Barton Simmons

CBS Sports Writer /

College football recruiting notebook: LSU reloading in a big way at running back in 2019 cycle

It's a good year at LSU but with the running backs that will be on campus next fall, things could be getting better

No. 1 Alabama dominates once again, but starts to show cracks in its invincibility

Even amid a commanding performance, the Crimson Tide finally showed some mortality

Alabama vs. Mississippi State score, takeaways: No. 1 Tide notch second straight SEC West shutout

No. 16 Mississippi State was held to 169 yards of offense in a 24-0 loss

No. 6 Georgia proves a worthy SEC contender as it dons a Bama mask, chokes out No. 9 Kentucky

The Dawgs are not even playing their best football, yet they are clearly ready for an SEC West challenger

Georgia vs. Kentucky score: No. 6 Dawgs make statement taking SEC East in rout of No. 9 'Cats

It was close early, but Georgia proved itself to be the dominant team in the SEC East on Saturday

Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa primed to face toughest test yet in LSU's stout secondary

The matchup that will decide Alabama-LSU boils down to two amazing units facing off

After Ohio State's shocking loss, more chaos could be on the way for top college football teams

After Purdue's upset of Ohio State, we look at where could chaos strike again

2018 college football season: Biggest surprises and disappointments halfway through the year

While all eyes have been on Ed Orgeron and LSU, even more are shocked by Nebraska's historically bad start

Cover 3: Buy your stock in Nebraska, Arkansas and UCLA before they start to heat up

These three floundering powers are about to catch fire on the back end of the season

Indexing the most talented rosters in college football: Alabama no longer the cream of the crop

The 247Sports Team Talent Composite ranks college football's most talented rosters

Ohio State shows Penn State what 'elite' looks like once again with comeback win

The Buckeyes showed again why they are the class of the conference with a victory at Happy Valley

Ohio State vs. Penn State score: No. 4 Buckeyes come back to survive tough road test in Happy Valley

Ohio State's defense kept its conference and national title hopes alive late against Penn State

Dabo Swinney makes the tough but correct decision by picking Trevor Lawrence over Kelly Bryant

The Clemson coach had to make a call sooner or later, and it seems to be the correct one

TCU's roster of 'rejects' looking like one of the nation's best heading into rivalry game vs. Texas

On Saturday, TCU will try to beat Texas with a bunch of guys the Longhorns didn't want

With Urban Meyer’s return near, Ryan Day has a chance to prove he can lead Ohio State

When Oklahoma plays TCU this weekend, Ohio State's interim coach takes center stage

Barton Simmons has been involved in college football and recruiting since 2000, first as a player and then as a reporter and analyst. As a player, he was a two-time All-Ivy League safety at Yale before beginning a career in media at Rivals. He is now a national college football writer at CBS Sports who helped build 247Sports into the premier destination for recruiting coverage. Barton oversees the prospect rankings for 247Sports and plays a primary role in the selection of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.

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