Football feast: Heaping helping of playoff implications highlight Thanksgiving rivalry weekend
Rivalries are like a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings - oh so appetizing but with the potential to leave you feeling sick and sleepy....

Even in Big 12, TCU still fighting for chance in national title mix; face Texas in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- For years, TCU fought to punch its way in to the old Bowl Championship Series, having to win on the field and in the public debate over whether the Horned Frogs were worthy of such lofty status....

Running wild: Gordon leading rebirth of ground game that has college teams running wild
There goes Melvin Gordon, ripping off another long run. And there's Samaje Perine piling up yards in punishing fashion. Oh, look, here comes Tevin Coleman - and there he goes, sprinting away from a bunch of flailing defenders....

ACC teams struggling to break loose for game-turning punt, kickoff returns in 2014
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Ryan Switzer made returning punts for touchdowns look easy last season. He's been frequently frustrated this time around....

National title, bowl eligibility: SEC schools have incentive beyond hoopla in border conflicts
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point....

Things to watch: Hoke, Beckman among coaches who enter rivalry week with uncertain futures
Will Muschamp knows he will be coaching his last game for Florida this weekend. There are a few more coaches who will be doing the same thing without knowing it - at least for sure....

Playoff rankings unchanged at top: Alabama, Oregon, Florida St and Mississippi St are in
Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State remained the top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are facing challenging rivals....


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