Category: National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision Power 5 Conferences 2021

Overall Standings (Power 5 Conferences 2021)

Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Wake Forest Demon Deacons1130.786
2Clemson Tigers1030769
3North Carolina State Wolfpack930.750
4Boston College Eagles660.500
5*Louisville Cardinals670.462
6Syracuse Orange570.417
7Florida State Seminoles570.417

Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Pittsburgh Panthers1130.786
2Miami Hurricanes750.583
3Virginia Cavaliers660.500
4*Virginia Tech Hokies670.462
5*North Carolina Tar Heels670.462
6Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets390.250
7Duke Blue Devils390.250

Big Ten Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Michigan Wolverines1220.857
2*Ohio State Buckeyes1120.846
3*Michigan State Spartans1120.846
4*Maryland Terrapins760538
5*Penn State Nittany Lions760.538
6*Rutgers Scarlet Knights580.385
7Indiana Hoosiers2100.167

Big Ten Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Iowa Hawkeyes1040.714
2*Minnesota Golden Gophers940.692
3*Wisconsin Badgers940.692
4*Purdue Boilermakers940.692
5Illinois Fighting Illini570.417
6Nebraska Cornhuskers390.250
7Northwestern Wildcats390.250

Big 12 Conference Overall

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Oklahoma State Cowboys1220.857
2*Baylor Bears1220.857
3*Oklahoma Sooners1120.846
4*Kansas State Wildcats850.615
5*Iowa State Cyclones760.538
6*Texas Tech Red Raiders760.538
7*West Virginia Mountaineers670.462
8Texas Longhorns570.417
9Texas Christian Horned Frogs570.417
10Kansas Jayhawks2100.143

Pacific-12 Conference North Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Oregon Ducks1040.714
2*Washington State Cougars760.538
3*Oregon State Beavers760.538
4California Golden Bears570.417
5Washington Huskies480.333
6Stanford Cardinal390.250

Pacific-12 Conference South Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Utah Utes1040.714
2*UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins840.667
3*Arizona State Sun Devils850.615
4Southern California Trojans480.333
5Colorado Buffaloes480.333
6Arizona Wildcats1110.083

Southeastern Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Georgia Bulldogs1410.933
2*Kentucky Wildcats1030.769
3*Tennessee Volunteers760.538
4*South Carolina Gamecocks760.538
5*Missouri Tigers670.462
6*Florida Gators670.462
7Vanderbilt Commodores2100.167

Southeastern Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Alabama Crimson Tide1320.867
2*Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels1030.769
3*Arkansas Razorbacks940.692
4Texas A&M Aggies840.667
5*Mississippi State Bulldogs760.538
6*Auburn Tigers670.462
7*Louisiana State LSU Tigers670.462

Overall Standings (FBS Independents 2021)

FBS Independents 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Notre Dame Fighting Irish1120.846
2*Brigham Young BYU Cougars1030.769
3*Army Black Knights940.692
4*Liberty Flames850.615
5New Mexico State Aggies2100.167
6Massachusetts Minutemen1110.083
7Connecticut Huskies1110.083

Major Bowl Games and College Football Playoffs 2021

New Year Six Bowls / College Football Playoff Semi-Finals 2021

NCAAF Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision New Year Six Bowls 2021

Match Day Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga)
(Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga))
31 - 21

Michigan State Spartans vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Match Day Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, Az)
(Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, Az))
37 - 35

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Match Day Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La)
(Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La))
21 - 7

Baylor Bears vs Mississippi Rebels

Match Day Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Ca)
(Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Ca))
48 - 45

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Utah Utes

Match Day Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Tx) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final
(Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Tx) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final)
27 - 6

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Cincinnati Bearcats

Match Day Orange Bowl (Miami, Fl) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final
(Orange Bowl (Miami, Fl) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final)
34 - 11

Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan Wolverines

College Football National Championship 2021

NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Playoff National Championship 2021

Match Day 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
(2022 College Football Playoff National Championship)
33 - 18

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Conference Standings and Championship Games (Power 5 Conferences)

ACC Atlantic Coast Conference 2021

Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Wake Forest Demon Deacons (C)710.875
2North Carolina State Wolfpack620.750
3Clemson Tigers620.750
4Louisville Cardinals440.500
5Florida State Seminoles440.500
6Syracuse Orange260.250
7Boston College Eagles260.250

Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Pittsburgh Panthers (C)710.875
2Miami Hurricanes530.625
3Virginia Tech Hokies440.500
4Virginia Cavaliers440.500
5North Carolina Tar Heels350.375
6Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets260.250
7Duke Blue Devils080.000

ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021
(ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021)
45 - 21

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

B1G Big 10 Conference 2021

Big Ten Conference East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Michigan Wolverines (C)810.889
2Ohio State Buckeyes810.889
3Michigan State Spartans720.778
4Penn State Nittany Lions450.444
5Maryland Terrapins360.333
6Rutgers Scarlet Knights270.222
7Indiana Hoosiers090.000

Big Ten Conference West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Iowa Hawkeyes (C)720.778
2Minnesota Golden Gophers630.667
3Wisconsin Badgers630.667
4Purdue Boilermakers630.667
5Illinois Fighting Illini450.444
6Nebraska Cornhuskers180.111
7Northwestern Wildcats180.111

B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021
(B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021)
Win - Loss

Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes

B12 Big 12 Conference 2021

Big 12 Conference 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Oklahoma State Cowboys (C)810.889
2Baylor Bears720.778
3Oklahoma Sooners720.778
4Iowa State Cyclones540.556
5Kansas State Wildcats450.444
6West Virginia Mountaineers450.444
7Texas Longhorns360.333
8Texas Christian Horned Frogs360.333
9Texas Tech Red Raiders360.333
10Kansas Jayhawks180.111

Pac-12 Pacific-12 Conference 2021

Pacific-12 Conference North Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Oregon Ducks (C)720.778
2Washington State Cougars630.667
3Oregon State Beavers540.556
4California Golden Bears450.444
5Washington Huskies360.333
6Stanford Cardinal270.222

Pacific-12 Conference South Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Utah Utes (C)810.889
2Arizona State Sun Devils630.667
3California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins630.6667
4Southern California USC Trojans360.333
5Colorado Buffaloes360.333
6Arizona Wildcats180.111

PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021
(PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021)
38 - 10

Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks

SEC Southeastern Conference 2021

Southeastern Conference East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Georgia Bulldogs (C)8001.000
2Kentucky Wildcats530.625
3Tennessee Volunteers440.500
4Missouri Tigers350.375
5South Carolina Gamecocks350.375
6Florida Gators260.250
7Vanderbilt Commodores080.000

Southeastern Conference West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Alabama Crimson Tide (C)71-0.875
2Mississippi Rebels620.750
3Arkansas Razorbacks440.500
4Mississippi State Bulldogs440.500
5Texas A&M Aggies440.500
6Auburn Tigers350.375
7Louisiana State Tigers350.375

SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021
(SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021)
24 - 41

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Season Recap

Conference Championships

Oklahoma State Cowboys won the Big 12 Conference with an 8-1 record (there is no Conference Championship Game in the Big 12 as it has only one division of 10 Teams). The ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) Championship Game pitted Atlantic Division Champions Wake Forest Demon Deacons against Coastal Division Champions Pittsburgh Panthers with the Pittsburgh College winning out 45-21. The Big Ten Conference Champions were Michigan Wolverines who defeated a surprising Iowa Hawkeyes in the Championship Game. Ohio State Buckeyes, one of the tradional powerhouses in College Football lost out on a tie-breaker to Michigan after both Colleges finished 8-1 in the East Division.

The Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game was a major surprise with Utah Utes, South Division Champions, winning by a huge 38-10 margin over favourites Oregon Ducks. The game every college football fan was waiting for, however, was the Southeastern Conference Championship game between perennial favourites Alabama Crimson Tide and the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs. The Athens, Georgia, College went in as favourites, meaning an unusual underdog position for the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, College. Alabama, however, showed why they are nearly always favourites with a 41-24 victory.

New Year Six Bowls

The Big New Year Six Bowls featured all five Power 5 Conference Champions, plus top Independent College Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Group 5 College Cincinnati Bearcats, American Athletic Conference Champions, and also Conference Runners-Up Georgia Bulldogs (SEC), Oregon Ducks (PAC-12) and Baylor Bears (Big 12), and high-ranking Ohio State Buckeyes (Columbus, Ohio) and Michigan State Spartans (perennial contenders and second and third respectively to Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten East Division); and Mississippi Rebels (runners-up to Alabama in the SEC West Division).

The Four Non-College Football Playoff Bowls on New Years featured a 31-21 victory for Michigan State Spartans over Pittsburgh Panthers in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia; a 37-35 victory for Oklahoma State Cowboys versus Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Fiesta Bowl, in Glendale, Arizona; a 48-45 win for Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California versus Utah Utes; and a 21-7 triumph for Baylor Bears over Ole Miss Rebels in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana.

College Football Playoff Semi-Finals (New Years)

With Oregon Ducks shock loss to Utah Utes and Oklahoma State Cowboys not having played a Championship Game, Cincinnati Bearcats became the first Group 5 College to appear in the College Football Playoff, ranked number 4, they were pitted against Alabama Crimson Tide, losing 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas. The other Semi-Final between SEC runners-up Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines, the Big Ten Champions, was a convincing 34-11 victory for Georgia.

2022 College Football Playoff National Championship

Going in as favourites this time Alabama Crimson Tide were hoping for a repeat of the SEC Championship Game where they defeated Georgia Bulldogs. Yet again, however, the underdogs pulled off the upset win with Georgia Bulldogs triumphing 33-18 versus Alabama at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana to win the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship. [References: 2]

It was the Bulldogs first National Championship since 1980 and came with a superlative fourth-quarter performance where the Bulldogs scored 20 unanswered points after being 9-6 down at halftime and five points down heading into the fourth quarter (13-18) . Touchdowns for Georgia came from Zamir White (1 yard run), Adonai Mitchell and Brock Bowers (both receptions), and Kelee Ringo (a 79-yard interception return). [References: 2]

About NCAA College Football

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the biggest of USA’s College Sports Assiociations, taking in all major American Sports, as well as Athletics, Soccer and numerous other sports. The NCAA Football Program is divided into four Divisions – In order of Merit they are: FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), FCS (Football Championship Subdivision), Division II and Division III. FBS is further subdivided into the Power 5 Conferences (which compete for the National Championship) and the Group 5 Conferences (which play for Minor Postseason Bowls). Particular attention shall be given by Eirball to Notre Dame Fighting Irish (the big Irish Catholic university in South Bend, Indiana) and San Jose State Spartans (as Dublin is twinned with San Jose) as well as any Irish-born Football players in the NCAA FBS.

Stamp Showing Classic Image of Notre Dame Fighting Irish

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – CIRCA 1998: a postage stamp printed in USA showing an image of four players of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, circa 1998.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – CIRCA 1998: a postage stamp printed in USA showing an image of four players of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, circa 1998.

Picture Credit: ©mmphotos2017/123RF.COM

Image ID:  156057748

[Internet] Available from: https://www.123rf.com/photo_156057748_united-states-of-america-circa-1998-a-postage-stamp-printed-in-usa-showing-an-image-of-four-players-.html?vti=llmbgfd2qyd1ypd3d6-1-6 [Accessed 7 January 2022]

References

IMAGES

[1] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923081703im_/http://www.ncaa.com/sites/all/themes/ncaa/ncaa-respo/logo.png [Accessed 4 May 2020]

Results

[1] NCAA (2021) Football – Scores [Internet] Available from: https://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/football/fbs [Accessed 30 August 2021]

[2] Jessica Leggett, Ed. (2022) “The 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship” The College Football Handbook First Edition. pp 124 (and other pages). Future Publishing Limited. Bath, England.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jimmy English.

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision Schedule 2021

NCAA Logo [References: 1]

Overall Standings (Power 5 Conferences)

Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Wake Forest Demon Deacons1130.786
2Clemson Tigers1030769
3North Carolina State Wolfpack930.750
4Boston College Eagles660.500
5*Louisville Cardinals670.462
6Syracuse Orange570.417
7Florida State Seminoles570.417

Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Pittsburgh Panthers1130.786
2Miami Hurricanes750.583
3Virginia Cavaliers660.500
4*Virginia Tech Hokies670.462
5*North Carolina Tar Heels670.462
6Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets390.250
7Duke Blue Devils390.250

Big Ten Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Michigan Wolverines1220.857
2*Ohio State Buckeyes1120.846
3*Michigan State Spartans1120.846
4*Maryland Terrapins760538
5*Penn State Nittany Lions760.538
6*Rutgers Scarlet Knights580.385
7Indiana Hoosiers2100.167

Big Ten Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Iowa Hawkeyes1040.714
2*Minnesota Golden Gophers940.692
3*Wisconsin Badgers940.692
4*Purdue Boilermakers940.692
5Illinois Fighting Illini570.417
6Nebraska Cornhuskers390.250
7Northwestern Wildcats390.250

Big 12 Conference Overall

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Oklahoma State Cowboys1220.857
2*Baylor Bears1220.857
3*Oklahoma Sooners1120.846
4*Kansas State Wildcats850.615
5*Iowa State Cyclones760.538
6*Texas Tech Red Raiders760.538
7*West Virginia Mountaineers670.462
8Texas Longhorns570.417
9Texas Christian Horned Frogs570.417
10Kansas Jayhawks2100.143

