AG's College Football Report

First and 20: Breaking down the Power 5 unbeatens

First and 20: Breaking down the Power 5 unbeatens

The Sports Xchange

October 17 As of now, each of the Power Five conferences has a horse (or two or three) in the race. In the unlikely event that each of the leagues produces an unbeaten champ, the Big 12 is in the weakest position FULL STORY

First and 20: Alabama thriving after adjustments

First and 20: Alabama thriving after adjustments

Anthony Gimino

October 11 And then there's the top-ranked Crimson Tide, riding comfortably above the chaos, tamping down the riff-raff in the usual Nick Saban my-defense-is-better-than-your-defense kind of way. The Tide has nine non-offensive touchdowns FULL STORY

First & 20: Clemson, Louisville look like playoff teams

First & 20: Clemson, Louisville look like playoff teams

Anthony Gimino

October 02 Louisville has a great win (the rout of Florida State), a great loss (Clemson) and a great opportunity (Houston, Nov. 17). The Cardinals also have a great schedule, not having to play divisional cross-over FULL STORY

First & 20: October decides if Texas A&M is for real

First & 20: October decides if Texas A&M is for real

Anthony Gimino

September 25 They end this September with a 4-0 mark, with an opening victory over UCLA and Saturday's manly 45-24 victory against Arkansas in Arlington, Texas, where Texas A&M pounded the Hogs FULL STORY

First & 20: Louisville soaring as other contenders wilt

First & 20: Louisville soaring as other contenders wilt

Anthony Gimino

September 18 The first three weeks of the college football season have washed away several preseason poll darlings and usual suspects from the playoff discussion. A few already have too many losses (two is too many) and others have one unforgivable sin -- FULL STORY

First & 20: ACC Atlantic now nation's best division

First & 20: ACC Atlantic now nation's best division

Anthony Gimino

September 11 Florida State at Louisville (noon ET). ESPN's College Football GameDay will be making its first appearance in Louisville. Keep an eye on the news of Florida State All-American safety Derwin James, who suffered FULL STORY

First & 20: SEC has Bama but shows shortcomings

First & 20: SEC has Bama but shows shortcomings

Anthony Gimino

September 04 OK, so the SEC is the best conference in the country. But, these days, that's only because of Nick Saban. It's not because of LSU's Les Miles or whatever FULL STORY

First & 20: Pac-12 can make statement playing SEC

First & 20: Pac-12 can make statement playing SEC

The Sports Xchange

August 29 No. 20 USC vs. No. 1 Alabama (Saturday, 8 p.m. ET, ABC) -- Nick Saban enters game week without having announced a starting quarterback, but the key matchup will be Alabama's offensive line vs. USC's new-look FULL STORY

First & 20: Clemson will be back at the top next fall

First & 20: Clemson will be back at the top next fall

Anthony Gimino

January 12 That would be quarterback Deshaun Watson, who put up 478 yards of offense Monday night against Ala-Freaking-Bama. If you see Clemson and Alabama in that mirror FULL STORY

Bama vs. Clemson: Dual-threat Watson key for Tigers

Bama vs. Clemson: Dual-threat Watson key for Tigers

Anthony Gimino

January 10 Watson, the Tigers' All-American quarterback, is the answer, the antidote, the young gun aiming for that one, tiny weak spot in Alabama's defense -- its vulnerability to dual-threat quarterbacks. FULL STORY