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Oct 14, 2015

Week 6 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Through six weeks of college football the media has predicted two different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and on the Big 12 side three different teams as well. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy […]

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Oct 06, 2015

Week 5 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

After a wild weekend that shook up the Top 25, the Big 12 and ACC both had big movers. TCU and Baylor jumped into the second and third spots respectively with big conference wins over . Clemson’s win over Notre Dame launched them up six spots to number six. And Oklahoma gained five spots after a win against West Virginia. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record […]

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Sep 29, 2015

Week 4 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Two of the most exciting games came from the Big 12 last Saturday as TCU and Oklahoma State narrowly held on to win on the road against Texas Tech and Texas, respectively. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the biggest changes in the polls came from the Big 12 with Oklahoma State and West Virginia as the biggest movers. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.   Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio […]

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Sep 23, 2015

Week 3 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Florida State vs. West Virginia Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Pete Fiutak (Campus Insiders): Georgia Tech vs. […]

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Sep 22, 2015

Week 3 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

A thrilling top-25 match-up in South Bend highlighted a week of?football action in our partner conferences. After their win over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame moved up two spots in the AP and Coaches polls. The other key teams in both the ACC and Big 12 remained largely unchanged amidst a somewhat chaotic week. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre?Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 1 2 […]

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Sep 16, 2015

Week 2 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. In the 26th annual game, the Russell Athletic Bowl matches teams from the ACC (or Notre Dame) and the Big 12. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach […]

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Sep 10, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Here are some of the games where we will be in attendance this weekend: #9 Notre Dame (1-0) at Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) – 3:30 p.m. on ABC It’s hard to believe there are any “firsts” left for the […]

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Sep 02, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Season Preview

Get ready for an exciting season of college football with our preview for the ACC and Big 12. ACC Preview Two seasons ago, the Atlantic Coast Conference finished the BCS era on a high note as Florida State capped an undefeated season with the conference’s first national championship since the ‘Noles last title in 2000. Clemson added to the conference’s highlights with an Orange Bowl win over an Ohio State team that fell just short of the BCS Championship Game. […]

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Jul 02, 2015

2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Preseason Bowl Projections

Several media experts have already begun making preseason projections for this year’s bowl slate, with a wide variety of choices for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. Bill Bender (Sporting News): Notre Dame vs. Kansas State Ralph Russo (AP Sports): Florida State vs. Kansas State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Florida State vs. Texas Brian Pedersen (Bleacher Report): Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia Steven Lassan (Athlon Sports): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia There’s no clear […]

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Nov 26, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl Projections Round-Up, Week 14

Phil Steele (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview) – Clemson vs. Kansas State Brett McMurphy (ESPN) – Florida State vs. Oklahoma Mark Schlabach (ESPN) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Stewart Mandel (Fox Sports) – Clemson vs. Kansas State David M. Hale (ESPN ACC Blog)/Jake Trotter (Big 12 Blog) – Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma Jerry Palm (CBSSports) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Bill Bender (Sporting News) – Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma Brant Parsons (Orlando Sentinel) – Clemson vs. Oklahoma Oklahoma remains the […]

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