College football news, Nov. 4

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  • Quarterback Dak Prescott has helped Mississippi State to a No. 1 ranking. Photo: Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press / AP


Mississippi State, Florida State and Auburn hold a tip 3 spots in a second College Football Playoff rankings, with Oregon fasten them in a tip 4 Tuesday.

Marcus Mariota and a Ducks, entrance off a 45-16 win over Stanford, changed adult one mark from fifth in a initial check by a 12-member preference committee. They changed in forward of Alabama, a third group from a SEC West that was also adult one place to fifth.

“It was really close, and we consider it’s a product of Oregon’s other wins they have,” Arkansas jaunty executive and preference cabinet authority Jeff Long said. “They have a Michigan State win, though they also, again, went on a highway opposite UCLA and won, and a integrate of wins that done their physique of work, put them a step forward of (Alabama) during this point.”

Mississippi forsaken 7 spots to 11th after a second uninterrupted loss, 35-31 to Auburn. The Rebels remained forward of 4 one-loss teams from power-five conferences, directly forward of Baylor, Nebraska and Ohio State — Nos.12-14, and all aloft than a week ago.

At No. 3, Auburn is a top ranked of a 12 one-loss teams in a rankings that eventually will establish a inhabitant semifinals, and set matchups for a other 4 marquee bowls that are partial of a playoff rotation.

Mississippi State remained No. 1 after a 17-10 feat over Arkansas, when a Bulldogs trailed after halftime for a initial time this season. Florida State overcame a 21-0 necessity during Louisville and won 42-31.

Marshall, that is 8-0 in Conference USA, didn’t make a Top 25 playoff rankings.

The final playoff rankings will be expelled Dec. 7, a day after many of a discussion championships are decided.

Winston conference date set: An profession says Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston’s student-code-of-conduct conference has been scheduled for a week of Nov.17.

John Clune, a counsel for a lady who says Winston intimately assaulted her, reliable a time support Tuesday.

Winston is confronting a university conference to establish either he disregarded 4 sections of a formula of conduct: dual for passionate bungle and dual for endangerment. The former tyro pronounced he assaulted her in December2012.

Winston is approaching to play Saturday when a second-ranked Seminoles horde Virginia. Florida State plays during Miami on Nov.15 and opposite Boston College on Nov.22.

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding will regulate over a conference after both sides were compulsory to strike one of 3 former justices comparison by a university.

Winston was not arrested in propinquity to a sexual-assault allegations, and Florida State profession Willie Meggs declined to record charges opposite Winston in December, citing a miss of evidence.

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