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AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

The Tar Heels catch a breather this week with their only game Sunday against Wofford.

Then comes another big showdown against sixth-ranked Gonzaga next week.

“We got to try to get better later this week,” Williams said.

Dayton continued its move up the rankings after its run to the Maui Invitational title game, moving up

Many schools have a light week because of final exams, but some big games are on the docket.

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Neil Young Has a Cow; News Bites

"Rankings of Farm Aid from various charity watchers run the gamut," Kirk e-mailed me.

When Federated Department Stores announced last week that the Marshall Field's name would vanish in favor

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O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

When the major new Top 25 rankings come out Monday, DePaul won't be listed.

74-69 loss on Sunday, bringing them to 9-1 instead of 10-0, will likely keep them out of the Top 25 rankings

this week.

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Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee’s rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee’s six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

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Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

In Week 13, the Philadelphia Eagles were beneficiaries of a Dallas Cowboys loss on Thanksgiving, and

Once again in Week 14, the Cowboys lost in a Thursday night game, and the Birds will have another chance

It would be easy to just skip the rooting guide this week, but unfortunately, my OCD will not allow that

If you're on board with those rankings, here are the ideal winners of each game this week:

This week, it's mainly a look at playoff scenarios vs. draft position...

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College Football Playoff: Will Ohio State be No. 1 seed, where are LSU and Clemson?

The CFP committee has declared it looks at a clean sheet of paper each week to determine who should be

The overall rankings will also help determine which teams will go to New Years Six bowl games and how

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Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Burrow passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the 50-7 thrashing of Texas A&M last week, the third

fourth and second-lowest total in the nation respectively—and the 52-7 hammering of Georgia Tech last week

This obviously will be the ultimate test," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in his press conference this week

The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the CFP rankings, just ahead of Utah, Oklahoma and

conference games and will be without wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who underwent ankle surgery last week

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Auburn freshman named "Bo" wrecked the College Football Playoff in 2019, but not Jackson

Should Oregon have won that game in Week 1 when they were favored, and the Ducks lost just one game this

Had Alabama won beaten Auburn, they would have most likely stayed pat at No. 5 in the rankings—ahead

He'll win a championship—I told you that this week—before he gets out of here," Malzahn said after the

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Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

season, the final reckoning for all but four teams arrives this weekend in the shape of Championship Week

The top four in the CFP rankings remained unchanged on Tuesday, with Ohio State topping the table for

the second consecutive week ahead of LSU, and Clemson and Georgia at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Championship Week.

Championship Week kicks off on Friday, December 6 when Utah and Oregon go head-to-head for the Pac-12

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

Here are Derrick Gunn's five matchups to watch for Week 14 of the NFL season.

Eagles fall even further in our latest power rankings

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Fields, who wore a knee brace against Michigan last week, aggravated a sprained medial collateral ligament

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

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Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

Here's where people around the country have the Birds ranked after the 13th week of the 2019 regular

#JimmySays: The Eagles are somehow favored by 8.5 against the Giants this week.

#JimmySays: The Eagles were 17th in CBS' power rankings last week, and moved up a spot after losing to

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

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Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total entering Tuesday

Montreal Canadiens: An absolutely brutal week exposed a lot of issues the Canadiens already knew about

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total…

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Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Seattle’s playoff positioning, team statistical rankings and some interesting snap counts and what they

That ties a team low under coach Pete Carroll, last achieved, well, actually not all that far back — week

43 — Snaps played by Jadeveon Clowney, despite having been out or limited last week while dealing with

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Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Washington (6-1) Last week: 2 Result: Beat South Dakota 75-55 Next up: vs.

(Yes, we used that line last week. Remains valid.)

Utah (5-2) Last week: 10 Results: Beat UC Davis 77-73 Next up: vs.

as the bottom doesn’t bottom, the conference should avoid entanglement in the lower half of the NET rankings

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Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Oklahoma is No. 7 in the CFP rankings, Baylor is ninth.

But that’s not even a topic of conversation for Rhule with his players this week.

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Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

Earlier in the week, the Terrapins beat Notre Dame, 72-51.

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

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Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Week 14 of the NFL season reshuffled the pack yet again as far as the race for the playoffs is concerned

Both teams are 8-5 and they meet in Tennessee in Week 15 and in Houston in Week 17, with both games likely

A win against the Jets in Week 17, however, should just about be enough for the Bills.

team to have secured a playoff spot but their loss to the 49ers saw them slip down to the third in the rankings

as it could leapfrog the 49ers with a win over San Francisco at home in Week 17.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Niles North (7-1) also won at Deerfield this past week.

Quite a week for the Vikings.

no shame in losing at home to a very talented Hillcrest team, but it knocks the Spartans out of the rankings

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College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Ohio State had been No. 1 last week in the committee’s rankings, but the slipped to No. 2 after coming

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How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

As the graphic below provided by Statista shows, Ohio State retained top spot in Week 14.

