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ACC & Big 12 Weekend Preview: Clemson-FSU and Big 12 Unbeatens Top Week 9 Slate

In the ninth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28th. #3 Clemson at #12 Florida State – 8:00 p.m. on ABC For the sixth straight season Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) and Florida State (5-2, 2-2 ACC) will clash as ranked opponents. After outlasting Lousiville and surviving an […]

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Week 13 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the last projections before the final rankings are released, the media has narrowed it down to just two ACC and two Big 12 teams. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State Bill Bender (Sporting News): North Carolina vs. Oklahoma […]

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Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Preview:Showdown Time in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the thirteenth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #7 Baylor at #19 TCU – Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN The Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) lead the NCAA with 644.1 yards per game and 53.8 points per contest. On the other […]

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Week 12 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Baylor made the biggest jump of the week after going into Stillwater and handing Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, 45-35. The Bears jumped three spots in both polls. On the contrary, TCU slid the furthest after they were defeated by Oklahoma. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank 1 Clemson 11-0 1 2 Alabama 10-1 3 3 Iowa 11-0 6 […]

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Week 12 ACC & Big 12 Preview: Two Huge Big 12 Showdowns

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the twelfth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #10 Baylor at #6 Oklahoma State – 7:30 p.m. on FOX The Baylor Bears (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) travel to Stillwater to face-off against the undefeated Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12). Saturday marks the […]

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Week 10 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After Florida State’s upset bid of No. 1 Clemson fell short, the ‘Noles are projected to come to Orlando by five media members. The media projected just one other ACC team, North Carolina. For the Big 12, Oklahoma State leads the projections with three. Two other Big 12 teams are projected to come to Orlando as well.  Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Florida State vs. Oklahoma State […]

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Week 10 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] A great weekend of college football saw a few shake-ups among ranked ACC and Big 12 teams. Thanks to a 23-13 victory over Florida State, the Clemson Tigers are the new AP No. 1. Another big winner was Oklahoma State, who jumped into the top-5 after beating TCU by 20 in Stillwater. No teams in the Big 12 and ACC fell out of the polls and no new teams entered. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams […]

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Week 10 ACC & Big 12 Preview: #1 Clemson hosts FSU, Top-15 Battle In Stillwater

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the tenth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29.   #16 Florida State at #1 Clemson – 3:30 p.m. on ABC The Seminoles (7-1, 5-1 ACC) and Tigers (8-0, 5-0 ACC) clash for the fourth straight time as ranked teams. Florida State leads […]

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Week 9 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After a quiet week in the polls, five of the media projections for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl remained the same. Florida State and North Carolina are the two ACC teams projected to come to Orlando, along with Notre Dame in the ACC bowl slot. The media has four different teams on the Big 12 side projected to play in the City Beautiful. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm […]

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Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Recap: Miami Stuns Duke, TCU Stays Undefeated

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Miami 30, #22 Duke 27 The Blue Devils (6-2, 3-1 ACC) rallied back from a 12-point deficit, only to lose on a controversial eight-lateral kickoff return by the Hurricanes (5-3, 2-2 ACC) in the closing seconds. Trailing 24-12 with six minutes remaining, QB Thomas Sirk (31-52, 258 yards) capped a 14-play drive with a with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Johnell Barnes. Miami went three-and-out, and Duke mounted a 10 play, 80-yard drive culminating with a 1-yard […]

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