Florida State’s patented second half heroics overcame Miami’s upset bid Saturday night, 30-26. The Seminoles survived their toughest test of the season with a last second interception to seal the win over their arch rival. The win, coupled with Mississippi State’s loss at Alabama leave only Florida State and Marshall undefeated in FBS play. Alabama’s big win catapulted the Tide to #2 in the Billingsley Report, #2 in Billingsley+ and all the way to #1 in the Billingsley Personal Poll, which is the way I would vote if I were on the selection committee. The choice between Alabama and Oregon is very slim in my mind, but the Tide, overall, have played a harder schedule and their loss was to a higher ranked team (Ole Miss vs Arizona). The question now becomes, how far will the Bulldogs fall in the selection committee rankings Tuesday night, after a close loss on the road? Personally, I have Mississippi State at #4, still ahead of the other one loss contenders, TCU, Ohio State, and Baylor. The Horned Frog/Baylor debate will most likely intensify this week after TCU barely escaped the Jayhawks in Lawrence.
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Poker is just as popular with football players as it is the average American player. The game has seen its fair share of famous players at the table including Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell and three-time Super Bowl champion Richard Seymour. While real money poker is legal and regulated in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware, NFL players are barred from entering into sponsorship or participating in any promo. Regular game play is acceptable.
During football season you can’t drag football fans away from their TV’s. Watching their favorite college teams play is a way of life - until the season ends. Football fans are competitive and a lot of them find that playing poker is a good way to fill in time during the off season. Many of the members of the Cardschat Poker Forum are also college football fans and join in on discussions on both topics in the forum.
Football season generates more television viewings in the United States than any other program. It also receives more bets than any sport according to owner of the official sportsbook rankings on bettingsites.com. The kickoff and superbowl alone represent the largest days in American gambling by more than ten (10) times the average.