Power Ranking All 126 Teams Entering Week 15

Brian PedersenFeatured ColumnistDecember 3, 2013

Power Ranking All 126 Teams Entering Week 15

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    The 2013 college football season is over for nearly half of the 126 FBS programs that took the field this fall, with only 14 regular-season or conference title games remaining before the bowl season begins.

    But the power rankings? They're as fluid as ever.

    The Week 14 slate of games led to much movement in the rankings, especially in the middle, where the bowl-eligible teams mostly moved ahead of those who are done until 2014.

    Check out the latest set of slides to see where everyone falls, then let us know how right (or wrong) we are in the comments section.

    (Note: The rankings are comprised of an average of the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls, as well as Bleacher Report's official pollJeff Sagarin's computer ratings and the author's personal ranking.)

126. Florida International Golden Panthers

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    Average rating: 173.0

    Week 14 result: Florida International (1-11, 1-7 C-USA) finished the season with a 21-6 loss at Florida Atlantic (6-6, 4-4).

    Notable: The Golden Panthers finished with their worst mark since joining the FBS in 1996.

125. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks

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    Average rating: 172.5

    Week 14 result: Miami (0-12, 0-8 MAC) ended its season with a 55-14 loss at Ball State (10-2, 7-1).

    Notable: The RedHawks went winless for the first time since going 0-10-1 in 2008 and will enter next season on a 16-game losing streak.

124. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

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    Average rating: 161.5

    Week 14 result: Southern Mississippi (1-11, 1-7 C-USA) ended a school-record 23-game losing streak with a 62-27 win at UAB (2-10, 1-7).

    Notable: The Golden Eagles hadn't scored more than 23 points in any game this season prior to the UAB performance.

123. Eastern Michigan Eagles

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    Average rating: 159.0

    Week 14 result: Eastern Michigan (2-10, 1-7 MAC) ended its season with a 42-10 loss at Central Michigan (6-6, 5-3).

    Notable: The Eagles reached 10 losses for the fourth time in the last five years.

122. Idaho Vandals

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    Average rating: 158.0

    Week 14 result: Idaho (1-11) ended its forced season of independence with a 24-16 loss at New Mexico State (2-10).

    Notable: The Vandals will join NMSU in the Sun Belt Conference next season.

121. Georgia State Panthers

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    Average rating: 156.0

    Week 14 result: Georgia State (0-12, 0-8 Sun Belt) ended its first season in the FBS with a 38-17 home loss to South Alabama (5-6, 3-3).

    Notable: The Panthers lost by an average of 17.9 points per game this year.

120. Massachusetts Minutemen

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    Average rating: 156.0

    Week 14 result: Massachusetts (1-11, 1-7 MAC) ended the season with a 51-23 loss at Ohio (7-5, 4-4).

    Notable: The Minutemen ended the year 124th in scoring offense, averaging just 11.7 points per game.

119. New Mexico State Aggies

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    Average rating: 155.5

    Week 14 result: New Mexico State (2-10) ended its year of forced independence with a 24-16 home win over Idaho (1-11).

    Notable: The Aggies will join the Sun Belt Conference next season, along with Idaho.

118. Western Michigan Broncos

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    Average rating: 153.0

    Week 14 result: Western Michigan (1-11, 1-7 MAC) ended its season with a 33-14 loss at Northern Illinois (12-0, 8-0).

    Notable: The Broncos finished with one win for the third time since 1975.

117. UTEP Miners

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    Average rating: 150.0

    Week 14 result: UTEP (2-10, 1-7 C-USA) ended its season with a 48-17 loss at Middle Tennessee (8-4, 6-2).

    Notable: The Miners finished under .500 for the eighth straight year and reached 10 losses for the first time since 2003.

116. UAB Blazers

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    Average rating: 141.0

    Week 14 result: UAB (2-10, 1-7 C-USA) ended the season on a five-game losing streak, falling 62-27 at home to Southern Mississippi (1-11, 1-7).

    Notable: The Blazers finished with their eighth straight losing record and matched the worst mark since joining the FBS in 1996.

115. Air Force Falcons

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    Average rating: 135.5

    Week 14 result: Air Force (2-10, 0-8 MWC) ended the season with a 58-13 loss at Colorado State (7-6, 5-3).

    Notable: The Falcons finished with 10 losses for the first time in school history and also went winless in league play for the first time ever.

114. Army Black Knights

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    Average rating: 132.0

    Week 14 result: Army (3-8) dropped a 49-42 decision at Hawaii (1-11).

    What's next: The Black Knights are off until their annual season finale Dec. 14 against Navy (7-4). Army has dropped 11 straight in the series, falling 17-14 to the Midshipmen last season.

    Notable: Army remains the nation's top rushing team, averaging 323.6 yards per game.

113. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 132.0

    Week 14 result: Louisiana Tech (4-8, 3-5 C-USA) ended its season with a 30-10 loss at UTSA (7-5, 6-2).

    Notable: The Bulldogs finished the year ranked 112th in scoring at 19.2 points per game, after leading the FBS with an average of more than 50 points per game in 2012.

112. Purdue Boilermakers

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    Average rating: 131.0

    Week 14 result: Purdue (1-11, 0-8 Big Ten) ended its season with a 56-36 loss at Indiana (5-7, 3-5).

    Notable: The Boilermakers went winless in league play for the first time since 1993.

111. Hawaii Warriors

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    Average rating: 126.0

    Week 14 result: Hawaii (1-11) avoided a winless season by holding on for a 49-42 victory over visiting Army (3-8).

    Notable: The Warriors gained a season-high 608 yards, getting 154 rushing yards from Joey Iosefa and another 104 yards from Steven Lakalaka.

110. New Mexico Lobos

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    Average rating: 126.0

    Week 14 result: New Mexico (3-9, 1-7 MWC) completed its season with a 45-17 loss at Boise State (8-4, 6-2).

    Notable: The Lobos lost at least nine games for the fifth straight season and completed their sixth consecutive year with a losing record.

109. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

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    Average rating: 124.5

    Week 14 result: Tulsa (3-9, 2-6 C-USA) ended its season with a 42-10 home loss to North Texas (8-4, 6-2).

    Notable: The Golden Hurricane had few bright spots this season other than RB Trey Watts, who finished with 1,329 yards and 11 touchdowns.

108. Connecticut Huskies

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    Average rating: 124.0

    Week 14 result: Connecticut (2-9, 2-5 AAC) won its second straight game, a 28-17 home win over Rutgers (5-6, 2-5).

    What's next: The Huskies finish up the season Saturday at home against Memphis (3-8, 1-6). The schools have never met before.

    Notable: Connecticut has scored 28 points in each of its wins after averaging just 16.3 points per game during its 0-9 start.

107. Texas State Bobcats

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    Average rating: 121.5

    Week 14 result: Texas State (6-6, 2-5 Sun Belt) ended the regular season with a 42-28 loss at Troy (6-6, 4-3).

    What's next: TBD. The Bobcats are eligible for a bowl, but by finishing seventh in a league that only gets two guaranteed bowl bids, an invite is unlikely.

    Notable: Texas State ended the season on a three-game losing streak after becoming bowl-eligible.

106. Old Dominion Monarchs

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    Average rating: 119.0

    Week 14 result: Season complete.

    Notable: Old Dominion went 8-4 this season while transitioning from the FCS. Next year the Monarchs will play in Conference USA.

105. South Florida Bulls

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    Average rating: 118.0

    Week 14 result: South Florida (2-9, 2-5 AAC) lost 23-20 at Central Florida (10-1, 7-0).

