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Schedule Strength in College Football
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Schedule Strength in College Football

The Ohio State Buckeyes have one of the most talented rosters in college football. Their opponents, however, do not. Guest columnist Akshay Ramprakash looks at the caliber of athlete at every school to see which teams are heavyweights and which are punching bags.

2 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2018, 10:07am by akshaynr
NCAA Staff Predictions 2018
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NCAA Staff Predictions 2018

Can anyone stop the Alabama Crimson Tide from making the playoff again? It will probably be up to Jake Fromm and the Georgia Bulldogs.

1 comment, Last at 31 Aug 2018, 10:05am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
NCAA Staff Predictions 2017
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NCAA Staff Predictions 2017

There's a lot of consensus among our staff this year. They're high on Oklahoma State, down on Oregon, think the national championship comes down to two teams, and limit the Heisman candidates to three.

5 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2017, 11:22am by GwillyGecko
NCAA Staff Predictions 2016
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NCAA Staff Predictions 2016

When the dust settles after the year, which team will win the national championship, and which player will take home the Heisman Trophy? Our staff is very high on Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers.

2 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2016, 12:36am by LionInAZ
BCS Championship Preview
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BCS Championship Preview

Our BCS Championship preview is now a three-ring extravaganza. Bill Connelly and Brian Fremeau look at the game through the numbers, and Russell Levine has the SDA podcast featuring both of them plus Orson Swindle. Then it's open discussion as Florida takes on Oklahoma tonight.

47 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2009, 4:38pm by notanOUfan
Varsity Numbers: A New Day or an Overreaction?
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Varsity Numbers: A New Day or an Overreaction?

Another Saturday shakeup! Have we reached true parity in college football, or is this really the way college football has always been? Bill Connelly investigates.

13 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2008, 9:27am by mrh
Varsity Numbers: Leverage, Leverage, Leverage
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Varsity Numbers: Leverage, Leverage, Leverage

No matter where we go with new or old statistics, at some point we should try to tie them to what's most important: wins. In his latest Varsity Numbers column, Bill Connelly does just that.

5 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2008, 11:53am by Bowl Game Anomaly