Baylor, TCU Did Not Get Snubbed

Two plus two does not equal five, or even six.

That is the reality of the College Football Playoff. With five major conferences, it is assured at least one would not be represented and their would be the inevitable controversy and at one team being ‘snubbed’.

Snub is one of my favorite terms in sports media, right alongside ‘choke’ and a team ‘controlling it’s own destiny’.

Which brings us to Ohio State being selected over TCU and Baylor by the selection committee just five days after the previous ranking deemed TCU better than Florida State for the number three seed.

So after thrashing lowly Iowa State 55-3, the Horned Frogs dropped not only behind the Seminoles, but also Ohio State and Baylor.

Jameis Winston role in baseball brawl overblown

There was a bench clearing brawl during the Florida St./Florida baseball game.

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is on the Florida St. baseball roster. So, Jameis Winston was in a bench-clearing brawl.

The road to Omaha: 2013 NCAA baseball championship preview and predictions

The committee stresses geography much more than what you would see in basketball due to budgetary concerns, virtually none of the top teams will be playing too far away from home. One charm is Omaha being the College World Series venue since literally the beginning of time, which is a nice, central location that continues to work, especially now in a modern new venue.

And despite the top teams having home-field advantage, do not necessarily look for chalk to advance to Omaha. In 2012 upstart Stony Brook shocked perennial power LSU in a Super Regional and were joined in Omaha by MAC representative Kent State, who upset Oregon to become part of the final eight.

The most notable team left out of the field is 2012 National Champion Arizona, they finished with a RPI of #60, not good enough to get the Wildcats even into this year’s dance. The Pac-12 in all has just four representatives this year.

Florida State-Cincinnati Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the East Region’s second round matchup between the 3rd-seeded Florida State and the 6th-seeded Bearcats of Cincinnati.

East Region Bracket Breakdown: Upset Picks, Sleeper Team, and Regional Champion Prediction

Andy breaks down the East region. Syracuse and Ohio State make for a top-heavy East region, but Florida State and Vanderbilt also come in brimming with confidence after winning their respective conference tournaments.

March Madness: East Region (Boston) Team Profiles for 2012 NCAA Tournament

Now that the field has been set, Andy is posting team profiles of all 68 teams, broken down by regions. Next up is the Boston region, which features regular season champs from the Big East and Big Ten along with tournament champs from the ACC and SEC.

2012 ACC Tournament Preview, Prediction, Bracket, and TV Schedule

After crushing Duke in the season finale, North Carolina will be playing to maintain its grip on a one seed when the ACC Tournament tips off on Thursday. If things go according to seed, the final will be the rubber match between UNC and Duke, but don’t count out a Florida State team that has summoned its share of late-game heroics throughout the season.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch: Crediting Cronin Edition

It’s hard to believe that Selection Sunday is now less than two months away, and the bubble watch will soon be in full effect. In the meantime, there continues to be a lot of movement thanks to the general inability of teams to win away from home. With that in mind, here are this week’s risers and fallers.

Teams That Could End The SEC’s National Championship Winning Streak Next Season

No matter what the outcome was in Monday’s BCS National Championship Game, the SEC was going to have one of its members win the title for sixth straight year. It is never too early to look ahead at the teams that could end the SEC’s winning streak in the BCS National Title Game in 2013.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch

Before college basketball takes a few days off for Christmas, Andy Bottoms looks at some teams entering league play brimming with confidence and others trying to prevent things from snowballing in the wake of a recent losses.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch: Creighton, Harvard UP; Minnesota, Vandy DOWN

Another exciting week of college hoops is in the books, so it’s time to look at this week’s risers and fallers. The Stock Up section is full of mid-majors who have chalked up key wins in the early going, while the Stock Down teams reached that status due to injury or inefficiency.