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  1. Pac-12 unlikely to have a playoff team

    Travis Haney

    It's Oct. 5, and there's one remaining undefeated team in the Pac-12: the Arizona Wildcats. Cal, which didn't beat a single Power 5 team a year ago, is leading the Pac-12 North, despite giving up more than 100 combined points in its past two wins....

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  2. Coaches size up MSU-Oregon matchup

    Travis Haney

    You have no doubted noticed this, but college football is rapidly moving toward two unofficial divisions: Tortoise and Hare. (Still beats Leaders and Legends, by the way.) Saturday's Michigan State and Oregon heavyweight bout presents not only a p...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. 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
  4. SEC West remains nation's best division

    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 on Aug. 28. Heisman contenders, breakout freshme...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  5. Skeptical about a Stanford slide

    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, c...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. College Football Future Rankings 2014 - Projecting top 25 program...

    Travis Haney

    Travis Haney, along with Insider's college football experts, ranks the top 25 teams in college football over the next three seasons. The Alabama Crimson Tide lead the list.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  7. Best, worst coaches to face in playoff

    Travis Haney

    The question posed in recent weeks to several college head and assistant coaches was a straightforward one: In the coming playoff, which big-name head coach would you least like to see across from you on the other sideline? Who presents the toughest ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Why FSU's title odds could worsen

    Travis Haney

    Top QB battles | Teams whose odds could fall | Rising odds A year ago, I was floored to see Miami open at 25-1 to win the BCS title. Miami? 25-1? Did I slip into a wormhole and land in the 1980s Cane Dynasty? Vegas was banking on a number of ...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  10. Playoff contenders with hardest schedules

    Travis Haney

    Top 10 spring QB battles | Hardest schedules | Easiest schedules Begin analyzing 2014 schedules, and it takes only a minute or two to realize that the rising Pac-12 has created some real hurdles for its member schools to get through the regular sea...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  11. Five highest-impact coordinator losses

    Travis Haney

    We talk a lot about coaching hires, but the loss of coordinators can cause some big ripples in the sport. Even the reigning national champions are not exempt from major changes. Here are five high-impact coordinator losses that could reshape the c...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Ten teams losing the most talent

    Travis Haney

    I got a look at the Senior Bowl rosters on Wednesday, and it made me wonder if anyone would even be left in college football in 2014. I'm assuming yes, but it's a really impressive compilation of talent for next week's showcase in Mobile, Ala. And...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  13. Ranking college football's 'Real Top 10'

    Travis Haney

    For those who squawk about polls being released too early, creating undue bias, how's Nov. 20 suit you? Today's the day we unveil our "Real Top 10," produced with input from coaches, team metrics (more on that below) and Las Vegas. The goal is to ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  14. Week 11 Takeaways: FSU can beat Bama

    Travis Haney

    With a month to go in the regular season, the BCS picture might have cleared a bit in the wake of Stanford's win against Oregon. Alabama and FSU still appear to be on another level, following two more dominating performances. Baylor and Ohio State...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  15. Takeaways from Oregon-Stanford

    Travis Haney

    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- When I heard pieces of it Wednesday, Stanford's game plan for Oregon seemed sound. The Ducks, however, typically have a way of nuking plans with their speed. "They're a different animal," Cardinal defensive coordinator Derek M...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  16. Nation's 10 most valuable position groups

    Travis Haney

    The most valuable position group in 2012 quite literally pushed Alabama to its third national championship in four years. The Tide's offensive line helped one of the country's more efficient offenses average 5.59 yards per rush (sixth in the Football...

    Blog | August 12, 2013