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FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 23, 2010, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio yells to his team during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Dantonio is disappointed to see the BCS rankings being used to break a three-way tie atop the Big Ten, but he's only the latest coach to feel aggrieved after ending up in a deadlock. Controversial tiebreakers have been around in college football a lot longer than the BCS. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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FILE - In this file photo taken Oct. 23, 2010, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio yells to his team during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Dantonio is disappointed to see the BCS rankings being used to break a three-way tie atop the Big Ten, but he's only the latest coach to feel aggrieved after ending up in a deadlock. Controversial tiebreakers have been around in college football a lot longer than the BCS. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

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