    What's next: The Bulls wrap up the season Saturday at Rutgers (5-6, 2-5). USF lost 23-13 to the Scarlet Knights last season.

    Notable: The loss at UCF marked just the fifth time this season South Florida, which averages just 14.5 points per game, reached the 20-point mark.

104. California Golden Bears

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    Average rating: 116.5

    Week 14 result: Season complete.

    Notable: California's 1-11 record was its first with double-digit losses since going 1-10 in 2001.

103. Temple Owls

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    Average rating: 116.5

    Week 14 result: Temple (2-10, 2-6 AAC) finished its season with a 41-21 win at Memphis (3-8, 1-6).

    Notable: The Owls finished with 10 or more losses for the ninth time in school history.

102. Wyoming Cowboys

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    Average rating: 116.0

    Week 14 result: Wyoming (5-7, 3-5 MWC) ended the season with a 35-7 loss at Utah State (8-4, 7-1).

    Notable: The Cowboys finished the year ranked 111th in the FBS in scoring defense, allowing 36.7 points per game, part of the reason Dave Christensen was fired Monday after five seasons.

101. Kansas Jayhawks

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    Average rating: 114.0

    Week 14 result: Kansas (3-9, 1-8 Big 12) ended its season with a 31-10 home loss to Kansas State (7-5, 5-4).

    Notable: The Jayhawks will not be going to a bowl game for the fifth consecutive season.

100. Kent State Golden Flashes

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    Average rating: 112.0

    Week 14 result: Season complete.

    Notable: Kent State went 4-8 this season, a year after going 11-3 and playing in the Mid-American Conference title game.

99. Akron Zips

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    Average rating: 112.0

    Week 14 result: Akron (5-7, 4-4 MAC) wrapped up its best season since 2008 with a 31-29 home win over Toledo (7-5, 5-3).

    Notable: The Zips, won won three straight to end the year, have as many victories as in the previous four seasons combined.

98. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

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    Average rating: 111.0

    Week 14 result: Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt) ended the regular season with a 31-28 win at Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3, 5-1).

    What's next: TBD. The Warhawks are bowl-eligible, but only two Sun Belt teams are guaranteed bowl spots. The league has six eligible teams, with a possible seventh if South Alabama is able to get to six wins this weekend.

    Notable: UL-Monroe finished with a .500 record despite being outscored by 95 points this season.

97. Central Michigan Chippewas

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    Average rating: 108.0

    Week 14 result: Central Michigan (6-6, 5-3 MAC) finished the regular season with a 42-10 home win over Eastern Michigan (2-10, 1-7).

    What's next: TBD. The Chippewas are bowl-eligible, but the MAC only has four guaranteed bowl spots (five if Northern Illinois goes to the BCS) but seven eligible teams.

    Notable: Central Michigan finished the year on a three-game win streak, outscoring its opponents 106-32.

96. Kentucky Wildcats

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    Average rating: 106.5

    Week 14 result: Kentucky (2-10, 0-8 SEC) ended its season with a 27-14 home loss to Tennessee (5-7, 2-6).

    Notable: The Wildcats will enter next year riding a 16-game conference losing streak.

95. North Carolina State Wolfpack

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    Average rating: 104.5

    Week 14 result: North Carolina State (3-9, 0-8 ACC) ended its season with a 41-21 home loss to Maryland (7-5, 3-5).

    Notable: The Wolfpack finished winless in the league for the first time in school history.

94. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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    Average rating: 101.5

    Week 14 result: Rutgers (5-6, 2-5 AAC) lost its third straight game, falling 28-17 at Connecticut (2-9, 2-5).

    What's next: The Scarlet Knights host South Florida (2-9, 2-5) on Saturday, needing a victory to become bowl-eligible. Rutgers beat the Bulls 23-13 last season.

    Notable: After averaging 31.1 points per game during a 5-3 start, Rutgers has failed to score more than 17 in any of its three straight losses.

93. Troy Trojans

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    Average rating: 101.5

    Week 14 result: Troy (6-6, 4-3 Sun Belt) finished the regular season with a 42-28 home win over Texas State (6-6, 2-5).

    What's next: TBD. The Trojans are eligible for a bowl, but they're one of at least six Sun Belt teams in the running for just two guaranteed bowl spots.

    Notable: Troy QB Corey Robinson threw for 133 yards and one touchdown, giving the active FBS passing leader 13,477 yards for his career.

92. South Alabama Jaguars

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    Average rating: 100.5

    Week 14 result: South Alabama (5-6, 3-3 Sun Belt) won 38-17 at Georgia State (0-12, 0-7).

    Up next: The Jaguars end the season Saturday at home against Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3, 5-1). South Alabama lost 52-30 to the Ragin' Cajuns last season.

    Notable: South Alabama ended a four-game road losing streak with the victory.

91. Memphis Tigers

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    Average rating: 100.0

    Week 14 result: Memphis (3-8, 1-6 AAC) lost 41-21 at home to Temple (2-10, 1-7).

    What's next: The Tigers finish their season Saturday at Connecticut (2-9, 2-5). The schools have never met before.

    Notable: Memphis finished the year ranked 109th in the FBS in scoring, averaging just 20.4 points per game, while its 316.5 yards per game ranked 113th nationally.

90. Virginia Cavaliers

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    Average rating: 100.0

    Week 14 result: Virginia (2-10, 0-8 ACC) ended its season with a 16-6 home loss to Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3).

    Notable: The Cavaliers ended the season on a nine-game losing streak and finished with 10 losses for the first time since 1981.

89. Nevada Wolf Pack

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    Average rating: 97.0

    Week 14 result: Nevada (4-8) ended the season with a 28-23 nonconference home loss to BYU (8-4).

    Notable: The Wolf Pack finished its worst season since going 3-8 in 2001.

88. Ohio Bobcats

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    Average rating: 88.0

    Week 14 result: Ohio (7-5, 4-4) ended the regular season with a 51-23 home win over Massachusetts (1-11, 1-7).

    What's next: TBD. The Bobcats are bowl-eligible, but the Mid-American has seven eligible teams for only four guaranteed bowl slots. A fifth could become available if Northern Illinois goes to a BCS bowl.

    Notable: Ohio finished with a winning record for the fifth straight season.

87. SMU Mustangs

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    Average rating: 93.5

    Week 14 result: SMU (5-6, 4-3 AAC) lost 34-0 at Houston (8-4, 5-3).

    What's next: The Mustangs host Central Florida (10-1, 7-0) on Saturday with a chance to achieve bowl-eligibility and harm the Knights' BCS chances. SMU lost 42-17 to UCF last season, when both teams were in Conference USA.

    Notable: SMU was shut out for the first time since losing 42-0 to Fresno State in 2004.

86. Arkansas State Red Wolves

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    Average rating: 90.5

    Week 14 result: Arkansas State (7-5, 5-2 Sun Belt) ended the regular season with a 34-31 loss at Western Kentucky (8-4, 4-3).

    What's next: TBD. The Red Wolves are bowl-eligible, but with six eligible teams and only two guaranteed bowl slots for the Sun Belt, an invite isn't assured.

    Notable: Arkansas State has had at least seven wins each of the last three seasons, despite playing under three different head coaches during that time.

85. Arkansas Razorbacks

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    Average rating: 88.5

    Week 14 result: Arkansas (3-9, 0-8 SEC) finished winless in the league for the first time ever, falling 31-27 at LSU (9-3, 5-3).

    Notable: The Razorbacks failed to surpass three victories for the first time since 1992.

