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CFRA Statement Regarding COVID-19

A Public Statement Regarding COVID-19

Dear College Football community,

As many of you are aware, the NCAA Basketball Tournament as well as all other NCAA spring and fall sports have been cancelled.  While the college football season is expected to go on as planned, these are certainly dark times in the sports world.  Amidst the uncertainty, chaos, and hysteria, the College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) will continue to analyze, predict, and poll for the 2020-2021 NCAA College Football season. We refuse to lower our standards of excellence and consistency in the face of this alleged horror, and we look forward to publishing our prestigious preseason poll in August.

Sincerely,

 

Brad Matthews

President of the College Football Researchers Association

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2019 Final CFRA Poll

First of all, I want to thank all of the CFRA voters and followers who make this poll possible.  We could not do it without your enthusiasm and support for this great game.  As expected, LSU was unanimously selected as the CFRA national champion for the 2019 season marking the 4th time they have claimed this honor and the 150th overall national champion selected by the College Football Researchers Association.  Here is this year’s complete final poll.

1.  LSU (12)– 300 points

2.  Clemson– 287 points

3.  Ohio State– 275 points

4.  Georgia– 254 points

5.  Alabama– 248 points

6.  Oregon– 240 points

7.  Oklahoma– 224 points

8.  Florida– 202 points

9.  Penn State– 196 points

10. Minnesota– 185 points

11. Notre Dame– 164 points

12. Baylor– 161 points

13. Wisconsin– 156 points

14. Iowa– 128 points

15. Appalachian State– 125 points

16. Utah– 124 points

17. Memphis– 114 points

18. Auburn– 113 points

19. Michigan– 86 points

20. Navy– 70 points

21. Boise State– 64 points

22. Cincinnati– 53 points

23. Air Force– 34 points

24. Virginia– 14 points

25. Texas– 13 points

Others Receiving Votes: UCF 11, Kentucky 10, North Dakota State 9, Louisville 8, Iowa State 7, Southern California 7, Arizona State 6, Kansas State 4, Florida Atlantic 3, Wake Forest 2, Texas A & M 1, UL-Lafayette 1, North Carolina 1

Dropped Out: Southern California, 23, SMU 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Alabama (5), Iowa (14), Appalachian State (15), Boise State (21), Virginia (24).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Oregon (6), Florida (8), Auburn (18), Cincinnati (22), UCF (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): LSU (1), Clemson (2), Ohio State (3), Georgia (4), Penn State (9), Minnesota (10), Utah (16), Memphis (17), Navy (20).

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2019 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) End of Regular Season Poll

Like most every college football poll in the nation right now, the CFRA’s top four includes the same four teams that will be playing in the upcoming College Football Playoff.  However, there is still a major shakeup at the top of these rankings as the order of these four teams differs from almost every major poll in the country including the AP, Coaches, and CFP Rankings.  The CFRA has ranked Clemson ahead of Ohio State at the # 2 spot, as the Buckeyes were only able to garner one first-place vote in this week’s rankings.  The Tigers ending edging OSU  by a margin of three points and two first-place votes.  Without further ado, here is the CFRA End of Regular Season Top 25 Poll.  First-place votes are in parentheses next to each team.

1.  LSU (7)– 271 points

2.  Clemson (3)– 262 points

3.  Ohio State (1)– 259 points

4.  Oklahoma– 233 points

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5.  Georgia– 205 points

6.  Oregon– 202 points

7.  Alabama– 192 points

8.  Baylor– 185 points

9.  Florida– 165 points

10. Wisconsin– 162 points

11. Memphis– 161 points

12. Auburn– 156 points

13. Utah– 155 points

14. Penn State– 145 points

15. Appalachian State– 137 points

16. Boise State– 121 points

17. Notre Dame– 109 points

17. Minnesota– 109 points

19. Michigan– 75 points

20. Iowa– 65 points

21. Navy– 52 points

22. Cincinnati– 40 points

23. Southern California– 29 points

24. Air Force– 28 points

25. SMU– 14 points

Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 11, Virginia 10, Kansas State 8, Washington 3, UCF 3, Wake Forest 2, Indiana 2, Kentucky 2, Florida Atlantic 2

Dropped Out: Texas 18, Wake Forest 20, Iowa State 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than CFP, AP and Coaches Polls: Clemson (2), Alabama (7), Memphis (11), Appalachian State (15), Boise State (16), SMU (25).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than CFP, AP and Coaches Polls: Ohio State (3), Utah (13), Penn State (14), Notre Dame (17), Michigan (19), Iowa (20).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Human Polls (CFP, AP, CFRA, and Coaches): LSU (1), Oklahoma (4), Georgia (5).

