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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State's "squad room," where the team holds meetings, is all set for today's college football playoff selection show. This is where the Nittany Lions will watch.

Matt Barrie ESPN 

This is College Football's top prize. The 4-teams announced today here in Grapevine will play for their shot at the CFP title.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson fans left a short message for the committee and No. 1 Alabama before exiting the stadium Saturday night.

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Good morning from the Gaylord Texan, where the CFP selection committee met until 1:30 am CT to debate and vote on their final top 25 of the season. They reconvened at 7 am CT here for breakfast and to solidify their last ranking of the season. Here is a photo looking up at their HQ from the outside.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saquon Barkley on whether Penn State should be in the playoff: "We won the Big Ten championship, arguably the best conference in college football. We beat Ohio State. We've got a good resume. But it's not up to us. It's either playoffs or Rose Bowl. Whatever one we're in, we've got to take full advantage of."

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Clemson touchdown that proved to be the game winner was set up by a third-and-14 heave to Deon Cain. Deshaun Watson broke down the play, which really ended with him having faith in his receivers to make one-on-one plays.


Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Big Ten title game MVP Trace McSorley said Penn State's offensive surge began after the Nittany Lions figured out Wisconsin's defensive alignment early and though keeping the Badgers in their base defense by using high tempo.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite a couple shots of pepper spray and rubber bullets from police, the atmosphere in State College is still quite festive.

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How unlikely was Penn State's Big Ten championship? Preseason odds on the Nittany Lions winning the conference were 60-1, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. After Penn State lost to Michigan on Sept. 24, ESPN's Football Power Index projected the team's conference title chances as 0.09 percent; they remained below 4 percent until Michigan's loss to Iowa. And Saturday night, Penn State's win probability dipped to 3 percent after Wisconsin sacked Trace McSorley with 3:25 remaining in the second quarter and the Nittany Lions trailing 28-7.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson is the best player in the country and "it's not even close," Dabo Swinney said.


David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Memorial Stadium lit up to celebrate a second straight ACC title for Clemson.

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San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey finished with 110 rush yards Saturday and moved into second on the all-time FBS list, past Tony Dorsett. The other three in the top four competed before the NCAA began recognizing statistics from bowl games, which started in the 2002 season.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

You can't really tell from this angle -- most Penn State fans are a block or two away -- but a crowd has descended on downtown State College. Happy Valley is pulsing right now; it's in a state of disbelief after a three-TD comeback over Wisconsin. Fans are chanting, singing, jumping. Happy Valley is living up to its namesake.