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Penn State makes case for playoffs; Florida bowls nearly set

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With Penn State’s thrilling 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game on Saturday, the controversy over who gets the fourth spot in the College Football Playoffs (CFP) has already begun. While the four teams will be announced on Sunday, the debate will linger through the new year, no matter what happens. Most are expecting the Nittany Lions (11-2) to head to the Rose Bowl to face Colorado with Wisconsin playing in the Cotton Bowl against Western…

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Two huge college football showdowns on tap Saturday

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Saturday’s college football schedule is short on marquee matchups and high-stakes showdowns. Of course, the Florida teams have important games on Saturday, but outside of the state, only two games are generating national interest. Even casual fans are pointing toward the huge showdown at Clemson between the fifth-ranked Tigers and the third-ranked Louisville Cardinals. This is the ABC prime-time game for good reason. Not that long ago, the winner of the FSU-Clemson game was a virtual lock for representing the…

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Clemson tops CFP rankings; FSU jumps to 9th

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The Clemson Tigers continue to lead the College Football Playoff rankings according to the CFP Selection Committee. The next-to-last top 25 was released Tuesday evening. Alabama maintained their spot at No. 2, while Oklahoma, Iowa and Michigan State all held their positions of 3 through 5, respectively. Ohio State climbed back to No. 6 after their impressive road rout of No. 15 Michigan on Saturday. Florida State is back in the top 10, climbing 5 spots to earn the No.…

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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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