84. Colorado Buffaloes

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    Average rating: 85.5

    Week 14 result: Colorado (4-8, 1-8 Pac-12) ended its season with a 24-17 loss at Utah (5-7, 2-7).

    Notable: The Buffaloes lost despite allowing the fewest points they have yielded all season to an FBS team.

83. Iowa State Cyclones

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    Average rating: 83.5

    Week 14 result: Iowa State (3-9, 2-7 Big 12) finished the season on a two-game win streak thanks to a 52-44 win in triple overtime at West Virginia (4-8, 2-7).

    Notable: The Cyclones finished with a losing record for the sixth time in the last seven years.

82. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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    Average rating: 83.0

    Week 14 result: Wake Forest (4-8) ended its season with a 23-21 loss at Vanderbilt (8-4).

    Notable: The Demon Deacons are without a coach after Jim Grobe resigned on Monday. In 13 seasons he went 77-82, but the school has finished under .500 the last five years.

81. West Virginia Mountaineers

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    Average rating: 82.0

    Week 14 result: West Virginia (4-8, 2-7 Big 12) ended its season with a disappointing 52-44 home loss in triple overtime to Iowa State (3-9, 2-7).

    Notable: Three of the Mountaineers' final four games went into overtime, with them going 1-2 in those extra-long contests.

80. UNLV Runnin' Rebels

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    Average rating: 81.0

    Week 14 result: UNLV (7-5, 5-3 MWC) wrapped up its best regular season in 13 years with a 45-19 home win over San Diego State (7-5, 6-2).

    What's next: TBD. The Runnin' Rebels are bowl-eligible for the first time since 2000, but the Mountain West has seven eligible teams and only six bowl slots.

    Notable: Devante Davis caught four touchdown passes against SDSU, giving him 14 TD catches to go with 1,194 yards.

79. San Diego State Aztecs

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    Average rating: 80.5

    Week 14 result: San Diego State (7-5, 6-2 MWC) finished the regular season with a 45-19 loss at UNLV (7-5, 5-3).

    What's next: TBD. The Aztecs are one of seven bowl-eligible teams from the Mountain West, but the league only has six guaranteed bowl slots.

    Notable: SDSU had won seven of its previous eight games, taking three of those in overtime. Its only loss during that span also came in OT.

78. San Jose State Spartans

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    Average rating: 79.5

    Week 14 result: San Jose State (6-6, 5-3 MWC) spoiled the BCS hopes of Fresno State (10-1, 7-1) via a 62-52 home victory in the regular-season finale.

    What's next: TBD. The Spartans are bowl-eligible, but the Mountain West has seven such teams and only six bowl affiliations.

    Notable: Spartans QB David Fales threw for 547 yards and six TDs in the win, giving him 4,189 yards and 33 TDs for the season.

77. Florida Atlantic Owls

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    Average rating: 79.0

    Week 14 result: Florida Atlantic (6-6, 4-4 C-USA) finished out the regular season with a 21-6 home win over Florida International (1-11, 1-7).

    What's next: TBD. The Owls are bowl-eligible, but eight Conference USA teams have eligibility, and there are only six guaranteed bowl slots.

    Notable: FAU is 4-0 since Carl Pelini was forced to resign amid a drug-use scandal.

76. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

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    Average rating: 79.0

    Week 14 result: Middle Tennessee (8-4, 6-2 C-USA) wrapped up the regular season with a 48-17 home win over UTEP (2-10, 1-7).

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Blue Raiders are riding a five-game winning streak, its best stretch since winning the final seven games of the 2009 season.

75. Illinois Fighting Illini

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    Average rating: 78.0

    Week 14 result: Illinois (4-8, 1-7 Big Ten) ended its season with a 37-34 home loss to Northwestern (5-7, 1-7).

    Notable: The Fighting Illini allowed 35 or more points for the sixth time this season.

74. Tulane Green Wave

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    Average rating: 77.0

    Week 14 result: Tulane (7-5, 5-3 C-USA) ended the regular season with a 17-13 loss at Rice (9-3, 7-1).

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Tulane has the lowest-rated offense of any winning team this season, sitting 115th nationally at 305.4 yards per game.

73. UTSA Roadrunners

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    Average rating: 76.5

    Week 14 result: UTSA (7-5, 6-2 C-USA) wrapped up its second season in the FBS with a 30-10 home win over Louisiana Tech (4-8, 3-5).

    What's next: TBD. The Roadrunners are bowl-eligible, but, as part of their transition plan from the FCS, would only be able to play in a bowl game this year if a slot remained after all other eligible teams were slotted.

    Notable: UTSA finished the season on a school-record five-game win streak.

72. Colorado State Rams

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    Average rating: 76.5

    Week 14 result: Colorado State (7-6, 5-3 MWC) wrapped up the regular season with a 58-13 home win over Air Force (2-10, 0-8).

    What's next: TBD. The Rams are bowl-eligible, but the Mountain West only has six bowl slots to find homes for the seven league teams with non-losing records.

    Notable: CSU RB Kapri Bibbs rushed for three TDs against Air Force, giving him 1,572 yards and 28 touchdowns on the season.

71. Northwestern Wildcats

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    Average rating: 73.5

    Week 14 result: Northwestern (5-7, 1-7 Big Ten) ended its season with a 34-31 win at Illinois (4-8, 1-7), snapping a seven-game losing streak.

    Notable: The Wildcats avoided their first winless league slate since 1998.

70. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

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    Average rating: 73.5

    Week 14 result: Western Kentucky (8-4, 4-3 Sun Belt) ended the regular season with a 34-31 home win over Arkansas State (7-5, 5-2).

    What's next: TBD. The Hilltoppers are one of six bowl-eligible teams from the Sun Belt, but the league only has two guaranteed bowl spots.

    Notable: Western Kentucky RB Antonio Andrews finished the season with 1,730 rushing yards.

69. TCU Horned Frogs

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    Average rating: 71.0

    Week 14 result: TCU (4-8, 2-7 Big 12) came up short in its upset bid, falling 41-38 at home to Baylor (10-1, 7-1) to wrap up a disappointing season.

    Notable: The four victories are the fewest by the Horned Frogs since going 1-10 in 1997. Since then, TCU has recorded nine seasons of at least 10 wins.

68. Tennessee Volunteers

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    Average rating: 70.0

    Week 14 result: Tennessee (5-7, 2-6 SEC) ended its season with a 27-14 win at Kentucky (2-10, 0-8).

    Notable: The Volunteers finished with seven losses for the fourth straight year.

67. Indiana Hoosiers

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    Average rating: 69.0

    Week 14 result: Indiana (5-7, 3-5 Big Ten) finished the season with a 56-36 win over visiting Purdue (1-11, 0-8).

    Notable: The Hoosiers finished 20th nationally in scoring offense (38.4 points per game) but 117th in scoring defense (38.8).

66. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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    Average rating: 67.0

    Week 14 result: Louisiana-Lafayette (8-3, 5-1 Sun Belt) lost 31-28 at home to Louisiana-Monroe (6-6, 4-3).

    What's next: The Ragin' Cajuns visit South Alabama (5-6, 3-3) on Saturday in their regular-season finale. ULL beat the Jaguars 52-30 last season.

    Notable: ULL, which had an eight-game win streak snapped, has already clinched the Sun Belt title.

65. Buffalo Bulls

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    Average rating: 66.0

    Week 14 result: Buffalo (8-4, 6-2 MAC) lost 24-7 at home to Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1) to end the regular season.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Bulls are bowl-eligible for just the second time since rejoining the FBS in 1970.

