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  1. Breakout players to watch in 2015

    Travis Haney

    We're not far removed from the first College Football Playoff, but it's never too early for a look ahead at breakout players for 2015. This initial projection compiles input from coaches, recruiting evaluations and my ESPN.com college football collea...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Oregon Ducks should worry about defense more than loss of Marcus ...

    KC Joyner

    It might appear that the loss of Marcus Mariota will be Oregon's biggest obstacle in 2015, but the numbers say the Ducks defense should be a bigger concern, writes K.C. Joyner.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  3. Coaches take a look back at first College Football Playoff

    Travis Haney

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even in the hours before Monday evening's title game, coaches were fairly satisfied with how the initial College Football Playoff had worked out. And, no, Baylor coach Art Briles and TCU coach Gary Patterson were not among thos...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  4. College football -- TCU, Auburn among best early national title b...

    Will Harris

    Will Harris evaluates early value bets for the 2015 College Football Playoff, including TCU at 7-1.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  5. Coaches peg Ohio State, TCU as favorites for 2015

    Travis Haney

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If you thought 2014 was a wide-open season in college football, wait until you look ahead to the second edition of the College Football Playoff. I've asked a number of coaches in attendance at the AFCA Convention to handicap the...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  6. Will we see a BCS-like slow start to the title game?

    Ryan McGee

    Ohio State has averaged 45 points per game in 2014. That's good for fifth in the nation. It also ranks 10th in rushing offense and fourth in total yards with 7,136. Oregon is ranked second in scoring offense with 47.2 PPG, second in total yards (7...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  7. Underdog Ohio State the favorite of coaches

    Travis Haney

    Back in August, I asked 20 coaches who they liked in the initial playoff. Here's how they fared: FSU, the eventual 3-seed, was on 19 of 20 ballots. Top-seeded Alabama was on 16 of 20. But those preseason favorites are now on the sideline. Orego...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  8. ESPN Chalk - How Vegas experts view the Oregon-Ohio State champio...

    CFB Vegas Experts

    ESPN Chalk's Vegas experts analyze the line, make their ATS picks and offer prop bet advice for Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship between Oregon and Ohio State.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  9. How OSU Buckeyes, Oregon Ducks bounced back from losses -- Colleg...

    Sharon Katz

    Sharon Katz of ESPN Stats and Information takes a look at how the national title contenders bounced back from early-season losses.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  10. Oregon and Ohio State in national championship will come down to ...

    Brian Fremeau

    Oregon and Ohio State have looked so statistically similar the past two years that there may be only three metrics to point to as determining factors in the national championship.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  11. Ohio State should be favored over Oregon in national championship...

    KC Joyner

    The season statistics indicate the College Football Championship Game underdog, Ohio State, should actually be favored over Oregon.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  12. Picks for New Year's Day bowl games - College Football

    Phil Steele

    Phil Steele makes his ATS picks and score predictions for the biggest college football bowl games on New Year's Day, including the playoff semifinals featuring Florida State-Oregon and Ohio State-Alabama.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2014
  13. College Football - Best straight-up, spread, upset bets of bowl s...

    CFB Vegas Experts

    ESPN Insider contributors compile a college football bowl betting guide with the best ATS bets, straight-up picks, system plays and the top CFB teams according to Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2014
  14. Four future College Football Playoff hopefuls

    Brian Fremeau

    While this year's participants all have a string of successful seasons, these teams -- two in the Big 12 -- lag just behind and show signs of a breakthrough.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  15. Will the College Football Playoff rankings change how teams sched...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Scheduling had a huge impact on the College Football Playoff final rankings, which leads to the question: will programs change the way they schedule in the future?

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  16. Big 12 seeks answers after playoff shutout

    Travis Haney

    NEW YORK -- For the first time in the three years I've been attending the Hall of Fame and Heisman week events here, the Big 12 opened its Monday evening reception to the media. Perhaps that was just coincidence. Or maybe the league was looking f...

    Blog | December 09, 2014