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Samford vs. Auburn: Live Score and Highlights

After a very tough road trip, the Auburn Tigers look to bounce back against Samford at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. EST, and it will air on ESPNU.

The Tigers have lost two straight SEC games and are now out of the College Football Playoff picture as well as the race for the SEC title. But all is not lost because the Tigers need to win out to have a good shot of reaching a New Year's Day bowl.

And it starts with a contest against Samford, which is having a solid season in the FCS. This should be a game where the Tigers can fix some things they need to correct before facing Alabama next weekend.

Be sure to come back here when the game kicks off for the latest scoring updates, highlights and analysis.

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Maryland vs. Michigan: Live Score and Highlights

Michigan 16, Maryland 9 (Late 3rd Quarter)

Devin Gardner's 15-yard rushing touchdown makes the difference for Michigan. 

Keep your browser locked to this live blog for the latest score updates, news, gems from the Web and more as the Wolverines and Terps square off for the first time since 1990. Michigan has won each of the three previous meetings. 


Follow Bleacher Report's Michigan Wolverines football writer Adam Biggers on Twitter: @AdamBiggers81.

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Louisville vs. Notre Dame: Live Score and Highlights

Louisville 17, Notre Dame 20—Middle of the 3rd Quarter

For two big-named programs located in adjacent states, you wouldn't expect 2014 to mark the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Louisville, but that's exactly what's on tap Saturday in South Bend.


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College Football Week 13: Live Scores, Highlights and Reaction

Keep it locked right here as we bring you live Week 13 College Football coverage!

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Ole Miss vs. Arkansas: Live Score and Highlights

Arkansas 20, Ole Miss 0—Mid 3rd Quarter

The Arkansas Razorbacks (5-5, 1-5 SEC) are leading the No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels (8-2, 4-2) Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Catch the conference tilt on CBS. Bleacher Report is providing live scoring updates and in-game analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Georgia's Chris Conley Lays out for Impressive TD Catch vs. Charleston Southern

The Georgia Bulldogs had no problem putting points on the board against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, but that doesn't mean that everything they did was easy.

In the first half, Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley laid out for an impressive 23-yard touchdown grab. Take a look at the catch from another angle below.

The Bulldogs led, 38-3, at halftime and are looking to do whatever they can to sneak into the SEC Championship Game by the end of the season.


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Nebraska Blocks Field Goal, Returns It for Touchdown vs. Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were expecting to draw closer against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with an easy 30-yard field-goal attempt, but things didn't go according to plan.

The Cornhuskers ended up blocking the field goal, with Nate Gerry recovering the ball and taking it all the way to the other end zone for a touchdown. Nebraska increased its lead to 21-7 as a result.


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Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fact: The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to win 10 regular-season games for the first time in school history.

Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.


Source: ESPN Stats & Info

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Lee Corso Picks Yale to Beat Harvard, Handsome Dan Licks Kirk Herbstreit's Face

This week's headgear pick for College GameDay's Lee Corso was between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs, and while he hasn't always had luck picking teams with dog mascots, he didn't shy away from his choice.

Corso picked Yale despite the Bulldogs playing at Harvard as underdogs. After making the pick, Corso brought Yale mascot Handsome Dan onto the set. While Corso put on the headgear, the real bulldog began to lick Kirk Herbstreit's face.

[YouTube, h/t College Spun]

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Charleston Southern vs. Georgia: Live Score and Highlights

Late Third Quarter

Georgia 48, Charleston Southern 3

Brice Ramsey is in at quarterback and Nick Chubb's day is over, but the Bulldog offense continues to roll and the defense remains stout.  Can Charleston Southern get some sparks in the second half?

Follow along here for live analysis.

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Indiana vs. Ohio State: Live Score and Highlights

Ohio State 21, Indiana 20 — Early 4th quarter

Game action is now underway between No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) and Indiana (3-7). The Big Ten Network is televising the matchup from Columbus .