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2019 CFRA Player of the Year Award

For the eighth consecutive season, the College Football Researchers Association has bestowed a Player of the Year award to the best overall player in college football, and this season Joe Burrow from LSU has taken the title in runaway fashion.  Burrow bested runner-up Chase Young from Ohio State by 25 points and garnered 8 of the 11 possible first-place votes from the CFRA’s distinguished membership panel.  The full breakdown of votes is below with the number of first-place votes each player received in parentheses:

1.  Joe Burrow, LSU (8)– 51 points

2.  Chase Young, Ohio State (2)– 26 points

3.  Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma– 24 points

4.  Justin Fields, Ohio State– 21 points

5.  Travis Etienne, Clemson– 12 points

6.  Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State– 9 points

7.  Trevor Lawrence, Clemson– 6 points

8.  J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State– 5 points

8.  Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama– 5 points

10. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 2 points

10. Lynn Bowden, Kentucky 2 points

12. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma 1 point

12. Justin Herbert, Oregon 1 point

 

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2019 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Midseason Poll

Now that we are halfway through the college football regular season, it is time to release the CFRA Midseason Poll, and the results of his edition of the CFRA poll are some of the most surprising we’ve ever had.  First of all, the mighty Alabama Crimson Tide who are ranked # 1 in both the current Coaches and AP Polls garnering a 53.5% of the first-place votes in both polls, did not receive A SINGLE FIRST PLACE VOTE IN THE CFRA MIDSEASON POLL!  That has to be the first time in the history of our poll that a consensus # 1 ranked team didn’t get a single first place vote from a CFRA voter.  Instead, voters selected LSU as the # 1 ranked team in the land.  Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Midseason Poll.  First-place votes are in parentheses next to each team.

1.  LSU (6)– 286 points

2.  Alabama– 280 points

3.  Clemson (3)– 276 points

4.  Ohio State (2)– 269 points

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5.  Oklahoma– 262 points

6.  Penn State– 236 points

7.  Florida– 214 points

8.  Georgia– 187 points

9.  Oregon– 186 points

10. Notre Dame– 183 points

11. Auburn– 180 points

12. Baylor– 173 points

13. Minnesota– 147 points

14. Wisconsin– 145 points

15. Utah– 135 points

16. Appalachian State (1)– 128 points

17. SMU– 122 points

18. Texas– 94 points

19.Cincinnati– 72 points

20. Wake Forest– 62 points

21. Boise State– 54 points

22. Michigan– 40 points

23. Memphis– 39 points

24. Iowa– 28 points

24. Iowa State– 25 points

Others Receiving Votes: Virginia 22, Arizona State 14, San Diego State 13, Navy 6, Southern California 5, Temple 4, Virginia Tech 3, Washington 3, Louisiana Tech 2, California 2, UCF 2, UAB 1

Dropped Out: Washington 13, Texas A & M 15, UCF 17, Michigan State 19, Army 21, Syracuse 22, Virginia Tech 24, New Mexico 25, Missouri 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: LSU (1), Georgia (8), Oregon (9), Baylor (12), Minnesota (13), Appalachian State (16), Wake Forest (20), Memphis (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Alabama (2), Notre Dame (10), Auburn (11), Wisconsin (14), Utah (15), Texas (18), Cincinnati (19), Michigan (22), Iowa (24), Arizona State (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Oklahoma (5), Penn State (6).

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2019 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Preseason Poll

College football is back, and so is the College Football Researchers Association Top 25 poll!   This will be the 22nd season overall that the CFRA will crown a contemporaneous national champion and the 11th consecutive since the re-emergence of the poll in 2009.  The history there may not seem overwhelmingly vast but keep in mind that when you include all of the retrospective champions we’ve elected, this season’s champion will be the 150th in poll history which is more than any other multi-voter, NCAA-recognized poll in the country.  Not coincidentally college football is celebrating its 150th season this year, so the CFRA is the only poll to select a champion for every year the sport has been in existence!

This year’s CFRA Preseason Poll is record-setting in that an all-time high of 63 teams received top 25 votes!  That is almost half of the 130 teams in all of FBS!  Without further ado, here is this year’s preseason poll.

