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.
Brian Fremeau improves upon the traditional passing efficiency rating stat by adjusting for strength of opposing defenses, and finds four QBs who could be ready to break out in 2011. Also: How well do the top passers do against the best defenses?
If this season's College Football Playoff were expanded to eight teams, with the first eight teams in the final rankings getting the nod, ESPN Insider's opponent-adjusted drive efficiency ratings project how it might play out.
Insider Brian Fremeau projects how Florida State would fare against the schedules of the division favorites in the other Power 5 leagues. The result: at least one extra loss against Alabama's, Georgia's, Oregon's and USC's schedules.