About Brent Blackwell
Brent Blackwell also writes for College Football By The Numbers at www.cfbtn.com.

OFR College Football Rankings, 10/12/15

October 12, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Previous College Football Rankings: 10/5/15 What this ranking is: A ranking of team resumes so far. It’s a combination of many things – avoiding losses is paramount to anything else, as winning is the name of the game. Unique wins are a good thing, too – being the only team to beat another carries a…

2015 College Football Week 6 Preview

October 8, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Week 6 is upon us. Now that I'm posting weekly rankings, I don't need to spend any time here on discussing teams or players. Let's get to the meat of it. Here's what to watch this weekend. The Ten Closest Matchups of Week 6 NC State at Virginia Tech - NC State started 4-0 but…

OFR College Football Rankings, 10/5/15

October 6, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

It's time. No, OFR's college football rankings don't look exactly right yet, but they're starting to, so I should probably start writing about them. A quick explanation of what these college football rankings are, and more importantly, what they aren't, and then we'll get right to it. What this ranking is: A ranking of team…

2015 College Football Week 5 Preview

October 2, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Finally, October. September typically goes how teams want it to go. You set yourself up with early cupcake games to pad the win column and ease into your season, or you take a risk on some early tough matchups to harden yourself for the season ahead. October is the month, however, that really tells us…

2015 College Football Week 4 Preview

September 24, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. It's an old adage that gets re-taught through the years, and Alabama got 2015's most memorable lesson so far. Oh, don't get me wrong. Ole Miss is very, very good at football. But I believe Alabama is better. Yes, I'm choosing to lead off with a quasi-controversial…

2015 College Football Week 3 Preview

September 17, 2015 Brent Blackwell 3

Week 2 is unlikely to match Week 1. Week 2 is unlikely to match any other week. - Brent Blackwell, 2015 College Football Week 2 Preview My bad. Week 2 wasn't filled with prime matchups, matchups that were poised to help playoff decisions down the road, but it was filled with surprisingly entertaining games. USF…

2015 College Football Week 2 Preview

September 10, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Well, that was fun. Week 1 proved to be a pretty strong opening salvo for the new college football season. There was the good. Cody Kessler looked like a vintage USC Heisman QB. Malik Zaire and Josh Rosen had phenomenal debuts for Notre Dame and UCLA, respectively. Nick Chubb and Derrick Henry did things that…

2015 College Football: Previewing Week 1

September 3, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

"The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year / Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown with sear" - William Cullen Bryant, Third of November William Cullen Bryant may not have been a fan of college football. Oh, the sad days ARE coming. They're coming for 127  teams, the teams that will…

#99: 1976 World Series

August 10, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

In the divisional era (1969+), only one team has ever put together a perfect postseason. That team was the 1976 Cincinnati Reds, who went 7-0 en route to their 2nd straight World Championship. For that one October, every gear of the Big Red Machine turned perfectly. The World Series paled in comparison to the previous…

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