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  1. Are Texas A&M Aggies overrated?

    Travis Haney

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Here is the question everyone might not be asking but many are wondering as we head into Saturday: Is Texas A&M a legit playoff contender or just a Week 1 wonder? The Aggies are being penciled into the playoff by most pundit...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama Crimson Tide lead wide open SEC title r...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau uses his projection system to handicap the SEC title race and sizes up the obstacles that lie ahead for the top teams in the SEC pecking order, predicting a regular-season record for each.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  3. LSU, other contenders will evolve

    Travis Haney

    HOUSTON -- Let's set something straight about the new College Football Playoff: The only teams in real danger of being out of contention after Week 1 are the ones that lost. UCLA looked bad -- really bad in spots -- but it won. Ohio State missed B...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  4. Coaches reveal their playoff picks

    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, con...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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