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Alabama, Florida State, Oregon, Mississippi State hold top 4 spots

- Associated Press

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.

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) carries on a touchdown run past New Orleans Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

Forsett leads Ravens past Saints, 34-27

- Associated Press

Justin Forsett rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat New Orleans 34-27 on Monday night to hand the Saints their third consecutive loss.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10), defended by New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris (52), scores on a seven yard reception during the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Monday, Nov.24, 2014. (Associated Press)

Bills rout Jets 38-3 in Detroit in rescheduled game

- Associated Press

Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes, Robert Woods pulled off a slick one-handed catch and Scott Chandler added a snow-themed celebration as the Buffalo Bills shook off a rough week and drubbed the New York Jets 38-3 on Monday night.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) takes the ball to the end zone for a touchdown against the New York Giants in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Cowboys rally behind Romo, beat Giants 31-28

- Associated Press

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Dez Bryant, the winner from 13 yards with 1:01 remaining, lifting the Dallas Cowboys to a comeback 31-28 victory over the New York Giants.

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FILE - 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)

Rivalry week will be last stand for some coaches

- Associated Press

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.

Missouri wide receiver Jimmie Hunt (88) celebrates with fans after an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Missouri won 29-21. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

No. 17 Missouri seeking 2nd SEC East title

- Associated Press

Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through his redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school.

Football feast heavy on playoff implications

- Associated Press

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.

The science of setting the NFL schedule

- Associated Press

The NFL runs dozens of computers for 24 hours a day for 12 weeks to evaluate its millions of possible schedule combinations. Each team's opponents are set at the end of the previous season based on records and the rotation of interdivision matchups. The puzzle is determining which week each game will be played, and which TV slot it will slide into.

Willis earns AP Division 5-6 Player of the Year

- Associated Press

Khari Willis carried the football 51 times for a school-record 421 yards in his last career game for Jackson Lumen Christi, a 27-26 regional final loss to a Monroe St. Mary Catholic team that will play for the Division 6 state title on Friday.

NFL to look back at players' roots

Associated Press

From back yards to playgrounds to schools, the NFL is looking back at its players' roots through its Play 60 program.

Thousands plunge into Ohio State campus lake

Associated Press

Police estimate about 10,000 people gathered at an Ohio State University lake for the semi-official version of a traditional jump into the water ahead of the rivalry football game against Michigan.

Michigan's Ricky Doyle, left, defends Villanova's Daniel Ochefu (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 12 Villanova beats No. 19 Michigan 60-55

- Associated Press

JayVaughn Pinkston ended some back-and-forth drama worthy of March with a bucket, a block and then a mad break - straight into the waiting arms of his Villanova teammates.

NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

- Associated Press

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith met Tuesday to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus (8) watches as he misses a field goal against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos waive McManus, sign Barth

- Associated Press

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012.