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Football feast heavy on playoff implications

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott looks for an open receiver in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Starkville, Miss. No. 4 Mississippi State won 51-0. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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.

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Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches

In this Nov. 22, 2014, file photo, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke, left, talks with defensive tackle Matthew Godin during warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Ann Arbor, Mich. While keeping track on rivalries and games with playoff implication, there are a few coaching hot spots to keep an eye on this weekend. Another loss will put Michigan out of the postseason and make it three straight seasons of declining win totals under Hoke. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

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.

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Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

Alabama head coach Nick Saban tracks Alabama defensive backs Jarrick Williams (20) and Maurice Smith (21) as they work through drills during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Thomas-Drew Practice Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt ) MAGS OUT  (

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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Out of control: FSU, OSU just win, baby

Ohio State running back Jalin Marshall (17) scores a touchdown against Indiana during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 42-27. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.

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College football’s calm-before-the-storm Saturday

We interrupt this exciting college football season, the race for the first playoff and the Heisman Trophy chase, to bring you this Saturday.

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