Seventh Day Adventure

Football Outsiders' weekly preview for people who like their football played on Saturdays

7th Day Adventure

SDA: National Championship Preview
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SDA: National Championship Preview

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.

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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III
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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III

The College Football Playoff is finally here as Ohio State-Alabama and Oregon-Florida State headline the incredible New Year's Day matchups.

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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II
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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II

The bowl games heat up with ranked teams facing one another, including matchups between Louisville-Georgia, Nebraska-USC, and Clemson-Oklahoma.

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2014-15 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part I
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2014-15 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part I

Bowl season begins with the unheralded and unranked, but features several tight pre-Christmas matchups.

3 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2014, 7:56am by Lance
SDA: Championship Week
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SDA: Championship Week

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.

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SDA: Rivalry Showdowns
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SDA: Rivalry Showdowns

Rivalry week has significant conference and Playoff ramifications. Should Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, or Florida State be worried about getting upset by their rivals?

4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2014, 10:43am by Joshua Northey
SDA: Bowl Position
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SDA: Bowl Position

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.

SDA: Challenging the Undefeated
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SDA: Challenging the Undefeated

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?

SDA: Conference Heavyweights
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SDA: Conference Heavyweights

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.

SDA: Early Playoff Elimination Round
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SDA: Early Playoff Elimination Round

TCU-West Virginia and Auburn-Ole Miss might as well be early playoff elimination rounds, with the losers likely knocked out of playoff contention.