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  1. Top trap games remaining for contenders

    Travis Haney

    Oregon didn't see Arizona coming. Baylor was blindsided by West Virginia. Now those teams' playoff hopes are damaged, if not totaled. It's often the surprising losses -- the trap games -- that derail promising seasons. Just ask Oklahoma State (Iow...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. How bad can it get for Alabama?

    Travis Haney

    Alabama isn't a top-10 team. It isn't a playoff contender. Let's face it: Alabama just isn't Alabama in 2014. We pondered this through the first month of the season. We suspected it after Alabama's 23-17 loss at Ole Miss. Now we know it after a sl...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  3. Projecting every team with at least a 5 percent chance of making ...

    Brian Fremeau

    After a wild Week 6, Brian Fremeau crunches the numbers and projects a conference-by-conference breakdown of which teams have the best chances of making the inaugural College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  4. Projecting Stanford-Notre Dame, Oklahoma-TCU and Nebraska-Michiga...

    Brian Fremeau

    There are six college football games this weekend between ranked opponents, but Brian Fremeau takes a look at the three outside the SEC West, using similar past matchups to predict the outcome.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2014
  5. Why Mississippi State Bulldogs are a team that can sustain surpri...

    College Football Insiders

    Insider's panel of experts debate which early-season surprise team can sustain success, which team (outside of Michigan) has disappointed most, comeback player of the year so far and which contender should be on Week 6 upset alert.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  6. Oklahoma Sooners, Florida State Seminoles most likely to stay und...

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Which College Football Playoff contender is the best bet to go undefeated? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay make their picks, plus a look at rising prospects and what they'll be watching for next week.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Utah Utes, Auburn Tigers among undefeated teams with toughest rem...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau projects the toughest and easiest paths to 12-0 among the country's 25 remaining undefeated teams.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  9. Kansas State Wildcats among teams that can demolish playoff conte...

    Brian Fremeau

    Insider Brian Fremeau uses his Football Outsiders' projection system to identify four teams that aren't in the playoff picture but could derail contenders. The season-spoiling could begin Thursday night in Manhattan, Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Is Notre Dame a legitimate College Football Playoff contender?

    College Football Insiders

    Are the Fighting Irish legitimate playoff contenders? Which coach's early-season hot seat is the warmest? And which teams should be on Week 3 upset alert? Insider's panel of experts weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  12. Ranking Week 1 overreactions

    Travis Haney

    It's just one game. That single sentence is a handy guide to avoid a very natural reaction -- which is to overreact. There was plenty of that after Week 1. In several cases involving playoff contenders, it didn't matter whether a team won or lo...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Are the Georgia Bulldogs a playoff contender? - college football

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay debate whether the Georgia Bulldogs are a legitimate contender to make the College Football Playoff. Plus, a look at rising prospects and what they'll be watching for next week.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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