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10 Jan 2012, 08:51pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: SEC Pecking Order

Alabama and LSU remain the teams to beat next year, but the SEC has a history of turnover at the top. Brian Fremeau publishes the new 2011 Program FEI ratings and discusses the possible 2012 fortunes of the five SEC programs best positioned to contend with the Tigers and Crimson Tide.

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04 Jan 2012, 09:32pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Michigan Isn't Back Yet

After an 11-2 season and Sugar Bowl win, the Wolverines are going to be a preseason poll darling in 2012. That doesn't bode well for year two under Brady Hoke.

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20 Dec 2011, 09:29pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: MSU, WVU Will Take Next Step

Michigan State and West Virginia won't be darkhorse national championship contenders in 2012, but they are ready for the next step according to our program ratings.

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13 Dec 2011, 10:09am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Making an Immediate Impact

Urban Meyer, Kevin Sumlin, and Larry Fedora starting out at programs that have challenges to overcome, but there are opportunities for an immediate impact.

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05 Dec 2011, 09:38pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Defending (Gasp!) The BCS

As unpopular as the BCS may be, it does do one thing rather well: award the team that had the best overall season in college football with the national championship trophy.

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29 Nov 2011, 10:05pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Oklahoma State's Defensive Edge

Total defense? Scoring defense? When we discard garbage time, adjust for pace and efficiency, and consider strength of opposition, the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense actually has a pretty good resume.

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21 Nov 2011, 10:49pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU-Arkansas Might Be Special

Both the Razorbacks and Tigers rank in the top-10 in Special Teams Efficiency (STE), but they excel in different ways. For Arkansas, its the electric punt and kickoff return teams; for LSU, punting and place kicking. Brian Fremeau breaks down the matchups to watch for in between offensive series.

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18 Nov 2011, 09:57am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: No Case For Houston

Houston has much more in common with the 2007 Hawaii Warriors (a team that flopped badly in a Sugar Bowl matchup with Georgia) than with the non-AQ BCS busters like Utah, Boise State, and TCU that have thrived in recent seasons.

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07 Nov 2011, 11:28pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Stanford's Edge Over Oregon

The two teams leading the nation in net Points per Value Drive face off this weekend in Palo Alto. Which will rule the day -- Stanford's consistency or Oregon's explosiveness?

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31 Oct 2011, 02:33pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Projecting the Conference Races

Taking a look at the likely winners of some close conference races in college football.

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