The Buckeyes debuted at No. 1 in the inaugural CFP rankings of the season but slid down a spot after

LSU defeated Alabama on November 9, before returning to the top pile in Week 13.

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Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Take issue with that criteria itself, but the four teams at the top of the rankings Sunday morning fit

At this point, we see no plausible way for the Utes to remain high enough in the committee rankings to

When the rankings are released Sunday morning, we expect to see Oregon in the No. 8-10 range and Utah

The day and week ahead …

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Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

defensive coordinator at the time, objected to any generalizing of the Pac-12 when asked about it after Week

He also mentioned all the SEC teams’ losses that week, and concluded his defense of the conference by

But as of now, no school from the Pac-12 is among 24/7 sports’ top 10 teams in the recruiting rankings

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For L.S.U., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

Those who have voted in the weekly polls again have L.S.U. atop the rankings by a wide margin over Ohio

But when the rankings that matter were released on Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection

committee had the Buckeyes in front for the second consecutive week, followed by L.S.U., Clemson and

And Baylor’s best win is over Oklahoma State, which is 25th in the playoff rankings.

In its initial rankings, Clemson was placed fifth — one spot behind Penn State, which was also undefeated

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Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week

ve got a full breakdown, with wagering insight from handicapper Raphael Esparza, in the picks of the week

Dec. 16: NCAA’s NET rankings/team sheets made public Dec. 18: Football early-signing window opens

This week, the conference announced the additional matchups: One home and one away for each team, and

newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week

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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

You cannot draw a direct line between recruiting rankings and on-field success — too many variables exist

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Here are my latest NFC power rankings

2. 49ers (10-2) Last week: 1 There's no shame in the 49ers' losing to the Ravens last week.

Falcons (3-9) Last week: 12 After winning their first two games back from the bye week, the Falcons have

Giants (2-10) Last week: 16  The Giants got torched by the Packers last week and now rookie Daniel Jones

The Eagles dropped again in our NFC power rankings after their loss Sunday to the lowly Dolphins.

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

Ohio State, LSU, and Clemson, the three remaining undefeated teams, have kept the same CFP rankings as

last week, with the Buckeyes as the No. 1 team followed by LSU in second and Clemson in third.

The only difference in rankings in the AP poll compared to the CFP is a swap for the first and second

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Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Last week: Beat New England 28-22.

Statistical rankings: Offense — Eighth in yards (372.8) and eighth in scoring (24.4).

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Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

The final rankings to set the pairings for the national semifinals come out Sunday after each FBS conference

championship game Saturday; Oklahoma-Baylor in the Big 12 championship Saturday; and Utah-Oregon — 13th this week

Mullens, the athletic director at Oregon, said the most vigorous debate among the 13-member panel this week

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

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Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

The top-seeded Saints won at Seattle in Week 3 (without Drew Brees by the way).

ESPN’s Power Rankings have Seattle at No. 5, below the 49ers.

Read full article: Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here...→
Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

'œThese rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions

In announcing last week it was getting out of the charter school business, the former property owner

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Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Utah (11-1/8-1) Last week: 1 Results: Beat Colorado 45-15 Next up: vs.

Oregon (Friday in Santa Clara) Comment: Thus far, the playoff rankings haven’t much mattered to the Utes

Oregon (10-2/8-1) Last week: 2 Results: Beat Oregon State 24-10 Next up: vs.

Every week for two years, on the edge.

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Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

routing then-No. 4 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and breezing past Pittsburgh over the past week

San Diego State joined the rankings at No. 25.

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5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

England on the schedule has actually been a chance for those beleaguered defensive units to boost their rankings

Maybe he’ll get his chance next week.

The Bengals, after all, began this week as the NFL’s worst rushing defense.

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Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee's rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee's six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

Clemson's only game against teams that made the committee's final rankings was its 62-17 victory Saturday

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My AP top-25 ballot: No change at the top with LSU and Ohio State; Oregon rises while Utah falls

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soon.

AP All-American ballot was submitted this morning and will be available on the Hotline later in the week

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soo…

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Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Here’s a look at the rest of the NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 14:

Why else would the league flex their Week 15 game with the Steelers?

Tampa Bay (5-7) – Signs of progress last week.

They combined for 228 yards and 3 TDs last week.

Ranking the NFL’s 32 teams heading into Week 14

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Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

"They love the challenge of preparing every single week. So for us, this is the next goal."

graphic provided by Statista shows, the Tigers remained at No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings

for the third consecutive week on Tuesday and bar a colossal upset on Saturday, they are all but guaranteed

"But the way we got to 12-0 is focusing on the task at hand and that's the way it'll be this week, just

regular season, after snapping a 15-year losing streak against Virginia Tech with a 39-30 win last week

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Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

It’s my job to speak the truth and stand up for this program when it’s necessary,” Swinney said this week

Virginia won its championship berth last week by ending a 15-game losing streak to rival Virginia Tech

STATE (-6½) over Louisiana-Lafayette: The Mountaineers (11-1) have climbed to No. 21 in the latest rankings

Cincinnati (+9¹/₂) over MEMPHIS: The Bearcats’ nine-game winning streak just ended last week in a 10-

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Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Bloomberg entered the crowded primary field last month amid fears within Democrat rankings that former

Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) departure this week from the race to attack Bloomberg.

