The American Football season is now in full swing, with followers splitting their time between the big names of the National Football League and the rising stars of College Football. Many of the top matches from each competition are shown on television or through live streaming sites, allowing armchair fans to keep track of their favourite teams and players.
The various conferences are beginning to take shape, and it’s already looking like College Football could, once again, provide us with the most competitive battle for the prizes. The best teams have pulled clear after putting together an early run of good form while the contenders remain on the fringes, ready to strike on any slips from the front runners. Then we have the strugglers, teams that are already looking out of their depth and facing the prospect of a long, tough season with very little to cheer for during the winter months.
Sports fans that have made their pre-season predictions on NCAAF are keeping tabs on their selections and the progress of the main danger. They want to see their favourite teams get off to a strong start and lay down a marker for the campaign ahead. Work done at this stage of the season doesn’t win teams trophies and medals, but it does help build momentum as we get into the thick of the campaign.
Which sides have given backers reason to cheer, and where are the early contenders for the crown. Recapping the results so far, this article picks out some of the most impressive sides, those good enough to challenge for silverware in spring when things get serious. Who are the big winners and losers so far? Let’s find out.
Bulldogs unbeaten in seven games
Anyone with even a mild interest in College Football picked the Georgia Bulldogs for big things this season. On paper, their squad looked to be one of the most talented in the competition with great strength and depth. There’s little doubt a few of the current crop will be showcasing their talents in the NFL one day soon, but, for now, the players are determined to fire their team to glory.
College Football players aren’t involved for the big wages we see in the NFL. They are in it for the love of the game and to make history. They want to prove they have what it takes to gain success at this level while catching the eye of the NFL scouts. The best way to do that is to perform week in and week out, operating at a higher level than every other player in College Football while showing they have team spirit and can work as a unit.
Several Bulldogs players have already achieved that, and the team is sitting pretty in the Southeastern Conference East. They sit at the top of the ladder with their stats for the campaign showing five wins from as many conference matches. In that time, Georgia has scored 203 points and conceded only 36. They have an exceptional defence, and that backline will prove crucial in their bid to progress.
Overall, Bulldogs have played seven and won seven this season, scoring 269 while conceding only 46 points. Their winning streak shows they are comfortable at home or on the road, willing to work hard for victory on both fronts. So far, they have won more at home than on their travels but have shown some of their best qualities on the road.
Crimson Tide has some catching up to do
The main danger to the Bulldogs’ dominance this season is expected to come from Alabama Crimson Tide, but the Southeastern Conference West side has some catching up to do if they are to live up to expectations. They have won four and lost one game in their division so far, scoring 212 points while conceding an alarming 124. Overall they have figures of seven wins and one loss with 367 points for and 165 against.
They are the best side in their set, but their numbers at this stage don’t do much to encourage interest in them going all the way to the title. Are they ready for the Georgia Bulldogs? There is a lot of College Football still to be played, but at this stage of proceedings, you’ve got to strongly fancy the battling Bulldogs.
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