Which FBS Teams Ranked Highest on Football Rankings?
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By Michael C. Hall – The Associated PressBARRY WOODS: Bryant is not the only one making a splash in college football.
College football’s leading scorer is coming off a breakout season, while a new era of talent has emerged with five quarterbacks (Sam Darnold, Christian Hackenberg, Dak Prescott, Jacoby Brissett and Jake Waters) and a defensive player of the year in Dak Prescott.
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In the SEC, five of the top 10 ranked teams were in college in 2016.
Alabama and Georgia will compete in a playoff for the SEC championship, while Florida, LSU and Texas A&M each are scheduled to play in the College Football Playoff.
The Big 12 is in a unique position.
Its four conference champions will be in the playoff and will face off against one of the four conference favorites in the other conference.
Baylor and Oklahoma State are both in the top-five of the AP poll.
A new league and new conference, the SEC Network, is scheduled to debut in 2018, with the first game airing at noon ET on CBS.
It’s not just college football that’s been a breakout year.
NBA teams have made big strides, too, with James Harden and Russell Westbrook earning All-Star nods and Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony having two straight seasons with the Most Improved Player award.
As we head into the new year, here’s what you need to know about the SEC.1.
The SEC is the most popular conference in the country.
Fifty-seven percent of the nation’s households have a college television subscription, according to a survey by CBS Sports.
That’s up from just 24 percent last year.
The SEC has a larger reach than any other conference, but not all fans are watching the games.
A CBS Sports survey found that just 29 percent of college football fans in the U.S. said they attended games last year, down from 37 percent last season.
The average attendance at SEC games has increased every year since 2009, the survey found.
SEC Network and SEC Network+ are the most-watched programs on TV in the SEC this season, according for the most recent season.
SEC Network and its ESPN partners, SEC Network Plus and SEC Networks+, have the most total subscribers and average viewership in the nation.
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Alabama’s Crimson Tide have the best record in the Big 12.
If you want to get a sense of the dominance of the Tide in the league, look no further than the record Alabama has set for the past two seasons.
Its first three seasons in the conference saw Alabama win the SEC Championship in 2014, the conference title in 2015 and the national title in 2016, and its first two seasons in a decade were also Big 12 titles.
Last season, Alabama finished first in the polls, and had just one loss to an FCS team.
In fact, Alabama’s last two losses were to FCS opponents.3.
Florida State’s Seminoles have the top offense in the ACC.
Florida State’s offense is ranked second in the FBS, and the Seminoles lead the ACC in rushing yards per game.
They have been the top scoring offense in a number of polls, including No. 1 in the Associated Press and No. 6 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll.
Florida State leads the nation in scoring offense, passing yards per attempt and total offense.4.
Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish have the nation�s best record.
Their season started off with an ACC title and is just two weeks away from another.
With the loss of two starting quarterbacks in Andrew Luck and Jerrod Heard, Notre Dame is set to play two top-10 teams for the first time since it had three top-20 teams in 2016-17.
The Fighting Irish are in a prime position to be the No. 3 team in the AP Top 25 poll, and could have a better record than the other two teams in the poll, Alabama and Clemson.5.
Ohio State�s Buckeyes are the best team in college basketball.
Ohio State is coming into the Big Ten Conference Championship Game against Indiana as the No: 4 seed, the highest seed in the field.
The Buckeyes have an impressive winning percentage of 63.5 percent in the regular season and a 7-0 mark in the postseason.
The Big Ten is a top conference in college hoops, and it has some of the best teams in college athletics.6.
USC�s Trojans are in the midst of a remarkable turnaround.
No team has won a Pac-12 championship since the 1999-2000 season.
USC is now 2-0 in conference play.
They are in line for a first-round
By Michael C. Hall – The Associated PressBARRY WOODS: Bryant is not the only one making a splash in college…