The 10 tiers of college football in 2021: Favorites, disappointments and potential surprise teams
We broke down all 130 FBS teams by tier -- from the group of playoff favorites to those awaiting their next participation trophy.
There can be no hyperbole around Alabama's historic greatness
SP+ grades Alabama's 2020 squad higher than any other team in the history of college football. And it started with a shift in Nick Saban's mindset from defense to offense.
Why is Nick Saban smiling? The answer goes beyond him leading Bama to another title
Amid this most unpredictable, unsettling and unnerving of college football's 151 seasons, Nick Saban has seemed to enjoy this one the most. Sure, it's easy to say when you're national champs (again), but the appreciation runs deeper for the Alabama coach.
Ohio State had to fight for its season from beginning to end
When the Big Ten's fall season was off the table, the possibility of Ohio State reaching the national title game seemed like a fantasy. Here is how coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes pushed through it.
Alabama's title felt both impossible and undeniable
What this Alabama team accomplished goes beyond the points and the fancy stats and the Heisman.
Why this Alabama team is the best of the playoff era
Where do this year's College Football Playoff teams stand in comparison with the other 24 teams in the CFP era? And which are the 10 best teams to miss the playoff in the past seven years?
College football bowl game schedule: Scores, recaps, games
The College Football Playoff crowned its next champion in Miami. Take a look at the rest of the CFP and bowl season.
College football bowl picks: Predicting the score of every game
Adam Rittenberg predicts the winners and final scores of every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff.
DeVonta Smith show takes over social media during Bama's championship win
Alabama's Heisman Trophy-winning WR had himself a first half in Alabama's CFP title game win over Ohio State.
Alabama's perseverance guides Nick Saban to record seventh national championship
Nick Saban moved past Paul 'Bear' Bryant with his seventh national title. But this one, perhaps more than any other, was special.
Marches, a historic kick and a jaw-dropping hurdle: College football in 2020 in photos
The 2020 college football season brought unfamiliar images to the sport. Here's what we'll remember.
The ultimate guide to Alabama-Ohio State
Breaking down everything there is to know about the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes in what should be a memorable national championship.
'It's going to be a hell of a football game': Coaches' keys to Ohio State-Alabama
We surveyed coaches who have faced Alabama and Ohio State this season to break down the factors that will shape Monday's game and determine which team should win the national title.
Justin Fields, hurting and doubted, 'was born for this stage'
From a frustrating first season to injuries in some of his biggest games, Justin Fields is the rare elite talent whose legacy is focused on overcoming setbacks rather than dominating from the outset.
Does Alabama or Ohio State have more stars? Ranking the top 25 players in the CFP title game
Breaking down the best players ahead of Monday's national championship game using Pro Football Focus data.
Alabama's defense prepares for Ohio State's explosive offense
In a down year for defenses, Nick Saban and Alabama have had to adjust to modern offenses. With Ohio State looming on Monday, the Crimson Tide defense will face its ultimate test in the high-powered Ohio State offense.
From 'We Want to Play' to COVID-19: What Alabama, Ohio State navigated to reach CFP title game
Both Alabama and Ohio State -- along with the sport itself -- had to endure a seemingly endless string of obstacles just to get to the season's finish line.
Trevor Lawrence leaves Clemson with his legacy more than secure
There should be no regrets as Trevor Lawrence moves on to the NFL. He did things the right way.
Hand him the Heisman: DeVonta Smith should end the award's WR drought
This is the perfect time to make DeVonta Smith the third wide receiver to take home the Heisman.
What's next for college football's top non-title game teams?
Breaking down what comes next for every New Year's Six participant that won't be in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Justin Fields and Ohio State earn payback a year in the making
Behind Fields' gutsy performance, the Buckeyes avenged last year's playoff loss to Clemson in a major way.
No longer a 'laughingstock': How Matt Campbell turned around Iowa State
Matt Campbell has No. 10 Iowa State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, the first New Year's Six bowl game appearance in school history.
How Alabama and Ohio State match up in CFP National Championship
Here's what to expect when the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes meet at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, on Jan. 11.
A Heisman, a hurdle and the inevitability of Alabama's high-flying offense
Led by DeVonta Smith's three touchdown receptions and Najee Harris' spectacular hurdle, Alabama dominated Notre Dame and will once again play for the national title.
Ohio State vs. the world: How the Buckeyes and their fans feed off perceived slights
Opposing coaches like Dabo Swinney and Brian Kelly aren't sure Ohio State should be in the playoff. Vegas has made the Buckeyes a clear underdog. But Columbus -- and the state of Ohio -- feeds off that disrespect, perceived or otherwise.