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Past articles by Zac:\'s annual People\'s Heisman poll: Cast your Heisman ballot

Cast your ballot in's annual People's Heisman poll. Who should win: Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry or Deshaun Watson? → Read More

Heisman Watch: Breaking down one of the closest races in recent memory

This could be one of the tightest Heisman Trophy races in recent memory. The final Heisman Watch breaks down this year's top contenders. → Read More

One year later: Big Ten reaches peak in Michigan State-Iowa duel for the ages

What a difference a year has made for the Big Ten as Michigan State outdueled Iowa in a College Football Playoff play-in game. → Read More

Clemson enters playoff as clear No. 1 with convincing ACC title game victory

Clemson entered Saturday night’s ACC championship game vulnerable to an upset, in the eyes of some. The Tigers left it the nation’s clear No. 1 team entering the playoff after a convincing win over North Carolina. → Read More

Instant Analysis: Clemson beats UNC to win ACC title, clinch playoff berth

Clemson beat North Carolina, 45-37, in the ACC championship game on Saturday. With the win, the Tigers clinched a spot in the College Football Playoff. → Read More

Five matchups that could determine Championship Saturday\'s top games

Connor Cook vs. Iowa's secondary and more matchups that could determine the key conference championship games that will impact the College Football Playoff. → Read More

Freddie Steinmark’s far-reaching legacy still felt 44 years after death

Fourty-four years after his death from osteosarcoma, former Texas national champion Freddie Steinmark’s immense impact on the battle against cancer is still readily evident. → Read More

Championship Saturday Viewing Guide: Ranking top games to watch

Ranking the top college football games to watch on Championship Saturday → Read More

Mark Richt gives Miami Hurricanes a proven winner, but is he a good fit?

It looks like Mark Richt has accepted an offer to coach his alma mater, the University of Miami. Will the ex-Georgia coach fit in with the Hurricanes and can he bring “The U” back? → Read More

Roundtable: Who should make the playoff if Alabama or Clemson loses?

Assuming that Oklahoma and the Big Ten champion each claim a spot in the College Football Playoff, if Clemson or Alabama loses its conference championship game, who should make the playoff? → Read More

College Football Podcast: Sizing up Heisman race, conference title games's Chris Huston helps breaks down the trends in this year's wide-open Heisman race. → Read More

Instant Analysis: Stanford in good shape for playoff after latest rankings

Stanford has a great shot to make the College Football Playoff with a win, plus Clemson, Alabama, and a Big Ten champion look like good bets, but in college football anything can happen. Could North Carolina sneak in? Chris Johnson lays out the scenarios based on the latest rankings. → Read More

Bowl projections: Predicting the playoff, other bowls after Week 13

College football 2015-16 bowl projections: Predicting the playoff, New Year's Six bowls after Week 13. → Read More

Heisman Watch: Derrick Henry takes lead after running over Auburn

Who leads the Heisman Trophy race after Week 13? → Read More

USC makes right decision in naming Clay Helton permanent head coach

USC made a good decision by naming Clay Helton its coach on a permanent basis. → Read More

Mark Richt won big at Georgia, but failed to meet massive expectations

Mark Richt won big at Georgia and was admired by the Bulldogs' administration, but he failed to meet massive expectations → Read More

Poor QB play hampers Florida again in blowout loss to Florida State

The Florida State Seminoles beat the Florida Gators, 27-2, on Saturday. → Read More

Despite consistent success, Richt couldn\'t get Georgia to next level

Mark Richt racked up wins consistently at Georgia. But an inability to win SEC titles and national championship led to him being fired Sunday. → Read More

Instant Analysis: Stanford eliminates Irish from CFP with last-second win

Three thoughts on Stanford’s dramatic win over Notre Dame, which eliminates the Irish from College Football Playoff contention. → Read More

Instant Analysis: Henry shines in Alabama\'s Iron Bowl win over Auburn

Three thoughts on No. 2 Alabama's 29-13 win over Auburn. → Read More