Football Outsiders' weekly preview for people who like their football played on Saturdays
The very first Playoff National Championship is here, and the two most deserving teams -- the Buckeyes and Ducks -- face off in a game that should be extremely close according to the advanced statistics.
The College Football Playoff is finally here as Ohio State-Alabama and Oregon-Florida State headline the incredible New Year's Day matchups.
The bowl games heat up with ranked teams facing one another, including matchups between Louisville-Georgia, Nebraska-USC, and Clemson-Oklahoma.
Bowl season begins with the unheralded and unranked, but features several tight pre-Christmas matchups.
It's championship week in college football and several teams are looking for more than just wins -- they also have opportunities to impress the Playoff Selection Committee.
Rivalry week has significant conference and Playoff ramifications. Should Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, or Florida State be worried about getting upset by their rivals?
The games this week are much less hyped than last week's, but they still feature closely-ranked teams vying for conference pecking order in bowl season.
Mississippi State and Florida State, the final two undefeated Playoff contenders, face two of their toughest opponents this week. Can either team make it through the regular season unscathed?
This week has several de facto conference championships, headlined by Michigan State-Ohio State in East Lansing and the surging LSU Tigers battling a steady Crimson Tide.
TCU-West Virginia and Auburn-Ole Miss might as well be early playoff elimination rounds, with the losers likely knocked out of playoff contention.