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5 Lessons from the Champions Classic: Kentucky, Jahlil Okafor dominant

The Wildcats throttle Kansas, Duke's freshmen shine
What We Learned from the Champions Classic: Kentucky, Jahlil Okafor dominant

Here’s the terrifying part of Tuesday night: This is only the early season form for Kentucky and Duke.

 

November is supposed to be a time when teams are working through lineups and combinations, when freshmen are figuring out their place in the college game.

 

College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 13

Alabama takes No. 1 spot, TCU falls out of top four
College Football Playoff Rankings Analysis: Week 13

The college football playoff selection committee gave us a new catch phrase Tuesday: Game control

 

That’s why Alabama moved to No. 1 from No. 5. That’s why undefeated Florida State is No. 3. And that’s why TCU won a game and fell from in the bracket to out.

 

“Game control” is taking the place of what we once would have called style points or margin of victory.

 

Let committee chair Jeff Long explain:

 

Adrian Peterson Suspended: Where Will He Play in 2015?

Possible landing spots for Peterson if he’s reinstated in April
Adrian Peterson Suspended: Where Will He Play in 2015?

The Adrian Peterson saga returned to the national spotlight with the NFL announcing early Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings’ All-Pro running back has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season. The league suspended Peterson for violating the league’s personal conduct policy and said he will not even be considered for reinstatement before April 15, 2015.

 

Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 12

The Colts’ injury situation could result in more targets for Coby Fleener
Fantasy Football 2014 Waiver Wire: Week 12

Just two teams on bye in Week 12, but Carolina and Pittsburgh aren’t the only teams whose players may not be available. Denver, Indianapolis and New Orleans are among the teams who may have to dig a little deeper into their depth charts this week. And the same can no doubt be said for a number of fantasy owners.

College Football's Post-Week 12 Playoff Projection

Athlon projects the CFB playoff.
College Football's Post-Week 12 Playoff Projection

College football’s playoff committee has released three 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.

 

College Football's Post-Week 12 Bowl Projections

Athlon projects the postseason after Week 12.
College Football's Post-Week 12 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 fourth 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.

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Here are the Pac-12 stats to know from Week 12.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 12 in the Pac-12

Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action:

 

Champions Classic Game Preview and Predictions: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Draft talent will be on display in Indianapolis showdown
Champions Classic Game Preview: Kansas Jayhawks vs. Kentucky Wildcats

The Champions Classic finale between Kentucky and Kansas is sure to be a scouting bonanza even if John Calipari and Bill Self are trying to figure out how the pieces fit together.

 

Dozens of NBA scouts are expected to be Indianapolis for a game that may contain the most pro prospects on one floor this season — Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein, Dakari Johnson and the Harrison twins for Kentucky, Cliff Alexander, Kelly Oubre and Wayne Selden for Kansas.

 

Champions Classic Game Preview and Predictions: Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Duke's star freshmen dominant in early matchups
Champions Classic Game Preview: Duke Blue Devils vs. Michigan State Spartans

Duke and Michigan State may look familiar to the untrained eye when the two teams meet Tuesday night in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

 

Mike Krzyzewski is here. So is Tom Izzo. Duke has talent. Michigan State has plenty of upperclassmen.

 

A deeper look, though, reveals just how strange these teams are for Krzyzewski and Izzo.

 

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