By Marc Lawrence — In 2014, Mississippi State became the first team to rank No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The 2020 College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings recently released found a total of 5 Group of Five conference teams included for the first time ever. The SEC paved the way for Power Five conference teams with 5. The Big Ten and the Big 12 were next with 4, followed by the ACC with 3 and the PAC-12 with 2. The second Top 25 reveal is set for Tuesday, Dec. 1. For a history of the College Football Playoff rankings click here.
ESPN Stats & Info reports that on opening day of college hoops this Wednesday the Big Ten was the first conference in the history of the AP Poll (since 1948-49) to have 7 ranked teams win on a single day. All 7 of them won by double-digits.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: On Friday’s football card – Central Florida 1-9 $ as road favorite off loss vs. foe with revenge… Stanford: 5-0 SUATS at Cal … Oregon State: 0-6 $ as double-digit conference home dog … UNLV: 0-5 $ home dog of 14-plus points … Liberty: head coach Hugh Freeze 17-3 $ vs. sub .333 foes.