We are watching the game, providing live analysis as the action unfolds:

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College Football: Top 5 Games to Watch in Week 13

The 2014 college football season is just a few weeks away from conference championship weekend, as well as finding out which teams will play in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

The wildest division race remaining is the Pac-12 South Division, where five of six teams in the division are still in contention to play in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara, California. The most hyped game of the day will be No. 19 USC traveling to the Rose Bowl to clash with rival No. 9 UCLA in what will be an intense contest with division title hopes at stake.

The other matchup taking place in the South Division will be No. 15 Arizona traveling north to Salt Lake City to face a dangerous No. 17 Utah team.

The Big Ten West Division race is still up for grabs, despite Wisconsin being the favorite at the moment to represent the division in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will look to take down Iowa on the road with their lethal rushing attack led by Melvin Gordon, while No. 25 Minnesota hopes to upset No. 23 Nebraska on the road for the first time since 1960.

Depending on the outcomes on Saturday, Wisconsin and Minnesota could face off in a heated rivalry game for the West Division title next week.

No. 8 Ole Miss continues to stay up in the rankings and keep itself in position for the College Football Playoff, even though it lost two of its last three games. A road trip at Arkansas should present a challenge for the Rebels Saturday afternoon.

In what will be another critical week of division matchups, here are the top five games to watch.

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Minnesota vs. Nebraska: Live Score and Highlights

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are getting set to do battle at Memorial Stadium. The game will kick off at noon EST and will be televised on ESPN.

Both teams are coming off tough losses last week. Minnesota fell short of upsetting Ohio State 31-24, while Nebraska got run over by Wisconsin 59-24.

Both teams have the same record at 7-3 and like to play a similar style of football. Minnesota likes to establish the run with David Cobb. The senior running back has rushed for 1,350 yards (third in the Big Ten) and 11 touchdowns.

However, the Cornhuskers like to do the same thing, and their running back is no slouch either. Ameer Abdullah has rushed for 1,319 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games this year, which has led him to be a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award.

Be sure to come back to this blog as soon as the game kicks off for the latest scoring updates and highlights.

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College Football Rankings 2014: Final NCAA Overview of Week 13 Standings

We may not have another week featuring a clash between two Top Four teams, but the turmoil of the 2014 college football season will continue. Conference games run amok across the nation at this time of year, and those fierce rivalries always lead to some unexpected results.

While none of the Top Four in Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State will be facing ranked opponents in Week 13, none are immune to defeat. Close calls won't be good enough, either. The Seminoles are undefeated but are ranked behind two one-loss teams, proving the College Football Playoff selection committee is taking strength of wins into heavy consideration.

Will we see the Top Four remain the same for another week, or will a surging team like Ohio State or Baylor find its way in? Before many more expected changes within the nation's Top 25 take place, here's one final look at the current standings heading into Week 13.

College Football Playoff committee rankings can be viewed at CollegeFootballPlayoff.com.

Complete CFB standings can be viewed at ESPN.com.


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Top Four Watch

The Crimson Tide enter Week 13 as the new No. 1 team in the nation in the eyes of the College Football Playoff selection committee thanks to their decisive win over Mississippi State.

Don't expect Alabama to be moving from its top-ranked position any time soon, as a contest with the Western Carolina Catamounts is in store for Saturday. While Western Carolina does hold a 7-4 record, it hasn't exactly had a difficult schedule, and that was apparent when looking back at the team's 51-0 loss to Chattanooga on November 1.

The Oregon Ducks catapulted into the No. 2 position despite spending last week on a bye. The Ducks hammered a stout Utah defense for 51 points one week prior, firmly establishing their offensive dominance. Expect them to continue that trend this week against a Colorado team giving up an average of 38.6 points per game.

Can the Seminoles earn an impressive win? They haven't been able to pull away from opponents lately, and that resulted in a drop down the rankings despite an undefeated record. Here's a very telling statistic, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info:

This week, Florida State will try its hand against an unpredictable Boston College team.

The Eagles have had their fare share of good games this year. They defeated USC back in September while rushing for a total of 452 yards. However, they've also disappointed at other times and are coming off a bad loss to Louisville. We'll see which version of this team shows up against Florida State.

Mississippi State was handed its first loss of the season by Alabama in Week 12. This Saturday, the Bulldogs have a great chance for redemption against a Vanderbilt team ranked 119th in the nation in scoring offense and 102nd in scoring defense. Expect Dak Prescott and Co. to have a field day here. 


