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What the CFP and New Year's Six would look like if they were played today

UCF earned the highest ranking of any Group of 5 team in the College Football Playoff era, but is there a path for the Knights to the top four?

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Ranking the rivalry games by playoff impact

The stakes are always high in rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.

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Barrett, Bolden lead Duke past Auburn in Maui

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Bolden says win vs. Auburn was a 'big test'

Duke center Marques Bolden details how the Blue Devils beat Auburn and how he teaches the new guys everything he wishes he knew as a freshman.

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Barrett throws down fast-break windmill

RJ Barrett gets out ahead of the pack and flushes a windmill dunk.

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Bolden blocks shot, runs the floor and finishes with alley-oop

Marques Bolden comes up with a block on defense then runs the floor for an alley-oop.

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Williamson blocks Harper before halftime buzzer

Jared Harper tries going coast-to-coast before halftime but Zion Williamson shuts the door.

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Reddish pulls up for deep 3

Auburn gives Cam Reddish too much space as he knocks down a long 3-pointer.

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Williamson lobs to Barrett to start 2nd half

Zion Williamson runs the floor and tosses an alley-oop to RJ Barrett for a dunk.

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Bolden pins Auburn attempt at the basket

Jared Harper gets his layup blocked off the backboard by Marques Bolden.

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Jones makes circus shot to beat shot clock

Duke freshman Tre Jones drives baseline and hits a baseline shot before the buzzer.

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Barrett drives left for and-1 finish

RJ Barrett elevates through the Auburn defender and finishes through contact for the Duke bucket.

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Auburn kicks things off with dunk, steal and score

Jared Harper lobs it up to Anfernee McLemore who slams it home, then immediately off the inbounds Harper turns a steal into two more.

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Tuesday's Games

NFL

Week 12 Power Rankings: Why every NFL team is thankful

It's easy to count the blessings of the one-loss teams, but what about the cellar-dwellers? We have reasons all 32 teams should give thanks.

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NFL evaluators make picks on Week 12's best games

Who wins Falcons-Saints, Seahawks-Panthers, Browns-Bengals, Steelers-Broncos and Packers-Vikings?

Drama in D.C.

Washington Wizards

One win can't cover up Wizards' long-term problems

Washington's 24-point comeback Tuesday night wasn't enough to transform the mood for a Wizards team still in need of some big changes.

Markieff Morris has choice words for Wizards' drama

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Rivalry Week

College Football

Why the stakes have never been higher for Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh

For the Wolverines, a win means a likely CFP berth and long-awaited revenge. For the Buckeyes, it will change the story of a chaotic season.

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The hater's guide to Rivalry Week

From petty feuds to genuine hate, this is college football's best week. Here are the iconic moments and unforgettable quotes from the game's top rivalries.

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Famous college football prank

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  • The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game

    In 1982, during the middle of The Game between rivals Harvard and Yale, a third player entered the game when MIT students pulled the greatest prank in college football history.