Top teams should avoid these roadblocks on the way to the CFP
For each AP top-10 team, potential pitfalls -- on the schedule or within a team's personnel -- loom large.
Can Mississippi State, Oklahoma State clear their paths to contention?
Watch out for weird things in Week 4. It's possible we'll have very interesting -- and unlikely -- 4-0 teams after Saturday's games.
The SEC is a shell of its former self, and Alabama will reap the benefits
What happened to Alabama's competition? The inevitability of another Crimson Tide SEC coronation is already creeping in.
Week 3 college football bowl projections
A wild Week 3 forced some changes in the bowl projections. Where does USC wind up after a tough game against Texas? How far does Tennessee fall after its loss to Florida? And what to do with LSU? Here are the latest matchups for bowl season.
What we've learned about the CFP race after Week 3
The College Football Playoff race is shaping up in each of the Power 5 conferences. In the ACC, Kelly Bryant has shown he can keep Clemson's title defense on track.
Kelly Bryant proves he's ready to lead Clemson back to the playoff
Any doubts about how the Tigers would fare without legend Deshaun Watson were erased Saturday as new QB Kelly Bryant led a dismantling of Louisville.
GameDay Final: Making sense of Saturday's surprise twists and turns
A Hail Mary, a blowout win by an underdog and another Texas-USC classic. Saturday took some unexpected turns, but here's where we landed after Week 3.
College Football Playoff picks after Week 3
If the season ended today, our experts would have a playoff with a distinct Oklahoma flavor, as the Sooners and Cowboys both earn nods. Meanwhile, Alabama is no longer a unanimous No. 1 after Clemson's big win over Louisville.
On your mark, get set, go! ACC, SEC races get going in Week 3
Lamar Jackson and Louisville have another chance to take down Clemson and upend the ACC Atlantic, and Tennessee and Florida will jockey for position in the SEC East.
Gene Smith ready for double duty with Ohio State and the CFP
Gene Smith is new to the CFP selection committee. As the AD of a past (and future?) participant, and with experience on the men's basketball committee, he's uniquely positioned for the role.
Week 2 college football bowl projections
Oklahoma's dominating win over Ohio State was just one of several surprising results from a wild Week 2 that forced changes up and down the bowl projections. So where did your favorite team wind up after all the shuffling?
Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley won't spend long basking in glory of his first big win
Lincoln Riley described Oklahoma's win over Ohio State as "emotional" and "special," but he knows it will all be for naught if the Sooners stumble later in the season.
College Football Playoff picks after Week 2
It's never too early for some playoff predictions. And after big wins from Oklahoma and USC, the Sooners and Trojans are popular picks.
Oklahoma plants its flag in revenge win at Ohio State
It was a "Show-Me-Something" Saturday, and the Sooners showed plenty in a revenge win over the Buckeyes. Clemson and USC also displayed which units will be powering their playoff runs in impressive wins.
Oklahoma, Ohio State look to answer early playoff questions
Last year's result between Ohio State and Oklahoma was likely the reason the Buckeyes made the CFP and the Sooners got left out. The stakes remain the same in the rematch.
Week 1 college football bowl projections
The results from Week 1 forced our experts to make some changes in their bowl lineups. See where your favorite team landed.
Florida State's playoff hopes can't survive Francois injury
For Florida State, a run to the College Football Playoff without Deondre Francois would be the stuff of fairy tales. For now, the Seminoles need to survive September.
Don't overreact; it's only Week 1
Ready to write off Texas or give Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield the Heisman? Relax, and remember this is only Week 1.
How will Week 1 matchups matter come playoff time?
Coaches feel differently about big-time matchups early in the season. Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher love them. Mike Gundy isn't a fan. Which results will resonate come November and which will fade into memory?
Is Alabama-Clemson college football's version of Cavs-Warriors?
Clemson and Alabama have met in the past two national championship games, and if all goes according to plan for both, they could be on a collision course for Round 3.
Can anyone -- even Bama -- have a perfect season?
Alabama enters the season ranked No. 1, but it will be hard for the Crimson Tide -- or anyone else -- to win them all this year.
2017 bold predictions: Look out for Urban Meyer's revenge
Ohio State avenging its playoff humiliation, Big 12's buyer's remorse, NFL teams tanking and players skipping bowl games are all part of what could be coming in 2017.
Meet the College Football Playoff selection committee
Beamer Ball is back -- on the selection committee, at least. Former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is one of three new members of the College Football Playoff selection committee.
Atlanta to Atlanta? How FSU-Bama can create firsts for the CFP
Here are three ways the result of Week 1's Florida State-Alabama mega matchup can lead to unprecedented playoff scenarios.
Herman hype paying rankings dividends for Texas.
Paul Finebaum explains how Tom Herman's presence, and former coach Charlie Strong's previous work, has helped Texas garner a No. 23 ranking in the AP Preseason poll.