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  1. Playoff contenders with hardest schedules

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules Begin analyzing 2014 schedules, and it takes only a minute or two to realize that the rising Pac-12 has created some real hurdles for its member schools to get through the regular sea...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  2. Best long-shot BCS title contenders

    Travis Haney

    At the going rate, you'd have to bet a fortune on Alabama to win anything, provided the Crimson Tide proceed to win a fourth championship in five years. But where can you find value on the futures board? Which not-quite-on-the-radar teams could make ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  3. Teams that could be surprise contenders in the 2013 college footb...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney outlines teams in each of the five major conferences that could be surprise contenders in the 2013 college football season. Could North Carolina, Michigan or Washington mirror what Notre Dame or Florida did this season?

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  4. Dark-horse contenders for BCS bowls

    Travis Haney

    Still down because your team was mediocre a year ago? Take heart. There's precedent for rapid improvements -- going from five-plus losses to a BCS bowl, in fact. Ten schools have done it in the past five seasons, including Clemson and Michigan i...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  5. Florida Gators among 2012's dark-horse BCS bowl contenders - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney writes that in the past five seasons, 10 teams have gone from having five or more losses in one season to a BCS bowl appearance in the next. He provides a candidate from each AQ conference to make the leap this year.

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  6. Weaknesses for Big 12 title contenders

    Travis Haney

    DALLAS -- Despite the fact that Oklahoma is again the preseason favorite in the Big 12, the conference has a rather wide-open feel to it in 2012. The additions of West Virginia and TCU, both double-digit-win teams a year ago, provide two additional c...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  7. Biggest weaknesses for Oklahoma, Texas and other Big 12 contender...

    Travis Haney

    The race for the Big 12 title is expected to be wide open this season, in part because each of the league's top contenders has at least one significant weakness. Travis Haney identifies the biggest concern for the six teams in the Big 12 championship mix.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  8. 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