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  1. College Football: The Auburn Tigers lack a BCS championship-calib...

    Jeff Dooley

    The final BCS Eliminator -- a model that looks at past champions to inform this season's process -- takes on Oregon versus Auburn. The Ducks should win. Why? The Tigers' defense isn't championship-caliber; it's very similar to the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners'.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  2. College Football: Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will hol...

    Jeff Dooley

    With time dwindling, the Iron Bowl will show the nation just how much Auburn looks like past BCS champs. At the moment, though, the Tigers don't stack up.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2010
  3. College Football: All roads lead to the Oregon Ducks playing in t...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which looks at benchmarks established by previous BCS contenders and applies those to 2010 -- wraps up Week 11 in college football. Oregon scored only 15 points versus Cal, but its path to the BCS title game seems very likely.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2010
  4. College Football: The Auburn Tigers are not a legitimate BCS cham...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which looks at previous statistical benchmarks to inform the 2010 BCS picture -- believes that Auburn, based on defensive shortcomings, is not a legitimate BCS contender. TCU versus Utah will tell us a great deal, though.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  5. College football: The biggest trip-up for the Auburn Tigers will ...

    Jeff Dooley

    The Eliminator -- which uses statistical benchmarks for contenders in each conference, historically -- looks at results after Week 8 of college football. Lessons: Missouri is legit, but fear the Huskers. Sparty is legit too, but they should fear Iowa.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010