1. Jarrett Stidham Ready to Lead Baylor's Playoff March as He Shines vs. K-State

    All eyes were going to be on Baylor's true freshman quarterback, Jarrett Stidham , as he made his first collegiate start Thursday night on the road against Kansas State. And did Stidham ever open those eyes...

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  2. Why Oklahoma Can Be the Ohio State of the 2015 College Football Playoff

    Oklahoma is forgotten in — but not entirely out of — the College Football Playoff race. It's easy to understand why no one's talking about the Sooners. They're the lowest-ranked Big 12 team in the initial CFP rankings (No...

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  3. The Nightmare Scenario for College Football Playoff Selection Committee

    Relax. It'll all work itself out. That was the message relayed by Bleacher Report colleague Adam Kramer Tuesday night following the unveiling of the first College Football Playoff Top 25 ...

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  4. TCU Football: Horned Frogs' Road to College Football Playoff

    Unlike 2014, the TCU Horned Frogs entered this season with high expectations. Despite numerous injuries and attrition, especially on defense, the Frogs have been able to remain undefeated...

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  5. Baylor Football: Bears' Road to College Football Playoff

    Let the controversy begin. Tuesday evening, the College Football Playoff released its first Top 25 of 2015, and the Big 12 is well-represented in the top 15. Leading the pack is Baylor at No...

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  6. The Current Undefeated Team Most Likely to Not Make the College Football Playoff

    Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection committee will reveal its first Top 25 poll of 2015. That's when the real debate will begin...

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  7. Top 5 Candidates to Replace Frank Beamer as Virginia Tech Head Coach

    College football has lost another icon. Following reports from Mike Jurecki of Fox Sports 910 and ESPN's Mark Schlabach , among others, Virginia Tech confirmed head coach Frank Beamer will retire at the end of the 2015 season...

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  8. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 10 Polls

    Yep, college football got weird on Halloween night. How appropriate. Michigan survived an emotional rally against Minnesota on a goal-line stand...

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  9. Power Ranking the Top College Football Freshmen from October

    Like that, November is here. On Tuesday, the College Football Playoff selection committee will release its first Top 25 for the 2015 season...

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  10. Winners and Losers from Week 9 of the 2015 College Football Season

    And here we thought Week 9 of the college football season was shaping up to be boring. It's Halloween night...

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  11. How the SEC Could Take a Playoff Hit in 2016's Very 1st Weekend

    Who says the SEC doesn't play anybody in nonconference games? The conference released its entire 2016 schedule on Thursday. Immediately, the Week 1 slate stands out...

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  12. The Blueprint to Win 2015 College Football Playoff

    Lost in the never-ending conversation about going undefeated or winning a national championship in college football are all the things it takes to get there...

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  13. Can Clay Helton Win His Way to USC's Head Coaching Job?

    USC can and should look everywhere for its next head coach. When arguably the best job in college football becomes available, it behooves the administration to consider every possible option...

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  14. The Most Important Stat for Every College Football Playoff Contender

    Football is a game of many things: inches, X's and O's, and Jimmys and Joes. It's also a game of numbers. For playoff-contending teams, stats can disclose a lot about why things work as well as they do...

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  15. Grading Every Power Five Dark Horse's Path to the Playoff

    The College Football Playoff race is beginning to take shape. Many of the favorites from the preseason, like Ohio State, Baylor, Clemson and TCU, are still in the running. Others, like USC and Auburn, fell out long ago...

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  16. Power Ranking Every Current Opening College Football Head-Coaching Job

    We're only now getting through the halfway point of the 2015 college football season and already there are seven Football Bowl Subdivision jobs available. Just imagine what December will be like...

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  17. College Football Rankings 2015: Hits and Misses from the Week 9 Polls

    Week 8 of the 2015 college football season is officially behind us. Fans are starting to get restless about rankings, which can only mean we're getting that much closer to the playoff committee's poll...

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  18. Seth Russell's Injury Makes Baylor the Most At-Risk Playoff Team

    Suspend the strength-of-schedule argument for a moment. Heading into Week 8 against Iowa State, Baylor had the look of a playoff-caliber team...

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  19. Winners and Losers from Week 8 of the 2015 College Football Season

    It's always the weeks you least expect that provide some of the wildest finishes. Week 8 of the 2015 college football season looked grim on paper, but it didn't completely disappoint...

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  20. Can a Wide Receiver Realistically Win the Heisman Trophy This Year?

    West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen knows wide receivers. Among the wideouts he's connected to are Wes Welker, Michael Crabtree , Justin Blackmon and Kevin White...

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  21. 10 Biggest Questions Facing Top 25 Teams Heading into Week 8

    Week 8 of the college football season is, well, something. As far as the Associated Press rankings go, there is only one game featuring a pair of Top 25 teams: No. 15 Texas A&M at No...

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  22. Showdown vs. Kansas State Is a Statement Game for Charlie Strong, Texas

    Texas' Week 8 game against Kansas State won't decide the Big 12 Championship or playoff positioning. In fact, it won't have any national relevance at all...

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  23. Midterm Grades for Every College Football Playoff Contender

    At the beginning of the 2015 college football season, just about everybody could lay claim to being a playoff contender. That's the benefit of being 0-0...

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  24. Baylor Has the Most Difficult Remaining Path to the College Football Playoff

    Knock on Baylor's strength of schedule all you want. It's fashionable and, honestly, not inaccurate to do so. Through six games, the Bears' toughest test has been against Texas Tech in Arlington and Baylor won 63-35...

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  25. Awards for First Half of 2015 College Football Season

    Cinderella once sang , "Don't know what you got till it's gone." College football fans halfway know what that means, seeing as we've officially hit the middle portion of the 2015 season...

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