Final
ESPN
College Football Playoff - Championship Game by AT&T
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, FL)
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» Clemson
(14-1, 7-1 ACC)
0 7 7 21 35
Alabama
(14-1, 8-0 SEC)
7 7 10 7 31
FBS Polls - Final (Jan. 10)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. USC
  • 4. Washington
  • 5. Oklahoma
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Penn State
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Wisconsin
  • 10. Michigan
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Clemson
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Washington
  • 5. USC
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Penn State
  • 8. Florida State
  • 9. Wisconsin
  • 10. Michigan

Pitt, Nebraska (and LSU?) among power conference teams with uphill battle to bowl season

We are getting close to the end of September, which is the time I start taking a look at the challenges some teams will face just to get to a bowl game at the end of the year. Scanning the power conferences, there are a number of programs already on the verge of facing a bowl-less season, some more obvious than others. Florida State starting the season 0-2 certainly looks to be in some trouble considering the Seminoles still have game sot play against Clemson and Louisville and Miami, in addition to a non-conference game against Florida at the end of the season. But I still think FSU manages to scratch together six wins by the end of the season, so I see no reason to push a panic button there

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Michigan-Michigan State football will play at night Oct. 7 in Ann Arbor

Michigan and Michigan State will play under the lights in Ann Arbor, not at noon or 1 p.m. as Jim Harbaugh prefers.  Harbaugh said during his weekly press conference at Schembechler Hall that he prefers college football games are played on Saturdays with kickoffs of noon or 1 p.m.  Why? He said it appealed to his football sensibility. He named every other day of the week and said he doesn't want to play on those days.  Michigan's Oct. 7 home game against rival Michigan State will kick at 7:30 p.m. and be televised on ABC. It'll be the first night game between the Wolverines and Spartans at Michigan Stadium and the fourth home night game in Michigan history. Michigan has hosted Notre Dame (2011,

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Big 12 Week 4 power rankings: TCU keeps moving up

Our Big 12 Week 4 power rankings: 1. Oklahoma (previous ranking: 1): There was no blowout in Waco, but Oklahoma's ground game took over in the fourth quarter, and the Sooners held on to beat Baylor 49-41. On a day that featured several upsets, holding on for a win was just fine for the Sooners. 2. TCU (3): After losing seasons in 2004 and 2013, Gary Patterson's teams went a combined 23-2 the following year. The Horned Frogs also had a losing season last year. Which means the rest of the Big 12 better watch out -- especially after TCU's 44-31 upset of Oklahoma State. 3. Oklahoma State (2): The Pokes just got outplayed and outcoached in a 44-31 loss to TCU. The defense couldn't get off the field

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Will Vanderbilt bounce back or suffer 'hangover' from Alabama loss?

Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason emphasized the experience of his team when it beat then-No. 18 Kansas State for the Commodores’ biggest win this season. Now he hopes that maturity can help Vanderbilt recover from its biggest loss in 23 years. “I’d like to think so,” Mason said after a 59-0 loss to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday. “… We’ll see what Tuesday and Wednesday look like in terms of whether or not this team wakes up with a hangover. We’ve got to get this right.” Vanderbilt has 39 upperclassmen, easily the most experienced team in Mason’s four-year tenure. After the loss, Mason and players talked about turning the page quickly rather than dwelling on the ugliness of the 59-point loss, the fifth-largest

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