Battle of Fringe Teams

It's coming down to the wire for teams on the outside looking in. Several worthy squads are just beyond the periphery of College Football Playoff eligibility, and each will need a strong performance to warrant any kind of chance to break through that barrier.

With No. 5 TCU inactive this week, one of the trailing teams could potentially leapfrog into that position if it gives a strong enough performance.

No. 6 Ohio State is a very likely candidate. Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has been playing out of his mind lately, notching two consecutive wins against ranked opponents. His 189 rushing yards in Week 12 against Minnesota set a new school record for a quarterback. With 38 total touchdowns on the season, he set another, even more impressive, record, via ESPN College Football:

All of a sudden, Barrett is in contention for the Heisman, and the Buckeyes are in contention for a playoff berth. This week they face an Indiana team that is giving up a massive amount of points each week, allowing an average of 33.6 per game. Expect Ohio State to take advantage and impress the selection committee with some gaudy numbers.

Just behind the Buckeyes is Baylor. It would be a tragedy to count out the Bears' top-ranked scoring offense at this time of year. After all, quarterback Bryce Petty's offense is averaging a whopping 50.1 points per game. We could be in for a laughable number here, as the Bears take on an Oklahoma State defense ranked 91st in the nation, allowing 30.0 points per contest.

If the Buckeyes and the Bears can put up enormous offensive numbers, and win by large margins, the selection committee will be left with an interesting decision at the No. 5 spot for Week 14.

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Bowl Projections 2014: Playoff Predictions, Odds and More Before Week 13

Remember when there was some concern among college football commentators and fans that a playoff would take away the excitement of the regular season and devalue it to a degree? 

So much for that.

As the 2014 season heads into the final couple of weeks, seven teams have a realistic claim for the four College Football Playoff spots. Factors such as road victories, overall strength of schedule and even style points have come into play, and there are bound to be more surprises before the final rankings are released.

With that in mind, here is a look at some playoff projections and odds heading into a critical Week 13.


Statmilk and Odds Shark Playoff Odds

*Odds Shark national championship odds can be found here. Listed odds are as of Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET.


Scott Polacek Playoff Projections

Sugar Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Baylor

Rose Bowl: No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Oregon  

Championship Bowl (in Arlington, Texas): TBD (semifinal winners)


Style Points Week in Race for No. 4

Given Alabama’s status as the SEC favorite; Oregon’s No. 2 position and marquee wins over Michigan State, UCLA and Utah, among others; and Florida State’s undefeated record, it is a fairly safe assumption that the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles will occupy three of the four playoff spots if they win out.

That leaves Mississippi State, Ohio State, TCU and Baylor fighting for that final seed.

Week 13 does not exactly feature a banner slate of games for these playoff contenders, as the Bulldogs are home against Vanderbilt, the Buckeyes are home against Indiana, the Bears are home against Oklahoma State and the Horned Frogs have a bye.

That means everyone outside of TCU will be focusing on accumulating style points to go along with their likely win. The question is, which team will rack up the most?

Technically, beating Vanderbilt counts as an SEC victory, which means something in the eyes of SEC defenders, but nobody is going to mistake the Commodores for Alabama or Auburn. Mississippi State will likely run away with this contest in the early going, especially against a Vanderbilt defense that allows 32.4 points a game.

In fact, Vanderbilt is 119th in the nation in scoring offense and 102nd in scoring defense, so there really isn’t anything it does well. Bryan Fischer of NFL.com highlighted just how poor of a season it has been for the Commodores:

Anything short of a 40-point win probably won’t move the needle much for Mississippi State.

As for Ohio State, it is playing the one team in the Big Ten without a conference win in Indiana. Much like Mississippi State, Ohio State really doesn't have much of an opportunity to make a statement barring a complete blowout, although the Hoosiers do feature the nation’s second-leading rusher in Tevin Coleman.

If the Buckeyes manage to stop Coleman in his tracks and also pick up a dominating victory, it would at least say something about their defense.

