College Football Playoff Rankings Released, What We Learned About Notre Dame’s Chances

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Last night, the first College Football Playoff Rankings were released and Notre Dame landed, much to everyone's surprise, number 10 in the nation. Notre Dame wasn't the only oddity in the committee's top 25. The coveted spots in the top four raised many eyebrows when Ole Miss, fresh off their loss to LSU, landed in the #4 slot behind a top three of Mississippi State, Florida State, and Auburn respectively. That's right, three SEC West teams in the top four. The SEC is awesome … [Read more...]

Oscar McBride and Aetna Voices of Health Challenge

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The Aetna Voices of Health is part of Aetna’s ongoing commemoration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This national competition recognizes agencies that are working in their communities to encourage racial and ethnic equality in health care. They are honoring local heroes who embody the values of Dr. King and are aligned with Aetna’s mission to promote access to health care for all. This year they have chosen 31 winning local agencies and it's your job to vote for your … [Read more...]

TCB Poll: Week 9 Reactions

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Beginning in 2014, a playoff selection committee will determine which four college football teams play for the national title. Some are skeptical of the committee, so we -- the Elvii of college football -- have joined together to present our weekly playoff nominations. We call it the T.C.B. Poll. … [Read more...]

The SEC Is Awesome Theory – WEEK 9 UPDATE

SEC Is Awesome

DISCLAIMER: Remember, folks – we’re not here to hate on the SEC. The SEC packs a powerful brand of college football, has some of the greatest rivalries and traditions in the game and will forever dominate the BCS-era National Title trophy case. The “SEC is AWESOME Theory” is centered around the statistical advantage the SEC has gained and continues to gain via a financially-driven media machine that produces biased polls, rankings and marketing.     We've all heard it … [Read more...]

Irish Blogger Gathering: Delayed But Still Kickin’


Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of the IBG. A combination of the Florida State fallout and the bye had all of our schedules thrown off a bit. However, we are still here, pressing ever onward and getting ready for Navy. Let's do this. My question: If you could change one thing about the game this past weekend that didn't involve a yellow flag, what would it be? NDNation went pull pirate. No seriously, read it. Full pirate. Fighting Irish Blog would like to be on a boat, … [Read more...]