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OFI: Undefeateds Go Down
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OFI: Undefeateds Go Down

With multiple upsets and nine ranked teams losing -- including four previously undefeated teams -- it was a wild weekend of college football.

OFI: Don't Count Out Ohio State
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OFI: Don't Count Out Ohio State

The Buckeyes picked up their first loss and have several negative offensive trends, but don't count them out of the playoff conversation just yet.

OFI: Survive and Advance Saturday
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OFI: Survive and Advance Saturday

It was enough to just survive and advance for all top teams not named Alabama.

1 comment, Last at 17 Oct 2016, 6:27pm by The Ancient Mariner
OFI: New Elite Teams
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OFI: New Elite Teams

The balance of power has shifted in college football, with recently great teams like Oregon and Notre Dame now merely trying to get to bowl eligibility.

OFI: Last-Second Wins, Playoff Contenders
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OFI: Last-Second Wins, Playoff Contenders

This week's games delivered both sheer enterainment and playoff consequences around the country.

1 comment, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 8:54am by rahu1
OFI: Chaos and Coaching Changes
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OFI: Chaos and Coaching Changes

An upset-fueled Week 4 led to new expectations for surprising teams like Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas A&M, but poor performances at LSU and Notre Dame led to early-season firings.

OFI: New Faces In Playoff Race
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OFI: New Faces In Playoff Race

We're only three weeks in to the season, but Louisville, Houston, and Washington have all been impressive.

2 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2016, 2:16pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
OFI: Close Games in a Slow Week
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OFI: Close Games in a Slow Week

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia looked notably sluggish against overmatched competition, but there was still plenty of excitement (Hi, Lamar Jackson!) around the FBS.

1 comment, Last at 12 Sep 2016, 5:48pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
OFI: No Team's Out of the Playoff Race Yet
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OFI: No Team's Out of the Playoff Race Yet

College football's best opening week ever included something for everyone: massive upsets, blowout wins, and overtime games.

OFI: Another Alabama Championship
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OFI: Another Alabama Championship

In one of the most exciting college championships since Texas-USC, Alabama defeated Clemson thanks to special teams and explosive plays.

2 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2016, 1:37pm by rbennett99