Playoff spreads championship hope

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson (6) catches a pass in the end zone during the first quarter against Oregon State in an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore. The pass was ruled incomplete after Anderson had the ball knocked out of his hands. Dres Anderson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.The Utes announced the injury to their top receiver Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayryne, File)

(AP) — Back when the Bowl Championship Series decided major college football’s champion, its defenders would talk about how it enhanced the regular season and how a larger playoff would take away f

Mississippi State, FSU top playoff list

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. The first of seven top-25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. (AP Photo/David Stephenson, File)

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GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.

At least for now.

Mississippi State, Florida State top playoff list

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2014, file photo, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates after running for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. The first of seven top-25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. (AP Photo/David Stephenson, File)

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.

At least for now.

College football - Top 25 Capsules

LSU defensive back Tre' Sullivan (44) and tight end Jake Franklin (48) celebrate with fans after LSU's 10-7 victory over Mississippi in an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. LSU won 10-7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Wallace was on the cusp of prolonging No. 3 Mississippi’s bid for an unbeaten season until LSU safety Ronald Martin got in the way.

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