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  1. Should Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide or TCU Horned Frogs be ...

    Ted Miller

    With Auburn and Ole Miss playing Saturday, the College Football Playoff Rankings are going to change in a notable way next week, which makes our task today somewhat important: The case for No. 5. As in: Who moves into the joyous, warming glow of the top four next week?

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  2. Pac-12 rivalry heat meter

    Ted Miller

    A college football rivalry never exactly cools off, at least among the emotionally involved. But rivalries do go through upticks and downticks of relevance, both regionally and nationally. So which Pac-12 rivalries are heating up, stagnating or co...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. Mailbag: Kelly, Sark and the SEC

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. This is the Mailbag. Follow the Pac-12 blog on Twitter. It makes trolling SO MUCH EASIER! To the notes! (Two exclamation points and we haven't even started! Wait ... three!) Eric from Hollywoodland, Calif., writes: I understan...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  4. Using team metrics to select a college football playoff

    Ted Miller

    The College Football Playoff committee will have its hands full next season. But how would things look if it picked the teams today?

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  5. College football - Stanford Cardinal dream to repeat spoiler role...

    Ted Miller

    Stanford might not be the elite team this year that it was the previous two, but it has already played the role of spoiler this season. Can the Cardinal do it again against Oregon?

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  6. Oregon knows how to 'value drive'

    Ted Miller

    Football Outsiders developed a metric for ESPN The Magazine at the start of the season called "value drive." It was an effort to expand on an important statistic that was somewhat limited: Red zone efficiency. What is "value drive"? Red zone effi...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  7. Rose Bowl gives Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks a chance to ta...

    Ted Miller

    Wisconsin and Oregon came ever so close to bowl wins last year. So many factors help determine such a small difference.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2011
  8. Stanford's advantage over Oregon

    Ted Miller

    Any sabermetric cats out there? Do you VORP? Well, "Football Outsiders" is the football equivalent of "Baseball Prospectus," and it believes "Stanford's efficiency on value drives will be the difference against Oregon." The key measure: Points ...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  9. Oregon Ducks receive NCAA's notice of inquiry for scouting servic...

    Ted Miller

    Oregon acknowledged Saturday that it has received a notice of inquiry from the NCAA concerning the Ducks' use of a football scouting service run by Willie Lyles, which makes official an investigation that was first reported last March.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011
  10. Larry Scott transforms Pac-12, but how does it compare to the SEC...

    Ted Miller

    Larry Scott has enacted monumental change since taking over as the Pac-12's commissioner over two years ago. But the question is can his conference stay competitive with the riches of the SEC?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2011
  11. High-risk, high-reward matchups

    Ted Miller

    Most folks believe that rivalry games are the best thing in college football. I don't disagree, but marquee nonconference games may be more fun. Oregon-Oregon State, USC-UCLA or Auburn-Alabama are great, but as a neutral observer -- which you most...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  12. Pac-12 games on 'perfect schedule'

    Ted Miller

    ESPN.com's Ryan McGee went in search of the "perfect 2011 schedule," which is made up of the "most scintillating matchups" of the 15 weeks of college football. Three feature Pac-12 teams. Here are those games with comments from McGee -- and me. ...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  13. Oregon bludgeons UCLA

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- The United States of College Football Fans wanted a blockbuster, but Oregon said "whatever" and put on a lousy show. Boring! There was no drama in the Ducks' 60-13 vivisecting of UCLA. There was no suspenseful moment when you sat on t...

    Blog | October 22, 2010
  14. NCAA football: Offseason of discontent has Oregon Ducks seeking a...

    Ted Miller

    Since its Rose Bowl appearance, Oregon has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. A troubled offseason has the Ducks searching for answers and redemption.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  15. Fall of Troy will take a nine-team effort

    Ted Miller

    The rest of the Pac-10 has heard the gibes from across the college football landscape. The "Pac-1" or the "Lack-9." Will 2009 be the year the field ends the Trojans' league dominance?

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  16. Trojans had no BCS peer once Carroll arrived

    Ted Miller

    There have been plenty of high moments from the Pac-10 during the BCS era. But no team stands out like the USC Trojans, writes Ted Miller.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2008