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  1. LSU offensive and defensive production both resemble past champs ...

    Jeff Dooley

    ESPN Insider's Jeff Dooley takes a look at the typical benchmarks achieved by title contenders, and why LSU is getting close.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  2. NCF - Stanford Cardinal stand alone as top Eliminator team

    Jeff Dooley

    ESPN Insider's Jeff Dooley offers the second Eliminator column of the season, examining weaknesses of BCS contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2011
  3. NCF - Darkhorse BCS bowl contenders

    Jeff Dooley

    ESPN Insider's Jeff Dooley uses the Eliminator model to predict which teams coming off five-loss seasons in 2010 could be potential dark-horse BCS bowl participants this year.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  4. CFB - LSU Tigers, Michigan State Spartans are two teams that coul...

    Jeff Dooley

    Jeff Dooley takes a look at six teams, one from each BCS conference, that could experience a drop-off this season, with some notable names among them.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  5. College Football: How to replace Eliminator stars from last year'...

    Jeff Dooley

    Jeff Dooley continues The Eliminator series, with a look at how last year's top teams can replace the start they lost this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  6. College Football: The Auburn Tigers lack a BCS championship-calib...

    Jeff Dooley

    The final BCS Eliminator -- a model that looks at past champions to inform this season's process -- takes on Oregon versus Auburn. The Ducks should win. Why? The Tigers' defense isn't championship-caliber; it's very similar to the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners'.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  7. College Football: Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will hol...

    Jeff Dooley

    With time dwindling, the Iron Bowl will show the nation just how much Auburn looks like past BCS champs. At the moment, though, the Tigers don't stack up.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2010
  8. College Football: All roads lead to the Oregon Ducks playing in t...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which looks at benchmarks established by previous BCS contenders and applies those to 2010 -- wraps up Week 11 in college football. Oregon scored only 15 points versus Cal, but its path to the BCS title game seems very likely.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2010
  9. College Football: The Auburn Tigers are not a legitimate BCS cham...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which looks at previous statistical benchmarks to inform the 2010 BCS picture -- believes that Auburn, based on defensive shortcomings, is not a legitimate BCS contender. TCU versus Utah will tell us a great deal, though.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  10. College football: The biggest trip-up for the Auburn Tigers will ...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which uses statistical benchmarks for contenders in each conference, historically -- looks at results after Week 8 of college football. Lessons: Missouri is legit, but fear the Huskers. Sparty is legit too, but they should fear Iowa.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010