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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Why Arizona State can compete for Pac-12 title - College Football...

    KC Joyner

    After examining Arizona State's victory over Wisconsin, KC Joyner writes that the Sun Devils showed several signs that they can compete with Stanford on Saturday and ultimately contend for the Pac-12 title.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  9. Can Wisconsin, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Nebraska stay in BCS ...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders looks at Wisconsin, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and Nebraska -- four BCS contenders that suffered losses in Week 2 -- and projects the odds of them staying in BCS contention.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  10. Weaknesses for Big Ten title contenders

    Travis Haney

    CHICAGO -- Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany has said he has no immediate plans to restructure the divisions, now that only four of six teams in the Leaders Division are eligible for the conference championship. The defending league champ, Wisconsin, i...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  11. Biggest weaknesses for Michigan, MSU, Nebraska, Wisconsin, OSU - ...

    Travis Haney

    The race for the Big Ten title isn't hard to assume on one side, but close on the other. Travis Haney looks at weaknesses for all the contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  12. Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns among teams one year away fr...

    Travis Haney

    Ohio State is ineligible for postseason play in 2012, but Travis Haney writes that Urban Meyer could lead a national title contender-caliber team in 2013. Haney examines the Buckeyes and four other programs that are one year away from title contention.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  13. Impact spring newcomers for 2012

    Travis Haney

    Spring is a provider of hope in college football, regardless if you were a national title contender or also-ran the previous season. One reason for the positivity is the arrival, or pending arrival, of reinforcements. While some schools are still wa...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  14. Oregon's Arik Armstead, Oklahoma's Trey Metoyer among impact spri...

    Travis Haney

    In his debut blog for ESPN Insider, Travis Haney provides his list of spring newcomers who could have a major impact on their teams this fall.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  15. Florida State is among teams that could be BCS contenders with sp...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau of Football Outsiders writes that the Florida State Seminoles, Texas Longhorns and USC Trojans are just three of the teams that could be BCS contenders this season if they improve on one side of the ball.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  16. Why Arkansas Razorbacks, Oregon Ducks are legitimate contenders i...

    Brian Fremeau

    The top four teams in Brian Fremeau's new red zone efficiency metric from 2011 finished in the top four of the final AP rankings. Which teams will excel in the numbers (and on the field) in 2012? Here are three who could rise, and three who could fall.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012