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SDA: Rivalry Showdowns
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SDA: Rivalry Showdowns

Rivalry week has significant conference and Playoff ramifications. Should Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon, or Florida State be worried about getting upset by their rivals?

4 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2014, 10:43am by Joshua Northey
OFI: Who Needs Style Points?
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OFI: Who Needs Style Points?

The Playoff picture likely remained unchanged as the contenders all had unimpressive wins in Week 13.

SDA: Bowl Position
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SDA: Bowl Position

The games this week are much less hyped than last week's, but they still feature closely-ranked teams vying for conference pecking order in bowl season.

OFI: Only One Remains
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OFI: Only One Remains

Mississippi State fell from the undefeated ranks, leaving Florida State as the only undefeated team. And Melvin Gordon gained some yards. Lots and lots and lots of yards.

5 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2014, 10:10am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
SDA: Challenging the Undefeated
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SDA: Challenging the Undefeated

Mississippi State and Florida State, the final two undefeated Playoff contenders, face two of their toughest opponents this week. Can either team make it through the regular season unscathed?

OFI: Meeting Expectations
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OFI: Meeting Expectations

The conferences are beginning to sort themselves out, but the four College Football Playoff spots are still very much up for grabs.

1 comment, Last at 10 Nov 2014, 6:41pm by gmoney_714
SDA: Conference Heavyweights
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SDA: Conference Heavyweights

This week has several de facto conference championships, headlined by Michigan State-Ohio State in East Lansing and the surging LSU Tigers battling a steady Crimson Tide.

OFI: More Close Shaves
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OFI: More Close Shaves

Several top-ten teams went down to the wire last week. Which teams impressed in narrow victories and who was exposed?

3 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 1:45pm by HaveSomeIntegrity
SDA: Early Playoff Elimination Round
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SDA: Early Playoff Elimination Round

TCU-West Virginia and Auburn-Ole Miss might as well be early playoff elimination rounds, with the losers likely knocked out of playoff contention.

OFI: Reckoning in the Valley
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OFI: Reckoning in the Valley

Another undefeated team fell, expanding the list of one-loss teams and making things even more difficult for the Playoff Selection Committee.

4 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2014, 2:28pm by Pat