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article October 22, 2014

The Kiffin Bowl

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Lane Kiffin became perhaps the most hated coach in college football, so it's not surprising that everything he does elicits strong reactions. But as he prepares to return to Tennessee, it's important to remember that he's only part of Nick Saban's larger machine. More»
playoffpanic article October 21, 2014

Don't Panic About The Playoff

The College Football Playoff selection committee is one week away from releasing its first official rankings of the season. As as happened all season, there will surely be much angry debate, especially about the SEC. We're better off being patient. More»
professor8 article October 20, 2014

The Great Divide

The contrast has never seemed greater: While undefeated Florida State achieved another high-profile win over Notre Dame on Saturday, rival Florida hit another low under Will Muschamp in a disastrous loss to Missouri. Here's what we learned in Week 8. More»
winston_nd article October 19, 2014

Florida State Holds On

It's a shame it had to be decided by a penalty, but a late flag that wiped out a go-ahead Notre Dame score was correct. Led by a big second half from Jameis Winston, Florida State held off Notre Dame in a down-to-the-wire classic to headline Week 8. More»
week8pickem article October 17, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 8

The first half of the college football regular season is over, offering us a chaotic seven weeks. As the second half begins, attention shifts to Florida State and Notre Dame, who headline a day that also features Alabama-Texas A&M and key Big 12 showdowns. More»
golson_winston article October 16, 2014

Erasing Doubt

It's not often that undefeated Florida State and Notre Dame would have something to prove midway through the season, but that's the situation the two face in Tallahassee on Saturday. Who's more likely to continue its run deeper into the season? More»
coleman_indiana article October 14, 2014

The Anonymous Star

Through seven weeks of the college football season, the nation's leading rusher might not be who you expect. With a combination of breakaway speed and excellent vision, though, Tevin Coleman gives you a reason to pay attention to Indiana. More»
midseasonawards article October 14, 2014

Midseason College Football Awards

Nothing is ever decided after just seven weeks into the college football season, but we are at the halfway point, meaning now is a good time to take stock of the landscape and hand out early awards. From Dak Prescott to Vic Beasley, here are the winners. More»
olemiss_defense article October 13, 2014

Top Defense Propels Ole Miss

If last week proved that Ole Miss and Mississippi State can play with anybody, then this week proved that they're here to stay. While Mississippi State scored a landmark win over Auburn, Ole Miss has developed the best defense in college football. More»
msu_auburn article October 12, 2014

Saturday Statements

Fresh off landmark wins, Mississippi State and Ole Miss are showing no signs of letting up. The Bulldogs and Rebels both notched impressive wins again on Saturday, joining a dramatic Baylor win atop another entertaining week of football. More»
cfbpickem7 article October 10, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 7

Bizarre, unpredictable weekends are common in college football, but it may take a long, long time to surpass the chaos of Week 6. Still, while last week can't be matched, Saturday has set up plenty of intrigue, headlined by two top-10 matchups. More»
toddgurley article October 9, 2014

Gurley's Suspension Impact

Georgia running back -- and Heisman candidate -- Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday, amid reports that the NCAA is investigating possible profiting off his likeness. Here's how Gurley breaking an absurd rule would affect the rest of the season. More»
auburn_lsu article October 9, 2014

Auburn's Claim To No. 1

In a college football season with no truly dominant team, perfection is difficult to attain. That's especially true for Auburn, which faces one of the nation's most difficult schedules. Even if it loses a game, Auburn's ceiling may be higher than anyone's. More»
trevoneboykin article October 8, 2014

The Big 12's X-Factor

Six weeks ago, TCU junior Trevone Boykin remained in an uncertain state, unsure what position he'd actually play. After a win over Oklahoma, suddenly he's become a breakout quarterback leading a surprise midseason Big 12 contender. More»
hundley_mariota article October 7, 2014

Hung Out To Dry

Oregon's visit to UCLA on Saturday was supposed to be one of the games of the year nationally, showcasing a pair of coveted NFL draft prospects in Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley. Now, the focus is instead mostly on just keeping them upright. More»
professor6 article October 6, 2014

Starting From Scratch

One of the craziest college football weekends ever is in the books, with five of the AP's top eight teams falling. All the upheaval allows us to get a fresh start in evaluating top contenders, so we reset the playoff picture and break down the weekend. More»
olemiss-bama article October 5, 2014

Embrace The Chaos

Oregon has company. After the No. 2 Ducks lost on Thursday, Alabama (Ole Miss), Oklahoma (TCU) and Texas A&M (Mississippi State) and UCLA (Utah) all fell on Saturday, throwing early playoff projections out the window. We recap Saturday's most important results. More»
oregon_arizona article October 3, 2014

Oregon Loses Its Grip

A ridiculous celebration penalty may have led to Arizona's winning touchdown on Thursday night, but it doesn't get the blame for the downfall of No. 2 Oregon. The Ducks' last two games show that their problems run a bit deeper. More»
week6pickem article October 3, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 6

After a weak slate of games, the the college football season kicks into high gear with great matchups in the SEC and beyond. October is when the national picture starts taking shape, and Saturday is a perfect time for contenders to separate themselves. More»
wallace_prescott article October 2, 2014

The Egg Bowl Starts Now

Long overshadowed by their neighbors in the SEC, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are trying to steal the spotlight for themselves. If they pass their tests against Alabama and Texas A&M on Saturday, their rivalry could become bigger than ever. More»

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