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Week 13 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After a win over in-state rival South Carolina, Clemson remained the number one team in both polls. Florida State and TCU made big jumps after rivalry wins, while Baylor and Oklahoma State fell the furthest. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank 1 Clemson 12-0 1 2 Alabama 11-1 3 3 Oklahoma 11-1 5 (+2) 4 Iowa 12-0 3 5 Michigan State 11-1 […]

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Week 13 ACC & Big 12 Preview:Showdown Time in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the thirteenth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #7 Baylor at #19 TCU – Friday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN The Bears (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) lead the NCAA with 644.1 yards per game and 53.8 points per contest. On the other […]

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Week 12 ACC & Big 12 Preview: Two Huge Big 12 Showdowns

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the twelfth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th. #10 Baylor at #6 Oklahoma State – 7:30 p.m. on FOX The Baylor Bears (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) travel to Stillwater to face-off against the undefeated Cowboys (10-0, 7-0 Big 12). Saturday marks the […]

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Week 11 ACC & Big 12 Recap:Oklahoma Upsets Baylor, North Carolina Dominates Again

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] #12 Oklahoma defeated #6 Baylor, 44-34 The Sooners (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) snapped the Bears’ (8-1, 5-1 Big 12) FBS-best 20-game winning streak, and handed them their first home loss since 2012. QB Baker Mayfield threw for 270 yards (24-34) and three touchdowns, while Samaje Perine rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Oklahoma held Baylor to just 416 total yards of offense.   #16 Florida State defeated NC State, 34-17 Dalvin Cook ran for two touchdowns […]

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Week 11 Poll Breakdown: ACC & Big 12

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] Oklahoma and North Carolina were the bigger winners from the Big 12 and ACC in the latest round of top-25 polls. Both the Sooners and the Tar Heels made big jumps after wins over Baylor and Miami, respectively. The Big 12, ACC and Notre Dame make up eight of the top-25 and five of the top-10. Associated Press Top 25. Big 12 teams in red, ACC in blue. Notre Dame in gold. Rank Team Record PV Rank […]

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Week 9 ACC & Big 12 Preview: TCU Hosts West Virginia, Temple Hosts Notre Dame

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the ninth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th.   West Virginia at #5 TCU – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports 1 The Horned Frogs (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) look to extend their 15-game winning streak, second best in FBS. The Mountaineers (3-3, 0-3 […]

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Week 8 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After Florida State fell to Georgia Tech thanks to a crazy special teams play to win the game, the Seminoles are one of just two ACC teams (plus Notre Dame) projected for Orlando. On the Big 12 side, three different teams are projected to come to Orlando. Here are the latest projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma Brandon Chatmon (ESPN Big […]

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ACC & Big 12 Preview – Week Eight

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] In the eighth week of the college football season, members of the Florida Citrus Sports Team Selection Committee are making visits throughout ACC and Big 12 country, meeting with fans across both conferences in advance of the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29th.   #6 Clemson at Miami – 12:00 p.m. on ABC It’s been five years since the Tigers (6-0, 3-0 ACC) and Hurricanes (4-2, 1-1 ACC) last met. The road team has won the last […]

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Week 7 Russell Athletic Bowl Projections

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] After a relatively quiet week seven, the college football media is projecting four different ACC teams plus Notre Dame and four different Big 12 teams. Here are your week five projections for the 26th Russell Athletic Bowl. Jerry Palm (CBSSports.com):  Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State Jason Kirk (SBNation):  Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia Jake Trotter (ESPN Big 12 Blog): Oklahoma David Hale (ESPN ACC Blog): Miami Mark Schlabach (ESPN):  Florida State vs. Oklahoma State Brett McMurphy (ESPN):  Notre […]

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ACC & Big 12 Week 7 Recap:Notre Dame And Oklahoma Big Winners

[vc_row][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1″][vc_column_text] #14 Notre Dame 41, Southern Cal 31The Fighting Irish (6-1) trailed 31-24 early in the fourth quarter but rallied with back-to-back scoring drives to hold off the Trojans (3-3, 1-2 Pac 12). C.J. Prosise rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns and DeShone Kizer passed for 227 yards (15-24) and two touchdowns. Notre Dame’s 41 points is the highest point total by the Irish against USC since the fabled “Green Jersey Game” in 1977, when Joe Montana […]

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