Pacific-12 Conference North Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Oregon Ducks1040.714
2*Washington State Cougars760.538
3*Oregon State Beavers760.538
4California Golden Bears570.417
5Washington Huskies480.333
6Stanford Cardinal390.250

Pacific-12 Conference South Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Utah Utes1040.714
2*UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins840.667
3*Arizona State Sun Devils850.615
4Southern California Trojans480.333
5Colorado Buffaloes480.333
6Arizona Wildcats1110.083

Southeastern Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Georgia Bulldogs1410.933
2*Kentucky Wildcats1030.769
3*Tennessee Volunteers760.538
4*South Carolina Gamecocks760.538
5*Missouri Tigers670.462
6*Florida Gators670.462
7Vanderbilt Commodores2100.167

Southeastern Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Alabama Crimson Tide1320.867
2*Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels1030.769
3*Arkansas Razorbacks940.692
4Texas A&M Aggies840.667
5*Mississippi State Bulldogs760.538
6*Auburn Tigers670.462
7*Louisiana State LSU Tigers670.462

Major Bowl Games and College Football Playoffs 2021

New Year Six Bowls / College Football Playoff Semi-Finals 2021

NCAAF Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision New Year Six Bowls 2021

Match Day Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga)
(Peach Bowl (Atlanta, Ga))
31 - 21

Michigan State Spartans vs Pittsburgh Panthers

Match Day Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, Az)
(Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, Az))
37 - 35

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Match Day Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La)
(Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, La))
21 - 7

Baylor Bears vs Mississippi Rebels

Match Day Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Ca)
(Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Ca))
48 - 45

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Utah Utes

Match Day Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Tx) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final
(Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Tx) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final)
27 - 6

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Cincinnati Bearcats

Match Day Orange Bowl (Miami, Fl) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final
(Orange Bowl (Miami, Fl) - College Football Playoff Semi-Final)
34 - 11

Georgia Bulldogs vs Michigan Wolverines

College Football National Championship 2021

NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Playoff National Championship 2021

Match Day 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship
(2022 College Football Playoff National Championship)
33 - 18

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Overall Standings (Group 5 Conferences and Independents)

American Athletic Conference Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Cincinnati Bearcats1001.000491435W1
2Memphis Tigers1001.000421725W1
3Central Florida Knights1001.00036315W1
4Tulsa Golden Hurricane0100.0001719-2L1
5Tulane Green Wave0100.0003540-5L1
6East Carolina Pirates0100.0001933-14L1
7Houston Cougars0100.0002138-17L1
8Navy Midshipmen0100.000749-42L1
9South Florida Bulls0100.000045-45L1
10Temple Owls0100.0001461-47L1

Conference USA East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Marshall Thundering Herd1001.00049742W1
2Western Kentucky Hilltoppers1001.000592138W1
3Florida International Panthers1001.000481038W1
4Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders1001.000501535W1
5Charlotte 49ers1001.00031283W1
6Florida Atlantic Owls0100.0001435-21L1
7Old Dominion Monarchs0100.0001042-32L1

Conference USA West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsTDStreak
1Texas-El Paso UTEP Miners2001.0006731360W2
2Alabama-Birmingham Blazers1001.000310310W1
3North Texas Mean Green1001.0004414300W1
4Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners1001.000373070W1
5Louisiana Tech Bulldogs0100.0003435-10L1
6Rice Owls0100.0001738-210L1
7Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles0100.000731-240L1

Mid-American Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Buffalo Bulls1001.00069762W1
2Ohio Bobcats0100.000929-20L1
3Kent State Golden Flashes0100.0001041-31L1
4Bowling Green Falcons0100.000638-32L1
5Miami RedHawks0100.0001449-35L1
6Akron Zips0100.0001060-50L1

Mid-American Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Eastern Michigan Eagles2001.000704822W2
2Toledo Rockets1001.000491039W1
3Ball State Cardinals1001.000312110W1
4Northern Illinois Huskies1001.00022211W1
5Central Michigan Chippewas0100.0002434-10L1
6Western Michigan Broncos0100.0001447-33L1

Mountain West Conference Mountain Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Air Force Fighting Falcons1001.000351421W1
2New Mexico Lobos1001.000271710W1
3Utah State Aggies1001.00026233W1
4Wyoming Cowboys1001.00019163W1
5Boise State Broncos0100.0003136-5L1
6Colorado State Rams0100.0002342-19L1

Mountain West Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1San Diego State Aztecs1001.000281018W1
2Nevada Wolfpack1001.00022175W1
3Fresno State Bulldogs1100.500693138L1
4San Jose State Spartans1100.50052448L1
5Hawaii Rainbow Warriors1100.5005979-20W1
6Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels0100.0003335-2L1

Sun Belt Conference East Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1Troy State Trojans1001.00055352W1
2Coastal Carolina Chanticleers1001.000521438W1
3Appalachian State Mountaineers1001.000331914W1
4Georgia Southern Eagles1001.00030255W1
5Georgia State Panthers0100.0001043-33L1

Sun Belt Conference West Division Overall 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
1South Alabama Jaguars1001.00031724W1
2Arkansas State Red Wolves1001.000402119W1
3Texas State Bobcats0100.0002029-9L1
4Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns0100.0001838-20L1
5Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks0100.0001045-35L1

FBS Independents 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1*Notre Dame Fighting Irish1120.846
2*Brigham Young BYU Cougars1030.769
3*Army Black Knights940.692
4*Liberty Flames850.615
5New Mexico State Aggies2100.167
6Massachusetts Minutemen1110.083
7Connecticut Huskies1110.083

Conference Standings and Championship Games (Power 5 Conferences)

ACC Atlantic Coast Conference 2021

Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Wake Forest Demon Deacons (C)710.875
2North Carolina State Wolfpack620.750
3Clemson Tigers620.750
4Louisville Cardinals440.500
5Florida State Seminoles440.500
6Syracuse Orange260.250
7Boston College Eagles260.250

Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Pittsburgh Panthers (C)710.875
2Miami Hurricanes530.625
3Virginia Tech Hokies440.500
4Virginia Cavaliers440.500
5North Carolina Tar Heels350.375
6Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets260.250
7Duke Blue Devils080.000

ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021
(ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021)
45 - 21

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

B1G Big 10 Conference 2021

Big Ten Conference East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Michigan Wolverines (C)810.889
2Ohio State Buckeyes810.889
3Michigan State Spartans720.778
4Penn State Nittany Lions450.444
5Maryland Terrapins360.333
6Rutgers Scarlet Knights270.222
7Indiana Hoosiers090.000

Big Ten Conference West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Iowa Hawkeyes (C)720.778
2Minnesota Golden Gophers630.667
3Wisconsin Badgers630.667
4Purdue Boilermakers630.667
5Illinois Fighting Illini450.444
6Nebraska Cornhuskers180.111
7Northwestern Wildcats180.111

