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College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 11 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released two sets of rankings, and the debate about the top four teams will continue every week until the final matchups are released. While the top 25 rankings are expected to change each week and will look drastically different from the release of the first poll to the last one, the playoff committee's poll provided some insight into the process.

 

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College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 11.
College Football's Post-Week 11 Bowl Projections 2014

College football’s 2014 season has reached its final stretch run, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its third set of rankings on Tuesday this week, which should give fans, coaches and players a better idea of what the committee values heading into the last few weeks of the season.

 

Bryce Petty finds groove, puts Baylor back in Playoff mix

Bears add Oklahoma rout to resume
Bryce Petty finds groove, puts Baylor back in Playoff mix

For stretches of this season, Baylor didn’t look much like Baylor teams of recent vintage, and Bryce Petty didn’t resemble Bryce Petty.

 

This version of Art Briles’ squad was 7-1 but easy to dismiss in the College Football Playoff race.

 

On Saturday, Baylor achieved the most un-Baylor-like feat it could muster to put the Bears back into the playoff mix.

 

The Bears not only won a road game against a ranked team for the first time since 1991, they won in Norman for the first time in school history.

 

Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

Baylor's Phil Bennett and Texas' Cedric Reed also earn honors.
Ohio State's J.T. Barrett is Athlon Sports' Week 11 Player of the Week

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was simply flawless in Saturday’s win over Michigan State. The redshirt freshman finished with 300 passing yards and three scores and rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns in a matchup against one of the nation’s best defenses.

Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight Hurdles Baylor CB Terrell Burt

Knight hurdled a Baylor player in the first half.
Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight Hurdles Baylor Defender

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight went airborne to gain critical yardage in the first half of Saturday’s game against Baylor.

Knight had the first down without the hurdle, but the jump over cornerback Terrell Burt gave the offense a few more yards.

Check out Knight’s awesome hurdle over a Baylor defender:

 

 

Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Preview and Prediction

Two top-10 Big 12 teams square off in Fort Worth.
Kansas State Wildcats vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Preview and Prediction

At the beginning of the season, not many circled Kansas State-TCU as the biggest game of the year in the Big 12. But Saturday’s matchup between the Horned Frogs and Wildcats could be the biggest game of the year in the conference, as TCU and Kansas State rank No. 7 and No. 8 in the latest playoff committee rankings.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 11 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 11 Picks

A 5-4 record last week got me into the black for the season and I am going to screw it all up this week by picking the six massive national showdowns.

 

I will toss in a few top picks, as usual, but this week is too big not to take a shot at greatness by trying to beat the best.

 

Additionally, I've taken a small lead among Athlon Sports editors picking every Top 25 game against the spread. (I am very proud.)

 

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