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  1. Résumés for all College Football Playoff contenders...

    Heather Dinich

    The final week of the season is here, which gives the playoff contenders one last chance to improve their resumes.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2014
  2. Playoff road maps for every contender

    Heather Dinich

    Nine teams have a legitimate shot at the playoff. Here's what each team needs to happen to secure a spot.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  3. Top five teams' Kryptonite to College Football Playoff

    Heather Dinich

    Every team in the top five has a Playoff Kryptonite that could keep it out of the College Football Playoff.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  4. Friday mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Step into my office ... Sebastian in Coral Gables, Fla. writes: Is this the year the Canes take the elusive step back into the group of real contenders? Last year they looked good until they lost Dookie (and left one on the field) in the 2nd half ag...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  5. Midseason report: Miami

    Heather Dinich

    Miami's biggest question heading into the season was whether or not the beleaguered defense would improve enough to make the Hurricanes a legit contender to win the Coastal Division. That question was answered in Week 2. Miami and its defense m...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  6. What we learned in the ACC: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    Here's a look at five lessons learned in the ACC this week, in no particular order: 1. Virginia Tech is still a contender. Quarterback Logan Thomas, who was playing through an abdominal strain, had one of his best games in years in the 17-10 win a...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  7. ACC Upset Watch: Week 5

    Heather Dinich

    None of the games listed on last week's Upset Watch came to fruition. That's great news for the ACC, which still has a national title contender in Clemson. Wake Forest held off Army, and Maryland had zero trouble with a dreadful West Virginia team. T...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  8. Friday mailblog

    Heather Dinich

    Here we go ... Diego in Orlando, FL writes: Hey HD, where would you rank our league so far against the other conferences. No FCS loses, three top-25 teams, title contender, 2-2 against the SEC, I'm intrigued because I haven't seen any conference p...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  9. Clemson a contender? Tigers in AP Top 10

    Heather Dinich

    No. 8 Clemson and No. 11 Florida State are the ACC's only ranked teams in the preseason Associated Press Top 25, which was released this morning. That follows the trend of what we've seen and heard all offseason; Clemson is the ACC's best hope at a n...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  10. Pitt's top running back to transfer

    Heather Dinich

    Some of you might remember the contender-pretender series we did recently. We thought Pitt was a contender. Until now. Running back Rushel Shell, who was expected to be the Panthers' starting running back this fall, has decided to transfer, the...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. Final verdicts: Contenders and pretenders

    Heather Dinich

    Dear Duke, Maryland and Boston College: The rest of the ACC has written you off this year. How's that for some bulletin board material this spring and summer? Of the 14 programs in the ACC, those were the only three in which at least 90 percent...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  12. Contender or pretender: Virginia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    VIRGINIA TECH If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams fro...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. Contender or pretender: Miami

    Heather Dinich

    MIAMI If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from the AC...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  14. Contender or pretender: Georgia Tech

    Heather Dinich

    If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from the ACC expecte...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Contender or pretender: Wake Forest

    Heather Dinich

    WAKE FOREST If you're just joining us, this series is categorizing the unranked teams in the ACC as either contenders or pretenders heading into the 2013 season. We're leaving out Florida State and Clemson because they are the only two teams from ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. Poll: ACC's next national title contender

    Heather Dinich

    Last year was Florida State's year. The Noles had a senior quarterback. They had one of the best defenses in the country, and they had an abundance of talent and depth at every position. They were the ACC's best hope to win a national title in 2012. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013