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Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Half of the men’s spots (and eight for the women) will be determined by this year’s rankings in the World

Olympic spots at the season-ending Maui Pro this week.

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Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

an October incident, removed him from the department’s top spot but then simply sent him back a few rankings

“But it’s my expectation he’ll be off CPD payrolls by the end of this week,” said Lightfoot.

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received another boost with Tuesday’s selection committee rankings

Utah’s path into the playoff is obvious: Finish in the top four of the selection committee rankings.

If the Utes lose, their fate would depend on results elsewhere and how far they would drop in the rankings

With a third loss, the Ducks would drop too far in the rankings to meet the at-large criteria.

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Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Needs to tidy up turnovers to move up the rankings.

the second round of out of Missouri, Lock defeated the Chargers, 23-20, in his first NFL start last week

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Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

Though Alabama defeated MSU 38-7, the team dropped out of the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings

the next week and went on to lose to in-state rival Auburn 48-45 in the Iron Bowl.

With two losses, and Alabama unable to play for an SEC conference title this week, the team has no chance

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Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien review the Thanksgiving week storylines, including six teams that

Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen break down a wild week of action, from the Mid-Suburban League to

No Shot Clock, the Chicago high school basketball podcast, breaks down the first week of the season and

The rankings are revealed and we go in-depth on each team, starting with No. 1 all the way down to No

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AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

The Tar Heels catch a breather this week with their only game Sunday against Wofford.

Then comes another big showdown against sixth-ranked Gonzaga next week.

“We got to try to get better later this week,” Williams said.

Dayton continued its move up the rankings after its run to the Maui Invitational title game, moving up

Many schools have a light week because of final exams, but some big games are on the docket.

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Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

routing then-No. 4 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and breezing past Pittsburgh over the past week

San Diego State joined the rankings at No. 25.

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Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Week 14 of the NFL season reshuffled the pack yet again as far as the race for the playoffs is concerned

Both teams are 8-5 and they meet in Tennessee in Week 15 and in Houston in Week 17, with both games likely

A win against the Jets in Week 17, however, should just about be enough for the Bills.

team to have secured a playoff spot but their loss to the 49ers saw them slip down to the third in the rankings

as it could leapfrog the 49ers with a win over San Francisco at home in Week 17.

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O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

When the major new Top 25 rankings come out Monday, DePaul won't be listed.

74-69 loss on Sunday, bringing them to 9-1 instead of 10-0, will likely keep them out of the Top 25 rankings

this week.

Read full article: O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt fr...→
Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee's rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee's six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

Clemson's only game against teams that made the committee's final rankings was its 62-17 victory Saturday

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College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Ohio State had been No. 1 last week in the committee’s rankings, but the slipped to No. 2 after coming

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Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

In Week 13, the Philadelphia Eagles were beneficiaries of a Dallas Cowboys loss on Thanksgiving, and

Once again in Week 14, the Cowboys lost in a Thursday night game, and the Birds will have another chance

It would be easy to just skip the rooting guide this week, but unfortunately, my OCD will not allow that

If you're on board with those rankings, here are the ideal winners of each game this week:

This week, it's mainly a look at playoff scenarios vs. draft position...

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Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Here’s a look at the rest of the NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 14:

Why else would the league flex their Week 15 game with the Steelers?

Tampa Bay (5-7) – Signs of progress last week.

They combined for 228 yards and 3 TDs last week.

Ranking the NFL’s 32 teams heading into Week 14

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Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Take issue with that criteria itself, but the four teams at the top of the rankings Sunday morning fit

At this point, we see no plausible way for the Utes to remain high enough in the committee rankings to

When the rankings are released Sunday morning, we expect to see Oregon in the No. 8-10 range and Utah

The day and week ahead …

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Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

"They love the challenge of preparing every single week. So for us, this is the next goal."

graphic provided by Statista shows, the Tigers remained at No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings

for the third consecutive week on Tuesday and bar a colossal upset on Saturday, they are all but guaranteed

"But the way we got to 12-0 is focusing on the task at hand and that's the way it'll be this week, just

regular season, after snapping a 15-year losing streak against Virginia Tech with a 39-30 win last week

Read full article: Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in t...→
For L.S.U., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

Those who have voted in the weekly polls again have L.S.U. atop the rankings by a wide margin over Ohio

But when the rankings that matter were released on Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection

committee had the Buckeyes in front for the second consecutive week, followed by L.S.U., Clemson and

And Baylor’s best win is over Oklahoma State, which is 25th in the playoff rankings.

