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The 150 greatest teams in college football’s 150-year history

[ad_1] As part of ESPN's year-long initiative marking the 150-year anniversary of college football, we set out to rank the 150 greatest college football single-season teams of all time.The panel of 150 media members, athletic administrators and former players and coaches selected these teams from 210 finalists initially identified by ESPN's Stats & Information group.The voters went for national champions galore -- undefeated champions, one-loss champions and, at the very
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The four keys to LSU-Texas, and everything else to watch in Week 2

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Week 1 of the college football season exceeded last year's opening weekend from the perspective of drama, wacky finishes, funky bounces and by just about any other measure. Week 2 likely will be defined by the outcome of two Saturday games: No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) and No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas (7:30 p.m. ET, ABC).Between
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From Ohio State to Kansas, what to expect from every first-year coach

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN A head coaching hire is terrifying. You can do all the research in the world, talk to tons of people, pay search firms hundreds of thousands of dollars, and you could still end up replacing a Steve Spurrier with a Ron Zook.Of course, it's also an opportunity to replace a John Blake with a Bob Stoops. It all depends on circumstance and expectation.For each of
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Pac-12 preview — Washington vs. Oregon, the USC enigma and more

[ad_1] 9:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN When the Pac-12 expanded to 12 teams and split into divisions in 2011, it was easy to make assumptions about where the balance of power might end up lying. Sure, Oregon and Stanford had just peaked, but Jim Harbaugh was leaving Stanford, USC was only a couple of years removed from a seven-year run of dominance, and up north, Washington was a couple of years
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College football schedule superlatives for the 2019 season

[ad_1] The absolute most important thing to understand any time you're previewing the upcoming college football season, and especially when you're doing a deeper dive on schedules, is that "ain't nobody playing anybody."It's a time-honored phrase and one coated in its own vernacular depending on where you reside and what team you live and die with every fall Saturday afternoon. It's also a phrase that will invariably reach a crescendo
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College football most anticipated games for 2019

[ad_1] The start of the 2019 season is seven and a half months away, but it's never too early to look ahead at the biggest nonconference games on the schedule. This list features several rematches, renewed rivalries and a Notre Dame first. But perhaps most important, all of these games figure to have College Football Playoff implications.Here's a quick glance at the biggest matchups we can't wait to see:1. Notre