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RANKINGS: USUAL SUSPECTS

By Marc Lawrence — They’re fun to talk about and everyone else is going to do them, too. We’re talking about the way-too-early college football rankings, long considered a rite of passage in college football. It’s the ultimate poll that doesn’t matter, but it does give us a frame of reference and something to talk about heading into next season. The usual suspects – Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and Georgia – top the early 2020 rankings. The rest? Well, it’s just fun to talk about. We’ll continue updating this through the NFL Draft deadline, National Signing Day, spring football and the rest of the long offseason. With that in mind, here is Sporting News’ early top 25 for the 2020 college football season. Click here to read more.
Hoops History Book
Detroit: 8-0 $ when sub .400 vs. Wizards … Miami: 8-0 SUATS with no rest vs. Kings … Charlotte: 6-1 $ home vs. Magic … OKC: 6-1 $ vs. Rockets … Denver: 12-0 $ away with no rest vs. T’wolves.
Grinding Out The Profits
Vanderbilt’s streak of 1,080 consecutive games of making at least one 3-pointer came to a screeching halt Saturday night, when the Commodores missed all 25 of their attempts in a 66-45 loss to Tennessee in Nashville. The 0-for-25 effort represented one of the worst 3-point-shooting performances by a men’s Division I team over the past 20 seasons. Per ESPN, Northwestern State’s 0-for-26 endeavor in a game in 2012 was the only one worse in that span. As the late, great Roy Orbison once sang, “It’s over.”
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