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  1. 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
  2. Week 2 make-or-break for Big Ten

    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...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  3. The 10 games that could derail College Football Playoff hopes

    Chris Low

    So you think you have the four College Football Playoff teams figured out already? Beware, because upsets happen and contenders come out of nowhere every year.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  4. Clear preseason Heisman pick: Mariota

    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 kick off on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshme...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  5. Title windows for top 16 contenders

    Travis Haney

    As a part of ESPN.com's college football mock playoff, I thought I would evaluate the current title windows for each of the 16 participants. In 2014, are the teams in their prime for title contention? Are their windows closing (they'd better win n...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. College Football - Fatal flaw for Ohio State Buckeyes, playoff co...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner examines the fatal flaw for eight College Football Playoff contenders, including Ohio State and Clemson.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  7. Duke Blue Devils among teams most reliant on freshmen - College B...

    Seth Greenberg

    Seth Greenberg breaks down contenders next season that will rely heavily on freshmen. He leads with Duke, who could start as many as three newcomers in its lineup.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  8. Teams whose odds could improve

    Travis Haney

    When's the last time you could actually get value on Alabama as a national title contender? Been a while, right? Creeping uncertainty after the Sugar Bowl and at the quarterback position makes the Tide, currently 6-1 to win the 2014 national title...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Playoff contenders with easiest schedules

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules At Insider, we often talk about title tracks, and the paths are now somewhat wider for every team thanks to the advent of the four-team playoff format. One thing hasn't changed, thoug...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  10. College Football - Best early national title bets for the 2014 se...

    Will Harris

    Will Harris evaluates early college football national title bets, outlining the favorites, contenders and long shots.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  11. Iowa's late surge gives No. 3 Ohio State its second straight loss...

    Roy Devyn Marble scored 22 points, Aaron White added 19 and No. 20 Iowa ended the game on a 22-9 run to hand No. 3 Ohio State its second loss of the week, 84-74 on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | January 12, 2014
  12. Improvements for top title contenders

    Seth Greenberg

    With conference play about to start, we're at the point where we essentially know which teams have it, and which don't. However, unlike in recent seasons, there's no truly dominant group or anyone head-and-shoulders above everybody else. No team is w...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  13. Ranking top national title contenders

    Jay Bilas

    In his College Basketball Opus, the seminal work of this hoops season, The Bilastrator gave you his top eight national title favorites: Duke, Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, Florida and Syracuse. After watching and processing o...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. Best backcourts in college basketball

    Miles Simon

    Although every title contender needs a strong interior presence, it's equally important to have an elite backcourt that can be counted on each night. Take last season, for example. Louisville coach Rick Pitino relied heavily on veteran guards Peyton ...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  15. How top-five BCS teams compare to past champions - College Footba...

    Brian Fremeau

    Brian Fremeau uses similarity scores to compare the top five teams in the current BCS standings to past national title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  16. Why Ohio State Buckeyes should not be overlooked as title contend...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that despite Ohio State's fading in the national polls, the undefeated Buckeyes should not be overlooked as BCS title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013