In its initial rankings, Clemson was placed fifth — one spot behind Penn State, which was also undefeated

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Auburn freshman named "Bo" wrecked the College Football Playoff in 2019, but not Jackson

Should Oregon have won that game in Week 1 when they were favored, and the Ducks lost just one game this

Had Alabama won beaten Auburn, they would have most likely stayed pat at No. 5 in the rankings—ahead

He'll win a championship—I told you that this week—before he gets out of here," Malzahn said after the

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Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Bloomberg entered the crowded primary field last month amid fears within Democrat rankings that former

Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) departure this week from the race to attack Bloomberg.

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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

You cannot draw a direct line between recruiting rankings and on-field success — too many variables exist

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

Here are Derrick Gunn's five matchups to watch for Week 14 of the NFL season.

Eagles fall even further in our latest power rankings

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Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

an October incident, removed him from the department’s top spot but then simply sent him back a few rankings

“But it’s my expectation he’ll be off CPD payrolls by the end of this week,” said Lightfoot.

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

Ohio State, LSU, and Clemson, the three remaining undefeated teams, have kept the same CFP rankings as

last week, with the Buckeyes as the No. 1 team followed by LSU in second and Clemson in third.

The only difference in rankings in the AP poll compared to the CFP is a swap for the first and second

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Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

Here's where people around the country have the Birds ranked after the 13th week of the 2019 regular

#JimmySays: The Eagles are somehow favored by 8.5 against the Giants this week.

#JimmySays: The Eagles were 17th in CBS' power rankings last week, and moved up a spot after losing to

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

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Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Needs to tidy up turnovers to move up the rankings.

the second round of out of Missouri, Lock defeated the Chargers, 23-20, in his first NFL start last week

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Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

The final rankings to set the pairings for the national semifinals come out Sunday after each FBS conference

championship game Saturday; Oklahoma-Baylor in the Big 12 championship Saturday; and Utah-Oregon — 13th this week

Mullens, the athletic director at Oregon, said the most vigorous debate among the 13-member panel this week

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

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Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Seattle’s playoff positioning, team statistical rankings and some interesting snap counts and what they

That ties a team low under coach Pete Carroll, last achieved, well, actually not all that far back — week

43 — Snaps played by Jadeveon Clowney, despite having been out or limited last week while dealing with

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ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

Though Alabama defeated MSU 38-7, the team dropped out of the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings

the next week and went on to lose to in-state rival Auburn 48-45 in the Iron Bowl.

With two losses, and Alabama unable to play for an SEC conference title this week, the team has no chance

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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

'œThese rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions

In announcing last week it was getting out of the charter school business, the former property owner

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Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Oklahoma is No. 7 in the CFP rankings, Baylor is ninth.

But that’s not even a topic of conversation for Rhule with his players this week.

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Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

Earlier in the week, the Terrapins beat Notre Dame, 72-51.

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

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Neil Young Has a Cow; News Bites

"Rankings of Farm Aid from various charity watchers run the gamut," Kirk e-mailed me.

When Federated Department Stores announced last week that the Marshall Field's name would vanish in favor

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5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

England on the schedule has actually been a chance for those beleaguered defensive units to boost their rankings

Maybe he’ll get his chance next week.

The Bengals, after all, began this week as the NFL’s worst rushing defense.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Niles North (7-1) also won at Deerfield this past week.

Quite a week for the Vikings.

no shame in losing at home to a very talented Hillcrest team, but it knocks the Spartans out of the rankings

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Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee’s rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee’s six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

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My AP top-25 ballot: No change at the top with LSU and Ohio State; Oregon rises while Utah falls

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soon.

AP All-American ballot was submitted this morning and will be available on the Hotline later in the week

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soo…

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How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

As the graphic below provided by Statista shows, Ohio State retained top spot in Week 14.

The Buckeyes debuted at No. 1 in the inaugural CFP rankings of the season but slid down a spot after

LSU defeated Alabama on November 9, before returning to the top pile in Week 13.

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College Football Playoff: Will Ohio State be No. 1 seed, where are LSU and Clemson?

The CFP committee has declared it looks at a clean sheet of paper each week to determine who should be

The overall rankings will also help determine which teams will go to New Years Six bowl games and how

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Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

defensive coordinator at the time, objected to any generalizing of the Pac-12 when asked about it after Week

He also mentioned all the SEC teams’ losses that week, and concluded his defense of the conference by

But as of now, no school from the Pac-12 is among 24/7 sports’ top 10 teams in the recruiting rankings

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Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Burrow passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the 50-7 thrashing of Texas A&M last week, the third

fourth and second-lowest total in the nation respectively—and the 52-7 hammering of Georgia Tech last week

This obviously will be the ultimate test," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in his press conference this week

The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the CFP rankings, just ahead of Utah, Oklahoma and

conference games and will be without wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who underwent ankle surgery last week

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Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

It’s my job to speak the truth and stand up for this program when it’s necessary,” Swinney said this week