B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021
(B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021)
Win - Loss

Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes

B12 Big 12 Conference 2021

Big 12 Conference 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Oklahoma State Cowboys (C)810.889
2Baylor Bears720.778
3Oklahoma Sooners720.778
4Iowa State Cyclones540.556
5Kansas State Wildcats450.444
6West Virginia Mountaineers450.444
7Texas Longhorns360.333
8Texas Christian Horned Frogs360.333
9Texas Tech Red Raiders360.333
10Kansas Jayhawks180.111

Pac-12 Pacific-12 Conference 2021

Pacific-12 Conference North Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Oregon Ducks (C)720.778
2Washington State Cougars630.667
3Oregon State Beavers540.556
4California Golden Bears450.444
5Washington Huskies360.333
6Stanford Cardinal270.222

Pacific-12 Conference South Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Utah Utes (C)810.889
2Arizona State Sun Devils630.667
3California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins630.6667
4Southern California USC Trojans360.333
5Colorado Buffaloes360.333
6Arizona Wildcats180.111

PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021
(PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021)
38 - 10

Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks

SEC Southeastern Conference 2021

Southeastern Conference East Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Georgia Bulldogs (C)8001.000
2Kentucky Wildcats530.625
3Tennessee Volunteers440.500
4Missouri Tigers350.375
5South Carolina Gamecocks350.375
6Florida Gators260.250
7Vanderbilt Commodores080.000

Southeastern Conference West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPct
1Alabama Crimson Tide (C)71-0.875
2Mississippi Rebels620.750
3Arkansas Razorbacks440.500
4Mississippi State Bulldogs440.500
5Texas A&M Aggies440.500
6Auburn Tigers350.375
7Louisiana State Tigers350.375

SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021

Match Day SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021
(SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021)
24 - 41

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Schedule

NCAA Football Bowl Series 2021

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
10 - 17

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Tech Hokies

(Week 1)
0 - 45

South Florida Bulls vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

(Week 1)
28 - 31

Duke Blue Devils vs Charlotte 49ers

(Week 1)
10 - 42

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

(Week 1)
44 - 13

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Miami Hurricanes

(Week 1)
10 - 3

Georgia Bulldogs vs Clemson Tigers

(Week 1)
0 - 51

Colgate Raiders vs Boston College Eagles

(Week 1)
7 - 51

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Pittsburgh Panthers

(Week 1)
29 - 9

Syracuse Orange vs Ohio Bobcats

(Week 1)
22 - 21

Northern Illinois Huskies vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

(Week 1)
0 - 43

William & Mary Tribe vs Virginia Cavaliers

(Week 1)
41 - 38

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Florida State Seminoles

(Week 1)
24 - 43

Louisville Cardinals vs Mississippi Rebels

Match Day Kickoff Weekend
(Kickoff Weekend)
30 - 22

Illinois Fighting Illini vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
45 - 31

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

(Week 1)
38 - 21

Michigan State Spartans vs Northwestern Wildcats

(Week 1)
16 - 10

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Wisconsin Badgers

(Week 1)
6 - 34

Indiana Hoosiers vs Iowa Hawkeyes

(Week 1)
21 - 30

Oregon State Beavers vs Purdue Boilermakers

(Week 1)
14 - 47

Western Michigan Broncos vs Michigan Wolverines

(Week 1)
7 - 52

Fordham Rams vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

(Week 1)
24 - 30

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Maryland Terrapins

(Week 1)
37 - 30

Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners vs Illinois Fighting Illini

(Week 1)
14 - 61

Temple Owls vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

(Week 1)
35 - 40

Tulane Green Wave vs Oklahoma Sooners

(Week 1)
10 - 16

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Iowa State Cyclones

(Week 1)
7 - 24

Stanford Cardinal vs Kansas State Wildcats

(Week 1)
31 - 0

Alabama-Birmingham Blazers vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Match Day Kickoff Weekend
(Kickoff Weekend)
3 - 30

New Mexico State Aggies vs Texas-El Paso Miners

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
10 - 48

Long Island Sharks vs Florida International Panthers

(Week 1)
21 - 59

Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

(Week 1)
14 - 35

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Florida Gators

(Week 1)
17 - 38

Rice Owls vs Arkansas Razorbacks

(Week 1)
34 - 35

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs Mississippi State Bulldogs

(Week 1)
49 - 7

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Navy Midshipmen

(Week 1)
15 - 50

Monmouth Hawks vs Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

(Week 1)
14 - 44

Northwestern State Demons vs North Texas Mean Green

(Week 1)
7 - 31

Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles vs South Alabama Jaguars

(Week 1)
28 - 37

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Texas-El Paso Miners

(Week 1)
21 - 31

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Ball State Cardinals

(Week 1)
7 - 69

Wagner Seahawks vs Buffalo Bulls

(Week 1)
6 - 38

Bowling Green Falcons vs Tennessee Volunteers

(Week 1)
35 - 33

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels

(Week 1)
15 - 35

St. Francis Red Flash vs Eastern Michigan Eagles

(Week 1)
10 - 41

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Texas A&M Aggies

(Week 1)
14 - 49

Miami RedHawks vs Cincinnati Bearcats

(Week 1)
24 - 34

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Missouri Tigers

(Week 1)
10 - 60

Akron Zips vs Auburn Tigers

(Week 1)
10 - 49

Norfolk State Spartans vs Toledo Rockets

(Week 1)
16 - 19

Montana State Bobcats vs Wyoming Cowboys

Match Day Kickoff Weekend
(Kickoff Weekend)
45 - 0

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Connecticut Huskies

(Kickoff Weekend)
44 - 10

California-Los Angeles Bruins vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

(Kickoff Weekend)
45 - 14

San Jose State Spartans vs Southern Utah Thunderbirds

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
31 - 36

Boise State Broncos vs Central Florida Knights

(Week 1)
17 - 27

Houston Baptist Huskies vs New Mexico Lobos

(Week 1)
42 - 23

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Colorado State Rams

(Week 1)
24 - 31

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Oregon Ducks

(Week 1)
7 - 30

San Jose State Spartans vs Southern California Trojans

(Week 1)
14 - 35

Lafayette Leopards vs Air Force Fighting Falcons

(Week 1)
22 - 17

Nevada Wolfpack vs California Golden Eagles

(Week 1)
10 - 28

New Mexico State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs

(Week 1)
26 - 23

Utah State Aggies vs Washington State Cougars

(Week 1)
35 - 49

Portland State Vikings vs Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

(Week 1)
27 - 38

Louisiana State Tigers vs California-Los Angeles Bruins

(Week 1)
10 - 45

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Kentucky Wildcats

(Week 1)
0 - 46

Eastern Illinois Panthers vs South Carolina Gamecocks

(Week 1)
23 - 3

East Tennessee Buccaneers vs Vanderbilt Commodores

(Week 1)
14 - 52

The Citadel Bulldogs vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

(Week 1)
19 - 33

East Carolina Pirates vs Appalachian State Mountaineers

(Week 1)
18 - 38

Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns vs Texas Longhorns

(Week 1)
43 - 10

Army Black Knights vs Georgia State Panthers

(Week 1)
25 - 30

Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs vs Georgia Southern Eagles

