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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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Gators vault to 13th in AP Top 25; Seminoles up to 15th

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Voters in the Associated Press Top 25 poll were impressed by Florida’s unexpected win at LSU on Saturday. The Gators’ 16-10 victory fueled their surge from the 21st position to No. 13 in this week’s poll. The Gators climbed over four teams who won on Saturday, including Florida State. The Seminoles moved up from the 17th to the 15th slot following their impressive 45-14 win at Syracuse. Florida will travel to Tallahassee Saturday to face the Seminoles. Alabama was again a unanimous selection…

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ACC, ESPN to launch ACC Network in 2019

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The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the network has not been formally announced by ESPN or the ACC. The launch of the network will be discussed this week when the ACC holds its preseason…

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Tournament Selection Committee overrated the Pac 12

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One week ago the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee, to no one’s surprise, awarded seven bids to the ACC, Big 12 and Big 10 Conference. It did come as a surprise to some when the Pac 12 was awarded seven slots as well. While the other leagues suffered an upset here or there, the Pac 12 went down in flames. When Oregon takes the court Sunday night against St. Joseph’s, the Ducks will be the sole representative of the Pac 12.…

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Christian McCaffrey’s performance for the ages leads Stanford

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Christian McCaffrey may or may not win the Heisman Trophy, but his performance in the Pac 12 Championship Game on Saturday will almost certainly earn him an invitation to the awards presentation. His running, receiving, passing and kick returning are the main reason why his Stanford Cardinal beat the Southern California Trojans, 41-22. The victory gave Stanford its third title in the past four seasons. McCaffrey, the son of former NFL star Ed McCaffrey, rushed for 207 yards and a…

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Clemson tops AP Top 25; FSU up to 10, UF down to 18

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The Clemson Tigers tightened their hold on the top spot in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll. Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa and Michigan State round out the top 5. Clemson earned 53 of the 61 first place votes with the Crimson Tide collecting the other eight. After Florida State’s 27-2 victory over Florida, the Seminoles moved into the 10th position. The Gators dropped from No. 10 to No. 18. Oklahoma’s rise coincides with its climb in the playoff rankings. The…

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Title hopes on line for some, rivalries on tap for others

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For many, it’s all about the playoffs. Who’s in? Who’s out? Will a Big 12 team make it? What’s up with Michigan State-Ohio State? Well, when it comes to some of college football’s most cherished rivalries, let’s take a national title break. There are a few games Saturday offering something else: braggin’ rights – and trophies! So while Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame try to maintain their spots in the College Football Playoff ranking, here’s a look at…

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