In terms of name recognition, Baylor has the greatest opportunity to rack up some style points on Saturday in its contest with Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are struggling after four straight losses by 21 or more points, but some college football fans may remember the season opener when they almost knocked off Florida State.

Thanks to injuries and overall attrition, this is a different Oklahoma State team than the one that challenged the Seminoles, but, fair or not, its name and history at least inspire more confidence than an Indiana or Vanderbilt. Perception is everything in college football, and that will help Baylor.

The Bears are also looking for some revenge from last season since the Cowboys were the ones to knock Baylor out of the national championship race. Baylor will be motivated by the playoffs and revenge, which is a daunting proposition for Oklahoma State.

Head coach Mike Gundy seemed to see the writing on the wall in his pregame comments, according to The Associated Press, via ESPN.com:

You can come up on them and try to stop them in the flats, but then they'll throw it over your head. If you stay off of them, they'll throw it in the flat. If you throw too many people back in coverage, they'll try to run the ball on you.

When you play teams that are better, it's hard to have a lot of success, especially when you're struggling in certain areas. Baylor's defense is pretty good, too.

Baylor hopes the selection committee thinks it is as good as Gundy does after Saturday’s game.


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Mississippi State's Late Scholarship Pull Shows What's Wrong with Recruiting

This is not just a Mississippi State problem. Before you direct your outrage exclusively in the direction of a singular program or head coach, keep that in mind. That doesn’t excuse the Bulldogs for pulling the scholarship of a high schooler poised to graduate in just over two weeks—a decision based on the verbal agreement the two entities had in place—although the context is essential.

If you needed a reminder that recruiting in its present, booming form could use a crash course in common sense, common practice and common decency, you got one. Given the lawless, Wild Wild West-feel to this process as a whole, however, the latest unfortunate turn for one player should come as no surprise. Just toss it in the pile.

The most recent victim of this loophole-filled recruiting world is Chason Virgil, the No. 19-ranked pro-style quarterback, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. The West Mesquite High School (Texas) product—a 3-star talent, according to the recruiting outlet—was a Mississippi State commit holding a scholarship offer from the program.

As part of this agreement, Virgil planned to graduate in December so he could enroll at Mississippi State in January.

That was until the Bulldogs, without warning, pulled their offer, putting Virgil in a difficult situation given the timing. Instead of allowing Virgil to join the team on scholarship—per the original “agreement”—Mississippi State asked if the quarterback would grayshirt this upcoming season instead.

A grayshirt is more or less a convenient way for a coach to manage his roster, putting the relationship between player and school in a holding pattern of sorts for the sake of regulating roster size. By accepting the grayshirt, Virgil wouldn’t have been allowed to be put on scholarship until the following January.

Instead of agreeing to these updated terms, Virgil decided to decommit from the program that he had been committed to for months, thus becoming a free agent. As a result, he’s been thrown into a unique predicament.

"Just knowing that I am graduating early in a month, it is hard to just sit out a whole year without playing and being in a program," Virgil said on the situation to Paul Jones of 247Sports. "So I have to start over now. I haven't talked to any other schools in a while so I just have to see what happens."

Jeff Neill, Virgil’s coach at West Mesquite High School, has since chimed in on the events through various outlets. As you might expect, he’s not happy. That’s putting it mildly. Neill told Devin Hasson of Star Local Media:

The first thing he said was he was glad that he found out now instead of signing and getting up there and then finding out.

Second, he doesn't want to play for a coach that is going to make these kinds of decisions ... he wants a coach that has his interests in mind and is going to be honest with him. Going to any college, you want to have a coach you can trust and believe in.

Neill followed up these thoughts on social media, providing further perspective on his outrage and directing it a little more clearly at one human being. This human being just so happens to be one of the nation’s hottest coaches:

Miss St. pulls scholarship from our QB Chason Virgil w/16 days til graduation. Classless move by "coach" Dan Mullen

— Jeff Neill (@neill_jeff) November 21, 2014

Chason Virgil -35 tds/6int passing -8td rushing. One of the best young people I've ever coached -only flaw was trusting "coach" Mullen.