(Week 1)
21 - 40

Central Arkansas Bears vs Arkansas State Red Wolves

(Week 1)
29 - 20

Baylor Bears vs Texas State Bobcats

(Week 1)
3 - 55

Southern Jaguars vs Troy State Trojans

(Week 1)
38 - 28

Holy Cross Crusaders vs Connecticut Huskies

(Week 1)
7 - 48

Campbell Fighting Camels vs Liberty Flames

(Week 1)
24 - 16

Brigham Young Cougars vs Arizona Wildcats

(Week 1)
7 - 35

Northern Colorado Bears vs Colorado Buffaloes

(Week 1)
13 - 7

Montana Grizzlies vs Washington Huskies

(Week 1)
17 - 40

Weber State Wildcats vs Utah Utes

(Week 1)
14 - 41

Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs Arizona State Sun Devils

Match Day SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021
(SEC Southeastern Conference Championship Game 2021)
24 - 41

Georgia Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide

Match Day ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021
(ACC Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game 2021)
45 - 21

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Match Day B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021
(B1G Big Ten Conference Championship Game 2021)
Win - Loss

Michigan Wolverines vs Iowa Hawkeyes

Match Day PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021
(PAC-12 Pacific-12 Conference Championship Game 2021)
38 - 10

Utah Utes vs Oregon Ducks

Recap Kickoff Weekend

Nebraska Cornhuskers lost to Illinois Fighting Illini 22-30 in the Big Ten Kickoff game, and elsewhere UCLA Bruins defeated Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 44-10 in another match-up featuring a Power 5 Conference. San Jose State Spartans defeated FCS college Southern Utah Thunderbirds 45-14.

Recap Week 1

Notre Dame Fighting Irish had to rely on an overtime Field Goal to defeat Florida State Seminoles 41-38 after the Seminoles came back from 38-20 down at the end of the thitrd quarter to tie the game in the fourth. The Fighting Irish had been leading 17-14 at haltime before three touchdowns in the third put them 18 points up. Jack Coan starred for the Irish, passing for four touchdowns. San Jose State Spartans fell to 1-1 with a 7-30 defeat to Southern California Trojans.

About NCAA College Football

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the biggest of USA’s College Sports Assiociations, taking in all major American Sports, as well as Athletics, Soccer and numerous other sports. The NCAA Football Program is divided into four Divisions – In order of Merit they are: FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), FCS (Football Championship Subdivision), Division II and Division III. Particular attention shall be given by Eirball to Notre Dame Fighting Irish (the big Irish Catholic university in South Bend, Indiana) and San Jose State Spartans (as Dublin is twinned with San Jose) as well as any Irish-born Football players in the NCAA FBS.

References

IMAGES

[1] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923081703im_/http://www.ncaa.com/sites/all/themes/ncaa/ncaa-respo/logo.png [Accessed 4 May 2020]

Results

[1] NCAA (2021) Football – Scores – Week 1 [Internet] Available from: https://www.ncaa.com/scoreboard/football/fbs [Accessed 30 August 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Joe Grey.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 14 September 2021

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Ian Jones, Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach 2010-Present

NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision 2014

NCAA Logo [Reference: 1]

2014 was the first year of the Postseason Playoff in NCAA Division 1 College Football. The four Conference Champions with the best records from the “Power 5” Conferences: Atlantic Coast, Big 10, Southeastern, Big 12 and Pacific-12 were invited to play in the College Football Playoff Semi-Finals, which were for the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl, with the winners meeting in the National Chmpionship. Ohio State Buckeyes won the National Championship 42-20 over Oregon Ducks.

Irish-born involvemetnt in the Football Bowl Subdivision included Ian Jones, an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Penn State Nittany Lions, who previously coached at South Carolina Gamecocks, as well as Cork GAA and London Welsh Rugby Union. Penn State finished the season with a 7-6 record, defeating Boston College Eagles 31-30 in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Darragh O’Neill, who was also born in Cork, was Punter for Colorado Buffaloes, who finished with a 2-10 record. O’Neill won an Honourable Mention All-Pac-12 Team Award, as well as the Iron Buffalo Award for sepecialists for his work in the weightroom, and was fourth-team choice for Phil Steele’s College Football.

Sean Galvin, who coincidentally was also a Cork-born player, from Bandon, was Punter for the UCF Central Florida Knights in 2014, and fulfilled his childhood dream of playing at Croke Park when his UCF Knights took on Ian Jones’ Penn State Nittany Lions in the Croke Park Classic, which Penn State won 26-24.

