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  1. Players that changed the College Football Playoff

    Heather Dinich

    Star players -- and role players -- helped shape the College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2014
  2. Plays that defined the College Football Playoff

    Heather Dinich

    There are many moments that define a season, but this is the first year in which plays defined a playoff.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2014
  3. Committee delivers a defensible College Football Playoff, needs m...

    Heather Dinich

    The College Football Playoff committee's task was unprecedented. In the end it was completely defensible, but not without its critics.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2014
  4. Résumés for all College Football Playoff contenders...

    Heather Dinich

    The final week of the season is here, which gives the playoff contenders one last chance to improve their resumes.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  5. Big 12 would present TCU, Baylor as co-champions

    Heather Dinich

    The Big 12 would officially leave the TCU-Baylor debate in the hands of the College Football Playoff selection committee, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a teleconference on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  6. Playoff road maps for every contender

    Heather Dinich

    Nine teams have a legitimate shot at the playoff. Here's what each team needs to happen to secure a spot.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  7. Three issues, storylines, predictions for rest of college footbal...

    Heather Dinich

    With only three Tuesday rankings remaining, we offer up three issues, storylines and predictions for the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  8. Perception of wins and losses changes as season progresses

    Heather Dinich

    As the season progresses and teams change, so does the perception of wins and losses.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  9. Ranking the season's remaining impact games

    Heather Dinich

    This is going to be a November to remember, and every week will help shape the inaugural College Football Playoff. Here are 10 games that will have the biggest impact on the final ranking.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  10. Could this college football season be like 2008?

    Heather Dinich

    Considering how this season has gone so far, it could wind up looking a lot like 2008, when a hungry pack of one-loss teams was trampling over each other in a fight to reach the top.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  11. College football selection committee panel vows transparency

    Heather Dinich

    The 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee met Monday at the Marriott Wardman Park to get introduced to each other and begin discussing how they're going to choose the top four teams in the country next season.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  12. VT bears burden of validating its place

    Heather Dinich

    NEW ORLEANS -- As far as big wins go, none has loomed larger for Virginia Tech than its 28-10 Sugar Bowl win against Texas in 1995. Despite all of the success coach Frank Beamer's program has had, despite its history in one of college football's m...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  13. Swinney finalist for Bear Bryant Award

    Heather Dinich

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is one of 10 finalists for the Bear Bryant Award, the national coach of the year award presented by the American Heart Association. This year's finalists are Swinney, Bret Bielema of Wisconsin, Art Briles of Baylor, Mike...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  14. ACC's lunchtime links

    Heather Dinich

    Bye week? What bye week? Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is one of the best. When your name is in the same sentence as Bear Bryant, it's hard to argue. Here's a great story on Georgia Tech's Julian Burnett, whose strength comes from within. ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  15. Pac-10 lunch links

    Heather Dinich

    Pete Carroll's quiet hiring of an extra coach while he was at USC wasn't cleared by the compliance office, and it could affect the program's chances in its appeal of NCAA sanctions. How the new Pac-10 divisions will look after the additions of Col...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  16. Big 12's improvement from '08 to '09

    Heather Dinich

    It's fun to argue over which team made the biggest strides from one season to the next, but the numbers are hard to dispute. I looked at each team in the conference two different ways to get an idea of who improved the most from 2008 to 2009 in fo...

    Blog | February 18, 2010