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  • Mississippi State leads the first College Football Playoff rankings

     Mississippi State leads the first College Football Playoff rankings
    College football's new four-team playoff was supposed to give other schools a chance to compete with the Southeastern Conference, which won seven of the last eight titles in the Bowl Championship Series. It didn't look that way Tuesday when the SEC West...
  • Big Ten fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
  • In a new era of rankings, Mississippi State is at the top

    In a new era of rankings, Mississippi State is at the top
    Tuesday's release of the College Football Playoff rankings will not impede our pursuit to generate the most reputable ranking produced in less than an hour every Wednesday afternoon. We have outlasted the 16-year Bowl Championship Series rankings,...
  • College Football Playoff: Somehow, Ole Miss wins for losing

    College Football Playoff: Somehow, Ole Miss wins for losing
    Until this week there was no question about the greatest defeat in the history of Mississippi football. It is etched in Rebels lore: Oct. 4, 1969. That was the night Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning was magnificent in a 33-32 loss to Alabama at...
  • Southeastern Conference has a nightmare of a day

    Southeastern Conference has a nightmare of a day
    The Southeastern Conference had a bad day … wait, is it even legal to type those words? The nation’s loudest football congregation was riding high Tuesday when it put three schools in the top four of the first College Football Playoff...
  • As Ole Miss-Auburn shows, college football is also about cruel lows

    As Ole Miss-Auburn shows, college football is also about cruel lows
    The joy in college football is matched only by the stomach sickness. Only on high seas do you see these swells of ups and downs. Maybe it's the familial bonds we forge with schools. Maybe it's the ritual and pageantry wrapped in the sudden-death...
  • It's never too late to make a playoff run in college football

    It's never too late to make a playoff run in college football
    Anyone suggesting this season is starting to form into something solid has never gambled on a river boat with Les Miles. You might think November is a too late to mount a from-the-back-of-the-pack championship charge, but it isn't. General rule of...
  • Auburn fumbles away chances to stay atop College Football Playoff race

    Auburn fumbles away chances to stay atop College Football Playoff race
    Auburn's amazing streak of having everything goes its way during a championship run might have ended in Saturday's 41-38 loss to Texas A&M. It seemed impossible third-ranked Auburn would lose at home, even after trailing by 10 points with 7:54 left....
  • Notre Dame can't overcome Everett Golson miscues

    TEMPE, Ariz. — With less than two minutes to play and the day already lost, Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson walked along the Notre Dame bench. He went to where the offense was sitting and patted everyone on the shoulder, telling each...
  • Gators matchup with Eastern Kentucky kicks off at noon on SEC Network

    The Florida Gators matchup with Eastern Kentucky kicks off at noon on SEC Network. Until last season's stunning 26-20 loss to Georgia Southern, the so-called '12th game' for the Gators had been an easy 'W' for Florida since the NCAA added it in 2006....
  • Top-ranked Mississippi State prepares for its national close-up

    Top-ranked Mississippi State prepares for its national close-up
    Alabama has had so many big-program moments it's hard for the Crimson Tide to keep track. However, for Mississippi State this is it. Saturday is the most important day in the school's 115-year football history. It took years of planning, and crafty...