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  1. Projecting every team with at least a 5 percent chance of making ...

    Brian Fremeau

    After a wild Week 6, Brian Fremeau crunches the numbers and projects a conference-by-conference breakdown of which teams have the best chances of making the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  2. Projecting Stanford-Notre Dame, Oklahoma-TCU and Nebraska-Michiga...

    Brian Fremeau

    There are six college football games this weekend between ranked opponents, but Brian Fremeau takes a look at the three outside the SEC West, using similar past matchups to predict the outcome.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  3. Oklahoma Sooners, Florida State Seminoles most likely to stay und...

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Which College Football Playoff contender is the best bet to go undefeated? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay make their picks, plus a look at rising prospects and what they'll be watching for next week.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. Utah Utes, Auburn Tigers among undefeated teams with toughest rem...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau projects the toughest and easiest paths to 12-0 among the country's 25 remaining undefeated teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  5. Florida State's schedule weakest among Power 5 contenders -- Coll...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau projects how Florida State would fare against the schedules of the division favorites in the other Power 5 leagues. The result: at least one extra loss against Alabama's, Georgia's, Oregon's and USC's schedules.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  6. Michigan State rises in playoff stock watch

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. Teams most helped by 2014 schedule strength - college football

    Brian Fremeau

    Which college football teams will benefit most from a shift in schedule strength?

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  8. Could Texas be a surprise contender?

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, c...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  9. Five poised to be FPR teams in 2015

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, c...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Playoff contenders with easiest schedules

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules At Insider, we often talk about title tracks, and the paths are now somewhat wider for every team thanks to the advent of the four-team playoff format. One thing hasn't changed, thoug...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Oklahoma Sooners a legit title contender - College Football

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau writes why Oklahoma has what it takes to be a BCS title contender. He points to a strong offensive and defensive profile, and a suddenly easier schedule overall as factors.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Breaking down early-season BCS title betting odds and favorites -...

    Will Harris

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

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  16. Projecting the BCS bowl matchups after Week 10 - NCF

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards updates his projected BCS bowl matchups, plus the next teams in line for each bid, and breaks down what needs to happen for five BCS title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012