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Top teams should avoid these roadblocks on the way to the CFP

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer Close College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University Follow on Twitter College football doesn't always follow the script, and that's why we love it. San Diego State has already knocked off two Pac-12 teams and it's only September. The teams in the AP top 10 have shown some signs that they're good enough to be in it to win it, but here's how (and where) they could be derailed on the way to the College Football Playoff: 1. Alabama (3-0, No. 4 in FPI) Why they're for real: "The Process," of course. Early losses from both LSU and Auburn have made clear that the gap between Alabama and the rest of the SEC still looms large. Quarterback

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AP All-America Watch VTech WR rising LSU RB start slow

The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also weigh-in with a midseason team before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The second installment of the weekly All-America watch: INTRODUCING Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech The senior showed growth in each of his first three seasons in Blacksburg, but he entered this year as by far the most-seasoned pass catcher on the team. Phillips has taken nicely to being the go-to guy for new quarterback Josh Jackson. He has 27 catches (second in the nation) for 417 yards (tops in the country)

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Week 4 Looks Weak on Paper but These Games Could Provide the Chaos to Save It

ESPN’s decision to host College GameDay from Times Square on Saturday will provide an interesting contrast to the college campus settings synonymous with the flagship morning preview show. Watching Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard break down games and make picks in the heart of a city where pro sports are king, with skyscrapers and giant video billboards in the background, could be disorienting for viewers who’ve grown accustomed to sunny, picturesque landscapes at schools across the country. The Crimson Tide are in the early stages of what should be their fourth consecutive run to the playoff.

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Nation’s No 1 recruit in 2015 granted release from Auburn

One of the top players in the Class of 2015 will reportedly ply his football wares elsewhere. As reported by 247Sports.com‘s Brandon Marcello and subsequently confirmed by al.com, Byron Cowart requested a release from his Auburn scholarship at some point Monday.  Tuesday morning, the former reported, that release was granted. There’s no word yet on what stipulations were attached to the release, or the reasons behind the original request. Regardless of the why, there’s little doubt the defensive lineman’s on-field play failed to live up to his recruiting pedigree. A consensus five-star signee, Cowart was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2014 while 247Sports.com had Florida

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Numbers knowledge One post-Week 3 stat for each Big Ten team

Numbers, numbers, numbers. As we enter Week 4, here is a look at one for each Big Ten team that caught my eye from a packet of info from standout BTN researcher Harold Shelton. ILLINOIS 138, yards in penalties in last week’s loss at USF. The Illini are averaging nine penalties and nearly 88 penalty yards, both of which rank last in the Big Ten. INDIANA 0, Number of times Week 4 opponent Georgia Southern has played a Big Ten team. IOWA 2012, The year the last time Iowa opened its Big Ten schedule at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeys host No. 4 Penn State under the lights in Week 4. MARYLAND 3-0, the record the Terrapins are aiming to be after playing Central Florida on Saturday. It would be the second

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