Big 12 title game back after 6-season hiatus

In this Dec. 7, 1996, photo, Texas' Casey Hampton, top right, and Aaron Humphrey, bottom right, combine to stop Nebraska's DeAngelo Evans at the line of scrimmage in the Big 12 Championship NCAA college football game in St. Louis. (Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When Texas beat Nebraska in the championship game at the end of the Big 12’s first-ever season in 1996, the only other conference playing such a title game was the SEC.

Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma, Wisconsin are playoff top 4

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) scrambles from the pocket against South Carolina linebacker T.J. Brunson (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Clemson defeated South Carolina 34-10. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 16 Baylor tries to maintain momentum

Duke forward Marvin Bagley III, left, Duke forward Javin DeLaurier, right and Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes, center, fight for a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A year ago, Baylor carried momentum from winning a November tournament all the way to its first No. 1 national ranking.

Duke unanimous No. 1, Arizona falls out of new AP Top 25

Nike founder Phil Knight presents the championship trophy to Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, after an NCAA college basketball game against Florida in the Phil Knight Invitational tournament in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Duke won 87-84. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Duke pulled off two big comebacks to become the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men’s basketball poll. Now Arizona could use one of its own from a holiday-tournament stumble that dropped the Wildcats from No. 2 to out of the poll in a week.

Georgia faces Auburn looking to avenge 23-point loss

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, left, and Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, right, meet before an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. No. 6 Georgia is getting ready for a rematch with No. 4 Auburn in the SEC championship game. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Three weeks isn’t much time at all.



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