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NCAA football playoff committee releases rankings, Alabama at #6, Auburn #3

Originally posted on FOX10 News:

The committee responsible for ranking college football teams released its first set of rankings Tuesday night, placing Mississippi State at #1 and Florida State at #2. The entire top 10 was as follows:

  1. Mississippi State
  2. Florida State
  3. Auburn
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Oregon
  6. Alabama
  7. TCU
  8. Michigan State
  9. Kansas State
  10. Notre Dame

FOX10 Sports is continuing to update the story as details become available and we’ll have the full list momentarily.

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Projecting The College Football Playoff: Mississippi State, Florida State, Oregon and…

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4 Teams? Who cares, let’s get to an 8 Team Playoff already…

Originally posted on The Big Lead:

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The College Football Playoff committee releases its initial Top 25 tonight. We have a few quibbles with this.

The committee itself is a cop out. The committee will use math, but not conclusive math. It will consider conference championships, but not mandate them. It will move away from flawed polls, but still decide by polling. It will have guidelines, but not specified ones that could force the committee’s hand. It will make a decision, but one that has no conclusive value. As with the BCS, it will only work when there is no decision to make.

Publishing weekly Top 25 polls is asinine. It is irrelevant to the task at hand. Who cares whether the committee thinks Alabama is better than Auburn in October? That will be settled for them on the field. It opens the process to criticism, criticism that will bully it toward prevailing public wisdom. The only purpose…

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2014 College Football Top 25: Post-Week 9

Originally posted on Society and Sports:

Below are your top 25 college football teams, according to their THOR+ ratings.

For more complete and detailed rankings of all 128 FBS teams, click here.

Confused? Check the glossary.

Rank Team Offense+ Defense+ Special Teams+ THOR+ Schedule Win%
1 Alabama 155 161 98 155 117 161
2 Mississippi 129 176 101 150 116 161
3 Oregon 183 117 120 150 107 161
4 Georgia 174 121 168 149 111 158
5 Mississippi State 159 139 98 147 111 184
6 Auburn 160 128 188 146 118 158
7 TCU 152 133 130 142 103 158
8 Oklahoma 148 133 143 141 114 132
9 LSU 137 146 112 140 115 143
10 Texas A&M 164 111 118 137 116 115
11 Arkansas 173 101 109 136 114 92
12 Miami (Florida) 141 132 115 135 110 115
13 Baylor 151 122 88 135 102 158
14 Marshall 141

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LSU Running Back Gets His Facemask Ripped Off In Win Over Ole Miss (GIF)

Originally posted on NESN.com:

Ole Miss literally had to dismantle Leonard Fournette’s helmet to stop him Saturday night.

LSU was in the midst of driving for a game-winning touchdown when its freshman running back, who rumbled for a game-high 113 yards against the Rebels, has his facemask ripped right off by Ole Miss linebacker Serderius Bryant.

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Bryant was flagged (obviously) for his illegal attempt at a tackle, and Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings found Logan Stokes in the end zone two plays later to give LSU a 10-7 lead.

Ole Miss’ final drive ended in an interception, giving LSU the upset victory over the third-ranked Rebels.

Jennings’ touchdown toss was one of just eight passes he completed on the night, as the LSU running backs dominated the game. The trio of Fournette, Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard ran wild as the Tigers racked up 264 yards on the ground.

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