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  1. Big Ten contenders vs. pretenders

    Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg

    Beyond Wisconsin (8-1 in the league), eight teams in the Big Ten standings are separated by just two games. Fran Fraschilla and Seth Greenberg got together this week to discuss the state of the conference. Which programs will make the NCAA tournament...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  2. Identifying Stanley Cup contenders, pretenders at the midway poin...

    Sam Hitchcock

    Sam Hitchcock dives into the advanced metrics to determine whether certain upstart teams -- like the Islanders and Predators -- are legitimate Stanley Cup contenders or not.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  3. NFL Nation TV talks dysfunction galore

    Paul Gutierrez

    Join us today at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT for ESPN NFL Nation TV's Spreecast as episode No. 35 will cover a wide range of subjects as the contenders begin to separate themselves from the pretenders and dysfunction rears its ugly head. Host Paul Gutie...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. NBA - Which teams are contenders, pretenders based on early retur...

    Kevin Pelton

    Which NBA teams off to hot starts are title contenders and which are pretenders? Kevin Pelton sizes up 11 clubs in the discussion via stats and analysis.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  5. NBA: Title contender or pretender?

    The 5-on-5 panel evaluates which fast-starting teams are NBA title contenders, and which are just pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
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  7. Bills' season on the ropes as Kyle Orton, offense sputter

    Mike Rodak

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- In a span of just five days, the Buffalo Bills have gone from contenders to pretenders. Dropping back-to-back games this week -- the latest a 22-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night -- has set Buffalo back in a way...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
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  9. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 10

    Brian Bennett

    November is almost here, and that means it's time for the championship push in the Big Ten. While there are no games between ranked teams this weekend, there are some contests that could separate pretenders from contenders. Here's a look at what's...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. Poll: Dolphins' record in next four games?

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins (4-3) remain in the thick of the playoff hunt at the midpoint of the season. But a tough November schedule will truly determine if Miami is a contender or pretender in the AFC. Miami plays four straight teams will winning record...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  11. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 9

    Austin Ward

    Observations from an illuminating Saturday in the Big Ten: Shake up the West: The leader going into the weekend might have been exposed as a pretender. A preseason favorite written off after an early loss turned in perhaps the most impressive over...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  12. SEC slant: Toughest, easiest roads ahead

    Alex Scarborough

    Only six weeks of the regular season remain. And while the SEC has separated contender from pretender to this point, the jockeying for conference supremacy is far from over. The odds of anyone going undefeated are slim. In fact, according to ESPN Sta...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  13. At first glance: SEC Week 9

    Jeff Barlis

    Well, here we are once again after an entire Saturday of lopsided games. What did we learn that we didn't already know? If anything the league revealed itself to be more firmly divided between contenders and pretenders. We'll just have to look for...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  14. What we learned in the SEC: Week 7

    Greg Ostendorf

    The SEC began to separate the contenders from the pretenders on Saturday, and the only thing we can safely say is that the state of Mississippi is still king. The Egg Bowl is the new Iron Bowl: Who would've thought that Mississippi State and Ole M...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  15. At first glance: SEC Week 6

    Jeff Barlis

    Finally we've reached the heart of the SEC schedule where nonconference blowouts are a thing of the past. No more directional schools, this week it's nothing but mano-a-mano conference battles. We're going to start separating the pretenders from t...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  16. Weekend Rewind: Big Ten

    Mitch Sherman

    Time for some clarity in the Big Ten. Pretenders and contenders will be more easily defined at the open of October than during the mayhem of the early weeks, when next to nothing went right for the Big Ten. Even just last week, confusion reigned a...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  17. Power Rankings: Oklahoma stays on top

    Power Rankings: Oklahoma stays on top

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  18. College Football Playoff race only now getting started as season ...

    Mark Schlabach

    Starting in Week 6, the preliminaries are largely over. It's time to separate the men from the boys, Mark Schlabach writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014