— Jeff Neill (@neill_jeff) November 21, 2014

The danger in these situations—and Virgil is not alone when it comes to the ugly underbelly of the recruiting world—is that these players are numbers.

When the numbers don’t add up, adjustments are made. The grayshirt allows coaches a tool to manage these figures. It’s where the handshakes and living room visits suddenly become a name on a spreadsheet.

Had Virgil been the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback rather than No. 19, this wouldn’t have been an issue—at least not for this particular player. Virgil would have graduated early, and Mississippi State would have welcomed this premier prospect to campus with open arms.

The Bulldogs would have never thought to ask a talent with that label to sit out a season, because that would not have been in the best interest of the business. And in the end, despite the emotional, relationship-driven nature of recruiting, business trumps all.

Such difficult decisions have been made in plenty of other places, and the merits of the grayshirt have been dissected from a variety of viewpoints. Regardless of its place in the recruiting world—or whether the practice of offering this option will continue—it’s abundantly clear that situations like these should never reach this point.

It’s not the end of the world. Virgil will undoubtedly latch onto another program, and perhaps in the long run, he will find the disappointment to be a blessing. But he should have never been in this quandary in the first place; no high schooler—regardless of the star next to his name—should be dealt such news.

Unless there is an underlying factor beyond meeting numbers that prompted the decision, the outrage is understandable. It’s warranted in this instance, especially given the way early enrollment was explored.

Although a player can commit and decommit as he pleases before signing a letter of intent, allowing the school the same freedom is dangerous given the one-sided nature of the contract. The schools accept the verbal agreement for exactly what it is: the word of a 17- to 18-year-old.

They know it can change at any moment before pen hits paper, and they accept that risk anyway. It’s the lone leverage the players have at any point in the process. Pulling a scholarship entirely without cause isn’t a product of indecision. It’s fine print being executed, and as a result, it should be viewed as a different act entirely.

Beyond any rule or guideline in an enormous, evolving book, it would behoove the NCAA to view situations such of these from our viewpoint. It really boils down to simple question.

Is this right?

The answer to this question is an overwhelming no, albeit a complicated no with various avenues to explore. The fact that Mississippi State was simply acting within the guidelines provided is the most concerning aspect of all. Other schools—plenty of others, in fact—exercise this same right because they can.

It’s why Virgil and others just like him can go from commit to collateral damage in an instance. Because in the end, Virgil is just a number, a tally on a spreadsheet and an expendable asset once he’s no longer of use.

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Tim Tebow Caught Wearing Volunteers Shorts While on Tennessee Campus

Florida Gators fans probably aren't going to like this.

While on Tennessee's campus for SEC Nation, former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was spotted talking with players while wearing Volunteers shorts.

The Volunteers might have been one of Tebow's opponents in college, but now that he's an analyst, he's making sure to give all the teams in the conference some love.

[Twitter, h/t College Spun]

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The Most Important Oregon Players for the Rest of the Year

It’s late November, and the Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1) are once again in the hunt for a national title. With only two games remaining on the regular-season schedule, the second-ranked Ducks are well-positioned to earn a bid into the inaugural College Football Playoff.

If the Ducks are able to win their next three games, including the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 5, they will be in the Playoff, and quarterback Marcus Mariota will likely be taking home the first Heisman Trophy in the history of the Oregon program.

According to Bleacher Report’s Ed Feng, the Ducks have a 72 percent chance of advancing to the College Football Playoff, and his algorithm currently projects that the Ducks will be the No. 2 seed.

Oregon is well on its way to an appearance in either in Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. However, in order to get there, the Ducks are going to need outstanding performances from some of their top players and from some replacements who are taking over for well-established veterans.

Who are the Ducks counting on most the rest of the season? Let’s take a look.

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The Most Important Oregon Players for the Rest of the Year

It’s late November, and the Oregon Ducks (9-1, 6-1) are once again in the hunt for a national title...

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Bowl Projections 2014: Predicting Biggest Postseason Matchups

Week 13 in college football looks tame, as there are no major matchups between top bowl contenders.

That said, this is the type of week that could still wreak havoc in the rankings. The defending champion and No. 1-ranked (No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings) Florida State Seminoles have the toughest test of the top four teams.

