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  1. Alabama Crimson Tide and Oregon Ducks establish their credentials...

    Mark Schlabach

    Alabama and Oregon looked the part of the nation's top two teams on Saturday. Beyond the Crimson Tide and the Ducks, it's really anyone's guess.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  2. College Football Playoff race only now getting started as season ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Starting in Week 6, the preliminaries are largely over. It's time to separate the men from the boys, Mark Schlabach writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  3. Florida State Seminoles not the only College Football Playoff con...

    Mark Schlabach

    Florida State wasn't the only playoff contender that had to dig deep to secure victory in Week 4, Mark Schlabach writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2014
  4. Stanford's loss, Auburn's miracle win clarify BCS picture only sl...

    Mark Schlabach

    Stanford was upset, but the rest of the BCS contenders is intact after a busy weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2013
  5. College football -- Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel, ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Nick Saban tries to find a comparable example for Johnny Football and Lane Kiffin tries to explain another curious incident at USC in this week's On The Mark Mailbag.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  6. College football -- Notre Dame faces toughest schedule

    Mark Schlabach

    Mark Schlabach ranks the 10 toughest schedules in college football and says Notre Dame will be tested on the road and at home this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  7. Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer is short-term solution fo...

    Mark Schlabach

    At Ohio State, where there's no shortage of tradition and resources, Urban Meyer has all the pieces in place to build another winner. But will he stay anywhere long enough to build a true dynasty?

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  8. College football 2011 preview -- Oklahoma Sooners embracing role ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops isn't shying away from high expecations, believing this year's team has a great chemistry and attitude.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2011
  9. Down the stretch, the BCS campaigns could get nasty

    Mark Schlabach

    As the season heads down the stretch, the BCS campaigns figure to get nasty.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  10. Oklahoma Sooners remain undefeated, but many questions linger

    Mark Schlabach

    The Sooners just keep on winning, even if their 5-0 start has been marked by sloppy play and is far from perfect.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2010
  11. Charlie Weis' Notre Dame future in doubt after latest loss

    Mark Schlabach

    Only two weeks ago, Notre Dame looked like a BCS bowl contender. Two losses later, the Irish have to decide whether Charlie Weis still is the man to lead them.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2009
  12. Is this the year the ACC makes the jump into BCS contention?

    Mark Schlabach

    The ACC is chock-full of talent. Will this be the year the conference fields a BCS contender?

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2009
  13. Mark Schlabach: Breaking down the latest Top 25's bowl chances

    Mark Schlabach

    The revised Top 25 is out, but which teams are the legit contenders for BCS bowl games?

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2009
  14. Mark Schlabach: Oklahoma Sooners, Missouri Tigers take different ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Oklahoma and Missouri were expected to battle for the Big 12 championship this season, but the Sooners and Tigers took different paths to Kansas City, writes Mark Schlabach.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2008
  15. Big 12, Big Ten, SEC dominate bowl forecast

    Mark Schlabach

    Which teams in each conference will compete for a BCS bowl? Which teams will be home for the holidays? Mark Schlabach breaks it all down.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2008
  16. Weighing the pros and cons of the title contenders

    Mark Schlabach

    Down the stretch they come, and On The Mark weighs the pros and cons of the BCS title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2007