Virginia won its championship berth last week by ending a 15-game losing streak to rival Virginia Tech

STATE (-6½) over Louisiana-Lafayette: The Mountaineers (11-1) have climbed to No. 21 in the latest rankings

Cincinnati (+9¹/₂) over MEMPHIS: The Bearcats’ nine-game winning streak just ended last week in a 10-

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Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week

ve got a full breakdown, with wagering insight from handicapper Raphael Esparza, in the picks of the week

Dec. 16: NCAA’s NET rankings/team sheets made public Dec. 18: Football early-signing window opens

This week, the conference announced the additional matchups: One home and one away for each team, and

newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week

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Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

season, the final reckoning for all but four teams arrives this weekend in the shape of Championship Week

The top four in the CFP rankings remained unchanged on Tuesday, with Ohio State topping the table for

the second consecutive week ahead of LSU, and Clemson and Georgia at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Championship Week.

Championship Week kicks off on Friday, December 6 when Utah and Oregon go head-to-head for the Pac-12

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Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Half of the men’s spots (and eight for the women) will be determined by this year’s rankings in the World

Olympic spots at the season-ending Maui Pro this week.

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Here are my latest NFC power rankings

2. 49ers (10-2) Last week: 1 There's no shame in the 49ers' losing to the Ravens last week.

Falcons (3-9) Last week: 12 After winning their first two games back from the bye week, the Falcons have

Giants (2-10) Last week: 16  The Giants got torched by the Packers last week and now rookie Daniel Jones

The Eagles dropped again in our NFC power rankings after their loss Sunday to the lowly Dolphins.

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Fields, who wore a knee brace against Michigan last week, aggravated a sprained medial collateral ligament

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received another boost with Tuesday’s selection committee rankings

Utah’s path into the playoff is obvious: Finish in the top four of the selection committee rankings.

If the Utes lose, their fate would depend on results elsewhere and how far they would drop in the rankings

With a third loss, the Ducks would drop too far in the rankings to meet the at-large criteria.

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Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Last week: Beat New England 28-22.

Statistical rankings: Offense — Eighth in yards (372.8) and eighth in scoring (24.4).

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Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total entering Tuesday

Montreal Canadiens: An absolutely brutal week exposed a lot of issues the Canadiens already knew about

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total…

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Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

The top-seeded Saints won at Seattle in Week 3 (without Drew Brees by the way).

ESPN’s Power Rankings have Seattle at No. 5, below the 49ers.

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Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Washington (6-1) Last week: 2 Result: Beat South Dakota 75-55 Next up: vs.

(Yes, we used that line last week. Remains valid.)

Utah (5-2) Last week: 10 Results: Beat UC Davis 77-73 Next up: vs.

as the bottom doesn’t bottom, the conference should avoid entanglement in the lower half of the NET rankings

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Follow Chicago Sun-Times online:

Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien review the Thanksgiving week storylines, including six teams that

Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen break down a wild week of action, from the Mid-Suburban League to

No Shot Clock, the Chicago high school basketball podcast, breaks down the first week of the season and

The rankings are revealed and we go in-depth on each team, starting with No. 1 all the way down to No

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Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Utah (11-1/8-1) Last week: 1 Results: Beat Colorado 45-15 Next up: vs.

Oregon (Friday in Santa Clara) Comment: Thus far, the playoff rankings haven’t much mattered to the Utes

Oregon (10-2/8-1) Last week: 2 Results: Beat Oregon State 24-10 Next up: vs.

Every week for two years, on the edge.

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AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

AP men’s college basketball poll: CU Buffs drop to No. 24 after loss to Kansas

The Tar Heels catch a breather this week with their only game Sunday against Wofford.

Then comes another big showdown against sixth-ranked Gonzaga next week.

“We got to try to get better later this week,” Williams said.

Dayton continued its move up the rankings after its run to the Maui Invitational title game, moving up

Many schools have a light week because of final exams, but some big games are on the docket.

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Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Ohio State leapfrogs Maryland in AP basketball poll, Virginia slips

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

Earlier in the week, the Terrapins beat Notre Dame, 72-51.

Big Ten rival Ohio State jumped to third in the rankings from No. 6, pushing Maryland down one spot to

No. 4 this week.

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Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Michigan at No. 5, Michigan State at No. 16 in latest AP Top 25 poll

routing then-No. 4 Michigan in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge and breezing past Pittsburgh over the past week

San Diego State joined the rankings at No. 25.

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Neil Young Has a Cow; News Bites

"Rankings of Farm Aid from various charity watchers run the gamut," Kirk e-mailed me.

When Federated Department Stores announced last week that the Marshall Field's name would vanish in favor

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Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Which teams make the NFL playoffs after Week 14?

Week 14 of the NFL season reshuffled the pack yet again as far as the race for the playoffs is concerned

Both teams are 8-5 and they meet in Tennessee in Week 15 and in Houston in Week 17, with both games likely

A win against the Jets in Week 17, however, should just about be enough for the Bills.

team to have secured a playoff spot but their loss to the 49ers saw them slip down to the third in the rankings

as it could leapfrog the 49ers with a win over San Francisco at home in Week 17.

