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One Foot Inbounds: Top Teams Fall
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One Foot Inbounds: Top Teams Fall

The top two college football teams in the country, Alabama and Miami, each picked up their first loss of the season, again upsetting the playoff race.

12 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2017, 6:42pm by Will Allen
OFI: Calm Before Rivalry Week Storm
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OFI: Calm Before Rivalry Week Storm

It was a quiet week for almost everyone in college football, with Skylar Thompson leading Kansas State over Oklahoma State as the only major Power 5 upset.

6 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2017, 3:51pm by horn
OFI: Blowouts Shake Up Playoff Race, Again
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OFI: Blowouts Shake Up Playoff Race, Again

This week was full of big ranked matchups, but a few blowout wins opened the doors for even more possible playoff contenders.

1 comment, Last at 14 Nov 2017, 5:10pm by horn
OFI: Bedlam in the Big Ten
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OFI: Bedlam in the Big Ten

Bedlam wasn't the only bedlam this week, as the Big Ten lost two potential playoff contenders in upsets. Bedlam itself also lived up to high-scoring expectations.

1 comment, Last at 07 Nov 2017, 4:56pm by Pat
OFI: Huge Wins Could Mean Playoff Chaos
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OFI: Huge Wins Could Mean Playoff Chaos

It's always tough to figure out the four best teams for the Playoff. It's much harder when there are a huge number of deserving one-loss teams that all have strong claims.

2 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2017, 4:24pm by horn
OFI: Penn State, Notre Dame Position for Playoff Runs
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OFI: Penn State, Notre Dame Position for Playoff Runs

Without any upsets, the winners of the two ranked-vs.-ranked matchups -- Notre Dame and Penn State -- made the most noise in Week 8.

OFI: Chaos Turns Top Ten Upside Down
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OFI: Chaos Turns Top Ten Upside Down

Four AP top-ten teams lost to unranked opponents as nearly half of the top 25 either lost or won a one-score game.

4 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2017, 8:31am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
OFI: Upsets Shake Up Conference Races
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OFI: Upsets Shake Up Conference Races

Upset wins by Michigan State and Iowa State helped bring a little chaos to conference races as the 2017 season reaches its midpoint for most teams.

2 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2017, 5:34pm by horn
OFI: Room for Improvement
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OFI: Room for Improvement

There weren't many major upsets this week besides LSU and USC going down, but after five weeks we have a good idea of where most teams need to improve.

OFI: Upsets, Near-Upset, and Heartbreak
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OFI: Upsets, Near-Upset, and Heartbreak

It seemed like you were either an upset victim or heartbroken because of a near upset in college football's Week 4.

1 comment, Last at 26 Sep 2017, 12:54am by Will Allen