NCAA Division 1 FBS 2014

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPct
ACC Atlantic
Florida State Seminloes (D)801.000131.938
Clemson Tigers62.750103.
Louisville Cardinals53.62594
Boston College Eagles44.50076
North Carolina State Wolfpack35.37585
Syracuse Orange17.12539.250
Wake Forest Demon Deacons17.12539.250
ACC Coastal
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (D)62.750113
Duke Blue Devils53.62594
North Carolina Tar Heels44.50067
Pittsburgh Panthers44.50067
Miami (Fl.) Hurricanes35.37567
Virginia Cavaliers35.37557
Virginia Tech Hokies35.37576
BIG 10 CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPct
Big10 East
Ohio State Buckeys (D)801.000141.933
Michigan State Spartans71.875112.846
Maryland Terrapins44.50076.538
Rutgers Scarlet Knights35.37585.615
Michigan Wolverines35.37557.417
Penn State Nittany Lions26.25076.538
Indiana Hoosiers17.12548.333
Big10 West
Wisconsin Badgers (D)71.875113.786
Minnesota Golden Gophers53.62585.615
Nebraska Cornhuskers53.62594.692
Iowa Hawkeyes44.50076.538
Illinois Fighting Illini35.37567.462
Northwestern Wildcats35.37557.417
Purdue Boilermakers17.12539.250
 PACIFIC-12 CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPct
Pac-12 North   
Oregon Ducks (D) 91.900132.867
Stanford Cardinal (B)54.55685.615
Washington Huskies (B)45.44486.571
California Golden Bears36.33357.417
Oregon State Beavers27.22257.417
Washington State Cougars27.22239.250
Pac-12 South   
Arizona Wildcats (D)73.700104.714
Arizona State Sun Devils (B)63.667103.769
UCLA California-Los Angeles Bruins (B)63.667103.769
Southern California Trojans (B)63.66794.692
Utah Utes (B)54.55694.692
Colorado Buffaloes09.000210.167
BIG 12 CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPct
Baylor Bears (B)81.889112.
TCU Texas Christian Horned Frogs (B)81.889121
Kansas State Cowboys (B)72.77894
Oklahoma Sooners (B)54.55685
Texas Longhorns (B)54.55667
West Virginia Mountaineers (B)54.55676
Oklahoma State Cowboys (B)45.44476
Texas Tech Red Raiders27.22248.250
Kansas Jayhawks18.11139.250
Iowa State Cyclones09.000210.167
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPCt
SEC West
Alabama Crimson Tide (D)71.875122.
Mississippi State (B)62.750103
Mississippi Ole Miss Rebels (B)53.62594
Auburn Tigers (B)44.50085
LSU Louisiana State Tigers (B)44.50085
Texas A&M Aggies (B)35.37585
Arkansas Razorbacks (B)26.25076
SEC East
Missouri Tigers (D)71.875113
Georgia Bulldogs (B)62.750103
Florida Gators44.50075
South Carolina Gamecocks (B)35.37576
Tennessee Volunteers (B)35.37576
Kentucky Wildcats26.25057
Vanderbilt Commodores08.00039.250
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCECWCLPctOWOLPct
Memphis Tigers (B)71.875103.769
Cincinnati Bearcats (B)71.87594.692
Central Florida UCF Knights (B)71.87594.692
East Carolina Pirates (B)53.62585.615
Houston Cougars (B)53.62585.615
Temple Owls44.50066.500
South Florida Bulls35.37548.333
Tulane Green Wave26.25039.250
Tulsa Golden Hurricane26.250210.167
Connecticut Huskies17.125210.167
Southern Methodist Mustangs17.125111.083
MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
West
Northern Illinois (D)81.889113.
Toledo (B)71.87594
Western Michigan (B)62.75085
Central Michigan (B)53.62576
Ball State44.50057
Eastern Michigan17.125210.167
East
Bowling Green (D)54.55686
Ohio (B)44.50067.500
Buffalo34.42956.455
Akron35.37557.
Massachusetts35.37539.250
Miami (Oh)26.250210.167
Kent State16.14329.182
CONFERENCE USACWCLPCtOWOLPCt
CUSA East
Marshall Thundering Herd (D)71.875131
Middle Tennessee53.62566.500
Old Dominion44.50066.500
UAB Alabama-Birmingham Blazers44.50066.500
Western Kentucky (B)44.50085
Florida International35.37548.333
Florida Atlantic26.25039.250
CUSA West
Louisiana Tech (D)71.87595.
Rice Owls (B)53.62585
UTEP Texas-El Paso (B)53.62576
UTSA Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners35.37548.333
North Texas Red Raiders26.25048.333
Southern Mississippi17.12539.250
SUN BELT CONFERENCE
Georgia Southern (D)801.00093.750
Louisiana-Lafayette (B)71.87594
Appalachian State62.75075
Arkansas State (B)53.62576
South Alabama (B)53.62567
Texas State53.62575.
Louisiana-Monroe35.37548.333
Troy35.37539.250
Idaho17.125110.091
New Mexico State Aggies17.125210.167
Georgia State08.000111.083
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE
MWC Mountain
Boise State Broncos (D)71.875122.833
Colorado State Rams (B)62.750103
Utah State (B)62.750104
Air Force Fighting Falcons (B)53.625103
New Mexico Lobos26.25048.333
Wyoming Cowboys26.25048.333
MWC West
Fresno State (D)53.62568.
San Diego State Aztecs (B)53.62576
Nevada Wolfpack (B)44.50076
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (B)35.37549
San Jose State Spartans26.25039.250
UNLV Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels17.125211
INDEPENDENTS
Army Black Knights48.333
Brigham Young BYU Cougars (B)85
Navy Midshipmen (B)85
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (B)85
[Reference: 2]

Conference Championships

ConferenceWinnersRunners-Up
POWER 5
ACCFlorida State Seminoles37Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 35
Big 10Ohio State Buckeyes59Wisconsin Badgers10
SECAlabama Crimson Tide42Missouri Tigers13
PAC-12Oregon Ducks51Arizona Sun Devils13
OTHER 5
MACNorthern IllinoisBowling Green
CUSAMarshall Thudering HerdLouisiana Tech
MWCBoise State BroncosFresno State Bulldogs
[Reference: 3]

Note: Power 5 Conference Champions Qualify for College Football Playoff Semi-Finals (Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl).

Minor Bowls

BowlWinnersRunners-Up
New OrleansLouisiana-Lafayette16Nevada3
New MexicoUtah State21UTEP6
Las VegasJUtah45Colorado State10
PotatoAir Force38Wesstern Michigan24
CamelliaBowling Green33South Alabama28
Miami BeachMemphis55BYU48
Boca RatonMarshall52Northern Illinois23
PoinsettiaNavy17San Diego State26
PopeyesWestern Kentucky49Central Michigan48
HawaiiRice30Fresno State6
Heart of DallasLouisiana Tech35Illinois18
Quick LaneRutgers40North Carolina21
St. PetersburgNorth Carolina State34Central Florida27
MilitaryVirginia Tech33Cincinati17
SunArizona State38Duke31
IndependenceSouth Carolina24Miami (Fl.)21
PinstripePenn State31Boston College30
HolidaySouthern California45Nebraska42
LibertyTexas A&M45West Virginia37
Russell AthleticClemson40Oklahoma6
TexasArkansas31Texas7
Music CityNotre Dame31LSU Louisiana State28
BelkGeorgia37Louisville14
Foster FarmsStanford45Maryland21
PeachTCU Texas Christian42Ole Miss Mississippi3
FiestaBoise State38Arizona30
OrangeGeorgia Tech49Mississippi State34
OutbackWisconsin34Auburn31
CottonMichigan State42Baylor41
CitrusMissouri33Minnnesota17
Armed ForcesHouston35Pittsburgh34
GatorTennessee45Iowa28
AlamoUCLA California-Los Angeles40Kansas State35
CactusOklahoma State30Washington22
BirminghamFlorida28East Carolina20
GoDaddyToledo63Arkansas State44
[Reference: 4]

College Football Playoff

BowlWinnersRunners-Up
CFP Semi-Finals
RoseOregon Ducks59Florida State20
SugarOhio State42Alabama35
National Championship
Rose v SugarOhio State42Oregon20
[Reference: 4]

Irish-Born NCAA Division 1 FBS Players and Coaches 2014

Ian Jones Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach 2010-Present

Ian Jones - Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach [Reference: 12]
Ian Jones – Irish-Born GAA Football, Rugby Union and NFL American Football Coach [Reference: 12][Picture Credit: Ian Jones LinkedIn Profile]

