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Playoff dreams on the line.

Rivalry week is headlined by a showdown between Alabama and Auburn that could shake up the College Football Playoff landscape.

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Iron Bowl

Alabama-Auburn, 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday

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Herbstreit excited for title implications in Alabama-Auburn matchup.

Kirk Herbstreit says the two players to watch for in the Iron Bowl are Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts.

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Oklahoma

Big 12

Finebaum says Mayfield needs to shut up.

Paul Finebaum believes Sooners QB Baker Mayfield is getting let off easy for his unsportsmanlike actions last week against Kansas.

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Miami moves ahead of Clemson in CFP rankings.

Kirk Herbstreit evaluates the top six teams this week in the CFP rankings and predicts that the committee will keep No. 2 Miami in the top four for the duration of the season.

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Reaction to CFP rankings

Championship Drive

Oklahoma

College football

Mayfield's punishment overshadowing OU's senior day.

Baker Mayfield will not start or serve as captain on Saturday against West Virginia as the Sooners look to remain contenders in the College Football Playoff.

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Rivalry Week

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High stakes in rivalry week.

The Iron Bowl has playoff implications, and Ohio State hopes to improve its chances with a win in Ann Arbor. Take a look at the Football Power Index to see how things will shake out.

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Coaching Carousel

UCLA

Pac-12 South

What kind of coach does UCLA need?

Marcus Spears gives insight on who the Bruins need after dismissing Jim Mora.

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Betting

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Ohio State

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Don't count out Ohio State in CFP.

Heather Dinich breaks down the Buckeyes' chances of making the College Football Playoff.

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Rankings

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From turkey farmer to superstar

All about bragging rights

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  • Welcome to a wild rivalry week

    Some games, such as Alabama-Auburn, have major playoff implications. Others, such as Ole Miss-Mississippi State, are just about good, old-fashioned hatred. Either way, these are the battles this weekend that make college football great.