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College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 15

Baylor, Florida State sustain shocking drops
College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 15

In general, the best advice about the weekly playoff rankings is to take a deep breath and move on.

If there’s a time before the final playoff pairings to wonder just what is going on in that committee room in Dallas and wonder if some teams were better off with the BCS, this is that time.

 

Again, panic is not advised, but if that's your bag, we grant you permission.

College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 14.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Bowl Projections 2014

The final week of the 2014 college football season has arrived, and the bowl and national title picture is starting to clear. The playoff committee will release its sixth set of rankings on Tuesday this week, and there’s one more poll coming from the committee next Sunday after the Week 15 action.

 

College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 14 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released four 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.

 

Previewing the Top Games of College Football's Championship Week

Playoff contenders look to seal final spots, make final statements
Previewing the Top Games of College Football Championship Week

Rivalry week delivered on excitement but only one major alteration in the playoff race.

 

Mississippi State is out (we assume) after losing the Egg Bowl. Championship week, though, may go a long way to clinching that final spot — or more depending on upsets.

 

The selection committee has said since Day One that conference championships will factor into their decisions, but to what degree isn’t certain. There’s no rubric that awards points for league champions.

 

Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Preview and Prediction

Can the Longhorns spoil TCU's season?
Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Horned Frogs Game Preview and Prediction

The Lone Star State is home to three Thanksgiving Day games, and the Big 12 showdown between TCU and Texas may provide the most intrigue of any game on the Thursday slate. Sure, Dallas-Philadelphia will draw plenty of interest in the afternoon, and Texas A&M-LSU is an interesting SEC contest, but this matchup between the Longhorns and Horned Frogs has national title and playoff implications in the college football world.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 14 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 14 Picks

Happy Thanksgiving, college football fans. It's the best day and weekend of the sports calendar. According to me, at least.

 

It's also one of the toughest weeks to predict as historic rivalries dominate the landscape. Strange things happen in rivalry games, so none of my top picks are from traditional Power 5 Thanksgiving matchups.

 

Enjoy the holiday, be thankful and please don't burn your house down.

 

Big 12 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

Athlon Sports previews Week 14 of the Big 12 season.
Big 12 2014 Week 14 Preview and Predictions

The Eyes of Texas will be focused squarely on Austin Thanksgiving night. So, too, will the eyes of the nation.

 

TCU’s last big test of the season will take place Thursday night against the surging Longhorns and fans in Texas, the Big 12 and in places like Columbus and Starkville will be focused on The 40 Acres.

 

Fans can bet the Playoff Committee will be paying attention as well.

 

Elsewhere, Baylor and Kansas State should hold serve in preparation for their season-ending meeting next weekend.

College Football's Post-Week 13 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 13 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released four 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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