64. Maryland Terrapins

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    Average rating: 65.0

    Week 14 result: Maryland (7-5, 3-5 ACC) ended the regular season with a 41-21 win at North Carolina State (3-9, 0-8).

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Terrapins scored their most points since tallying 47 in the second game of the season, against Old Dominion.

63. Syracuse Orange

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    Average rating: 64.5

    Week 14 result: Syracuse (6-6, 4-4 ACC) reached bowl eligibility with a 34-31 home win over Boston College (7-5, 4-4).

    What's next: TBD. The Orange are one of 11 ACC teams that are eligible to keep playing, but the league only has eight guaranteed spots.

    Notable: Syracuse got to six wins thanks to an 8-yard TD pass from Terrel Hunt to Josh Parris with six seconds left.

62. Florida Gators

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    Average rating: 64.0

    Week 14 result: Florida (4-8) completed its worst season in 34 years with a 37-7 home loss to Florida State (12-0).

    Notable: The Gators recorded their first losing season since going 0-10-1 in 1979 due mostly to a scoring offense that finished 113th in the FBS at 18.8 points per game. As a result, Florida fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis, though head coach Will Muschamp's job seems safe.

61. North Texas Mean Green

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    Average rating: 63.5

    Week 14 result: North Texas (8-4, 6-2 C-USA) wrapped up the regular season with a 42-10 win at Tulsa (3-9, 2-6).

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Mean Green have their most wins since going 9-4 in 2003 and are bowl-bound for the first time since 2004.

60. Toledo Rockets

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    Average rating: 63.0

    Week 14 result: Toledo (7-5, 5-3 MAC) ended the regular season with a 31-29 loss at Akron (5-7, 4-4).

    What's next: TBD. The Rockets are bowl-eligible, but the Mid-American has seven eligible teams and only either four or five bowl slots, depending on if Northern Illinois gets a BCS invite.

    Notable: Toledo began and ended the season with two-game losing streaks, going 7-1 in between.

59. Navy Midshipmen

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    Average rating: 61.5

    Week 14 result: Bye

    What's next: Navy remains off until its Dec. 14 showdown with Army (3-8) in Philadelphia. The Midshipmen have won the last 11 meetings, beating the Black Knights 17-14 last season.

    Notable: Navy has the No. 3 rushing attack in the FBS, at 320.1 yards per game. It's paced by QB Keenan Reynolds, who has 1,124 yards and 26 touchdowns, including an FBS record seven (by a quarterback) in a triple-overtime win at San Jose State on Nov. 22.

58. Rice Owls

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    Average rating: 59.0

    Week 14 result: Rice (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) clinched the West Division title with a 17-13 home win over Tulane (7-5, 5-3).

    What's next: The Owls host Marshall (9-3) on Saturday in the Conference USA title game. Rice beat the Thundering Herd 54-51 in overtime last season.

    Notable: Rice has never won the C-USA or played in its championship game, but with a victory it would hit 10 wins for the first time since 2008.

57. Pittsburgh Panthers

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    Average rating: 58.5

    Week 14 result: Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-5 ACC) ended the regular season with a 41-31 home loss to Miami, Fla. (9-3, 5-3).

    What's next: TBD. The Panthers are bowl-eligible but are one of 11 ACC teams that could get picked, despite only eight league-affiliated slots. Pitt is one of three 6-6 teams in the conference, meaning it wouldn't get picked until after the ACC teams with better records are slotted.

    Notable: With nine catches for 98 yards and a touchdown, freshman WR Tyler Boyd surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the year.

56. East Carolina Pirates

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    Average rating: 53.5

    Week 14 result: East Carolina (9-3, 6-2 C-USA) lost out on a spot in the league championship game with a 59-28 loss at Marshall (9-3, 7-1), ending a five-game win streak in the process.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Pirates QB Shane Carden has 3,866 yards and 32 touchdowns this season.

55. Boston College Eagles

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    Average rating: 53.5

    Week 14 result: Boston College (7-5, 4-4 ACC) ended the regular season with a 34-31 loss at Syracuse (6-6, 4-4)

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Eagles saw FBS rushing leader Andre Williams, who has 2,102 yards on the season, injure his shoulder in the second half.

54. Utah Utes

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    Average rating: 53.0

    Week 14 result: Utah (5-7, 2-7 Pac-12) finished its season with a 24-17 home win over Colorado (4-8, 1-8).

    Notable: The Utes registered their first back-to-back losing seasons since 1989-90.

53. Mississippi State Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 53.0

    Week 14 result: Mississippi State (6-6, 3-5 SEC) won the Egg Bowl in overtime, taking a 17-10 victory over Ole Miss (7-5, 3-5).

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: QB Dak Prescott came back from injury to execute the game-tying and winning drives, scoring on a 3-yard TD run in overtime to assure the Bulldogs' bowl-eligibility for the fourth straight time.

52. North Carolina Tar Heels

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    Average rating: 51.0

    Week 14 result: North Carolina (6-6, 4-4 ACC) ended its regular season with a 27-25 home loss to Duke (10-2, 6-2).

    What's next: TBD. The Tar Heels are bowl-eligible, but the league has 11 such teams and only nine affiliated bowl slots.

    Notable: Even though UNC may have another game to play, junior TE Eric Ebron has already announced his intention to enter the NFL draft. He has 55 catches for 895 yards this season.

51. Texas Tech Red Raiders

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    Average rating: 47.0

    Week 14 result: Texas Tech (7-5, 3-5 Big 12) dropped its fifth straight, losing 41-16 at Texas (8-3, 7-1).

    The Red Raiders jumped out early thanks to a 51-yard touchdown run on a fake punt, but after that it was all Texas. Baker Mayfield threw for 237 yards, but had one interception and didn't throw a TD pass.

    Texas Tech only managed 94 rushing yards, including the long TD run on the fake punt.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game

    Notable: Texas Tech hasn't lost six straight since dropping the final six games of the 1983 season.

50. Penn State Nittany Lions

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    Average rating: 47.0

    Week 14 result: Penn State (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) ended its season on a high note, pulling off a 31-24 win at Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2).

    The Nittany Lions cashed in on three interceptions of Wisconsin QB Joel Stave, while also getting 339 passing yards and four touchdowns from Christian Hackenberg. Geno Lewis caught two TD passes during a game-changing 24-0 swing for PSU, while Zach Zwinak rushed for 115 yards.

    Notable: Hackenberg, a true freshman, finished the year with 2,955 yards. Nearly half of those (1,432) went to WR Allen Robinson, who set a school record for receiving yards in a season.

49. Oregon State Beavers

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    Average rating: 46.0

    Week 14 result: Oregon State (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) lost its fifth straight game, allowing a touchdown with 29 seconds left to fall 36-35 at Oregon (10-2, 7-2) in the Civil War game.

    The Beavers got 314 yards and two touchdowns from QB Sean Mannion, while adding a season-best 231 rushing yards in a game they led three different times in the second half.

    What's next: TBD. The Beavers are bowl-eligible, but an overabundance of Pac-12 teams with at least six wins and the Beavers' end-of-season losing streak could result in no bowl bid.

    Notable: OSU's five-game losing streak was its first since dropping six in a row between the end of the 2010 season and the first four games of 2011.

48. Ball State Cardinals

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    Average rating: 44.667

    Week 14 result: Ball State (10-2, 7-1 MAC) finished the regular season with a 55-14 home win over Miami, Ohio (0-12, 0-8).

    The Cardinals got 445 yards and six touchdowns from QB Keith Wenning, with Jordan Williams pulling in 161 receiving yards and two TDs and Willie Snead catching 11 passes for 133 yards and a score.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Ball State has the 14th-best scoring offense, at 40.1 points per game, notching at least 27 points in every game this year.

