Here is your yearly installment of our bowl watchability rankings. Because while every game is entertaining, some are simply must-see TV.
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Utah came close this season with a No. 5 ranking, before losing in the conference title game to Oregon. But there's little room for error (or nonconference losses).
- No playoff 'harmful' to Pac-12, commish says
- South Carolina QB Bentley transferring to Utah
- Ducks won't seek easier opponents in CFP quest
- Utes, Sooners up a spot as CFP top 4 unchanged
A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the past three, a situation that commissioner Larry Scott referred to as "painful."
Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb vs. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. just might top the list of intriguing bowl-game battles.
South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley, who started three seasons for the Gamecocks, will transfer to Utah for his final year of eligibility, he announced Monday.
See how our experts envision the entire bowl schedule with the final selections so close to being announced.
Three teams remain undefeated, but the Tigers make the best case for being No. 1.
LSU's 37-10 win against Georgia in the SEC title game likely opened up a top-four spot for Oklahoma and perhaps moved the Tigers past Ohio State for No. 1.
Although an easier nonconference schedule might have helped Oregon's chances of reaching the College Football Playoff, Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said his program won't change its scheduling approach.
CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Oregon spoiled No. 5 Utah's playoff hopes with a 37-15 victory in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
From the SEC and Pac-12 all the way down to Division III, here's your complete championship weekend preview.
Who are the must-watch draft talents in the conference championships for the Pac-12, Big Ten and other games? Mel and Todd weigh in.
We're only days away from finding out which four teams make the playoff, and the Allstate Playoff Predictor breaks down the most likely scenarios.
Chalk up the 2019 college football season as one in which the sport reestablished the value of conference championships.
On Saturday, LSU faces Georgia for the SEC Championship. A Georgia win would most likely earn both teams a trip to the College Football Playoff, and leave the Big 12 and Pac-12 champions on the outside looking in. But should one conference have so much influence? ESPN's Paul Finebaum takes a look at the matchup, and weighs in on who deserves to be in.
Kevin Negandhi and David Pollack kick off the podcast by discussing David's appearances across ESPN, their thoughts on championship games and Kevin's eight-team playoff idea. Then the guys preview the conference championship games (8:25), hitting on Utah-Oregon, Baylor-Oklahoma, Cincinnati-Memphis, Georgia-LSU, Clemson-Virginia and Ohio State-Wisconsin. Later, they take listener questions (33:43) on the Group of 5, bowl game swag bags and Christmas. Next, Jonathan Vilma joins the podcast (41:22) to talk about scenarios for the No. 4 seed, his thoughts on Clemson, if he could play college football right now and be the same player he was, and the moment he knew his Miami team was going to beat Nebraska in the national championship game.
Here's how each Power 5 conference championship game will affect the playoff. Can the winner of Baylor-Oklahoma make the top four?
Scouting reports from every power-conference title game from the coaches who know these teams best.
With less than a week to go until the final selections are made, see how our experts envision the entire bowl schedule playing out.
Alabama's loss shook up the College Football Playoff rankings. Can Utah make a move into the top four?