In the latest F.O. piece on ESPN, Bill Connelly looks at which factors are usually key to top teams' downfalls, and how much it applies (or doesn't apply) to this week's Ole Miss-Auburn game. Will we see a fourth straight No. 1 team fall this week?
Brian Fremeau breaks down recent match-ups of elite defenses versus elite offenses to find some kind of edge in this weekend's LSU/Auburn clash. Les Miles is 4-1 when he brings a top-10 DFEI unit against a top-10 OFEI unit. But he hasn't won one yet on the road.
In today's ESPN piece, Bill Connelly looks at the steady disappearance of dynasties from college football. Is college football a giant oligarchy where the have-nots fight over the haves' tables scraps? Absolutely. And it is so much more competitive -- and more difficult to dominate -- than it used to be.
In this week's ESPN Insider feature, Brian Fremeau investigates whether Alabama is at a disadvantage facing a South Carolina team with an extra week to prepare. It turns out there is no measurable advantage or disadvantage for teams following a bye week, either in the win-loss column or in Game Efficiency. If the Gamecocks are going to take down the Crimson Tide this weekend, they'll have to beat them play-by-play and drive-by-drive. The calendar won't have anything to do with the outcome.
In the latest ESPN Insider piece, Bill Connelly looks at Notre Dame's behind-the-scenes statistical progress this year. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel, but as yesterday's FEI piece mentions, the wins might not come until 2011.
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In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau discusses Boise State's "schedule gap," how much less difficult it is than those of other BCS title contenders, and how much the Broncos need to dominate their remaining schedule to have a chance at the national title game.
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Is 2010 destined to head down the same path as 2007, a season marked by unexpected upsets and poll instability? Our projected win expectations suggest there may very well be several elite teams with damaged resumes at season's end. Boise State and TCU are already in prime position to take advantage.
In the latest college article on ESPN Insider, Brian Fremeau explains how someone from the Big Ten's big four (Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin) has a very good opportunity of running the table and making the BCS championship game.