47. Washington State Cougars

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    Average rating: 44.5

    Week 14 result: Washington State (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) finished its regular season with a 27-17 loss at Washington (8-4, 4-4) in the Apple Cup.

    The Cougars got 282 passing yards and two touchdowns from Connor Halliday, but he also threw two interceptions, giving him 21 picks for the season.

    What's next: TBD. The Cougars are bowl-eligible, but the Pac-12 has more eligible teams than it does bowl slots.

    Notable: Halliday set the Pac-12 record for completions in a season, with 412. He's attempted 656 passes this year.

46. Michigan Wolverines

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    Average rating: 43.0

    Week 14 result: Michigan (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) opted for the win instead of forcing overtime, a move that backfired in its 42-41 home loss to Ohio State (12-0, 8-0).

    The Wolverines scored the potential game-tying touchdown on a 2-yard pass to Devin Funchess from Devin Gardner with 32 seconds left, but Gardner's two-point pass was intercepted on the ensuing play. Gardner finished with 451 yards and four passing TDs, as well as a 1-yard scoring run.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game

    Notable: Michigan has lost at least five games in five of the past six seasons after having just one five-loss season in the previous 23 years.

45. Boise State Broncos

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    Average rating: 42.0

    Week 14 result: Boise State (8-4, 6-2 MWC) finished up the regular season with a 45-17 home win over New Mexico (3-9, 1-7).

    Grant Hedrick threw three touchdown passes, RB Jay Ajayi had 252 yards of total offense to go with two TDs and WR Matt Miller hauled in three TD catches. The Broncos also forced New Mexico into three turnovers.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Ajayi, who rushed for 147 yards and caught four passes for 105 yards, became the first Boise player since 1995 to reach triple-digits in both rushing and receiving yards in a single game.

44. Houston Cougars

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    Average rating: 41.5

    Week 14 result: Houston (8-4, 5-3 AAC) completed the regular season with a 34-0 home win over SMU (5-6, 4-3).

    The Cougars got 245 yards and two touchdowns from QB John O'Korn, while Kent Brooks and Ryan Jackson each ran for a TD. Houston also capitalized on four SMU turnovers.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The shutout victory was Houston's first since a 56-0 win over Georgia State in 2011, and avenged last year's 72-42 loss to the Mustangs.

43. Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Average rating: 41.0

    Week 14 result: Nebraska (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) ended the regular season with a 38-17 home loss to Iowa (8-4, 5-3).

    The Cornhuskers turned the ball over three times in losing at home for the third time this year, gaining only 288 yards along the way.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah won the Big Ten's rushing title with 1,568 yards, including 85 and a touchdown against Iowa.

42. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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    Average rating: 40.5

    Week 14 result: Georgia Tech (7-5) ended its regular season with a 41-34 home loss in double overtime to Georgia (7-5).

    The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 20-0 lead, and had a 10-point advantage in the fourth quarter before Georgia stormed back to force overtime. Tech had a fourth-down pass tipped in the second OT, otherwise the game might have continued on.

    Vad Lee threw for a career-high 232 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Yellow Jackets are still one of the worst passing teams in the country, despite Lee's effort. They average 128.5 yards per game, rated 118th in the FBS.

41. Utah State Aggies

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    Average rating: 40.5

    Week 14 result: Utah State (8-4, 7-1 MWC) locked up the Mountain Division title with a 35-7 home win over Wyoming (5-7, 3-5).

    Joey DeMartino ran for 112 yards and a touchdown, while QB Darell Garretson added three TD passes. The Aggies also got a 64-yard punt return TD from Bruce Natson, who added a receiving score as well.

    What's next: Utah State will visit Fresno State (10-1) on Saturday in the Mountain West title game. The Aggies lost 31-21 to the Bulldogs in their last meeting in 2011.

    Notable: By allowing just seven points combined in its last two games, USU is now seventh nationally in scoring defense at 16.8 points per game.

40. Ole Miss Rebels

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    Average rating: 39.0

    Week 14 result: Ole Miss (7-5, 3-5 SEC) lost 17-10 in overtime at Mississippi State (6-6, 3-5) in the annual Egg Bowl game.

    The Rebels turned the ball over four times, including when QB Bo Wallace lost a fumble in overtime after Mississippi State had taken the lead. Ole Miss' only TD of the game came on a recovered blocked punt in the first half.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Ole Miss managed just 10 points apiece in its final two games after averaging more than 34 points per game during the first 10 games of the year.

39. Virginia Tech Hokies

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    Average rating: 38.167

    Week 14 result: Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 ACC) wrapped up the regular season with a 16-6 win at Virginia (2-10, 0-8).

    Trey Edmunds' 26-yard touchdown catch from Logan Thomas late in the first half was the game's only non-field goal, while the Hokies added three kicks from Eric Kristensen.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: The Hokies failed to reach 20 points for the fifth time this season, contributing to their 97th-rated scoring average of 23.4 points per game.

38. Bowling Green Falcons

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    Average rating: 38.167

    Week 14 result: Bowling Green (9-3, 7-1) won the East Division with a 24-7 win at Buffalo (8-4, 6-2).

    The Falcons held Buffalo to just 236 yards of total offense, while gaining 490 on their own. QB Matt Johnson had 302 yards of total offense, with a rushing and passing touchdown, while Travis Greene rushed for 129 yards and a score.

    What's next: Bowling Green faces Northern Illinois (12-0) on Friday in the Mid-American title game at Ford Field in Detroit. The Falcons lost 45-14 to the Huskies in their last meeting in 2011.

    Notable: The Falcons are allowing 13.8 points per game, fifth-best in the FBS, and during their four-game win streak have yielded just 17 points.

37. Marshall Thundering Herd

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    Average rating: 37.875

    Week 14 result: Marshall (9-3, 7-1 C-USA) won the East Division title with a 59-28 home win over East Carolina (9-3, 6-2).

    The Thundering Herd raced out to a 24-0 lead thanks to 272 passing yards and two touchdowns from QB Rakeem Cato and 161 rushing yards from Essray Taliaferro. Marshall also intercepted three passes from Shane Carden, with Gary Thompson bringing one back for a TD.

    What's next: Marshall will visit Rice (9-3) on Saturday in the Conference USA title game. The Herd beat the Owls 54-51 in overtime last season.

    Notable: Marshall has never appeared in the C-USA title game since its inception in 2005, but it did win six consecutive Mid-American championship games from 1997-2002.

36. Minnesota Golden Gophers

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    Average rating: 37.125

    Week 14 result: Minnesota (8-4, 4-4 Big Ten) ended the regular season with its second straight loss, falling 14-3 at Michigan State (11-1, 7-1).

    The Golden Gophers managed just a field goal, the first time they didn't score a touchdown in more than two years, committing three turnovers and gaining just 249 yards against Michigan State's top-ranked defense.

    Philip Nelson was 6-of-18 for just 77 yards and two interceptions, though David Cobb rushed for 101 yards.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Minnesota last failed to score a TD in a 58-0 loss to Michigan in November 2011.

35. Kansas State Wildcats

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    Average rating: 37.0

    Week 14 result: Kansas State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) finished out the regular season with a 31-10 win at Kansas (3-9, 1-8).

    The Wildcats only managed 368 yards on offense, but along with six Kansas turnovers they had more than enough to beat their rivals for the fifth straight time. RB John Hubert contributed with a career-high 220 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Jake Waters threw two TD passes despite completing just 10-of-21 passes.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: K-State is going to a bowl for the fourth straight season after missing out five times in a six-year span.

