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Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings
The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged - Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State - heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals....

Maryland, Rutgers appear to be good fit in Big Ten
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- When Maryland ended its 61-year association with the Atlantic Coast Conference and moved to the Big Ten, there was some question as to whether fans would welcome the switch....

Appeal denied in ex-Texas Tech coach's lawsuit
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A Texas court has denied an appeal by ex-Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach in a lawsuit over his firing....

Perine performance surpasses Oklahoma greats
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Gloria Perine almost missed her son's historic game....

Assessing threats for contenders in rivalry week
Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's 13th weekend:...

Iron Bowl warmups over for Auburn, Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Maybe Alabama and Auburn had something else on their minds entering the Iron Bowl warmup acts, like each other....

No. 1 Florida State faces another test in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Top-ranked Florida State is not as dominant as the 2013 Seminoles that swarmed opponents en route to a national championship. Ten games have proven the 2014 roster is unlikely to mimic that record-breaking level of play, but these `Noles have pushed through new tests almost on a weekly basis....