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  1. Coaches reveal their playoff picks

    Travis Haney

    As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M's kickoff Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, con...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  2. Title windows for top 16 contenders

    Travis Haney

    As a part of ESPN.com's college football mock playoff, I thought I would evaluate the current title windows for each of the 16 participants. In 2014, are the teams in their prime for title contention? Are their windows closing (they'd better win n...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Playoff contenders with easiest schedules

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules At Insider, we often talk about title tracks, and the paths are now somewhat wider for every team thanks to the advent of the four-team playoff format. One thing hasn't changed, thoug...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  4. Takeaways: Picks for the 2014 playoff

    Travis Haney

    PASADENA, Calif. -- So long, BCS. Hello, College Football Playoff. That's where we begin the BCS version of Takeaways, after witnessing the Florida State Seminoles beat the Auburn Tigers 34-31 in a tremendous final game to send off the BCS. Wh...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. Florida State Seminoles among teams built to win in 2014 - Colleg...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look at five teams that are built to win in 2014.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  6. Oregon and Kansas State losses jumble the BCS for everyone except...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney writes how Oregon and Kansas State's losses jumble the BCS for everyone except Notre Dame.

    Blog | Conversation | November 18, 2012
  7. Texas is ready to contend again; South Florida, OSU, others close...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look at programs ready to bounce back from a rough stretch. At the top is Texas, a program deep in talent, but battling through a transition to new coaches and youth at the QB position.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2012
  8. Who benefits most from a playoff?

    Travis Haney

    While there are still some details to be worked out following the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee's announcement Tuesday in Washington, we now know for certain where things are headed by the 2014 season: a seeded four-team playoff, with tea...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  9. Which teams, conferences benefit most from a college football pla...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney takes a look back at the 2009 season to explain why expanding to a four-team playoff format will in no way end the debate over which teams deserve to play for the national title and why power conference teams might benefit the most.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  10. Buckeyes lead 'one-year-away' teams

    Travis Haney

    Just as they have since 1890, the Ohio State Buckeyes will play football this fall. It will be a different sort of season, though. Due to the Buckeyes' one-year postseason ban, there's already an eye toward 2013. OSU figures to be pretty g...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  11. Ohio State Buckeyes, Texas Longhorns among teams one year away fr...

    Travis Haney

    Ohio State is ineligible for postseason play in 2012, but Travis Haney writes that Urban Meyer could lead a national title contender-caliber team in 2013. Haney examines the Buckeyes and four other programs that are one year away from title contention.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012