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  1. In crazy times, USC Trojans look like Playoff contenders

    Gene Wojciechowski

    Just when it seemed things couldn't get weirder for the Trojans, the A.D. is arguing with refs. Even more surprising: USC looks like a Playoff contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  2. Florida State's schedule weakest among Power 5 contenders -- Coll...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau projects how Florida State would fare against the schedules of the division favorites in the other Power 5 leagues. The result: at least one extra loss against Alabama's, Georgia's, Oregon's and USC's schedules.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  3. UCLA Bruins and Oregon Ducks lead the Pac-12 conference - College...

    Phil Steele

    Insider Phil Steele projects the final Pac-12 standings, and offers lines for every team's toughest matchups. The Pac-12 has two national title contenders in UCLA and Oregon, but Stanford and USC aren't far behind.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Which coaching job is better, Texas or USC? - College Football

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of college football experts breaks down some of the biggest questions heading into Week 7, including whether USC's or Texas' head-coaching job is better, potential successors for Mack Brown and BCS title picks.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  6. Oklahoma Sooners a legit title contender - College Football

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau writes why Oklahoma has what it takes to be a BCS title contender. He points to a strong offensive and defensive profile, and a suddenly easier schedule overall as factors.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  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. Which contenders should be panicking? - College Football

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay discuss which contenders should be worried about their chances this season after shaky early starts. Plus, a look at rising prospects and next week's best matchups.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Conference title contenders the projections like more than voters...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau takes a look at five teams that aren't receiving a lot of love from the voters but have good odds of winning division and conference titles according to Football Outsiders' projections.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  11. Why USC Trojans are a dark-horse BCS title contender - College Fo...

    Phil Steele

    Phil Steele makes the case for why USC is primed for a bounce-back season in 2013, writing that the Trojans are a dark-horse national title contender.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Georgia Tech's option stomps USC in Sun Bowl

    Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | December 31, 2012
  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. Why Notre Dame, West Virginia and Georgia aren't true title conte...

    Rod Gilmore

    Rod Gilmore looks at three undefeated top-10 teams -- Notre Dame, West Virginia and Georgia -- and writes that they will soon be exposed as pretenders in the BCS national title race.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  16. Examining BCS championship profiles for Alabama, Oregon, LSU, FSU...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau examines the AP top five -- Alabama, Oregon, LSU, FSU and Georgia -- and compares their statistical profiles to past title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012