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  1. Title windows for top 16 contenders

    Travis Haney

    As a part of ESPN.com's college football mock playoff, I thought I would evaluate the current title windows for each of the 16 participants. In 2014, are the teams in their prime for title contention? Are their windows closing (they'd better win n...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  2. College Football - Fatal flaw for Ohio State Buckeyes, playoff co...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner examines the fatal flaw for eight College Football Playoff contenders, including Ohio State and Clemson.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  3. Sleeper national title contenders for 2014

    Travis Haney

    Unless you are a fan of Auburn or Notre Dame, and maybe even if you are, chances are you did not correctly predict the participants in the past two BCS title games. So there has been room for surprise title contenders in recent years, and that tre...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  4. College Football - Best early national title bets for the 2014 se...

    Will Harris

    Will Harris evaluates early college football national title bets, outlining the favorites, contenders and long shots.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  5. Ranking contenders with fewest flaws

    Travis Haney

    It's almost October, and there are still at least a half-dozen teams -- if not more -- that could make a solid claim that they deserve to be ranked No. 1. Why the lack of separation? Well, for the most part, it's because of the flaws each team has...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  6. College Football - When will USC be a contender again?

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay examine when the USC Trojans could be contenders again, plus look at NFL draft prospects to know.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  7. Tough schedule stretches for BCS championship contenders - Colleg...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau takes a look at tough schedule stretches facing several BCS title contenders, which could help shape the national championship race.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  8. LSU Tigers among conference sleeper candidates for 2013 - College...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner gives his five sleeper conference champion candidates for the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  9. Ranking one-loss teams by likelihood they will win out - NCF

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau ranks eight national title contenders that currently have one loss by the likelihood that each will go the rest of the season without losing. While No. 18 Texas A&M could surprise, the outlook isn't great for No. 6 LSU.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2012
  10. Geno Smith, Collin Klein, Marcus Lattimore top Week 6 Heisman Pre...

    Ryan McCrystal

    Geno Smith ranks No. 1 in this week's Heisman Predictor standings, and at this point it is the West Virginia QB's race to lose, writes Ryan McCrystal. But keep an eye on both Collin Klein and Marcus Lattimore, who continue to rise up the rankings.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2012
  11. Why the LSU Tigers could have trouble against Florida in Week 6 -...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau writes that although the LSU Tigers remain undefeated, there are obvious weaknesses on offense, defense and special teams that must be fixed beginning this week against Florida.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  12. Examining BCS championship profiles for Alabama, Oregon, LSU, FSU...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau examines the AP top five -- Alabama, Oregon, LSU, FSU and Georgia -- and compares their statistical profiles to past title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  13. Trap games for BCS title contenders

    Travis Haney

    Right now, in late August and just days before the college season opens, you know the biggest games of the year, the ones that ostensibly could shape the national championship picture: Alabama-LSU. USC-Oregon. Oklahoma-West Virginia. Florida State-Vi...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. Trap games for USC, Alabama, other BCS title contenders - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look at the potential "trap" games for this season's BCS title contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  15. Biggest weaknesses for SEC contenders

    Travis Haney

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Even a conference that boasts six consecutive BCS championships has warts. The SEC doesn't have a perfect team, or else the season wouldn't be very much fun to play. The national champion didn't even win the conference ...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  16. Biggest weaknesses for Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, othe...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney identifies the biggest weaknesses for the top six SEC title contenders (Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in the East, Alabama, Arkansas and LSU in the West), and provides possible fixes for each team.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2012