As college football season returns, everyone has ideas about conference and BCS races. Who to believe? Here now is the Eliminator, which looks at statistical trends every conference and BCS champion has shared -- and thus whittles down the field.
Bruce Feldman sits down for a long and detailed interview with Oregon State coach Mike Riley, covering topics ranging from Alabama in the 1970s to the fly sweep to Quizz Rodgers to the state of the Pac-10. Plus: another Terrelle Pryor NFL debate.
The 2009 season had its share of surprises. From unranked Cincinnati transforming into a national title contender to Ndamukong Suh becoming a Heisman candidate, the message for the postseason is clear: Expect the unexpected.