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5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 23-16 loss to the Chiefs

England on the schedule has actually been a chance for those beleaguered defensive units to boost their rankings

Maybe he’ll get his chance next week.

The Bengals, after all, began this week as the NFL’s worst rushing defense.

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O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

O'Donnell: Recurring mistakes preempt frenzied close as DePaul unbeaten dream dies hard

When the major new Top 25 rankings come out Monday, DePaul won't be listed.

74-69 loss on Sunday, bringing them to 9-1 instead of 10-0, will likely keep them out of the Top 25 rankings

this week.

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Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Michael O’Brien’s Super 25 Chicago high school basketball rankings

Niles North (7-1) also won at Deerfield this past week.

Quite a week for the Vikings.

no shame in losing at home to a very talented Hillcrest team, but it knocks the Spartans out of the rankings

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Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Oklahoma to Face LSU in College Football Playoff Semifinal

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee's rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee's six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

Clemson's only game against teams that made the committee's final rankings was its 62-17 victory Saturday

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Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Playoff Showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson | Breitbart

Ohio State (13-0) had been atop the committee’s rankings last week, but the Buckeyes slipped to No. 2

the committee’s six weeks of ranking teams and chairman Rob Mullens said the debate was similar each week

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College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

College Football Playoff pairings: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Ohio State had been No. 1 last week in the committee’s rankings, but the slipped to No. 2 after coming

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My AP top-25 ballot: No change at the top with LSU and Ohio State; Oregon rises while Utah falls

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soon.

AP All-American ballot was submitted this morning and will be available on the Hotline later in the week

Ohio State deserved consideration, and could be No. 1 in the committee rankings due out soo…

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Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

Week 14 non-Eagles Sunday rooting guide

In Week 13, the Philadelphia Eagles were beneficiaries of a Dallas Cowboys loss on Thanksgiving, and

Once again in Week 14, the Cowboys lost in a Thursday night game, and the Birds will have another chance

It would be easy to just skip the rooting guide this week, but unfortunately, my OCD will not allow that

If you're on board with those rankings, here are the ideal winners of each game this week:

This week, it's mainly a look at playoff scenarios vs. draft position...

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How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

How to watch the College Football Playoff rankings selection show on Sunday

As the graphic below provided by Statista shows, Ohio State retained top spot in Week 14.

The Buckeyes debuted at No. 1 in the inaugural CFP rankings of the season but slid down a spot after

LSU defeated Alabama on November 9, before returning to the top pile in Week 13.

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Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Patriots slide down NFL Power Rankings in Week 14

Here’s a look at the rest of the NFL Power Rankings heading into Week 14:

Why else would the league flex their Week 15 game with the Steelers?

Tampa Bay (5-7) – Signs of progress last week.

They combined for 228 yards and 3 TDs last week.

Ranking the NFL’s 32 teams heading into Week 14

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College Football Playoff: Will Ohio State be No. 1 seed, where are LSU and Clemson?

The CFP committee has declared it looks at a clean sheet of paper each week to determine who should be

The overall rankings will also help determine which teams will go to New Years Six bowl games and how

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Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Saturday Night Five: The selection committee’s good fortune, Pac-12 bowl projections, and Utah’s expected slide

Take issue with that criteria itself, but the four teams at the top of the rankings Sunday morning fit

At this point, we see no plausible way for the Utes to remain high enough in the committee rankings to

When the rankings are released Sunday morning, we expect to see Oregon in the No. 8-10 range and Utah

The day and week ahead …

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Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

Gophers vs. Alabama? Signs point to Minnesota bowl against the gold standard

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

Utah’s loss shows there’s no end in sight to Pac-12 football’s plummet

defensive coordinator at the time, objected to any generalizing of the Pac-12 when asked about it after Week

He also mentioned all the SEC teams’ losses that week, and concluded his defense of the conference by

But as of now, no school from the Pac-12 is among 24/7 sports’ top 10 teams in the recruiting rankings

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Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

Where to watch Clemson vs. Virginia in the ACC Title Game

"They love the challenge of preparing every single week. So for us, this is the next goal."

graphic provided by Statista shows, the Tigers remained at No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings

for the third consecutive week on Tuesday and bar a colossal upset on Saturday, they are all but guaranteed

"But the way we got to 12-0 is focusing on the task at hand and that's the way it'll be this week, just

regular season, after snapping a 15-year losing streak against Virginia Tech with a 39-30 win last week

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Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Where to watch, live stream, LSU vs. Georgia in SEC Championship Game

Burrow passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the 50-7 thrashing of Texas A&M last week, the third

fourth and second-lowest total in the nation respectively—and the 52-7 hammering of Georgia Tech last week

This obviously will be the ultimate test," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in his press conference this week

The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked one-loss team in the CFP rankings, just ahead of Utah, Oklahoma and

conference games and will be without wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who underwent ankle surgery last week

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For L.S.U., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

., a Lot of Love in Polls, Not So Much in Playoff Rankings

Those who have voted in the weekly polls again have L.S.U. atop the rankings by a wide margin over Ohio

But when the rankings that matter were released on Tuesday night, the College Football Playoff selection

committee had the Buckeyes in front for the second consecutive week, followed by L.S.U., Clemson and

And Baylor’s best win is over Oklahoma State, which is 25th in the playoff rankings.

