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Top 25 takeaways: A committee quandary and a Heisman slip

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Ohio State and Penn State are setting up for quite the potential problem for the College Football Playoff selection committee. The second-ranked Buckeyes and No. 8 Nittany Lions each won Saturday, sending Penn State to the Big Ten championship game as East Division winners and Ohio State into wait-and-see mode. Both teams look playoff worthy for now. The other race that changed on rivalry Saturday was the one for the Heisman Trophy. And, oh, Texas and LSU hired new coaches,…

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Winners and losers of Gators game switch to LSU

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So the Gators will be playing at LSU after all. Despite a firm assurance the game would only be played in The Swamp, Florida will be traveling in the direction of a real swamp in Louisiana. It has been an acrimonious two weeks between two of the SEC’s top programs. If a detailed account described in a Fox Sports publication called Outkick the Coverage accurately describes the last 10 days, Florida does not come off well. It details LSU providing…

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Playing Gators vs. LSU last Sunday better than current choices

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For those who think the Florida Gators wanted to use Hurricane Matthew as an excuse to avoid playing LSU last weekend, think again. Despite dealing with injuries, the Florida program would hotly deny they were reluctant to literally tackle the Tigers. Some pundits, and many in Tiger Nation, believe Florida’s actions reveal a fear of playing LSU right now. After all, LSU made two offers to play the game, including moving the game to their cozy confines. To his credit,…

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