34. Vanderbilt Commodores

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    Average rating: 34.0

    Week 14 result: Vanderbilt (8-4) wrapped up the regular season with a 23-21 home win over Wake Forest (4-8).

    The Commodores needed two fourth-quarter field goals from Casey Spear, the last a 38-yarder in the final minute, to secure the victory. Vandy gained 403 yards, with Austyn Carta-Samuels throwing for 231 yards and a touchdown.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Vanderbilt has a chance for back-to-back nine-win seasons for the first time in school history.

33. Arizona Wildcats

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    Average rating: 33.0

    Week 14 result: Arizona (7-5, 4-5 Pac-12) ended its regular season with a 58-21 blowout loss at Arizona State (10-2, 8-1) in the Territorial Cup game.

    The Wildcats trailed 27-0 after the game's first 22 minutes and committed four turnovers. B.J. Denker was intercepted three times, one of which was returned for a touchdown, though Ka'Deem Carey rushed for 157 yards and a TD.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Carey, the reigning FBS rushing leader, gained 100-plus yards for the 15th straight game.

32. Cincinnati Bearcats

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    Average rating: 31.6

    Week 14 result: Bye

    What's next: Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 AAC) hosts Louisville (10-1, 6-1) on Thursday night, needing a win and a loss by Central Florida to tie for the league title. The Bearcats lost 34-31 in overtime to the Cardinals last season.

    Notable: Cincinnati is hoping to reach 10 wins for the third straight year and the sixth time in seven seasons, a time span that has seen the team led by three different head coaches.

31. BYU Cougars

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    Average rating: 31.5

    Week 14 result: BYU (8-4) finished out the regular season with a 28-23 come-from-behind win at Nevada (4-8).

    The Cougars trailed 7-0 at halftime and were down 14-7 midway through the third quarter before getting two touchdown passes form Taysom Hill in a seven-minute span to take control. Hill threw for 98 yards and added 154 rushing yards with a TD run.

    BYU also got 219 rushing yards and one TD from Jamaal Williams, with 188 of those yards coming after halftime.

    What's next: BYU will play Dec. 27 in the Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco against a TBD Pac-12 opponent.

    Notable: The Cougars finished the regular season with two 1,200-yard rushers. Hill has 1,211 yards (along with 2,645 passing yards), and Williams ended up with 1,202 yards.

30. Fresno State Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 31.0

    Week 14 result: Fresno State (10-1, 7-1 MWC) had its BCS dreams busted in a 62-52 loss at San Jose State (6-6, 5-3).

    Despite 519 yards and six touchdowns from QB Derek Carr, the Bulldogs couldn't keep pace with a San Jose offense that had 736 yards of its own, including 547 yards and six TDs from QB David Fales. FSU trailed 42-41 at halftime, then saw SJSU recover an onside kick to start the second half, after which the Spartans controlled the remainder of the game.

    What's next: Fresno hosts Utah State (8-4) in Saturday's Mountain West title game. The Bulldogs have beat the Aggies six straight times, including a 31-21 triumph in 2011.

    Notable: Carr finishes the regular season leading the FBS with 405.6 passing yards per game and 45 touchdowns.

29. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes

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    Average rating: 30.3

    Week 14 result: Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) wrapped up the regular season with a 41-31 win at Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-5).

    The Hurricanes got 296 yards and three touchdowns from QB Stephen Morris, while Stacy Coley caught two TD passes and scored on a 73-yard run. Miami also forced two turnovers to reach nine wins for the first time since 2009.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, Miami's first since 2010 after serving a self-imposed two-year bowl ban while awaiting results of an NCAA investigation into the football program.

    Notable: Morris has 21 TD passes this season, the same as last year despite throwing 104 fewer passes.

28. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    Average rating: 29.375

    Week 14 result: Notre Dame (8-4) finished the regular season with a 27-20 loss at Stanford (10-2).

    The Fighting Irish got within 24-20 late in the third quarter, but couldn't generate a substantial drive after that. Tommy Rees threw two touchdown passes but was also intercepted twice.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, depending on which bowl that needs to fill an opening makes Notre Dame the best offer.

    Notable: Notre Dame went 2-3 in true road games this season, its worst mark since going 1-3 in 2009.

27. Iowa Hawkeyes

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    Average rating: 28.625

    Week 14 result: Iowa (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) finished the regular season with a 38-17 win at Nebraska (8-4, 5-3).

    Jake Rudock threw for two touchdowns and Mark Weisman added two rushing TDs for the Hawkeyes, who also forced three Nebraska turnovers to pace the runaway victory.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Iowa finished the regular season with the 11th-best scoring defense in the country, allowing just 18.8 points per game.

26. Washington Huskies

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    Average rating: 28.2

    Week 14 result: Washington (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12) closed out its best regular season since 2001 with a 27-17 home win over Washington State (6-6, 4-5) in the Apple Cup.

    The Huskies got 200 rushing yards and one touchdown from RB Bishop Sankey, while Keith Price completed 15-of-20 passes for 181 yards and a TD.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, under new leadership. Head coach Steve Sarkisian left on Monday to take the job at USC, where he'd previously been an assistant.

    Notable: Sankey has 1,775 rushing yards, breaking the previous school record of 1,695 that Corey Dillon logged in 1996.

25. USC Trojans

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    Average rating: 26.5

    Week 14 result: USC (9-4, 6-3 Pac-12) saw its five-game win streak end with a 35-14 home loss to rival UCLA (9-3, 6-3).

    The Trojans fell behind 14-0 and were never able to get close after that, managing just 314 yards while committing two turnovers. Javorius Allen rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, while Cody Kessler threw for 174 yards and a score.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, along with coaching turnover. On Monday the school announced it had hired Washington coach Steve Sarkisian, while interim coach Ed Orgeron resigned to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

    Notable: Allen ran for 10 touchdowns and 562 yards in USC's final five regular-season games, after managing just two TDs and 29 carries through the first seven contests.

24. Texas Longhorns

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    Average rating: 25.4

    Week 14 result: Texas (8-3, 7-1 Big 12) kept alive its hopes of a share of the league title with a 41-16 home win over Texas Tech (7-5, 3-5) on Thanksgiving.

    The Longhorns quickly rebounded from an early 7-0 deficit to score the game's next 20 points, finishing the night with 281 rushing yards that included 128 from Malcolm Brown and 102 (with a touchdown) from Joe Bergeron.

    Texas also forced three turnovers and held the Red Raiders to 5-of-19 on third-down conversions.

    What's next: Texas wraps up the regular season Saturday at Baylor (10-1, 7-1). The Longhorns downed the Bears 56-50 last season.

    Notable: Texas is only outscoring its opponents by eight points per game, despite the 8-3 record.

23. Georgia Bulldogs

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    Average rating: 24.6

    Week 14 result: Georgia (8-4) rallied from a 20-0 deficit and a 10-point fourth-quarter disadvantage to pull out a 41-34 double-overtime win at Georgia Tech (7-5).

    The Bulldogs got 299 yards and two touchdowns from QB Hutson Mason in his first career start, while Todd Gurley rushed for 122 yards and three TDs. Two of those came in overtime, including the game-winning 25-yard TD run on the first play of the second OT.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Georgia has the 16th-ranked passing offense in the FBS, at 313.8 yards per game, despite having no single receiver with more than 605 yards.

22. Duke Blue Devils

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    Average rating: 24.0

    Week 14 result: Duke (10-2, 6-2 ACC) got a 27-yard field goal from Ross Martin with 2:22 left to clinch a 27-25 win at North Carolina (6-6, 4-4) for its first-ever division title.