Biography

Ian Jones, born in Cork, was appointed Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Houston Texans in 2017. He coached for three years at Penn State (2013 to 2015) coaching the University’s Football Team as well as being involved in Coaching 30 other sports during his time there, including the College Rugby Team, and the USA Women’s Rugby Squad which also had s base there. While involved with the USA Women’s Rugby Team he got to go to Canadaon Tour with the, and also travel to Wales, England and the World Cup in France in 2014. By now Fitzgerald had moved on to become a Coach at the Houston Texans. Jones ended up taking a low level position with the Cleveland Browns in 2016, and from there went on to the Houston Texans in 2017, after Fitzgerald called him up when a position became vacant. [1]

Darragh O’Neill Irish-Born College American Football Player 2011-2014

Darragh O’Neill – Irish-Born Colorado Buffaloes Player (NCAA Div. 1) 2011-2014 [7]

Darragh O’Neill – Colorado Buffaloes 2011 Roster Photo – Courtesy CU Buffaloes

Born: Cork, Ireland 
Position: Punter
University: University of Colorado Buffaloes (NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Series)
Biography:Darragh O’Neill was born in Cork and moved to America when he was three, growing up in Louisville, Colorado. He played as a punter in the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 2011-2014 for the Colorado Buffaloes. He was ranked 18th in America at College level in 2012 with an average of 43 Yards per Punt.[1]
Career Summary: 
2014: His best season came in 2014, earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 from the coaches, His average hit a career-high of 44.14 yards per punt. Darragh also placed a Colorado University record 27 punts inside opposition’s 20 Yard line. He won the Iron Buffalo Award for specialists for his work in the weightroom, and also a fourth-team choice by Phil Steele’s College Football.[6]

[1][6]

Yearly Statistics

 KickingPunting
 KickoffsAvg YdsXPMXPAXP%FGMFGAFG%PtsPuntsYdsAvg
201174315242.6
201276330743.5
201366267340.5
201465286944.1
Total2811200142.7

[6]

Sean Galvin Irish-Born College American Football Player 2012-2014

Sean Galvin – Irish-Born University of Central Florida Knights Player (2012-2014) [8]

Sean Galvin – UCF 2014 Roster Photo – Courtesy UCF Knights

Born: Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland 
Position: Kicker
University: University of Central Florida Knights (NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Series)
Biography: Sean Galvin was born in Bandon, Co. Cork and was a talented GAA Footballer and Hurler and had ambitions of one day playing at GAA headquarters, Croke Park. When he was 15 he left Cork for America, where he took up American Football in High School where he excelled as a kicker. He was picked up by the University of Central Florida in 2012 and in 2014 he fulfilled his dream of playing in Croke Park when the UCF Knights took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in an American Football College Showcase Game played in the hallowed GAA grounds.[1].He was named as one of the team captains for the Croke Park classic in 2014, and totalled 218 Kickoffs over a three year career at UCF, averaging 62.1 Yards. [7]

[3]

Yearly Statistics

[4]

 KickingPunting
 KickoffsAvg YdsXPMXPAXP%FGMFGAFG%PtsPuntsYdsAvg
20128861.9111000001
20137462.80000000
20145661.50000000
Total21862.1111000001

[5][6][7]
Total Compiled from [5][6][7]

References (Standings and Playoffs)

Images

[1] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20160923081703im_/http://www.ncaa.com/sites/all/themes/ncaa/ncaa-respo/logo.png [Accessed 4 May 2020]

Internet Archive

[2] NCAA College Football Wayback Mchine (2015) College Football Standings (FBS) [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150318162415/http://www.ncaa.com/standings/football/fbs[Accessed 12 February 2019]

[3] NCAA College Football Wayback Mchine (2015) College Football Playoff [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150318184042/http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2014-12-05/college-football-playoff [Accessed 12 February 2019]

[4] NCAA College Football Wayback Mchine (2015) College Football – Home [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150318191340/http://www.ncaa.com/sports/football/bowls [Accessed 12 February 2019]

References (Ian Jones)

Websites

[1] Irish Times (2017) Jones’ Road: From coaching GAA to the backroom team of the Houston Texans Friday, September 8, 2017. [Internet] Available from: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/jones-road-from-coaching-gaa-to-the-backroom-team-of-the-houston-texans-1.3211694 [Accessed 7 April 2018]

[2] National Football League (2017) 2017 | Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.nfl.com/standings/division/2017/REG [Accessed 28 December 2019]

[3] Sports Reference College Football (2020) 2010 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2010-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[4] Sports Reference College Football (2020) 2011 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2011-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[5] Sports Reference College Football (2020) 2013 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2013-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[6] Sports Reference College Football (2020) 2014 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2014-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[7] Sports Reference College Football (2020) 2015 College Football Standings [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/2015-standings.html [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[8] Alliance of American Football (2019) Standings [Internet] Available from: https://aaf.com/standings [Accessed 4 April 2019]

[9] Premiership Rugby (2020) Premiership Final Table 2012/13 ‘[Internet] Available from: https://www.premiershiprugby.com/gallagher-premiership-rugby/league-table/# [Accessed 30 December 2020]

[10] Ian Jones LinkedIn (2020) Profile [Internet] Available from: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-jones-735aa01ab [Accessed 30 December 2020]

Internet Archive

[11] GAA (2020) Football League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20100515192928/http://www.gaa.ie/fixtures-and-results/league-tables/[Accessed 30 December 2020]

Images

[12] Ian Jones LinkedIn (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/image/C4E03AQEcEMKlYmWiLA/profile-displayphoto-shrink_200_200/0/1605395567742?e=1614816000&v=beta&t=deF-6Z0ekS7Soo9on_4MB137hgWkme_JtsmQwZ9nkwY[Accessed 31 December 2020]

References (Darragh O’Neill)

Websites

[1] Eoghan McNeill – Irish Independent – August 28 (2014) “Video: Cork-born American football star to fulfil childhood dream of playing at Croke Park” [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-corkborn-american-football-star-to-fulfil-childhood-dream-of-playing-at-croke-park-30544419.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[2] Sport Reference (2011) 2011 Pacific 12 Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/pac-12/2011.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[3] Sport Reference (2012) 2012 Pacific 12 Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/pac-12/2012.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[4] Sport Reference (2013) 2013 Pacific 12 Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/pac-12/2013.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[5] Sport Reference (2014) 2014 Pacific 12 Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/pac-12/2014.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[6] CU Buffs (2014) 2011 Football Roster – 8 Darragh O’Neill [Internet] Available from: http://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=276 [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[7] CU Buffs (2014) 2011 Football Roster – 8 Darragh O’Neill Picture [Internet] Available from: http://cubuffs.com/images/2014/5/9/WVMUHCRXSUGWUEI.20140509181056.jpg?width=300 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