In its initial rankings, Clemson was placed fifth — one spot behind Penn State, which was also undefeated

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Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

Clemson vs. Virginia prediction, line: Dabo Swinney’s nonsense won’t stop Tigers

It’s my job to speak the truth and stand up for this program when it’s necessary,” Swinney said this week

Virginia won its championship berth last week by ending a 15-game losing streak to rival Virginia Tech

STATE (-6½) over Louisiana-Lafayette: The Mountaineers (11-1) have climbed to No. 21 in the latest rankings

Cincinnati (+9¹/₂) over MEMPHIS: The Bearcats’ nine-game winning streak just ended last week in a 10-

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Auburn freshman named "Bo" wrecked the College Football Playoff in 2019, but not Jackson

Should Oregon have won that game in Week 1 when they were favored, and the Ducks lost just one game this

Had Alabama won beaten Auburn, they would have most likely stayed pat at No. 5 in the rankings—ahead

He'll win a championship—I told you that this week—before he gets out of here," Malzahn said after the

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Hotline newsletter: Key staffer departs, expanded CFP worth half a billion, the Helton miscalculation

newsletter is published each Monday-Wednesday-Friday during the college sports season (and twice-a-week

ve got a full breakdown, with wagering insight from handicapper Raphael Esparza, in the picks of the week

Dec. 16: NCAA’s NET rankings/team sheets made public Dec. 18: Football early-signing window opens

This week, the conference announced the additional matchups: One home and one away for each team, and

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Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Michael Bloomberg Dismisses 2020 Dems: 'Trump Would Eat Them Up'

Bloomberg entered the crowded primary field last month amid fears within Democrat rankings that former

Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) departure this week from the race to attack Bloomberg.

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Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

Where to watch college football Championship Games this weekend

season, the final reckoning for all but four teams arrives this weekend in the shape of Championship Week

The top four in the CFP rankings remained unchanged on Tuesday, with Ohio State topping the table for

the second consecutive week ahead of LSU, and Clemson and Georgia at No. 3 and No. 4 respectively.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Championship Week.

Championship Week kicks off on Friday, December 6 when Utah and Oregon go head-to-head for the Pac-12

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USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

USC retains Clay Helton: The Trojans giveth (to the Pac-12), and the Trojans taketh away

You cannot draw a direct line between recruiting rankings and on-field success — too many variables exist

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Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Kelly Slater Wants to Surf in the Olympics. His Neighbor Is in the Way.

Half of the men’s spots (and eight for the women) will be determined by this year’s rankings in the World

Olympic spots at the season-ending Maui Pro this week.

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NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

NFL Week 14 Schedule: Derrick Gunn's 5 Games to Watch

Here are Derrick Gunn's five matchups to watch for Week 14 of the NFL season.

Eagles fall even further in our latest power rankings

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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Week 14 NFL Power Rankings: Eagles Continue to Tumble in NFC

Here are my latest NFC power rankings

2. 49ers (10-2) Last week: 1 There's no shame in the 49ers' losing to the Ravens last week.

Falcons (3-9) Last week: 12 After winning their first two games back from the bye week, the Falcons have

Giants (2-10) Last week: 16  The Giants got torched by the Packers last week and now rookie Daniel Jones

The Eagles dropped again in our NFC power rankings after their loss Sunday to the lowly Dolphins.

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Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

Eddie Johnson Remains On CPD Payroll; His Firing Was Technically A Demotion, Attorney Says

an October incident, removed him from the department’s top spot but then simply sent him back a few rankings

“But it’s my expectation he’ll be off CPD payrolls by the end of this week,” said Lightfoot.

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Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Ohio State's Justin Fields vows to play Big Ten title game despite injury: 'I don't care how much it hurts'

Fields, who wore a knee brace against Michigan last week, aggravated a sprained medial collateral ligament

Ohio State is also the top team in the latest College Football Playoff rankings.

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College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

College Football Playoff odds: Where Top Four teams stand after latest rankings

The first week of December marks the end of the college football regular season and the beginning of

It also provides new rankings for the College Football Playoff (CFP) and Associated Press poll, leading

Ohio State, LSU, and Clemson, the three remaining undefeated teams, have kept the same CFP rankings as

last week, with the Buckeyes as the No. 1 team followed by LSU in second and Clemson in third.

