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Kentucky over Florida headlines BPI picks
ESPN’s Basketball Power Index rates teams using a system that takes into account factors such as the pace of a game, margin of victory, game site and absence of key players.

Instant impact recruits for 2014
National Signing Day has come and gone, and most ESPN 300 recruits have finalized their college decisions. Here are some notable recruits that could make an instant impact in their freshman seasons.

The bowl winners will be ...
With bowl season upon us, we can project the winners of the 35 Football Bowl Subdivision bowl games using the Football Power Index. FPI is a predictive measure of team strength that uses the elements of team offensive, defensive and special-teams performance (adjusted for opponent) that correlate most with future results.

Alabama defense can do no wrong
Alabama has won two straight BCS National Championships and has a record of 33-2 since the start of the 2011 season. Alabama’s defense ranks at the top of nearly every statistical category during that span and is the only team to allow fewer than 10 points per game and 250 yards per game.

Is LSU 'D' up to challenging Alabama?
Establishing the run has been critical for Alabama’s success under Nick Saban.Since 2008 Alabama is 57-0 when rushing for at least 140 yards and 12-7 when it doesn’t.

Georgia wins back-and-forth affair with LSU
Below are some storylines from Week 5 of the college football season using ESPN’s new set of analytical storytelling metrics for college football.

Murray, Georgia too much for LSU
If the South Carolina win three weeks ago didn’t quiet the critics who said Aaron Murray couldn’t win big games they’re certainly silent now.

LSU ground game will challenge Georgia
When the LSU Tigers face the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday in Athens, the Tigers will rely on a much-improved offense. LSU enters Saturday having scored at least 35 points in each of its first four games of a season for the first time in school history.

Mettenberger aces chemistry class -- so far
After struggling much of last season, Zach Mettenberger might be the most improved quarterback in the nation this year as he enters Saturday's SEC opener against Auburn (7:45 p.

How do you contain Johnny Manziel?
In Nick Saban’s news conference Monday, he was asked if he would like to make Johnny Manziel a pocket passer.Saban’s response: "You are not going to make him be a pocket passer because if someone is not open, he is not going to throw them the ball.

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