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  1. Michigan State rises in playoff stock watch

    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 25, 2014
  2. Teams most helped by 2014 schedule strength - college football

    Brian Fremeau

    Which college football teams will benefit most from a shift in schedule strength?

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  3. Could Texas be a surprise contender?

    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, c...

    Blog | July 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. 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ranking contenders with fewest flaws

    Travis Haney

    It's almost October, and there are still at least a half-dozen teams -- if not more -- that could make a solid claim that they deserve to be ranked No. 1. Why the lack of separation? Well, for the most part, it's because of the flaws each team has...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. Oklahoma emerges from under the radar with win over Notre Dame

    Adam Rittenberg

    The Sooners, who started the season outside the top 10, have the looks of a contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  10. Breaking down early-season BCS title betting odds and favorites -...

    Will Harris

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

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  11. Projecting the BCS bowl matchups after Week 10 - NCF

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards updates his projected BCS bowl matchups, plus the next teams in line for each bid, and breaks down what needs to happen for five BCS title contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Notre Dame, Florida State, other teams helped and hurt in BCS cha...

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards looks at BCS contenders -- including Notre Dame, Alabama and Oregon -- that were helped and hurt the most during college football's first month.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  14. Kansas State Wildcats beat Oklahoma, move ahead in Big 12 title r...

    KC Joyner

    KC Joyner writes that Kansas State didn't get much respect in preseason polls, but after the Wildcats beat Oklahoma in Norman and jumped to No. 7 in the AP top 25, it's clear the Wildcats are a Big 12 title contender.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  15. Oklahoma Sooners' defining stretch begins this week vs. Kansas St...

    Jake Trotter

    When Oklahoma's new Big 12 schedule first came out, most everyone pointed to a rigid November stretch. But in reality, the three-game stretch that will determine whether the Sooners are contenders or pretenders begins this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  16. Trap games for USC, Alabama, other BCS title contenders - NCF

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look at the potential "trap" games for this season's BCS title contenders.

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2012