The Noles will host the 6-4 Boston College Eagles. If Jameis Winston and Co. can survive that game, it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the nation's elite on Saturday.

The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (No. 1 in CFP) will likely lay waste to the Western Carolina Catamounts. The No. 3 Oregon Ducks host the woeful Colorado Buffaloes, and the No. 4 Mississippi State Bulldogs host the Vanderbilt Commodores.

If each team wins, there won't be any shift in the College Football Playoff standings. That should change after rivalry week. I'm not expecting the teams in the Top Four will change, but there will likely be some shifting.

Here's the way I see the New Year's bowl game matchups shaking out.

  • Sugar Bowl (January 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana) [Semifinal]:  No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Florida State
  • Rose Bowl (January 1 in Pasadena, California) [Semifinal]: No. 2 Mississippi State vs. No. 3 Oregon
  • Cotton Bowl (January 1 in Arlington, Texas): Ohio State vs. Baylor
  • Fiesta Bowl (December 31 in Glendale, Arizona): UCLA vs. TCU
  • Orange (December 31 in Miami, Florida): Georgia Tech (ACC fill-in for FSU) vs. Ole Miss
  • Peach (December 31 in Atlanta, Georgia): Marshall (best non-power five champ) vs. Georgia


Why the Top Four Will Shuffle, but Remain the Same

Alabama is the Best Team in the Country

Yes, Alabama has a repeatedly tough matchup on hand against the rival Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl in Week 14. And yes, it will have to beat the top team from the SEC East in the conference championship game. However, over the last five weeks, no team has been as good as Bama.

It has knocked off three ranked teams since falling to the Ole Miss Rebels on October 4.

If Bama runs the table, it will own five wins over ranked opponents. There's no way it relinquishes the top spot in the CFP rankings in this scenario.


Mississippi State Will Be Back

Dak Prescott couldn't lead the Bulldogs past Alabama in Week 12, but the Bulldogs still have a great chance to rise as high as No. 2 in the CFP rankings. Assuming they beat the Commodores as expected on Saturday, the Bulldogs will only have to defeat Ole Miss to complete a one-loss regular season.

Because of the strength of Mississippi State's defense that is ranked 16th in the nation in points allowed, the Bulldogs deserve the edge over the Rebels in this hugely important in-state battle.

Can anyone really trust Bo Wallace to lead the Rebels to victory in this game? His decision-making in the 10-7 loss to LSU was troubling—not to mention the 42.4 percent completion rate.

The atmosphere for the season finale will be even more intense, and that gives Mississippi State's defense, and a gamer like Prescott, an edge over Wallace and the Rebels.

If the Bulldogs defeat their in-state rivals, their resume will be second only to Alabama's. Mississippi State would deserve the second spot in the CFP rankings.


Kings of the Pac-12, but Still 3rd

The Oregon Ducks should have little issue with the Colorado Buffaloes and the Oregon State Beavers. The latter two teams have a combined record of 7-13, and the Ducks are on a mission to finally play for another national championship.

With a battle looming against any one of four teams from the Pac-12 South, the Ducks still look like the cream of the West Coast crop. That's why it would be a shock to see the Ducks fall in any of their three remaining games before presumably taking their spot in the College Football Playoff.

The program will have a beef with the committee for selecting Mississippi State for the No. 2 spot, but a loss to unranked Arizona—even if it is avenged in the Pac-12 Championship—is still worse than a defeat at the hands of the No. 1 team in the land.


Reigning, Undefeated and Disrespected

An undefeated national champion may never be as disrespected as much as this year's Florida State Seminoles squad. The disrespect is likely to continue when the final rankings are announced. 

The Noles are 10-0, and they don't have another ranked opponent on their schedule. Even when they clash with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the ACC title game, it won't generate a ton of respect because Georgia Tech isn't even ranked.

Because of this and the Noles' weekly flirtation with a disastrous loss, they will find themselves barely holding off the likes of the Baylor Bears, TCU Horned Frogs and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Less than impressive wins and a weak schedule will make running the table just enough for the Noles to secure a spot in the playoff.

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