1.  Clemson (8)– 247 points

2.  Alabama (2)– 216 points

3.  Oklahoma– 208 points

4.  Georgia– 203 points

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5.  LSU– 182 points

6.  Ohio State– 178 points

7.  Notre Dame– 164 points

8.  Michigan– 156 points

9.  Texas– 147 points

10. Florida– 124 points

11. Utah– 110 points

12. Oregon– 105 points

13. Washington– 101 points

14. Auburn– 94 points

15. Texas A & M– 90 points

16. Penn State– 80 points

17. UCF– 67 points

18. Iowa State– 58 points

19. Michigan State– 46 points

20. Wisconsin– 41 points

21. Army– 34 points

22. Syracuse– 33 points

22. Iowa– 33 points

24. Virginia Tech– 31 points

25. New Mexico– 24 points

25. Missouri– 24 points

Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico State 23, UTEP 22, Washington State 22, Northwestern 22, Nebraska 22, Texas Tech 21, Boise State 21, Air Force 20, Colorado 19, Colorado State 18, Arizona State 17, Wyoming 16, North Texas 16, Arizona 15, Miami-FL 15, Memphis 14, Brigham Young 13, Florida State 13, Oklahoma State 12, Stanford 11, TCU 10, Mississippi State 10, Baylor 9, UNLV 8, Houston 8, Tulsa 7, Appalachian State 7, California 6, Toledo 5, Kansas State 5, Minnesota 4, Virginia 4, UTSA 3, Utah State 2, Southern California 1

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2018 Final CFRA Poll

First of all, I want to thank all of the CFRA voters and followers who make this poll possible.  We could not do it without your enthusiasm and support for this great game.  As expected, Clemson was unanimously selected as the CFRA national champion for the 2018 season marking the 3rd time they have claimed this honor and the 149th overall national champion selected by the College Football Researchers Association.  Interestingly, Clemson has now become the first program since the CFRA was re-established in 2009 to claim multiple unanimous national championships, as all of Alabama’s recent national championships were disputed by at least one voter.  Here is this year’s complete final poll.

1.  Clemson (12)– 300 points

2.  Alabama– 287 points

3.  Ohio State– 264 points

4.  Notre Dame– 240 points

4.  Oklahoma– 240 points

6.  Georgia– 227 points

7.  LSU– 223 points

8.  UCF– 204 points

9.  Texas– 186 points

10. Washington State– 182 points

11. Florida– 181 points

12. Kentucky– 170 points

13. Washington– 168 points

14. Michigan– 120 points

15. Syracuse– 117 points

16. Texas A & M– 105 points

17. Fresno State– 100 points

18. Penn State– 91 points

19. Army– 85 points

20. Northwestern– 68 points

21. Utah State– 40 points

22. Mississippi State– 39 points

23. Boise State– 36 points

24. Iowa– 35 points

25. Cincinnati– 34 points

Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 33, Iowa State 32, Appalachian State 23, Auburn 13, Utah 12, Michigan State 11, UAB 10, Missouri 7, Stanford 6, Oklahoma State 5, North Dakota State 4, Oregon 3, Wake Forest 3, NC State 3, Ohio 1

Dropped Out: West Virginia 12, Utah 18, Mississippi State 20, Iowa State 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Notre Dame (4), Georgia (6), UCF (8), Fresno State (17), Mississippi State (22), Iowa (24).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: Florida (11), Penn State (18), Cincinnati (25), West Virginia (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Clemson (2), Ohio State (3), Oklahoma (4), Texas (9), Washington State (10), Washington (13), Michigan (14), Syracuse (15), Texas A & M (16),

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2018 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) End of Regular Season Poll

For the first-time since 2014, the CFRA has selected a different “best four teams” than the playoff committee at the end of the regular season.  That season TCU got the nod at the # 4 spot despite the committee controversially selecting Ohio State.  This season, the CFRA has made a statement by ranking the UCF Knights as the # 3 ranked team in the country at the conclusion of the regular season.  It will thus be interesting to see if they can hold off # 4 Notre Dame or # 5 Oklahoma, if the Knights beat LSU in the Fiesta, and # 1 Alabama and # 2 Clemson falter in the playoffs.  Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Final Regular Season Poll.

1.  Alabama (10)– 274 points

2.  Clemson– 263 points

3.  UCF (1)– 239 points

4.  Notre Dame– 237 points

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5.  Oklahoma– 234 points

6.  Georgia– 227 points

7.  Ohio State– 220 points

8.  Michigan– 191 points

9.  Washington– 185 points

10. LSU– 169 points

11. Washington State– 157 points

12. West Virginia– 140 points

13. Florida– 133 points

13. Texas– 133 points

15. Penn State– 110 points

16. Kentucky– 96 points

17. Fresno State– 86 points

18. Utah– 71 points

18. Syracuse– 71 points

20. Mississippi State– 60 points

21. Texas A & M– 55 points

22. Northwestern– 45 points

23. Boise State– 23 points

24. Army– 30 points

25. Iowa State– 26 points

Others Receiving Votes: NC State 24, Utah State 13, Brigham Young 10, Appalachian State, Missouri 6, Cincinnati 6, Memphis 4, Iowa 4, Houston 4, Maryland 3, North Dakota State 3, Virginia 2, UAB 1

