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College football weekend seems primed to put pressure on the selection committee

Oklahoma wide receiver Jeffery Mead (15) tries to get under a Baker Mayfield pass in the third quarter against Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Oklahoma won, 55-0. (Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/TNS)
November 17, 2015

Here it is, folks: the impending arrival of possibly the most important weekend in the uneasy sprint to the College Football Playoff.This weekend will either serve to slightly clarify the top four contenders...

The Daily Illini's College Football Playoff picks

Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) scores on a 3-yard touchdown run during the second half against North Carolina State at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Clemson won, 56-41. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS)
November 9, 2015

Editor's note: Each week, The Daily Illini staffers will offer up their take on the teams that should make it into the College Football Playoff. Peter Bailey-Wells, sports editor1. Ohio State (9-0)The...

Baylor, 2015’s version of Ohio State?

Baylor, 2015’s version of Ohio State?
October 27, 2015

For the second year in a row, a sudden and devastating injury to a quarterback may have changed the entire face of the road to the College Football Playoff.In replicating an eerily similar storyline to...

One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths

One botched punt sends Spartans, Wolverines on divergent paths
October 20, 2015

The full spectrum of human emotion could be seen in the final 10 seconds of Michigan State’s surreal victory over rival Michigan this weekend.On one side was the pure ecstasy of Michigan State as Spartans’...

Big Ten football power rankings: Week 6

October 11, 2015

Tweet: The di_sports football staff ranks the Big Ten after Week 6. Where do the #Illini rank? By The Daily Illini Football Staff1. Ohio State (Last week: 1) — Urban Meyer isn’t afraid to use both...

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