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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Duke coach David Cutcliffe said this Clemson team is the best team he's faced in his 11 seasons in Durham. "They are a great football team, every position. They are the best team that we've faced since I've been at Duke from a physical standpoint." And that would include the 2013 Florida State national championship team that Duke played that year in the ACC championship game.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Dabo Swinney said receiver Hunter Renfrow seemed to be OK after taking a hit to the head and leaving the game in the win over Duke but would be evaluated further.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State's 24-10 loss at Texas means the Cyclones are eliminated from Big 12 championship game contention. They took it on the chin on Saturday, going 5-for-15 on third downs and QB Brock Purdy was under pressure for much of the night.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A big night in Austin: Texas' win over Iowa State coupled with West Virginia's loss means the Longhorns are in a win-in-they're-in the Big 12 championship game scenario in Week 13 when they face Kansas. It's a big step for the Longhorns in their second year under Tom Herman.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF made a convincing case to move up from No. 11 in the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings, with its dominant performance against Cincinnati. But what is the ceiling on the Knights' ranking? They are playing better than Ohio State -- is the eye test, plus a win over a ranked opponent enough to get UCF higher than No. 10?

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most obvious advantages UCF has in its game over Cincinnati is its team speed. Need proof? Turn on Adrian Killins Jr.'s 42-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. Killins, known for his top-level speed, easily raced past everyone on the Cincinnati defense for the score. It's the type of play that has come to symbolize the "fast" in the team's UCFast motto.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

UCF defensive tackle Joey Connors is having a career day, with a sack, fumble recovery and field goal block, leading an inspired performance among the defensive line. Titus Davis has two sacks and three tackles for loss, and Randy Charlton just made a huge fourth-down stop.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

RB David Montgomery missed the first half vs. Texas due to suspension but Iowa State wasted no time getting him involved upon return. Montgomery touched the ball 7 times on the Cyclones' first drive of the second half.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A brewing situation in Austin. Texas backup QB Shane Buechele begins the second half in the game for the Longhorns after Sam Ehlinger took a hard hit late in the second quarter. Ehlinger is taking warmup throws on the sideline and is questionable to return.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The UCF defense has taken its share of criticism this season. But in the first half against Cincinnati, the Knights clearly came out with something to prove. They were aggressive, and dominant up front, with three sacks, five tackles for loss and a strip-sack fumble to end the first half.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and Duke coach David Cutcliffe have long had great respect for each other, but Cutcliffe's wife Karen said that respect was never more apparent than the gift waiting on them when they arrived in their hotel room Friday night. Karen said there was a big basket of pumpkin bread and muffins in their room with a note from Dabo and his wife Kathleen that read: "We love y'all."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he isn't interested in being compared to Alabama and Clemson as CFP contenders. "We're not interested in being compared. All we want is to be playing our best in November. We're playing really well right now, especially on defense."