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11 Feb 2013, 04:54pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Unranked Teams That Can Rise

This week at ESPN Insider, we take a closer look at five teams outside of Mark Schlabach's current top-25 projections that may be a bit underrated.

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31 Jan 2013, 04:17pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Cal Tops Recruiting Underachievers

A handful of teams have brought in consistent top-25 recruiting classes, but aren't producing consistent top-25 results on the field. Is it any surprise that most of them have made a recent coaching change? Here are five teams that have had the most trouble beating less-talented opponents over the last three years.

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30 Jan 2013, 05:02pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Boise Tops Recruiting Overachievers

College football fans will pay a lot of attention on February 6, national signing day, to see what talent their favorite team has picked up. But there are some programs that have been very successful despite unimpressive recruiting classes. We count down the top five.

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10 Jan 2013, 09:48pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Alabama's 2013 SEC Challengers

Ranking the challengers to Alabama's SEC throne next season, it's likely that imbalanced cross-division scheduling will be a factor once again.

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03 Jan 2013, 12:10pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best Teams Left Out of the BCS

Oregon and Kansas State are two of the best teams of the last five years that didn't get a BCS championship game berth.

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02 Jan 2013, 05:08pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: How ND and Alabama Measure Up

How do Notre Dame and Alabama measure up against the BCS championship game participants of the last five years?

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13 Dec 2012, 09:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: BCS Similarity Score Projections

In the December 24th issue of ESPN the Magazine, Brian Fremeau debuts a new match-up projection methodology for each of the non-championship BCS bowl games.

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11 Dec 2012, 06:02pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Luckiest and Unluckiest College Teams

Some teams capitalized on good fortune this year, and others were victimized by bad fortune. Based on our analysis, these are the ten teams whose records were most impacted by turnovers, special teams, field position, and other factors that pushed them over the edge, positively and negatively.

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28 Nov 2012, 06:23pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Death to the Conference Title Games

For as much attention has been paid to fixing the BCS as a poor method to determine a national champion, the conference championship structure is problematic as well.

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13 Nov 2012, 10:07pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: KSU, Oregon, and ND Vulnerabilities

After Alabama was upset last weekend, Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame are in position to take advantage. But each of those three teams has vulnerabilities in the home stretch as well. In this piece, we calculate the likelihood of winning out for each of the three main contenders, and identify the areas in which each might be be due for an upset before the end of the year.

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