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Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls
There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers....

Looking for playoff contenders outside the obvious
The first games after the release of the College Football Playoff rankings have a chance to reveal some new contenders....

NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension
ATLANTA (AP) -- The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida....

Shotgun formation has QB sneak fading away
With only a yard to go, give or take a foot, it looks as if a quarterback could take a snap from center, fall forward and get a first down almost every time....

Notre Dame's Robinson grows into big-play receiver
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame receiver Corey Robinson didn't dwell on his potential game-winning touchdown against Florida State being taken away by a controversial penalty....

Florida State player subject to university inquiry
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State running back Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation by the university for his role in a possible domestic battery case....

Playoff spreads championship hope and big games
Back when the Bowl Championship Series decided major college football's champion, its defenders would talk about how it enhanced the regular season and how a larger playoff would take away from it....