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Previewing the Top Games of College Football's Championship Week

Playoff contenders look to seal final spots, make final statements
Previewing the Top Games of College Football Championship Week

Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race.

 

Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more depending on upsets.

 

The selection committee has said since Day One that conference championships will factor into their decisions, but to what degree isn’t certain. There’s no rubric that awards points for league champions.

 

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Preview and Prediction

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins need a win tonight to keep pace with the other AFC Wild Card contenders
Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Preview and Prediction

The Miami Dolphins look to stay in the thick of the AFC playoff hunt when they take on the New York Jets on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Dolphins (6-5) need a win to not only keep pace with the AFC East-leading Patriots (9-3), but also to join the pack of five teams sitting at 7-5 jockeying for one of the Wild Card spots. The Jets (2-9) are really just playing for pride and draft positioning from here out.

ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview and Predictions

A viewer's guide and picks for all 14 games during the next three days
ACC-Big Ten Challenge Preview and Predictions

College basketball coaches often shrug at the way conference realignment has relegated their sport to an afterthought, but it’s had at least one benefit to the game.

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge already was one of the most interesting events of the basketball year. Now it’s even better.

Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame joined on the ACC side a year ago. Louisville is in this season for the ACC. Maryland has moved over to the Big Ten at the same time Nebraska has become surprisingly relevant on the national stage.

Wisconsin Hopes to Establish Dominance in the Big Ten's New Era

The Badgers are looking for their third Big Ten title in four years.
Wisconsin Heads Into Big Ten Championship With Opportunity

It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In the four years the Big Ten has held an organized championship game, Wisconsin will be making their third appearance in Indianapolis this week. Perhaps it is time to respect Wisconsin as one of the top programs in the conference - if we have not done so already.

 

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman Caps Underrated Season With 2,036 Rushing Yards

Coleman might be the nation's most underrated player.
Indiana RB Tevin Coleman Caps Underrated Season With 2,000 Rushing Yards

Running backs made a strong return to prominence in the 2014 college football season, and no other conference saw running backs take the spotlight the way the Big Ten did. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah entered the season as two of the most recognized running backs in the country, and more than lived up to the hype. With Gordon and Abdullah in the conference, it was easy to overlook the work done by Indiana running back Tevin Coleman. Coleman may be the nation’s most overlooked running back.

 

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