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Second-half scenarios that could create College Football Playoff chaos

[ad_1] No. 12 Oregon isn't out of the College Football Playoff race -- but it will be if it can't beat Washington on Saturday in what is arguably the most impactful game of Week 8. Since a season-opening loss to Auburn, a 27-21 nail-biter, the Ducks have fallen out of the national spotlight, along with the entire Pac-12, but Oregon has quietly gotten better each week. The Ducks are off
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ESPN’s college football midseason All-America team

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETChris LowCloseESPN Senior Staff Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of TennesseeMark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaHow can you choose among record-setting quarterbacks such as LSU's Joe Burrow, Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa? Certainly, all of them are worthy, but we could choose only one.How
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Heisman Watch — LSU’s Joe Burrow takes over No. 1 spot

[ad_1] For the first time all season, Jalen Hurts has been bumped from the top spot. Say hello to Joe Burrow, whose Week 7 performance places him atop our list.Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates.To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10 voters, five votes each. Points system: five points for first-place votes, four points for second-place votes, three points for
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College football recruiting player rankings — The new ESPN 300

[ad_1] The new ESPN 300 is here, ranking the top college football recruits in the Class of 2020. Kicking off the list is WR Julian Fleming from Southern Columbia High in Pennsylvania. A wide receiver has never ended the season No. 1 in the ESPN 300 (Julio Jones and Percy Harvin both finished No. 2) but Fleming, an Ohio State commit, is a special talent.For everything you need to know
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Who has the best chance to make the College Football Playoff?

[ad_1] Ohio State maintains the top spot in the Allstate Playoff Predictor.How will Saturday's top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the current odds for making the top four? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has the answers. Check back every week as the odds are updated following that week's games. The Buckeyes now have the best chance to make the College Football Playoff, with a 74% chance to
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Who’s college football’s No. 1 team? The case for and against each top unbeaten

[ad_1] Who's the No. 1 team in college football right now? As we approach the midpoint of the season, with the initial College Football Playoff rankings less than a month away, there are nearly a dozen teams with an argument for the top spot.Here are nine top undefeated Power 5 teams (sorry, Wake Forest, Boise State and others) that can make a claim on No. 1. Teams are listed in
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Heisman Watch — Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa show no signs of slowing down

[ad_1] Through six weeks, Heisman Watch is shaping up to be a two-man race between Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa. Maybe Joe Burrow, Justin Fields or Jonathan Taylor can sneak in. But that would require Hurts or Tagovailoa to have an off game. And that simply hasn't happened yet.Throughout the season, ESPN.com writers will vote on their top Heisman candidates.To get the final rankings, we use the following methodology: 10
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49ers’ Nick Bosa gets ‘payback’ with fake flag plant after Baker Mayfield hit

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa has a long memory. So long, in fact, that as he spent most of Monday evening in Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield's face, he harkened back to what Mayfield did on Sept. 9, 2017.That was the night Mayfield planted an Oklahoma flag at midfield of Ohio Stadium. The thought of it has remained etched in Bosa's mind since.
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Bosa mimics Mayfield with fake flag plant after hit

[ad_1] SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Nick Bosa clearly hasn't forgotten that Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield planted the Oklahoma flag in Ohio Stadium two years ago.After knocking Mayfield down to force intentional grounding at the end of the first half of Monday Night Football, the San Francisco 49ers' pass-rusher celebrated by mimicking waving a flag, then planting it, with Mayfield flat on the ground behind him.Two years ago, Mayfield led
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No Bama, no Clemson, no fun? SMU saves drama-free day with epic win

[ad_1] Take a step back, soak in all that Week 6 had to offer, commit it to memory. It's important to truly absorb every detail, every flubbed SMU kick return and every grooving Kansas cymbal player and every horrifying ECU mascot trick during a blackout.Remember all of this, all the indignities of Week 6, because three months from now, when the collective groans about yet another Clemson-Alabama playoff matchup becomes