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Miami seeks to end long bowl losing streak in Russell Athletic Bowl

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The Russell Athletic Bowl, one of three to be played in Orlando, features two well-known football programs. The five-time national champion Miami Hurricanes of the ACC, will face the West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big 12, ranked 14th in the number of all-time victories in major college football. The 2016 Hurricanes can be entertaining, but do not resemble the speedy – and brash – teams that won five titles between 1983 and 2001. Miami fans will swear to this day…

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Navy, Western Michigan could put bowls on hold if CFP waits

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No. 13 Western Michigan and No. 20 Navy could put a bunch of bowls on hold, depending on what the College Football Playoff selection committee thinks of their performances this weekend. If Navy is in position to earn a spot in a major bowl game when the rankings and semifinal pairings are set Sunday, the 12-person committee will wait a week for Navy to play Army to make a final call on where the Midshipmen should be ranked. Navy (9-2)…

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USF crashes AP Top 25; Seminoles 12th, Gators 15th

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For the first time in several weeks, three Florida teams are in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. Florida and Florida State have been included every week, but now the South Florida Bulls have joined the club. USF is the 24th ranked team in the country according to AP. With Saturday’s victory over Central Florida, the Bulls finished the season at 10-2. The 10 wins are the most in a season in USF history and the Bulls are ranked in…

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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Ohio State survives, Pac 12 title up for grabs

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No. 2 Ohio State took care of its business (AP) — barely – before Michigan week, and No. 21 Florida settled some SEC business in Death Valley. Week 12 of the season set the stage for some high stakes games in Week 13 and very well might have ended any drama about what will happen next in Austin, Texas. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from the rarest of Saturdays in college football: One that included a Kansas victory. 1. Weekly Charlie…

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Week 12 preview: Oklahoma vs. West Va. has playoff implications

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With last week’s utter chaos in the top four still fresh in everyone’s mind, the penultimate week of college football’s regular season is setting up to be a little more sedate. After No. 3 Louisville’s loss to Houston on Thursday, most of the other teams in the top 10 are highly favored before a hefty helping of rivalry games next week. Here are some things you need know about Week 12: BEST GAME No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 10 West…

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Week 10 preview: Big 10 battle; Leonard Fournette, LSU face Alabama

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The first weekend of action since the first College Football Playoff rankings have been released features what is usually among the most anticipated games yearly in the Southeastern Conference (No. 1 Alabama at No. 15 LSU) and what could be an elimination game in the Big Ten between No. 9 Nebraska and No. 6 Ohio State. As the calendar switches to the stretch run in November, here are some things you need to know about Week 10 of the college…

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FSU focuses on problems ahead vs USF

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The last time Florida State lost a game by 30-plus points, it had an entire offseason to get over it. The Seminoles don’t have that luxury this time. Just about 48 hours after the 63-20 beating at Louisville , coach Jimbo Fisher was trying to move past being shell shock and address the glaring problems as his 13th-ranked Seminoles prepare for Saturday’s game at South Florida. “Ranting and raving and yelling isn’t going to do anything right now,” Fisher said,…

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