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02 Jan 2013, 05:08pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: How ND and Alabama Measure Up

How do Notre Dame and Alabama measure up against the BCS championship game participants of the last five years?

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1 comment, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 3:42am by Felix777

13 Dec 2012, 09:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: BCS Similarity Score Projections

In the December 24th issue of ESPN the Magazine, Brian Fremeau debuts a new match-up projection methodology for each of the non-championship BCS bowl games.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2013, 5:06am by Anonymousquicken

11 Dec 2012, 06:02pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Luckiest and Unluckiest College Teams

Some teams capitalized on good fortune this year, and others were victimized by bad fortune. Based on our analysis, these are the ten teams whose records were most impacted by turnovers, special teams, field position, and other factors that pushed them over the edge, positively and negatively.

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2 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2013, 6:42am by allan

06 Dec 2012, 11:16am by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 14: Wildcat Strike

The top four teams in the country according to FEI aren't a surprise. The order in which they are ranked sure is.

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10 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2012, 10:30pm by Brian Fremeau

28 Nov 2012, 06:23pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Death to the Conference Title Games

For as much attention has been paid to fixing the BCS as a poor method to determine a national champion, the conference championship structure is problematic as well.

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16 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2012, 4:36pm by Dan in Philly

28 Nov 2012, 12:20am by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 13: Better To Be Lucky And Good

Is Notre Dame lucky to be in position to win a national championship, or were some of their opponents lucky to have kept it close against the Irish?

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5 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2012, 2:13pm by KyleJones

21 Nov 2012, 04:26pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 12: Similarity Scores

Who is the most similar team to Notre Dame in the eyes of FEI? Would you believe ... 2010 Oklahoma?

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4 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2012, 1:16am by IrishGush

14 Nov 2012, 10:27am by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 11: Close Call

FEI still believes that Alabama is the second-best team in the nation, but if Oregon continues to play as well as it has so far against it's tough end-of-season schedule, the Ducks could leapfrog 'Bama.

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10 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2012, 9:52pm by Brian Fremeau

13 Nov 2012, 10:07pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: KSU, Oregon, and ND Vulnerabilities

After Alabama was upset last weekend, Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame are in position to take advantage. But each of those three teams has vulnerabilities in the home stretch as well. In this piece, we calculate the likelihood of winning out for each of the three main contenders, and identify the areas in which each might be be due for an upset before the end of the year.

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06 Nov 2012, 10:25pm by Brian Fremeau

FEI Week 10: Blind Side

Wins against top-20 and top-40 opponents clearly mean something, but they don't present the entire picture.

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4 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2012, 3:31pm by Happy Fun Paul