1. College Football Rankings 2011: 5 Teams We've Lost Faith in

    Whether you believe in preseason polls, they exist. And, in turn, create expectations. In so many cases, ranking teams before the season leads to unfair uphill battles for those who perform beyond their pre-Media Day ranking...

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  2. College Football Coaching Hot Seat: Odds on Who's Fired Next

    With all the good there is in college football, in order to maintain balance, there is equal parts bad. And often, the most unfortunate part of the game is an ever-revolving coaching carousel...

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  3. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 3 Keys to Beating the Auburn Tigers

    It has been a rough couple of weeks in the Gator Nation. First, there was a 38-10 thumping by Alabama on Oct...

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  4. College Football Rankings: 5 Reasons Why Notre Dame Isn't in the Week 7 Top 25

    For most of the existence of Notre Dame football, the thought of the Fighting Irish being out of the top 10, much less unranked, was unfathomable...

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  5. College Football Ranking Week 7: Oklahoma Not No.1 Team, Bama & LSU Are Better

    Let's start this with one statement. Oklahoma has a fine football team, and that destruction of Texas on Saturday afternoon in Dallas was extremely impressive...

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  6. Alabama Football: 5 Things We Learned About the Crimson Tide Against Vanderbilt

    As expected, Alabama took one more step toward a clash of unbeatens against Louisiana State in college football's "Game of the Year" on Nov. 5 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This week's victim was Vanderbilt...

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  7. Oklahoma Football: Do the Sooners Match Up Better Against Alabama or LSU?

    With apologies to Wisconsin, Stanford, Boise State, Oklahoma State and Clemson, six weeks into the college football season, it looks as if Alabama, Louisiana State and Oklahoma are the nation's three best teams...

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  8. New NCAA Taunting Rule: What People Are Saying About It

    In Saturday afternoon's 41-11 victory against Florida, Louisiana State punter Brad Wing got to live a punter's dream. He took off with a snap and ran more than 50 yards for a touchdown...

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  9. Winners and Losers from College Football's Week 6

    It has been a statement-making Week 6 in college football. Players and coaches at Oklahoma might not say so but don't think it went unnoticed that the Sooners have lost support in the polls in recent weeks...

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  10. 2011 Florida Gators Football: News and Notes Heading into the LSU Game

    Coming off a rough night, losing 38-10 to a very physical Alabama football team, no doubt Florida would prefer to have Kentucky or Furman up next...

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  11. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 5 Things You May Not Know About Jeff Driskel

    When he signed a national letter of intent to play for Florida, no doubt Jeff Driskel had high hopes to go along with the considerable talent he was bringing to Gainesville as the nation's No...

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  12. LSU vs. Alabama: A Preview One Month Before the "Game of the Year"

    The newest Associated Press college football poll was released Sunday with Louisiana State and Alabama occupying the top two spots. Both Southeastern Conference superteams are 5-0 (2-0 in league play)...

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  13. College Football Rankings: Looking at the Best Defenders on Ranked SEC Teams

    Without question, most of the glory in college football goes to the players on offense. However, in the Southeastern Conference—where the five most recent BCS National Championship trophies reside—it could be argued that defense is king...

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  14. College Football Rankings: 5 Teams Who Should Be Ranked Higher

    The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls were released Sunday afternoon, and is always the case, it is difficult to argue where most teams are ranked. Still, there are some questions that can be posed...

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  15. College Football Rankings Week 6: 5 Teams Ranked Too High in the Top 25

    The latest USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press college football rankings were released on Sunday afternoon, and, as always the case, there are teams one might say are too high and some that are too low...

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  16. BCS Bowl Projections: Predicting the Top Bowls After Week 5's Games

    For five consecutive seasons, a school from the Southeastern Conference has won the BCS national championship. So far, suggesting an SEC team will make it six straight is hardly a stretch...

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  17. Florida vs. Alabama: Grading the Gators Against the Crimson Tide

    What started out with such promise ended with heartache for Florida, as Alabama proved it is one of the nation's best with a 38-10 victory against the Gators in The Swamp Saturday night...

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  18. South Carolina vs. Auburn: 3 Things We Learned About the Gamecocks

    Auburn won the BCS national championship in 2010. South Carolina was hoping to do the same in 2011. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, the visiting Tigers may have squashed those hopes ...

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  19. Auburn vs. South Carolina: 3 Things We Learned About the Tigers

    As far as rematches go, this one was the total opposite of last year. On its way to winning the BCS national title, the Auburn Tigers pounded South Carolina 56-17 in the 2010 SEC Championship Game...

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  20. LSU Football: How the Kentucky Game Showed the Tigers Are Ready for Florida

    No team has been tested more than LSU this season. And likewise, no team has responded to tests better than the Tigers. Last year's BCS runner-up Oregon at a neutral site? Check...

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  21. Clemson vs. Va. Tech: 5 Reasons Why the Tigers Have the ACC's Brightest Future

    For many years, Clemson has proven to be the ACC's biggest enigma. The Tigers always seem to be loaded with talent and speed but, somehow, they haven't won a conference championship since the advent of the ACC title game...

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  22. 2011 Florida Gators Football: A Look Ahead at the Rest of the Schedule

    With five games down in the Will Muschamp Era, the Florida Gators have been impressive. They have had success on offense, defense and special teams. And they have made improvements each week...

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  23. Alabama vs. Florida: 3 Keys to the Gators Pulling off an Upset

    Through four games—all easy victories—the Florida Gators have earned very high marks on offense, defense, special teams and coaching...

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  24. College Football Rankings 2011: Does South Carolina Have a Quarterback Issue?

    Stephen Garcia was supposed to provide stability between the lines for the Southeastern Conference East division favorite Gamecocks this year. Instead, he's become a constant headache off the field for South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier ...

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  25. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Grading the Gators Against Kentucky

    If you are a Gator fan, there was a lot to like about Saturday night's 48-10 road thrashing of SEC East rival Kentucky. There were the 405 rushing yards. There were four forced turnovers (by four different players)...

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