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FEI Week 1 Ratings
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FEI Week 1 Ratings

The Seminoles played the Crimson Tide more or less to a draw on offense and defense Saturday night, but as Brian Fremeau explains, they were undone by major mistakes on special teams.

3 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2017, 10:13pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI 2017 Projections
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FEI 2017 Projections

The Clemson Tigers may be the defending champions, but once again it seems like Alabama and Ohio State are the teams to beat this season.

2 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2017, 9:30pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Champions

Here's our countdown of the five best national champions of the past decade, ranked by frequency of elite single-game performances in the given season.

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Second-Best

Alabama was the best team of the last decade that didn't win the national championship. Yay?

FEI 2016 Final Ratings
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FEI 2016 Final Ratings

In many ways, the National Championship game looked like many of Alabama's wins. In other ways it was like no game they had ever played before.

12 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2017, 5:31pm by mehllageman56
FEI Championship Preview
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FEI Championship Preview

Will two excellent defenses dominate in the College Football Playoff Championship game? Or will it turn into a shootout like we saw between the same schools last year?

ESPN: 2016 NCAA Playoff Best Field Ever

The College Football Playoff has only been around for three years, and this year's field is the best so far.

FEI Week 14: Hits and Misses
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FEI Week 14: Hits and Misses

Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.

2 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2016, 10:00pm by Brian Fremeau
FEI Week 13: Anchors Aweigh
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FEI Week 13: Anchors Aweigh

Navy’s offense in November was absurd, and the Midshipmen have the potential to finish the season with the best offensive efficiency metrics ever. Seriously.

ESPN: NCAA Best Wins of the Season

The College Football Playoff selection committee will be paying close attention to which teams make the most of rivalry week and conference championship week, but which teams have already had the best performances to date?