    The Blue Devils got 274 yards and two touchdowns from Anthony Boone, with both TDs caught by Jamison Crowder. Duke's other TD came on a 99-yard kickoff return from DeVon Edwards late in the first half.

    What's next: Duke faces Florida State (12-0) in the ACC title game Saturday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The Blue Devils have never beat the Seminoles in 18 all-time meetings, the most recent a 48-7 setback last season.

    Notable: Duke has more victories this year than in the previous two seasons combined.

21. Texas A&M Aggies

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    Average rating: 22.2

    Week 14 result: Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4 SEC) dropped its second straight game, both on the road, falling 28-21 at Missouri (11-1, 7-1).

    Johnny Manziel was held in check for a second week in a row, throwing for just 195 yards and one touchdown a game after completing just 16-of-41 passes in a loss at LSU.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Texas A&M fell to 0-4 against ranked teams this season, though four of the Aggies' wins came against teams likely headed for bowl games.

20. Northern Illinois Huskies

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    Average rating: 20.2

    Week 14 result: Northern Illinois (12-0, 8-0 MAC) wrapped up its first perfect regular season with a 33-14 home win over Western Michigan (1-11, 1-7).

    Jordan Lynch broke his own FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback, gaining 321 yards and scoring three touchdowns to overcome a 5-of-17 passing performance.

    What's next: The Huskies face Bowling Green (9-3) in Friday's MAC title game at Ford Field in Detroit. NIU beat the Falcons 45-14 in 2011, its third straight win in the series.

    Notable: NIU is making its fourth straight appearance in the MAC final, and is 2-2 all-time. The Huskies won in the last two seasons, while falling in 2005 and 2010.

19. Central Florida Knights

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    Average rating: 20.0

    Week 14 result: Central Florida (10-1, 7-0 AAC) rallied late to pull off a 23-20 win over visiting South Florida (2-9, 2-5), moving ever closer to the school's first-ever BCS bowl bid.

    The Knights needed a 52-yard touchdown catch from Breshad Perriman with 4:50 left to come out on top after South Florida took a 20-16 lead early in the fourth quarter. UCF gained just 296 yards, but got 219 yards and two TDs from QB Blake Bortles.

    What's next: UCF visits SMU (5-6, 4-3) on Saturday, needing a victory to clinch first place in the AAC and the league's automatic BCS spot. The Knights beat the Mustangs 42-17 last season, when both teams were in Conference USA.

    Notable: Central Florida has reached 10 wins for the fourth time as an FBS school, all since George O'Leary became coach in 2004.

18. Oklahoma Sooners

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    Average rating: 19.0

    Week 14 result: Bye

    What's next: Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) finishes the regular season at home Saturday against rival Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1) in the annual Bedlam game. The Sooners pulled out a 51-48 overtime win over the Cowboys last year.

    Notable: Oklahoma is looking to reach 10 wins for the fourth straight year and the 12th time in the last 14 years.

17. Louisville Cardinals

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    Average rating: 18.8

    Week 14 result: Bye

    What's next: Louisville (10-1, 6-1 AAC) visits Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1) on Thursday in its regular-season finale. The Cardinals beat the Bearcats 34-31 in overtime last season, ending a four-game skid in the series.

    Notable: Louisville is seeking back-to-back 11-win seasons for the first time in school history.

16. Wisconsin Badgers

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    Average rating: 18.2

    Week 14 result: Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten) finished its regular season on a sour note, losing 31-24 at home to Penn State (7-5, 4-4).

    The Badgers led 14-7 before three Joel Stave interceptions changed the tone of the game, resulting in Penn State scoring the next 24 points to take control. Stave did throw for 339 yards and three TDs, while Jared Abbrederis caught 12 passes for 135 yards.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Wisconsin RB's Melvin Gordon (1,466 yards) and James White (1,337) finished second and third, respectively, in the Big Ten rushing race. The duo also combined for 25 touchdowns.

15. UCLA Bruins

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    Average rating: 17.6

    Week 14 result: UCLA (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) won the Victory Bell and retained control of Los Angeles with a 35-14 win at USC (9-4, 6-3).

    The Bruins rushed for five touchdowns, the first two coming from converted defensive players Myles Jack and Eddie Vanderdoes, while QB Brett Hundley scored twice as part of a 288-yard total offense performance. UCLA also forced two turnovers in registering its largest margin of victory over USC in 43 years.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: Hundley now has 3,439 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns. He had 4,200 yards and 38 TDs in last year's 14-game season.

14. LSU Tigers

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    Average rating: 15.4

    Week 14 result: LSU (9-3, 5-3 SEC) scored 10 points in the final five minutes to rally for a 31-27 win over visiting Arkansas (3-9, 0-8) in the regular-season finale.

    The Tigers made their comeback behind freshman QB Anthony Jennings, who came on after Zach Mettenberger was injured and executed a game-winning 99-yard drive. Travin Dural caught the winning 49-yard TD pass with 1:15 left, part of a 470-yard effort.

    LSU also got 145 rushing yards and a TD from Jeremy Hill.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: LSU has won 10 straight home games and has reached nine wins for the fifth straight season.

13. Clemson Tigers

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    Average rating: 12.6

    Week 14 result: Clemson (10-2) lost its fifth straight game to South Carolina (10-2), falling 31-17 on the road to end the regular season.

    The Tigers committed six turnovers, with Tajh Boyd throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble. Clemson was tied at 17 entering the fourth quarter, though, before allowing two South Carolina TDs to break the game open.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, possibly in the BCS.

    Notable: Boyd had a rushing touchdown against South Carolina, giving him 38 total TDs this season.

12. Oregon Ducks

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    Average rating: 10.4

    Week 14 result: Oregon (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to to Josh Huff with 29 seconds left to pull out a 36-35 home win over Oregon State (6-6, 4-5) in the annual Civil War game.

    The Ducks led 14-0 but trailed three times in the second half, rallying behind 285 yards and three TDs from Mariota, and three TD catches along with 186 yards from Huff. Thomas Tyner added 140 yards and a score for Oregon, which gained 568 yards to win its sixth straight over OSU.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, possibly in the BCS.

    Notable: The Ducks reached 10 wins for the sixth straight season.

11. South Carolina Gamecocks

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    Average rating: 10.3

    Week 14 result: South Carolina (10-2) wrapped up the regular season with a 31-17 home win over rival Clemson (10-2).

    The Gamecocks got 246 yards of total offense and two touchdowns from Connor Shaw, while Mike Davis scored on a 2-yard run to break a 17-17 tie, and Brandon Wilds caught a 26-yard TD pass from Pharoh Cooper with 3:44 left for the final score of the game.

    South Carolina also forced six Clemson turnovers.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game.

    Notable: South Carolina reached 10 regular-season wins for the third straight season.

10. Arizona State Sun Devils

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    Average rating: 10.2

    Week 14 result: Arizona State (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) locked up home-field advantage for the conference title game with a 58-21 blowout win over visiting Arizona (7-5, 4-5).

    The Sun Devils converted four turnovers into 14 points, including an interception return for a touchdown by Damarious Randall, while backup RB D.J. Foster ran for a career-high 124 yards and two TDs, and Taylor Kelly threw for 274 yards and two scores.

    It was the most points ASU has scored in its rivalry game with Arizona since a 56-14 win in 1996.

    What's next: ASU hosts Stanford (10-2) on Saturday in the Pac-12 championship game. The Sun Devils lost 42-28 at Stanford in September, a game they trailed 29-0 at halftime.

