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Seahawks vs. Cardinals 2013 final score: Russell Wilson's 3 TDs pace Seattle's 34-22 win

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks put a hurt on the Cardinals in the second half of Thursday night's game in Arizona. Final score: 34-22, Seattle.<p>Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Marshawn Lynch ran in another, and the Seattle Seahawks routed the Arizona Cardinals, 34-22, on the road …

Oregon Football: What Oregon's First Real Challenge Told Us About the Ducks

Link to Media<p>For those naysayers of the Oregon Ducks, the only argument remaining in their back pockets was destroyed on Saturday afternoon as the Ducks took care of business against the Washington Huskies in a 45-24 victory.<p>Mark Helfrich's team finally went up against a ranked opponent, and the …

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Power Ranking the Chance for Each Undefeated Team to Run the Table

Link to Media<p>College football's list of undefeated teams got a lot shorter during Week 7, when Michigan, Oklahoma and Stanford lost to unranked opponents. This raised an interesting question: In this season full of upsets, who has the best shot at avoiding a loss?<p>There are currently 14 unbeaten …

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Heisman Watch 2013: Breaking Down Top Contenders Heading into Week 8

Link to Media<p>The first seven weeks of the 2013 college football schedule are now behind us, so as we move into the second half of the season, the race for the Heisman Trophy is officially on.<p>As is the case every year, it's far too early to crown a winner at this point, but there are certainly a …

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College Football Rankings 2013: Standings for Top 25 Heading into Week 8

Link to Media<p>The official release of the Associated Press’ Week 8 Top 25 college football rankings has the fans in a frenzy, and this is where every team stands after another wild chapter in the 2013 season.<p><i>All of the following statistics via ESPN.</i><p><b>AP Top 25 Poll Week 8</b><p><b>Ranking</b><p><b>Team (First place votes)</b><p>…

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BCS Rankings 2013 Projections: Predicting Top 25 Teams in First Release

Link to Media<p>The first BCS rankings of the 2013 college football campaign will be released on Oct. 20, and there is plenty that could happen between now and then.<p>Week 7 showed us that anything is possible, as a slew of Top 25 teams fell like dominoes. Stanford and Oklahoma may have suffered the …

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BCS Standings Projections 2013: Predicting the First BCS Rankings

Link to Media<p>Three upsets on Saturday significantly shook up the BCS landscape, making the initial release of the standings next Sunday perhaps less intriguing. Now there's a clear separation of the top five teams from the rest of the pack, and two of them are scheduled for a titanic showdown next …

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Updated College Football All-American Team Projections for 2013

Link to Media<p>It's roughly the midpoint of the 2013 college football season, and some players have emerged as true halfway All-Americans.<p>Whereas preseason slam dunks like Alabama's Amari Cooper and South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney have struggled to get rolling, others behind them have stepped up …

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College Football Picks: Central Florida at Louisville Odds and Predictions

Link to Media<p>The Central Florida Knights will try and knock the No. 8-ranked Louisville Cardinals from the ranks of the unbeaten this Friday night at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in a key showdown in the America Athletic Conference. Kickoff for this clash is set for 8 p.m. (ET), and the game will …

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10 Players Guaranteed to Light Up the Stat Sheet in Week 8

Link to Media<p>With favorable matchups on tap for Week 8, there are several players around the nation just waiting to explode.<p>Both through the air and on the ground, opposing defenses will have difficulty catching their breaths. Mismatches, nationally televised broadcasts and quarterback duels will …

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Power Ranking All 126 Teams Entering Week 8

Link to Media<p>If the first six weeks of the 2013 college football season were considered chalk, this past weekend was the equivalent of a destructive toddler getting into the markers and heading straight for the nearest living room wall.<p>Several upsets occurred within the top tier of FBS teams, with …

Week 8 College Football Conference Power Rankings

Link to Media<p>What a wild weekend it was in Week 7 of the college football season. It provided a few of the first big upsets of the year and some thrilling finishes that came down to the wire.<p>There were a few out-of-conference games, but for the most part, programs are in the meat of their …

