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The Washington Huskies moved up one spot to No. 5 in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinals fell from fifth to 11th after losing at Houston.
The Sooners won last year's meeting, but Oklahoma State win in overtime the last time they played in Norman. Justin Jackson last week became the first Northwestern player to rush for 1,000 yards in three seasons.
The top 4 teams that will comprise the Playoff Semifinalists will be announced at noon on December 4.
3 p.m. or 7 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 1 Alabama vs.
This upcoming Saturday's matchup between Urban Meyer and his No. 2 Buckeyes and Jim Harbaugh and his No. 3 Wolverines is being compared to this game back in 2006.
Even though MI and Ohio State's rankings each have withstood a loss this season, competition from top teams in other conferences and even their own means the Playoff candidacy of Saturday's losing team likely will end.
The Nittany Lions need to beat Michigan State this weekend and have Ohio State defeat Michigan in order to win the Big Ten East division and reach the conference title game in Indianapolis.
One-loss conference champion MI. Unbeaten Alabama (10-0) remained No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson. But the game against the Buckeyes is expected to be hard, particularly with the injured quarterback Wilton Speight's availability in question. The Wolverines would essentially become the nation's top two-loss team after Wisconsin, which would put MI in if either Washington or Clemson lose a game. None of those teams are ranked. Both teams have been among the best in the country all season, and this years incarnation of "The Game" promises to be one of the most competitive in a long time. While the committee is expected to judge teams on a number of factors, it appears that biggest factor is still the number of losses a team has. Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson again took the top four spots.
Ohio State and MI are once again the main event of the regular season's final week. "The committee continues to be impressed with the MI team, who's the only team in the current rankings to have three wins against current CFP Top 10 teams (and) continues to be very impressed with Michigan's defense". Still, the Buckeyes have their own issues to deal with as they head into the end of the season where they could be knocked out of the playoff picture with a loss to MI and the inability to improve their ranking if they can't play in the Big 10 Championship as a result of that loss. Yet do the math: Two of the above possibilities are mutually exclusive.
At the very worst, that scenario would have the committee debating between Washington, Oklahoma State, and maybe a second Big Ten team for the final spot in the playoff.
The Ohio State option.
It'll be strength versus strength as the top-rated offense in the Big Ten (Ohio State) goes against the conference's (and the nation's) best total defense.
"It is surreal to a point where if you sit down and think about it, it's incredible", Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley said. If they win, they'll likely get No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game. Oklahoma, ranked No. 9 last week, defeated then-No. At the time, Ohio State was coached by Jim Tressel, who coached the Buckeyes to a 2002 National Championship win, and MI was coached by Lloyd Carr. Its main competitors for the final slot are the Pac-12 champion and Ohio State. The Buffaloes must beat No. 22 Utah (8-3); the Trojans need Colorado to lose and must beat Notre Dame, which should not be too much of a problem.
If Florida does the unthinkable and upsets LSU and Florida State in consecutive road games, then the committee would be hard-pressed to keep the Gators out of the Top 10.
She visited Kohls , JC Penney, Five Below, A.C, Moore, Bon-Ton, and Target and still planning to go to Lowe's and Staples. More than 137 million people plan to shop over the holiday weekend, according to the National Retail Federation .
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After logging 67 yards on the opening drive, the Gators offense totaled just 140 yards throughout the remainder of the game. It was a devastating loss that comes with the additional knowledge that Florida hasn't defeated Florida State since 2012.
The demonstrations have rippled globally, as protesters in Berlin gathered around Brandenburg Gate to rally against Donald Trump . In Los Angeles, thousands of people marched up Wilshire Boulevard, forming a crowd that stretched for almost a dozen blocks.
The ST-Line takes a sportier approach with its bumper featuring more aggressive lines and a honeycomb grill finished in black. Ford said it updated and modernized the design of the Fiesta while also staying true to the small car's roots.
Penney Co Inc and Macy's Inc were among department stores that had more promotions this year, Deutsche Bank analysts said. Amazon .com, which again stepped up its holiday push, said orders were stronger on this year's Black Friday than last.
Los Angeles quarterback Jared Goff's debut didn't go as the team had hoped, as he was 17 of 31 for 134 yards on the afternoon. But on Sunday, with the Rams playing it safe on offense with rookie quarterback Jared Goff's first start, it all got away.
Republicans initially wanted the Durham ballots recounted by hand, although they later said a machine recount would be sufficient. If a recount isn't granted in the county, they've threatened to call for a statewide recount of the Governor's race.
Don't pay by bank transfer - try to use a credit card if possible as this offers protection for goods costing more than £100. The Monday after Thanksgiving - dubbed "Cyber Monday" - is the most popular day in the year for online shopping.
Despite being heavy underdogs against the No. 1 Buckeyes, No. 12 Michigan pulled off the stunning 24-12 upset in Michigan Stadium. The Big Ten is also represented in the rankings by Wisconsin at number-six, Penn State at number-seven and Nebraska at number-16.
How a blocked field goal changed Penn State's season
Even though the Buckeyes aren't in the Big Ten championship game, they are nearly certainly in the playoff field. At No. 3, Clemson moved up to replace MI following the Wolverines' loss to the Buckeyes on Saturday.
Fitbit is reportedly taking over Pebble for $34-$40 million
This amount, it says, might only be enough for the company to pay off debts to its suppliers and complete the transaction. Aside from Fitbit and Pebble , the top wearable companies are Apple (high-end), Xiaomi (low-end), and Garmin (mid-range).
OPEC makes last-ditch bid to save oil deal as tensions grow
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to reduce restrictions on shale oil, which would further increase global supply. The refined price is more expensive than the crude price, but it does tend to move up or down in line with crude oil.
Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal
Still, a deal is not out of the question , and even a remote possibility that it will be backed is an exciting prospect. And the desert kingdom, which accounts for about a third of OPEC's output, normally prevails at ministerial meetings.
Changes in playoff rankings after upsets
Washington's season and Pac-12 championship bid is still in their hands, if they win against Arizona State and Washington State . Now, USC is one of just three teams in college football with multiple wins over Top 10 teams, as Max Meyer noted on Twitter .
Woman Injured in Oil Pipeline Protest Improving
As the bitter North Dakota winter sets in, native organizers have sought donations of wool socks, blankets, and hand warmers. "We are standing for all peoples". "Any time you're backed into a corner, you react", he said .
NFC North-leading Lions, Vikings kick off Thanksgiving games
But things quickly got out of hand, as the Vikings lost four straight, including losses to divisional foes Detroit and Chicago. During its current four-game losing streak, Dom Capers' defense has yielded 153 points, an average of more than 38 per defeat.
Oil prices rise in anticipation of cut
The yuan, also known as the renminbi, has been weakening as the dollar has surged in value against other currencies. The euro rose to $1.0612 from $1.0599. - Boyd Gaming gained 9 cents, or 0.48 percent, to close at $18.65.
Amazon And Target Reveal Amazing PS4 Pro Discounts
While the average best-selling console was the Xbox brand, the PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 bundle did fairly well in sales. Be sure to bookmark Tom's Guide, as we'll be bringing you the best tech deals from around the web all weekend long.
Support local merchants on Small Business Saturday
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Third death may be linked to asthma crisis
Similar thunderstorm asthma events have struck Melbourne in 2010 and 2011 , although this week's incident was far more serious. Melbourne's thunderstorm asthma event was caused by extreme levels of rye grass pollen in the air whipped up by strong winds.