College Football 2016 National Championship Recap & Look Ahead to 2017

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The 2016 college football season is in the books. Did you watch the National Championship game? The Clemson Tigers against the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide. Who’d you pick? Clemson? Alabama? Were you like me and didn’t care who won as long as it was a good, exciting game? We got one boy, we sure got one. Well, half of one. The second half, the final few minutes of the game more than made up for it. Clemson. Alabama. Clemson. Punch. Counter punch. Counter-counter punch. I hate Dabo Swinney, but damn, what a way to finish. Can we start the new season after the Super Bowl? Is Brian Kelly fired yet? I love college football. It’s by far my favorite sport and I’m sad to see it go. August is a long way off, and that’s when the 2017 season starts to take shape and we can get serious. I’ll pick the college football pieces up again when the new season starts. Go Irish.

College Football 2016-2017 Post-Christmas Playoff & Bowl Schedule
January 9, 2017: (21-21)
College Football Playoff National Championship
8:00 PM on ESPN from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-0) vs. #2 Clemson Tigers (13-1)
My Pick: #4 Washington Huskies (12-1)
Winner: #2 Clemson Tigers (14-1) after a 35-31 victory for the National Championship.

End of the Season Rankings

  1. San Diego State Aztecs
  2. Auburn Tigers
  3. Utah Utes
  4. Tennessee Volunteers
  5. Louisville Cardinals
  6. Miami (FL) Hurricanes
  7. South Florida Bulls
  8. West Virginia Mountaineers
  9. Colorado Buffaloes
  10. Virginia Tech Hokies
  11. Western Michigan Broncos
  12. Florida Gators
  13. LSU Tigers
  14. Stanford Cardinal
  15. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  16. Michigan Wolverines
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Florida State Seminoles
  19. Penn State Nittany Lions
  20. Ohio State Buckeyes
  21. Oklahoma Sooners
  22. Washington Huskies
  23. USC Trojans
  24. Alabama Crimson Tide
  25. Clemson Tigers

ESPN’s Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

  1. Texas Longhorns
  2. Virginia Tech Hokies
  3. Washington State Cougars
  4. Pittsburgh Panthers
  5. Florida Gators
  6. South Florida Bulls
  7. TCU Horned Frogs
  8. Louisville Cardinals
  9. Kansas State Wildcats
  10. Miami (FL) Hurricanes
  11. LSU Tigers
  12. Stanford Cardinal
  13. Georgia Bulldogs
  14. Michigan Wolverines
  15. Auburn Tigers
  16. Oklahoma Sooners
  17. Wisconsin Badgers
  18. Washington Huskies
  19. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  20. Ohio State Buckeyes
  21. Clemson Tigers
  22. Penn State Nittany Lions
  23. USC Trojans
  24. Florida State Seminoles
  25. Alabama Crimson Tide

 Copyright © Drew Martin 2017

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Was pulling for Clemson. It was a great game, but too close for comfort. 🙂

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    1. Drew Martin says:

      I didn’t care who won, and thought I might not finish watching. I’m glad I did, it was a great ending. I’m sure for anyone who was a fan of either team it was hard to watch.

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  2. I am ROLL TIDE all day and it was a tough one to watch when Clemson kept firing back. The last few seconds also broke my heart but it is fine, it was a great game, though. I just started a blog and I was wondering if you could check it out because right now I am doing college football.

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