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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma upset; Miami over FSU, finally

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Four of the top five teams in the country kicked off their games at noon Eastern on Saturday, which suggests that all were expected to roll. No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Georgia all did just that. Then there was No. 3 Oklahoma. The Sooners and Iowa State provided some early drama and the first really big upset of the season. Then No. 13 Miami and Florida State played another classic, with the Hurricanes finally getting some…

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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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In college football playoffs, it’s Nick Saban and Pips again

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The trophy is his. All he has to do is pick it up and take it home. For Nick Saban, that always seems to be Saban, the head coach at Alabama — the Bear de jour, so to speak — is two wins away. Just two. All he has to do is beat Michigan State tonight, then beat the winner of the Oklahoma–Clemson game. Any other result will feel like an upset. Again. Such are expectations. It’s Saban and the Pips. Every…

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