Fort Worth, Texas — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco marked the start of the AAC men’s basketball tournament Thursday by issuing a statement once again opposing what Aresco believes is an unhealthy division between the Power 5 and Group of 5 conferences at the FBS level. “In recent weeks, I’ve seen references to the ‘Powerful Five’ in interviews and public conversations suggesting that the P5 is an almost exclusive focus in college athletics, Aresco wrote in the statement. “This is very misleading, especially in the current environment.” Aresco spoke…Read More
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NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch: Can Gonzaga snatch the second seed?
The big questions Tuesday night revolved around three of the mid-majors. Can St. Mary’s score an impressive win over Gonzaga in the Football World Cup championship game, confirming that the Gaels’ strong computer numbers deserve a correspondingly high rating? And will Oral Roberts and/or Charleston win their respective conference championships, or will they go to Selection Sunday in hopes of getting a big bid? Consider answering these questions definitively. Charleston outlasted UNC Wilmington in the CAA title game for their 30th win against a Division One. Meanwhile, Oral Roberts completed…Read More
Send a set of 5 College Football Questions to Chris Vanini’s mailbag
Submit your questions below to Chris Vannini’s upcoming G5 mailbag. .Read More
NCAA Tournament Bracket Watch: Alabama is the top seed. Northwestern and Clemson
“They can’t imagine it… that someone like me would walk into their house, walk on their land…” – Cassian Andor When compiling this week’s segment, we were astounded by the inclusion of teams we’d never expected to have considered as recently as a few weeks ago. North-west? Pittsburgh? Clemson? UCF? wait … Is that true? It also got us thinking about another story focusing on underdogs who took the power structure by surprise: “Andor,” our favorite TV series of 2022. After the train wreck that was “The Book of Boba…Read More
College basketball rankings: Illinois out, Miami in. And hey, New Mexico!
Merry Christmas after Christmas! I trust that the holiday treated everyone well, though there were a few precious college basketball games that caught our eye. As a result, there wasn’t much movement on top of the polls. The good news is that there are plenty of great matches to be shown this week, which top the list for Saturday’s packed New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, allow me to spread my usual holiday cheer by presenting the correct ranking of the top 25 college basketball teams, as presented to the…Read More
Send your 5 college football group questions to the G5 Drive mailbag
What’s on your mind about the G5 conferences? Submit the G5 Questions below to Chris Vannini’s Mailbag. .Read More