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College Football Playoff National Championship game: First look at Michigan vs. Washington

Breaking down the players to watch, X factors and everything you need to know about Michigan vs. Washington in the CFP national title game (7:30 p.m. ET Monday on ESPN).

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Why Stephen A. wouldn't be shocked if Washington beats Michigan for title

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BREAKING DOWN CFP SEMIFINALS

Connelly's CFP takeaways: Michigan overcomes its issues and Washington flips the script; plus, best CFP ever?

We saw a back-and-forth game and OT finish in the Rose Bowl and high-scoring drama in the Sugar Bowl. Here's how Michigan and Washington advanced to the title game.

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Finebaum walks back his 'tainted' Michigan title comments

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BREAKING DOWN ALABAMA'S LOSS

Finebaum: 'Shocking' to see Harbaugh outcoach Saban in CFP semifinal

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Orlovsky: Worst offensive performance I've seen Alabama have

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WILL HARBAUGH LEAVE MICHIGAN?

Schefter: If team really wants Harbaugh he will leave

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Stephen A.: Chargers 'desperately need' Jim Harbaugh as coach

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CFP Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl

Washington survives Texas' final drive to secure spot in CFP title game

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'The best player in college football': Michael Penix Jr. has become a Huskies legend

With 430 passing yards, Penix was dominant in guiding Washington to a win over Texas in the CFP semifinal.

Penix on Sugar Bowl win: 'It means a lot to be here'

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Washington hangs on vs. Texas to reach CFP championship game

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How did Penix drop this pass in to Odunze?

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Hang time! Adonai Mitchell makes incredible TD grab for Texas

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CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Prudential

Michigan makes game-sealing stop in OT, wild celebrations ensue

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A 4th-down conversion, an OT stand and the game that changed everything for Michigan

After struggling in the second half, the Wolverines found their groove late in regulation and OT to beat Alabama.

Michigan holds off Alabama in OT to advance to CFP title game

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Blake Corum breaks multiple tackles on way to TD in OT

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Michigan avoids disaster at the end of regulation with near-muffed punt

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Michigan takes over in the 4th after Milroe's fumble

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BOWL BONANZA!

Bowl takeaways: Michigan sets aside heartbreak with OT win over Bama

Breaking down all the bowl action on the field -- and the often more entertaining postgame celebrations.

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TRANSFER PORTAL

The best QBs in the transfer portal: DJU and KJ Jefferson find their landing spots

Let's rank the top available signal-callers in the transfer portal. No. 1 is a former five-star recruit. The others have starting experience.

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How Cam Ward declaring for NFL draft affects other portal QBs

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