Dropped Out: Oregon 10, NC State 13, Cincinnati 18, South Florida 19, Iowa 21, Wisconsin 22, Duke 23, Michigan State 24

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP, Coaches, and CFP Polls: UCF (3), LSU (10), Washington State (11), West Virginia (12), Texas (13), Fresno State (17).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP, Coaches, and CFP Polls: Notre Dame (4), Oklahoma (5), Ohio State (7), Florida (13), Penn State (15), Mississippi State (20), Missouri (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 4 Major Human Polls (AP, CFP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Clemson (2), Washington (9).

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2018 CFRA Player of the Year Award

For the seventh consecutive season, the College Football Researchers Association has crowned a Player of the Year, and this season Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa takes the title by the narrowest of margins.  Tua bested runner-up Kyler Murray by just two points in a race where Murray actually garnered more first-place votes than the Alabama quarterback.   In five of the past six seasons, the CFRA Player of the Year has gone on to take the Heisman Trophy, with the one exception being Deshaun Watson in 2016 who most likely would have won the Heisman if the poll was conducted after last year’s playoff.  The full breakdown of votes is below with the number of first-place votes each player received in parentheses:

1.  Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (4)– 44 points

2.  Kyler Murray (5)– 42 points

3.  Dwayne Haskins– 23 points

4.  McKenzie Milton, UCF– 16 points

5.  Josh Allen, Kentucky– 7 points

6.  Gardner Minshew, Washington State– 6 points

7.  Will Grier, West Virginia– 4 points

7.  Travis Etienne, Clemson– 4 points

9.  Ian Book, Notre Dame– 3 points

10. Deebo Samuel, South Carolina 2 points

10. Quinnen Williams, Alabama 2 points

10. Anthony McFarland, Maryland 2 points

10. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 2 points

10. Greedy Williams, LSU 2 points

10. Darrell Henderson, Memphis 2 points

16. Marquise Brown, Oklahoma 1 point

16. Jake Fromm, Georgia 1 point

16. Greg Dortch, Wake Forest 1 point

16. Karan Higdon, Michigan– 1 point

16. Clelin Ferrell, Clemson– 1 point

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2018 College Football Researchers Association (CFRA) Midseason Poll

Now that we are halfway through the college football regular season, it is time to release the CFRA Midseason Poll.  As always, there are a slew of changes from this poll than the previous edition which was published in the preseason; however, both West Virginia (14) and Alabama (1) are still ranked the exact same as they were in August.  The CFRA has same top 4 teams are in the playoff as the other major polls (AP and Coaches) but possesses significant differences in the 5-10 spots.  Without further ado, here is this year’s CFRA Midseason Poll.

1.  Alabama (11)– 299 points

2.  Ohio State– 282 points

3.  Clemson– 268 points

4.  Notre Dame– 259 points

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5.  UCF (1)– 237 points

6.  LSU– 233 points

7.  Georgia– 209 points

8.  Texas– 204 points

9.  Michigan– 192 points

10. Oregon– 179 points

11. Oklahoma– 172 points

12. Florida– 168 points

13. NC State– 153 points

14. West Virginia– 152 points

15. Kentucky– 134 points

16. Washington– 105 points

17. Texas A & M– 92 points

18. Cincinnati– 90 points

19. South Florida– 89 points

20. Penn State– 76 points

21. Iowa– 56 points

22. Wisconsin– 45 points

23. Duke– 41 points

24. Michigan State– 29 points

24. Washington State– 29 points

Others Receiving Votes: Appalachian State 19, Mississippi State 17, Miami-FL 12, Southern California 11, Houston 9, Utah State 9, Colorado 5, TCU 5, Stanford 5, Fresno State 4, Virginia Tech 4, San Diego State 2, Northwestern 2, North Texas 1, Army 1, Virginia 1

Dropped Out: Auburn 8, Miami-FL 9, Mississippi State 15, Stanford 15, Southern California 17, Florida State 18, TCU 18, Virginia Tech 20, Arizona 25

Teams Ranked Higher in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: UCF (5), Oregon (10), NC State (13), Cincinnati (18), South Florida (19), Duke (23).

Teams Ranked Lower in CFRA than AP and Coaches Polls: LSU (6), Michigan (9), Oklahoma (11), West Virginia (14), Washington (16), Penn State (20), Stanford (NR), Colorado (NR).

Teams Ranked Exactly the Same in All 3 Major Human Polls (AP, CFRA, and Coaches): Alabama (1), Ohio State (2), Clemson (3), Notre Dame (4).

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