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  1. Big Ten race update: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    There are just two weeks left in the regular season, and we've whittled down the list of Big Ten title contenders to two in each division. It all could get decided this weekend. Let's take a quick look at where things stand: Legends Division St...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  2. Thoughts on the Big East schedule

    Brian Bennett

    Call me impatient, but whenever the new Big East football schedule comes out, my eyes go straight toward the end. It's no secret that the league tries to backload its schedule and create marquee matchups in the final week between title contenders....

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  3. Close call goes Bearcats' way

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- A few BCS title contenders have been bailed out by favorable calls this year. Count Cincinnati in that group now. Isaiah Pead fumbled at the goal line, and West Virginia recovered in a huge play. But replay officials ruled that Pe...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  4. Big Ten race update: Week 12

    Brian Bennett

    With three weeks left in the regular season, the contenders for the Big Ten title are dwindling. Let's take a look at who's left and what they need to do to get to Indianapolis on Dec. 7: Leaders Division Controls own destiny: Ohio State (5-0 B...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  5. Spartans a BCS title contender?

    Brian Bennett

    As the SEC tries to dominate every waking moment of media coverage this week, Brian Fremeau from Football Outsiders takes a look at the top six teams who could put us out of our misery and break the southerners' seven-year stranglehold on the nationa...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. Meyer readies Ohio State for next challenge

    Brian Bennett

    Urban Meyer went 12-0 in his first year at Ohio State. Now comes maybe even the harder part: Following that up with the burden of expectations. Many are already projecting the 2013 Buckeyes as a top-5 team and a national title contender, not to me...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  7. Steve Kragthorpe gets another chance

    Brian Bennett

    Former Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe has been hired to run the offense at LSU, colleague Bruce Feldman reports. It's a big gig for Kragthorpe on a potential national title contender. Kragthorpe was set to coach receivers at Texas A&M after...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  8. Big East race update: Week 13

    Brian Bennett

    We're down to three contenders for the Big East title. Most likely. If Connecticut and Pitt each loses its last two games, and if West Virginia beats Pitt but loses to Rutgers in the finale, then all of a sudden there's a logjam again among three-...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  9. Louisville romping over UConn

    Brian Bennett

    I predicted in the preseason that Louisville would finish last in the Big East and that Connecticut would be a strong contender for the league title. Shows what I know. The Cardinals are dominating UConn 26-0 in the fourth quarter, and if it weren...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  10. Video: Big East BCS contenders in 2010

    Brian Bennett

    Brian Bennett breaks down the contenders for the conference title and BCS bid in 2010....

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  11. State your case: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Each Monday from now until the regular season ends, we'll present the case for every legitimate BCS title contender. My job is to present Cincinnati's case: The Bearcats were off last week and stayed at No. 5 in the BCS standings. TCU has nothing ...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  12. State your case: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Each Monday from now until the regular season ends, we'll present the case for every legitimate BCS title contender. My job is to present Cincinnati's case: The Bearcats keep winning but aren't making up any ground in the BCS standings. They are f...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  13. State your case: Cincinnati

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Each Monday from now until the regular season ends, we'll present the case for every legitimate BCS title contender. My job is to present Cincinnati's case: The No. 1 argument for Cincinnati getting a shot at ...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  14. Cincinnati fifth in first BCS standings

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett Cincinnati is clearly a contender for the BCS title game. In the first official BCS standings that were released Sunday, the Bearcats are No. 5. They're one spot higher than they are in either the Harris or co...

    Blog | October 18, 2009
  15. Despite a lack of Top 25 teams, the Big East still has a clear pa...

    Brian Bennett

    Welcome to the Big East. It's a land of equality where six teams are legitimate contenders for the title.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  16. Big East releases 2009 schedule

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett You can usually tell which teams the Big East thinks will contend for the conference title by looking at the schedule. The league often backloads its schedule so top contenders will meet late in the season and h...

    Blog | March 06, 2009