    Notable: ASU has won seven straight games, its last eight at home and finished unbeaten in the regular season at Sun Devil Stadium for the first time since 2004.

9. Michigan State Spartans

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    Average rating: 9.6

    Week 14 result: Michigan State (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten) completed its first unbeaten league slate since 1966 with a 14-3 home win over Minnesota (8-4, 4-4).

    The Spartans got 134 yards and a touchdown from RB Jeremy Langford, while Connor Cook added a 12-yard TD pass to Josiah Price in the third quarter for all the scoring they'd need.

    Michigan State forced three turnovers and held the Golden Gophers to 249 yards of total offense.

    What's next: MSU faces Ohio State (12-0) in Saturday's Big Ten title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Spartans have lost eight of nine to the Buckeyes, falling 17-16 last season.

    Notable: The Spartans lost 42-39 to Wisconsin in the inaugural Big Ten championship game in 2011.

8. Stanford Cardinal

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    Average rating: 8.2

    Week 14 result: Stanford (10-2) wrapped up the regular season with a 27-20 win over visiting Notre Dame (8-4).

    The Cardinal got 189 yards and a touchdown from RB Tyler Gaffney, outgaining the Fighting Irish 419-263. Stanford only trailed 3-0, after which it held at least a four-point lead for the remainder of the game.

    What's next: Stanford visits Arizona State (10-2) on Saturday in the Pac-12 title game. The Cardinal beat the Sun Devils 42-28 at home in September.

    Notable: Stanford is the defending Pac-12 champion, having beat UCLA at home in last season's conference final.

7. Baylor Bears

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    Average rating: 7.7

    Week 14 result: Baylor (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) remained in the hunt for a share of the league title, and possibly a BCS bid, with a 41-38 win at TCU (4-8, 2-7).

    The Bears didn't seal the win until there were 11 seconds left, when Terrell Burt intercepted a pass. It was one of three picks Baylor recorded, the other two getting returned by Orion Stewart and Eddie Lackey for touchdowns that put Baylor up 34-17 early in the third quarter.

    Baylor finished with just 370 yards, with Bryce Petty throwing two TD passes and rushing for one.

    What's next: Baylor hosts Texas (8-3, 7-1) on Saturday in the season finale. The Bears lost a 56-50 shootout to the Longhorns last season.

    Notable: Despite scoring just 58 points in the last two games, Baylor remains the top scoring team in the nation at 55.4 points per game.

6. Oklahoma State Cowboys

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    Average rating: 6.6

    Week 14 result: Bye

    What's next: Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) hosts Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) in Saturday's Bedlam game, needing a victory to lock up the conference title and an automatic BCS bid. The Cowboys lost 51-48 in overtime to the Sooners last season.

    Notable: OSU is rising a seven-game win streak since its 30-21 loss at West Virginia, its best stretch since starting the 2011 season 10-0.

5. Missouri Tigers

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    Average rating: 5.4

    Week 14 result: Missouri (11-1, 7-1 SEC) wrapped up the East Division title and its first-ever trip to the conference title game with a 28-21 win over visiting Texas A&M (8-4, 4-4).

    The Tigers trailed 14-7 at halftime but took a 21-14 lead into the final quarter. Then, after A&M tied the game, the Tigers won the game on a 57-yard touchdown run by Henry Josey with 3:34 left.

    James Franklin threw for 233 yards and two TDs, while Missouri's defense held Aggies QB Johnny Manziel to 195 passing yards and one TD.

    What's next: The Tigers face Auburn (11-1) in Saturday's SEC title game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The schools have met only once, with Missouri downing Auburn 34-17 in the 1973 Sun Bowl.

    Notable: Missouri is making the SEC final in its second year in the league. The Tigers were 0-2 in Big 12 title games, losing to Oklahoma in both 2007 and 2008.

4. Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Average rating: 4.4

    Week 14 result: Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC) saw its hopes of a fourth national championship in five seasons come crashing down in stunning fashion, losing 34-28 at Auburn (11-1, 7-1) in the Iron Bowl.

    The Crimson Tide attempted a 57-yard field goal with one second left, but after the kick fell far short it was caught by Auburn's Chris Davis, who brought it back 100 yards for the game-winning score with no time remaining. Alabama missed all four field goals it attempted, including one that was blocked by Auburn to set up the tying score with 32 seconds left.

    Alabama got 277 passing yards and three TDs from A.J. McCarron, while T.J. Yeldon rushed for 141 yards and a score, but the Tide allowed Auburn to rush for 296 yards, more than triple what they had been allowing all season.

    What's next: A TBD bowl game, possibly in the BCS.

    Notable: Alabama had its 15-game win streak snapped, and lost a true road game for the first time since November 2010.

3. Auburn Tigers

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    Average rating: 4.2

    Week 14 result: Auburn (11-1, 7-1 SEC) kept its miracle season alive with an improbable game-winning touchdown on a 100-yard missed field goal return by Chris Davis as time expired, capping a 34-28 victory over visiting Alabama (11-1, 7-1) in the Iron Bowl.

    Davis' return came after Alabama backup kicker Adam Griffith's 57-yard field goal fell short of the uprights, enabling it to be brought back for one of the most amazing game-ending plays in college football history.

    Auburn had tied the game with 32 seconds left on a 39-yard TD pass from Nick Marshall to Sammie Coates, not long after blocking a field goal try by the Crimson Tide. Alabama missed all four of its field goals, keeping Auburn in the game.

    Auburn was outgained 495-393 but rushed for 296 yards on Alabama, which came in allowing less than 92 yards per game.

    What's next: Auburn faces Missouri (11-1) on Saturday in the SEC title game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The schools have only met once before, with Missouri beating Auburn 34-17 in the 1973 Sun Bowl.

    Notable: Auburn is 2-2 all-time in the SEC title game, winning in 2010 and 2004.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes

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    Average rating: 2.6

    Week 14 result: Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) held off host Michigan (7-5, 3-5) by the thinnest of margins, winning 42-41 on a failed two-point conversion in the final minute of play.

    The Buckeyes rushed for 393 yards and led 35-21 entering the fourth quarter before the Wolverines made a late charge to tie it at 35 and later pull within one with 32 seconds left. Michigan went for two, but Tyvis Powell intercepted the conversion pass to seal the victory.

    Carlos Hyde ran for 226 yards and a touchdown, while Braxton Miller had 286 yards of total offense and five total TDs, but the Buckeyes allowed 603 yards and a season-high 41 points.

    What's next: OSU faces Michigan State (11-1) in Saturday's Big Ten title game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes beat the Spartans 17-16 last season and have won eight of the last nine meetings.

    Notable: OSU's rushing offense is now ranked second nationally, at 321.3 yards per game.

1. Florida State Seminoles

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    Average rating: 1.0

    Week 14 result: Florida State (12-0) wrapped up its first perfect regular season since 1999 with a 37-7 win at Florida (4-8).

    The Seminoles scored the game's first 27 points and never looked back, getting 212 receiving yards and three touchdowns from WR Kelvin Benjamin. QB Jameis Winston threw for 327 yards, Roberto Aguayo kicked three field goals and FSU held Florida to 193 yards of total offense.

    What's next: The Seminoles face Duke (10-2) in Saturday's ACC title game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. FSU is 18-0 all-time against the Blue Devils, including a 48-7 victory last season.

    Notable: FSU is 2-1 in ACC championship games, beating Georgia Tech last season. The Seminoles also lost to Virginia Tech in 2010 and won the inaugural title game over Virginia Tech in 2005.