ESPN Analytics has identified 19 teams that have at least a 1 percent chance to make the College Football Playoff this season, and of those only 14 have a chance to win it.
The Georgia Bulldogs have a chance to win their first national title since the 1980 season
From the Celebration Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
From scheduling to bowl games to motivating players, yes, in three years, the College Football Playoff has changed just about everything in the sport. And it hasn't even expanded yet.
Why does Bama seem so angry? The Tide players don't appreciate any suggestion that Clemson could pull off an upset Monday. If you didn't know better, you'd think Alabama was the underdog.
College football playoff: Alabama vs. Clemson preview, how to watch, game time for national championship
A loss by Houston will kill the Group of 5 dreams. But in the Power 5, things are a little more complicated. Take an inside look at the upsets and drama required to create CFP chaos.
What if I told you that a team lost two Heisman quarterbacks in a matter of six months? If you didn’t read that in a made-for-documentary voice, now would be the time to start. What if I told you that this same team was left for dead in Week 2 after a grueling loss at home to Virginia Tech and then once more against Michigan State? And then again against Wisconsin. And again against Alabama. And again, once more, with feeling, against Oregon. Don’t stop now; this is the best part.
The matchups in the National Championship game are so tight that little things -- field position, finishing drives, and the absence of Oregon's Darren Carrington -- might make all the difference.
The College Football Playoff National Championship will kick off on January 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It's on ESPN, with pretty much every other ESPN channel also showing different versions of the broadcast, including three current power-conference head coaches breaking down the game live on ESPN2. No. 2 Oregon is 13-1, winning the Pac-12 with an 8-1 conference record and a 51-13 victory over Arizona in the conference title game. No. 4 Ohio State is also 13-1, with an 8-0 conference record and a 59-0 victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. Oregon's been favored by about a touchdown, with the line creeping down closer to kickoff. Most analysts are picking the Ducks.
The Ducks and Buckeyes will meet for the trophy in Arlington, Texas.