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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.

 

Arizona State Continues to Build Playoff Resume With Win Over Notre Dame

The Sun Devils are squarely in the mix for a playoff bid.
Arizona State Continues to Build Playoff Resume With Win Over Notre Dame

For the first time since Jake Plummer was leading Arizona State to the Rose Bowl, it seems Arizona State is going to be a viable contender in the chase for national supremacy. And it’s not a fluke either.

 

Oregon Clinches Pac-12 North Title, but Mounting Injuries a Major Concern

The Ducks suffered a few costly injuries against the Utes.
Oregon Clinches Pac-12 North Title, But Injuries A Major Concern Once Again

Oregon crossed another hurdle in its quest to reach college football’s four-team playoff with a 51-27 victory over Utah on Saturday night. The win over the Utes clinched a spot in the Pac-12 Championship for coach Mark Helfrich’s team, and the Ducks have won five in a row since a 31-24 loss to Arizona in early October.

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.

Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong Grabs Impressive One-Handed TD Catch Against Notre Dame

Strong's TD catch is one of the plays of the day.
Arizona State WR Jaelen Strong Grabs Impressive One-Handed TD Catch Against Notre Dame

Arizona State bolstered its playoff hopes with a huge 55-31 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.

The Sun Devils had plenty of help from their defense, but receiver Jaelen Strong made one of the best plays of the day with a touchdown grab in the first half.

Strong finished with five catches for 58 yards, and this first-half touchdown reception was his best grab of the day:  

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Game Preview and Prediction

Expect plenty of points in the desert.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Arizona State Sun Devils 2014 Game Preview and Prediction

The first year of college football’s playoff committee rankings has added new intrigue to the season, and one look at the latest top 25 release shows just how important Saturday’s game is between Arizona State and Notre Dame. The Sun Devils and Fighting Irish are ranked back-to-back (No. 9 and No. 10) following the Week 10 games.

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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