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Winners and losers from the second College Football Playoff rankings

As expected, the second College Football Playoff rankings of the 2020 season saw no changes at the top.

College Football Playoff rankings 2.0: Will Ohio State hang on to final spot?

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No. 1 Alabama’s path to the national semifinals is easy. The Crimson Tide are a lock to enter the playoff as the top seed by winning out, and have even positioned themselves to lose once and still have a very strong case for the top four.

No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson will very likely meet again in the ACC championship game. Even with a loss to Clemson later this month, the Irish are in solid shape to reach the semifinals. A blowout win by Notre Dame in the rematch would make things dicey for the Tigers, however.

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Winners and Losers of Men’s College Basketball’s 2020 Return | Bleacher Report

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    The first few days of the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season were a hectic, glorious mess.

    More than 75 games scheduled to be played between Wednesday and Sunday were postponed or canceled, but many were added on the fly, tooincluding one game against Virginia Tech that Villanova probably wishes it hadn’t stayed in Connecticut a couple more days to play.

    Nos. 3 (Villanova), 4 (Virginia) and 6 (Kansas) in the preseason AP Top 25 already suffered a loss. No. 8 (Illinois) was pushed to the limit before eking out a last-second win over Ohio. No. 9 (Duke) committed 22 turnovers while merely beating Coppin State by 10 points. No. 10 (Kentucky) lost a home game against Richmond.

    Just a weird start to what is bound to be a weird season.

    But it was a lot of fun to have

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College football winners and losers Week 13 cover Michigan, Notre Dame

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SportsPulse: Dan Wolken details what the College Football Playoff committee got right and wrong in the first ranking of the season.

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Penn State beat Michigan 27-17 for its first win of the season, snapping the worst start in program history and dropping the hapless Wolverines to 2-4 amid questions over coach Jim Harbaugh’s immediate future.

Those questions may not have any basis in reality: Harbaugh’s contract does not expire after next season, leaving plenty of time for both parties to reconvene and recommit to a longer partnership.

The better question asks whether Michigan and Harbaugh believe there is reason to maintain the relationship long into the future given this year’s slide into irrelevancy.

Losing to previously winless Penn State feels like the lowest point of this already lost season, which had already surfed through a series of low moments — losing to Michigan State, getting blown out

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Winners and losers from the first College Football Playoff ranking puts Ohio State in a tough spot

For 12 weeks there has been speculation about how the College Football Playoff committee will handle assessing teams in this uncertain season.

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Winners and losers from the first College Football Playoff ranking

For 12 weeks there has been speculation about how the College Football Playoff committee will handle assessing teams in this uncertain season.

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College Football Playoff ranking winners, losers include Cincinnati

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SportsPulse: Dan Wolken details what the College Football Playoff committee got right and wrong in the first ranking of the season.

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For 12 weeks there has been speculation about how the College Football Playoff committee will handle assessing teams in this uncertain season.

The teams at the top seemed clear, but that’s not always to the case with 13 people sitting down and evaluating several metrics to determine who would be No. 1. Big Ten and Pac-12 teams played half the games of most of the Power Five contenders. Cincinnati made a strong early case about possibly being a contender from the Group of Five given its impressive start and the challenges of other potential champions playing a full schedule. 

With the first rankings out, there’s some sense going forward about how things will play out. That’s always assuming things go to plan. Rare is the season

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College football winners and losers for Week 12

Yet here the sport sits, four regular season weekends plus a fifth reserved for conference title games away from getting a four-team playoff field. And it’s worth doing a league-by-league reset to size up who really still has a chance to earn a semifinal nod.

The playoff committee has yet to select a team with more than one loss in the event’s first six seasons, and a year with shortened schedules is not going to be the one to end that trend. So from the jump, this rundown is already reduced to the remaining unbeatens and one-loss teams.

ACC: No, 2 Notre Dame (8-0, 7-0) still has never lost a conference game in its history, and it would be the ultimate mic drop for the Irish to run the table and go back to independence next year. But if that doesn’t happen, winning the next three games (North Carolina, Syracuse

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Winners and Losers: Election results from the Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial areas

While Presidential results are still being counted nationally, several state and local races that impact the Examiner’s coverage area have been decided.

The Examiner’s area of coverage includes Bellaire, West University Place, Memorial, Spring Branch, The Villages, Heights, and other outlying areas.

On HoustonChronicle.com: 1 proposition passes, 2 fail in Bellaire’s highly contested sidewalk election

Texas remained red for national elections after being considered a battleground state this year with 52.2 percent voting for President Donald Trump. The state also re-elected John Cornyn (R) who ran against Mary (MJ) Hegar (D), with 53.6 percent of the vote.

In one of the more notable elections, Dan Crenshaw (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Congressional District 2 with 56.1 percent of the vote against Sima Ladjevardian (D) and Elliott Robert Scheirman (L). Meanwhile, Lizzie Fletcher hung on to defeat Wesley Hunt in U.S. House District 7 and Lacy Hull won a tight

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Winners and losers from college basketball’s early signing period feature Michigan, Duke

College basketball’s early signing day period left surely some teams ecstatic and others not so excited, following a unique recruiting season for coaches with limited travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although there’s still much to be determined for the  2020-21 season, post-signing day conclusions can be drawn. 

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College basketball signing day winners and losers start with Michigan

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College basketball’s early signing day period left surely some teams ecstatic and others not so excited, following a unique recruiting season for coaches with limited travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although there’s still much to be determined for the  2020-21 season, post-signing day conclusions can be drawn. 

USA TODAY Sports tracked the signing period to see which teams bolstered their programs the most and which fell short (by their own standards in some cases) and were left frustrated as Wednesday’s big day concluded. 

Here are the winners and losers of college hoops’ signing day (247 Sports’ Composite Rankings used for team and player rankings): 

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Duke. The Blue Devils are still pursuing the nation’s No. 1 recruit, Robert Baldwin Jr., a 6-9 versatile forward who is also considering Wisconsin-Milwaukee (you read that right), where his father, Patrick, is the head

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