months. Today we kick off the new season with the return of our annual Games To Watch column. Joining me for this column is Reviews Editor Brian "Sandman" Hall and the author of "The … [Read more...]

Join The Vortex Effect College Football Pick’em Group on ESPN

The college football season begins this Thursday (it's about time!) and if you're a fan of college football we want you to join our pick'em league. Our group is public on ESPN, so anyone can join just by visiting the group page and clicking join; no passwords or invites needed. Each week you pick the winners of ten games, and since this is on ESPN you'll also need to order the games based on the amount of confidence you have in the outcome. You can join by clicking here, and if we get enough members who stick around throughout the season, I may award a prize to the winner (more than likely a $20 PSN code, but who knows). So sign up and get your picks in before Saturday. … [Read more...]

NCAA Week 6: Separation Saturday, SEC East, Pretenders and Contenders

Florida and South Carolina impress with home victories, looking to set-up an SEC showdown in two weeks, while Florida State flames out yet again and West Virginia's offense outduels Texas in Austin. For more Touring the College Football World, click here. … [Read more...]

TVE Top Ten: Calender changes, Tide continues to roll

  Another week of college football down, more separation between contenders and pretenders.  Not a lot of shake up in the top ten, same faces, but a few changed places. Alabama 5-0 - The Tide survived Ole Miss last week and will now have a week off before going to Missouri next week Oregon 5-0 - The Ducks pinball offense continues to fire on all cylinders but they may need a little extra defensive help this week against Washington. Florida State 5-0 - The Seminoles got past South Florida last week and return to conference play at NC State this week.  I don't like ranking FSU this highly since they only noteworthy team they've beaten is Clemson, but frankly my options seem lacking. LSU 5-0 - The Tigers have survived and advanced thus far, but they'll be tested this week by … [Read more...]

NCAA Week 5: Miami’s crowd, Ohio State, and Separation Saturday

The Big 3 talking points coming out of college football's fifth week. Miami improved to 4-1, but no one saw it live. Ohio State could one day wave the Big Ten's banner in returning the conference to national relevance. A look ahead to next week - three huge games between top 12 teams. For more Touring the College Football World, click here. … [Read more...]

TVE NCAA Top Ten Week Four – Roll Damn Tide Yet Again

Another week, another two members of the top ten gone bye-bye.  Who's still around?  Let's get to it. Alabama 4-0 - The Tide rolled to another victory this past weekend, 40-7 over the FAU Owls.  This week Bama hosts Ole Miss.  The Rebels have not won in Tuscaloosa since 1988. LSU 4-0 - The Tigers played sluggish last Saturday at Auburn in a 12-10 victory.  LSU will not find the sledding so tough this week when they welcome Towson to Death Valley.  This should most likely be nothing more than a glorified scrimmage. Oregon 4-0 - The Ducks raced past Arizona 49-0 last weekend in Eugene.  This week they will finally play a road game when they head up to Seattle to take on Washington State.  Mike Leach needs more time with the Cougars to get things right, so this may be another ass … [Read more...]

TVE NCAA Football Poll Week Three – Alabama Tops Again

Hello all and welcome back to The Vortex Effect Top Ten.  Apologies for the disappearing act last week, time got away from me.  If it makes any difference, nothing changed for last week, but we had some changes this week with USC losing and Michigan State got smacked around.  Both teams dropped out, so we have some new arrivals.  So therefore, let's get to it. 1) Alabama 3-0 - The Tide hammered SEC West rival Arkansas 52-0 last Saturday and will host Florida Atlantic this week.  Crazy things happen in college football, but I expect Nick Saban and his understudies to be right back in this spot next week. 2) LSU 3-0 - The Tigers were also big winners last week, drubbing the Vandels of Idaho 63-14.  This week, LSU travels to Auburn.  My money is on the Tigers in this one ;-) 3) … [Read more...]

Dr. Chad Talks The Big Three from Week 3 in College Football

Welcome to a new video feature here at TVE from Dr. Chad Matthews. For more Touring the College Football World, click here. … [Read more...]


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