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Oct 06, 2015

Week 5 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

After a wild weekend that shook up the Top 25, the Big 12 and ACC both had big movers. TCU and Baylor jumped into the second and third spots respectively with big conference wins over . Clemson’s win over Notre Dame launched them up six spots to number six. And Oklahoma gained five spots after a win against West Virginia. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record […]

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Oct 05, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 5 Recap:Clemson Stays Undefeated; Oklahoma Knocks Off WVU

Members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee traveled throughout ACC and Big 12 country this weekend, meeting with fans across both conferences in preparation of the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday, December 29th in Orlando, FL. #12 Clemson 24, #6 Notre Dame 22 With a little help from Hurricane Joaquin, 85,000 fans, and key defensive stops down the stretch, the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 ACC) withstood a fourth quarter Fighting Irish (4-1) comeback to remain undefeated. Trailing 21-3 […]

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Sep 29, 2015

Week 4 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

Two of the most exciting games came from the Big 12 last Saturday as TCU and Oklahoma State narrowly held on to win on the road against Texas Tech and Texas, respectively. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the biggest changes in the polls came from the Big 12 with Oklahoma State and West Virginia as the biggest movers. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold.   Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio […]

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Sep 28, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Week 4 Recap:Duke Defeats Georgia Tech; TCU Survives Against Texas Tech

ACC Duke knocked Georgia Tech out of the Top 25 and North Carolina State improved to 4-0 as the Atlantic Coast Conference went 5-5 in week four. Duke 34, #20 Georgia Tech 20 Shaquille Powell rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-0 ACC) past the defending Coastal Division winners. Despite an early field goal, the Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-1 ACC) were held to just 173 yards rushing and trailed for the rest of the […]

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Sep 23, 2015

Week 3 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach (ESPN): Florida State vs. West Virginia Brett McMurphy (ESPN): Georgia Tech vs. Oklahoma State Pete Fiutak (Campus Insiders): Georgia Tech vs. […]

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Sep 22, 2015

Week 3 Poll Breakdown: Big 12 & ACC

A thrilling top-25 match-up in South Bend highlighted a week of?football action in our partner conferences. After their win over Georgia Tech, Notre Dame moved up two spots in the AP and Coaches polls. The other key teams in both the ACC and Big 12 remained largely unchanged amidst a somewhat chaotic week. Associated Press Top-25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre?Dame in gold. Rank Team Conference Record Previous 1 Ohio State Big Ten 3-0 1 2 […]

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Sep 21, 2015

Week 3 Big 12 & ACC Recap:Notre Dame Avoids Loss; Oklahoma Wins In Shootout

ACC The ACC won three of five matchups against the Big Ten this week, going 9-5 overall in a week that featured two conference matchups. #11 Clemson 20, Louisville 17 The Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) earned their fifth-straight Thursday night victory as the Cardinals (0-3, 0-1 ACC) late-game comeback fell short. Trailing 20-10 with nine minutes to play, Traveon Samuel returned a Clemson kickoff 100 yards to cut the lead to three. Louisville’s final two drives resulted in a missed […]

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Sep 16, 2015

Week 2 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

Though the regular season is still young, it’s never too early to see what members of the media are projecting for the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl. In the 26th annual game, the Russell Athletic Bowl matches teams from the ACC (or Notre Dame) and the Big 12. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com): Notre Dame vs. West Virginia Jason Kirk (SBNation): Florida State vs. West Virginia Max Olson (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma State David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Florida State Mark Schlabach […]

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Sep 10, 2015

Big 12 & ACC Preview

Throughout the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are out on the road to meet with fans of our partner schools to spread the word about the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Here are some of the games where we will be in attendance this weekend: #9 Notre Dame (1-0) at Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC) – 3:30 p.m. on ABC It’s hard to believe there are any “firsts” left for the […]

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Sep 02, 2015

ACC & Big 12 Season Preview

Get ready for an exciting season of college football with our preview for the ACC and Big 12. ACC Preview Two seasons ago, the Atlantic Coast Conference finished the BCS era on a high note as Florida State capped an undefeated season with the conference’s first national championship since the ‘Noles last title in 2000. Clemson added to the conference’s highlights with an Orange Bowl win over an Ohio State team that fell just short of the BCS Championship Game. […]

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