The only difference in rankings in the AP poll compared to the CFP is a swap for the first and second

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Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

Bowl projections: On committee love for Utah and New Year’s Six cash for the Pac-12 (how the money flows)

dominated the Pac-12’s postseason discussion and received another boost with Tuesday’s selection committee rankings

Utah’s path into the playoff is obvious: Finish in the top four of the selection committee rankings.

If the Utes lose, their fate would depend on results elsewhere and how far they would drop in the rankings

With a third loss, the Ducks would drop too far in the rankings to meet the at-large criteria.

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Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 14

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

Here's where people around the country have the Birds ranked after the 13th week of the 2019 regular

#JimmySays: The Eagles are somehow favored by 8.5 against the Giants this week.

#JimmySays: The Eagles were 17th in CBS' power rankings last week, and moved up a spot after losing to

Are power rankings completely dumb and meaningless? Yes. Yes, they are.

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Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Texans Scouting Report: Houston has won 4 of last 5 to take lead in AFC South

Last week: Beat New England 28-22.

Statistical rankings: Offense — Eighth in yards (372.8) and eighth in scoring (24.4).

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Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Ranking NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks from best to worst

Needs to tidy up turnovers to move up the rankings.

the second round of out of Missouri, Lock defeated the Chargers, 23-20, in his first NFL start last week

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Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

Bruins rise back to the top of NHL Power Rankings in Week 10

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total entering Tuesday

Montreal Canadiens: An absolutely brutal week exposed a lot of issues the Canadiens already knew about

After a big week — despite having to come from behind a bunch — the Bruins rise back to the top of the

rankings just ahead of the Capitals, with a game in hand and the same points total…

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Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

The final rankings to set the pairings for the national semifinals come out Sunday after each FBS conference

championship game Saturday; Oklahoma-Baylor in the Big 12 championship Saturday; and Utah-Oregon — 13th this week

Mullens, the athletic director at Oregon, said the most vigorous debate among the 13-member panel this week

go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings

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Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

Gophers’ fall in ranking doesn’t alter bowl outlook but might mean Alabama matchup

But as dust settled on the complete rankings, a better question arose: Will the Gophers now face vaunted

State, No. 2 Louisiana State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia — the next tier saw upheaval from last week

ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura saw the Crimson Tide’s fall to 12th, looked ahead and tweeted: “The rankings this

week set up a strong possibility that 10-2 Baylor could wind up in the (‘New Year’s Six’ bowls, likely

will have to wait until the conference championship games play out Saturday, followed by the final CFP rankings

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Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Analysis: 12 numbers that mattered from Monday night’s win over the Vikings

Seattle’s playoff positioning, team statistical rankings and some interesting snap counts and what they

That ties a team low under coach Pete Carroll, last achieved, well, actually not all that far back — week

43 — Snaps played by Jadeveon Clowney, despite having been out or limited last week while dealing with

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Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

Are Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Here’s what the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ big win over Minnesota

The top-seeded Saints won at Seattle in Week 3 (without Drew Brees by the way).

ESPN’s Power Rankings have Seattle at No. 5, below the 49ers.

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ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

ESPN's Paul Finebaum thinks Nick Saban's dominance in college football is coming to an end

Though Alabama defeated MSU 38-7, the team dropped out of the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings

the next week and went on to lose to in-state rival Auburn 48-45 in the Iron Bowl.

With two losses, and Alabama unable to play for an SEC conference title this week, the team has no chance

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Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Basketball power ratings: The pool of impact freshmen is deeper than expected

Washington (6-1) Last week: 2 Result: Beat South Dakota 75-55 Next up: vs.

(Yes, we used that line last week. Remains valid.)

Utah (5-2) Last week: 10 Results: Beat UC Davis 77-73 Next up: vs.

as the bottom doesn’t bottom, the conference should avoid entanglement in the lower half of the NET rankings

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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

'œThese rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions

In announcing last week it was getting out of the charter school business, the former property owner

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Joe Henricksen and Michael O’Brien review the Thanksgiving week storylines, including six teams that

Michael O'Brien and Joe Henricksen break down a wild week of action, from the Mid-Suburban League to

No Shot Clock, the Chicago high school basketball podcast, breaks down the first week of the season and

The rankings are revealed and we go in-depth on each team, starting with No. 1 all the way down to No

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Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Sooners, Bears Rematch In Big 12 Championship Has Bigger College Football Playoff Implications

Oklahoma is No. 7 in the CFP rankings, Baylor is ninth.

But that’s not even a topic of conversation for Rhule with his players this week.

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Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Power ratings: At the dawn of the Jimmy Lake era, one question looms above all others: Who’s running the offense?

Utah (11-1/8-1) Last week: 1 Results: Beat Colorado 45-15 Next up: vs.

Oregon (Friday in Santa Clara) Comment: Thus far, the playoff rankings haven’t much mattered to the Utes

Oregon (10-2/8-1) Last week: 2 Results: Beat Oregon State 24-10 Next up: vs.

Every week for two years, on the edge.

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