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Second-half scenarios that could create College Football Playoff chaos

[ad_1] No. 12 Oregon isn't out of the College Football Playoff race -- but it will be if it can't beat Washington on Saturday in what is arguably the most impactful game of Week 8. Since a season-opening loss to Auburn, a 27-21 nail-biter, the Ducks have fallen out of the national spotlight, along with the entire Pac-12, but Oregon has quietly gotten better each week. The Ducks are off
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College football bowl projections after Week 5

[ad_1] 1:00 PM ETKyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaHere's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 5. Check back each week for their predictions.All times Eastern.College Football Playoff National ChampionshipMercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansJan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPNBonagura: Alabama vs. OklahomaSchlabach: Alabama vs. Ohio
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How each playoff contender has answered its offseason questions

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Back in June, I shared one of my favorite ways of framing any sort of title race (national, conference, division, Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, etc.): by counting "ifs." How many conditional clauses do you need to turn a team into a contender? The fewer the better.As far as the national title race was concerned, Alabama and Clemson had the fewest ifs, while other teams with decent title
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The 12 teams that can make the College Football Playoff

[ad_1] Many outside Notre Dame's program were expecting the Irish to make a statement one way or another in last Saturday's prime-time game at Georgia. Coach Brian Kelly said Monday, though, that this is when his team will truly set its course for the rest of the season -- when it faces No. 18 Virginia on Saturday a week after suffering a devastating 23-17 loss to the Bulldogs."I think our
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Ranking every 2019 transfer QB, led by Jalen Hurts and Justin Fields

[ad_1] 8:02 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Signing the right quarterback transfer can change the trajectory of your program. Just ask Oklahoma (Baker Mayfield), LSU (Joe Burrow) or Washington State (Gardner Minshew). Or Oklahoma (Kyler Murray) again. Or Oklahoma (Jalen Hurts) a third time.No matter the pedigree, though, you never really know if a guy is going to work out. Sometimes they don't quite live up to expectations. Sometimes they just fade
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College football bowl projections after Week 4

[ad_1] 3:00 PM ETKyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaHere's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 4. Check back each week for their predictions.All times Eastern.College Football Playoff National ChampionshipMercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansJan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPNBonagura: Clemson vs. AlabamaSchlabach: Clemson vs. GeorgiaCollege
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Seven Week 4 games that will shake up the College Football Playoff

[ad_1] The first three weeks of the season have provided some clues about the College Football Playoff race, but collectively?There's been nothing like this.Week 4 features what will be the most impactful lineup of games in September, starting with a trio of top-20 matchups: No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia; No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin; and No. 8 Auburn at No. 17 Texas A&M. Be very