Heat Check: Poll voters compared to CFP committee

Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed (20) celebrates with teammates including linebacker Roquan Smith (3), defensive back Tyrique McGhee (26) and defensive back Malkom Parrish (14) after he recovered a Florida fumble and scored a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. Georgia won 42-7. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

When the College Football Playoff was formed and the selection committee established with it, one of the concerns expressed by some fans was the AP Top 25 and coaches’ poll would influence the 13-person panel in charge of picking the semifinal.

Stanford’s Love sits out, stays No. 1 in rushing

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2017, file photo, Stanford running back Bryce Love, right, celebrate his rushing touchdown with teammate K.J. Costello during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Stanford, Calif. Heisman Trophy candidate Bryce Love will be a game-time decision for No. 20 Stanford against Oregon State on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Stanford’s Bryce Love remains in strong position to win the national rushing title despite sitting out the Cardinal’s game against Oregon State as San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny ran for a career-high 253 yards against Hawaii.

Astros top Dodgers 13-12 in 10th, lead World Series 3-2

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman reacts after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.

Mitchell scores career-high 22, Jazz beat Lakers 96-81

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) lays up the ball as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and the Utah Jazz held on for a 96-81 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night.

MacKinnon, Rantanen lead Avalanche past Blackhawks, 6-3

Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, left, reaches out to congratulate center Nathan MacKinnon as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist as the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Saturday night.

Rebensburg wins WCup GS, Shiffrin 5th

Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg celebrates after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Viktoria Rebensburg took the season-opening women’s World Cup race on Saturday for her 14th career victory, seven years after winning her maiden giant slalom on the same hill.

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