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Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Complete Game Preview

Link to Media<p>The Miami Hurricanes are gearing up for another ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime event. This marks the eighth-straight season "The U" has earned a slot in the fan favorite, late-week, evening matchup.<p>Since 2000, the Hurricanes are 11-2 in the big Thursday night showdown, most …

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Midseason Awards for 2013 College Football Season

Link to Media<p>With seven weeks in the book, we can say we've officially reached the midway point of the college football season.<p>We've seen upsets, letdowns and significant performances nobody saw coming. At the same time, we've seen some familiar names find their way back near the top of the …

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Committee to have 13 members

The College Football Playoff's 13-member selection committee will be officially announced next Wednesday in Dallas, sources told ESPN's Brett …

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Cardinals' defense offsets Teddy Bridgewater's off night vs. Rutgers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville free safety Calvin Pryor and cornerback Terell Floyd prepare hard to make big plays in key moments. They had a couple …

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Which team is the nation's best?

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Urban Meyer: 'It's all about today'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes may be a long way from Oklahoma's major-college record of 47 consecutive victories, but the pressure is …

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Looking at Louisville's BCS title chances

This month ESPN Insider's college football experts are looking at teams with the best odds of winning the BCS national title and examining what is …

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Most important game: UCF Knights

Our series continues today with UCF, a conference newcomer that looks ready-made to challenge for the top spot in 2013.<p>To read previous entries, …

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Does no campaign help Bridgewater?

Teddy Bridgewater has not had a conventional college career. The Louisville quarterback has been a hit through two years, winning Big East Freshman …

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Weak and strong: Louisville

Our series looking at the best and worst of each Big East's team' personnel units continues today with Louisville, widely expected to be the class of …

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Rising stock of Teddy Bridgewater

Crystal LoGiudice/USA TODAY Sports<p>NFL teams will have their eyes on Teddy Bridgewater leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.<p><i>The 2013 college football</i> …

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Midseason report: Oregon

Just about everything has gone right so far for Oregon, which is unbeaten, ranked second and in position to play for the national title for a second …

Michigan Won't Beat OSU, but Can Buckeyes Make BCS Title Game?

Link to Media<p>There always seems to be one crazy weekend during the college football season, and last weekend was one such example. It even has a name—"Upset Saturday."<p>Luckily for the Ohio State Buckeyes, all the chaos happened around them, as they had the weekend off.<p>Yet, when all the dust settled, …

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Remaining 2013 College Football Games That Will Be Must

Remaining 2013 College Football Games That Will Be Must-See TV<p>Link to Media<p>College football's Week 8 will bring one of the most highly hyped matchups of the season when Florida State takes to Death Valley to do battle with Clemson in a Top Five struggle.<p>The skirmish between the Seminoles and the …

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Dr. Bridgewater

Let's make sure we are all talking about the same thing here:<p><b>The Narrative:</b> Louisville's schedule is not good enough, all of their wins and stats are …

College Football Rankings 2013 Week 8: Exposing Biggest BCS Pretenders

Link to Media<p>After an insane Week 7 in which several top teams were exposed as pretenders, the landscape of college football rankings experienced a major implosion.<p>Gone from the top of the rankings are teams like the Stanford Cardinal—after a stunning loss to an unranked Utah team. The Florida …

What if the entire BCS era had a Playoff committee instead? Each season's tough choices

Much of the time, the committee would've ended up arguing about one Playoff spot, not four. Just as it did in 2014.<p><i>[This is an updated version of a story from 2013.]</i><p>The College Football Playoff committee's first season was ... fine.<p>The weekly rankings, and the reactions to them, were maddening and …

Ohio State Football: 3 Reasons Why Buckeyes' Strength of Schedule Won't Matter

Link to Media<p>Much has been said about No. 4 Ohio State’s schedule and how the weakness may cost the Buckeyes a shot at playing for the BCS National Championship in January.<p>Even though Ohio State took down No. 25 Wisconsin and Northwestern in back to back games, the general consensus outside of …

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