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  1. Saban the most feared among contenders

    Travis Haney

    It's Selection Day and the first time in history that college football will have a four-team bracket. When it comes to the playoff, who would coaches least like to see on the other sideline? I've ranked the top six from the playoff contenders. Th...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  2. Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston among top contenders to be No. 1 o...

    Mel Kiper and Todd McShay

    Which players would be in contention to go No. 1 overall in the NFL draft? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay break it down.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  3. The Mississippi State Bulldogs don't have to win in Tuscaloosa --...

    Sharon Katz

    A loss in Tuscaloosa won't put an end to the Mississippi State Bulldogs' playoff hopes.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  4. Mississippi State Bulldogs, Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide am...

    Brian Fremeau

    From weak field-goal kicking to not capitalizing on turnovers, Brian Fremeau looks at what could be the fatal flaw for the top six teams in the CFP Rankings.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  5. Top four forecast shakes out after Mississippi State loss, TCU ug...

    Brad Edwards

    With Mississippi State's loss and TCU's ugly win, forecasting contenders is getting harder.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2014
  6. Playoff Forecast has Oregon Ducks with best chance to win out

    Brad Edwards

    With two weeks remaining, Oregon has the best chance to win out and make the CFP field while Baylor sits at No. 4 in the Playoff Forecast.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2014
  7. Which one-loss playoff contenders are likeliest to run the table?...

    Brian Fremeau

    Which one-loss playoff contenders are likeliest to run the table? Nebraska leads the way to the playoff, while Notre Dame has toughest road ahead, writes Brian Fremeau.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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