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  1. Pretender or contender: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
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  4. Contender or pretender: Iowa Hawkeyes

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  5. Contender or pretender: Indiana

    Brian Bennett

    We've been taking a look at which Big Ten teams will be contenders and which will be pretenders in the 2013 season. Our series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" label enter...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. Contender or pretender: Minnesota

    Brian Bennett

    It's time to dive back into our series examining whether Big Ten teams will be contenders or pretenders in the 2013 season. The series does not include Ohio State, Michigan or Nebraska -- three teams that, in our view, have earned the "contender" lab...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  7. Pitt's top running back to transfer

    Heather Dinich

    Some of you might remember the contender-pretender series we did recently. We thought Pitt was a contender. Until now. Running back Rushel Shell, who was expected to be the Panthers' starting running back this fall, has decided to transfer, the...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. Week 7 SEC helmet stickers

    Chris Low

    Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low Not that Florida had really gone anywhere, but the Gators served notice in Week 7 that they're every bit the contender we thought they were when the season began. Auburn and Tennessee are every bit as bad offensively as...

    Blog | October 12, 2008
  9. Fresh off Hall of Fame election, Bill Snyder faces another major ...

    Jake Trotter

    Bill Snyder's "Manhattan Miracle" remains one of the great accomplishments in college football history. Yet while Kansas State might not require another miracle to remain a Big 12 title contender, Snyder faces another major rebuild in 2015. The...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  10. Take Two: Who are the contenders in Pac-12 South?

    David Lombardi

    Earlier today, we offered up our thoughts on who truly had a chance to grab that Pac-12 North crown in 2015. Now, we're moving on to the South. David Lombardi (@LombardiESPN): I'm changing gears here. My take on 2015 Pac-12 South is similar to the...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  11. Early 2015 Pac-12 Heisman contenders

    David Lombardi

    This past season saw Marcus Mariota bring the Heisman Trophy back to the Pac-12 for the first time since 2005. Now that the league's top superstar is on his way to the NFL, focus shifts to the possibility of keeping the Heisman in the conference next...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  12. Ohio State teammates give Cardale Jones plenty of grief on Twitte...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Is there a more entertaining player in college football than Cardale Jones? Unknown in November other than an unfortunate tweet, Jones became an improbable leader for an improbable playoff contender that won the national championship Monday night. ...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  13. Overreacting in the SEC

    Edward Aschoff

    Our world is full of overreactions. The slightest flap of a butterfly's wings has us all in a tizzy. That's why we were so quick to jump on Texas A&M as a title contender after Week 1. That's why the SEC was thrashed after going 7-5 in bowl season...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  14. TCU leads the 2015 Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings

    Mark Schlabach

    Horned Frogs bring back loaded team; Ohio State, Baylor, USC round out top four playoff contenders for 2015.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2015
  15. 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
  16. Big 12 unsung heroes

    Brandon Chatmon

    From record-setting freshman to Heisman contenders, the Big 12 had plenty of star power in 2014. Yet each team had players who made a significant impact on their teams that went largely unnoticed as teammates grabbed the headlines. With the help o...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  17. Pac-12 bowl season: Most to prove

    David Lombardi

    Bowl season for Pac-12 contenders begins this Saturday with Utah's clash against Colorado State. How much does each conference team have to prove during this postseason opportunity? Here's our list. 1. Oregon Every year, one of the big question...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  18. Stanford on a confusing trajectory heading into bowl season

    David Lombardi

    Of all the Pac-12 teams going bowling this season, Stanford is the biggest favorite. The Cardinal are two-touchdown chalk over fellow 7-5 contender Maryland. It's understandable, then, that the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl may not pack a whole lot of surfa...

    Blog | December 17, 2014