References (Sean Galvin)

Websites

[1] Eoghan McNeill – Irish Independent – August 28 (2014) “Video: Cork-born American football star to fulfil childhood dream of playing at Croke Park” [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-corkborn-american-football-star-to-fulfil-childhood-dream-of-playing-at-croke-park-30544419.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[2] Sport Reference (2012) 2012 Conference USA Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/cusa/2012.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[3] Sport Reference (2013) 2013 American Athletic Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/american/2013.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[4] Sport Reference (2014) 2014 American Athletic Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/american/2014.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[5] Sport Reference (2012) 2012 UCF Knights Stats – Kicking & Punting [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/central-florida/2012.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[6] Sport Reference (2013) 2013 UCF Knights Roster [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/central-florida/2013-roster.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[7] UCF Knights (2014) 2014 Football Roster – 35 Sean Galvin [Internet] Available from: http://ucfknights.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=495 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

Images

[8] UCF Knights (2014) 2014 Football Roster – 35 Sean Galvin Picture [Internet] Available from: http://ucfknights.com/images/2016/5/30/10199097.jpeg?width=300 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Sean Douglas of the Dubliin Rebels (Irish American Football League).

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Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 December 2020

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Division 1 Football Bowl Series College Football Playoff 2014-15

NCAAF DI FBS CFP 2014-15

 CWCLOWOLPFPA
ACC – Atlantic      
*Clemson Tigers80141577325
Florida State Seminoles62103412227
Louisville Cardinals5385373313
North Carolina State Wolfpack3576432336
Syracuse Orange2648327372
Wake Forest Demon Deacons1739209295
Boston College Eagles0839206183
ACC – Coastal      
North Carolina Tar Heels80113570343
Pittsburgh Panthers6285367339
Miami (Fl.) Hurricanes5385361366
Duke Blue Devils4485410330
Virginia Tech Hokies4476403342
Virginia Cavaliers3548309386
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets1739351309
Big 12      
Oklahoma Sooners81112566286
Texas Christian TCU Horned Frogs72112547345
Oklahoma State Cowboys72103514396
Baylor Bears63103625368
West Viginia Mountaineers4585442320
Texas Tech Red Raiders4576586567
Texas Longhorns4557317366
Kansas State Wildcats3667389409
Iowa State Cyclones2739300392
Kansas Jayhawks09012185553
Big Ten – East      
Ohio State Buckeyes71121464196
Michigan State Spartans71122417304
Michigan Wolverines62103408213
Penn State Nittany Lions4476301284
Indiana Hoosiers2667475489
Rutgers Scarlet Knights1748325419
Maryland Terrapins1739296413
Big Ten – West      
Iowa Hawkeyes80122433285
Northwestern Wildcats62103254242
Wisconsin Badgers62103348178
Nebraska Cornhuskers3567427362
Minnesota Golden Gophers2667292327
Illinois Fighting Illini2657272279
Purdue17210301438
Independents (FBS)      
Notre Dame Fighting Irish103445313
Brigham Young BYU Cougars94438297
Army210265334
Pac-12 – North      
*Stanford Cardinal81122529316
Oregon Ducks7294559488
Washington State Cougars6394409360
California Golden Bears4585493399
Washington Huskies4576398244
Oregon State Beavers09210228444
Pac-12 – South      
*Utah Utes63103398290
Southern California USC Trojans6386475360
California-Los Angeles UCLA Bruins5485419338
Arizona State Sun Devils4567450435
Arizona Wildcats3676486465
Colorado Buffaloes1849320357
SEC – West      
*Alabama Crimson Tide71141526227
Ole Miss Rebels62103531294
Louisiana State LSU Tigers5393394291
Arkansas Razorbacks5385467365
Mississippi State Bulldogs4494447302
Texas A&M Aggies4485361286
Auburn Tigers2676357338
SEC – East      
*Florida Gators71104325256
Georgia Bulldogs53103342220
Tennessee Volunteers5394457260
Kentucky Wildcats2657296329
Vanderbilt Commodores2648182252
Missouri Tigers1757163194
South Carolina Gamecocks1739263330

Reference: [1]

Semi-Final (Orange Bowl) 31 December 2014 
Clemson Tigers37Oklahoma Sooners17
Semi-Final (Cotton Bowl) 31 December 2014 
Alabama Crimson Tide38Michigan State Spartans0
CFP National Championship 11 January 2015 
Alabama Crimson Tide45Clemson Tigers40

Reference: [2]

Darragh O’Neill – Colorado Buffaloes 2011-2015 [Ref: 6]

Darragh O’Neill – Colorado Buffaloes 2011 Roster Photo – Courtesy CU Buffaloes

Born: Cork, Ireland

 

Position: Punter

University: University of Colorado Buffaloes (NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Series)

Biography:

Darragh O’Neill was born in Cork and moved to America when he was three, growing up in Louisville, Colorado. He played as a punter in the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 2011-2014 for the Colorado Buffaloes. He was ranked 18th in America at College level in 2012 with an average of 43 Yards per Punt.[1]

2014: His best season came in 2014, earning honorable mention All-Pac 12 from the coaches, His average hit a career-high of 44.14 yards per punt. Darragh also placed a Colorado University record 27 punts inside opposition’s 20 Yard line. He won the Iron Buffalo Award for specialists for his work in the weightroom, and also a fourth-team choice by Phil Steele’s College Football.[6]

[3][5]

2014 Statistics

 KickoffsAvg YdsXPMXPAXP%FGMFGAFG%PtsPuntsYdsAvg
201465286944.1
Total2811200142.7

[5]

References:

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Websites

[1] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) Football | Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20150318162415/http://www.ncaa.com/standings/football/fbs [Accessed 12 February 2019]

[2] NCAA | Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) Football | Bowls [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20150318162415/http://www.ncaa.com/sports/football/bowls [Accessed 12 February 2019]

[3] Eoghan McNeill – Irish Independent – August 28 (2014) “Video: Cork-born American football star to fulfil childhood dream of playing at Croke Park” [Internet] Available from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-corkborn-american-football-star-to-fulfil-childhood-dream-of-playing-at-croke-park-30544419.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[4] Sport Reference (2014) 2014 Pacific 12 Conference Year Summary [Internet] Available from: https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/pac-12/2014.html [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[5] CU Buffs (2014) 2011 Football Roster – 8 Darragh O’Neill [Internet] Available from: http://cubuffs.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=276 [Accessed 7 May 2018]

[6] CU Buffs (2014) 2011 Football Roster – 8 Darragh O’Neill Picture [Internet] Available from: http://cubuffs.com/images/2014/5/9/WVMUHCRXSUGWUEI.20140509181056.jpg?width=300 [Accessed 9 May 2018]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Joe Grey.

About this document

Researched, Compiled and Written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 12 April 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.