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  • 21 Aug
    导出博客文章This season has seen its fair share of exciting games, no doubt, but there might
    not be one that impacts the final College Football Playoff rankings more than
    The Game between Ohio State and Michigan on Saturday. Both teams sit in the top
    four of our Power Rankings, and both have playoff-worthy résumés.Power Rankings
    voters: Edward Aschoff, Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Chris Fallica, Rod
    Gilmore, Danny Kanell, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee, Adam Rittenberg, Mark
    Schlabach | How they votedPrevious rankings: Week 1?|?Week 2 |?Week 3 | Week 4 |
    Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8| Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 111. Alabama Crimson
    Tide (11-0)Trending:Week 11 ranking: 1 Week 12 result:?Defeated Chattanooga
    31-3Somehow, it seems that Alabamas uninspiring performance came at exactly the
    right time, though coach Nick Saban offered a different analysis of the Crimson
    Tides 22nd consecutive victory. The coach was frustrated, and rightfully so,
    after Alabama trailed 3-0 after one quarter and led just 14-3 at halftime. The
    Tide, who finished with just 332 yards, now turn their focus to rival Auburn and
    then an SEC title game rematch with Florida.2.?Ohio State
    Buckeyes?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?2 Week 12 result:?Defeated Michigan
    State 17-16Ohio State escaped East Lansing with a win over 3-8 Michigan State,
    which nearly derailed the Buckeyes national-title bid for the third time in four
    seasons. The Buckeyes intercepted a two-point conversion attempt with 4:41 to
    play before Gareon Conley sealed the win with another pick of Tyler OConnor in
    the final two minutes. Its survive-and-advance time. Michigan awaits as Ohio
    State returns home.3. Clemson Tigers?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking: 4 Week 12
    result:?Defeated Wake Forest 35-13Clemson clinched the ACC Atlantic behind
    Deshaun Watson, who threw for 202 yards and rushed for two touchdowns. Running
    back Wayne Gallman added 161 yards and two scores. It was a workmanlike
    performance for the Tigers in rebounding from a loss to Pitt to stay in good
    shape for the College Football Playoff. South Carolina and the undetermined
    Coastal champ remain as Clemsons final obstacles.4.?Michigan
    Wolverines?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?5 Week 12 result:?Defeated Indiana
    20-10Michigan avoided its first home loss to Indiana in 49 years by overcoming a
    third-quarter deficit behind a career-best 158 rushing yards from DeVeon Smith.
    A week after their first loss of the year at Iowa, the Wolverines sputtered
    offensively behind John OKorn, who was filling in at quarterback for the injured
    Wilton Speight. Michigan controls its fate in the conference and CFP race as it
    heads to Ohio State with a shot to win the Big Ten East.5. Washington
    Huskies?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?6 Week 12 result:?Defeated Arizona
    State 44-18Washington shook off the effects of its loss to USC to roll past the
    Sun Devils on Senior Day and reach 10 wins for the first time since 2000.
    Arizona State gained just 84 yards in the first three quarters against the
    Huskies stout defense, and quarterback?Jake Browning threw for 338 yards and two
    touchdowns. That sets the stage for a hugely significant Apple Cup on Friday at
    Washington State, with the winner to play in the Pac-12 title game as champion
    of the North.6.?Wisconsin Badgers?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?7 Week 12
    result:?Defeated Purdue 49-20This week was business as usual for the Badgers,
    who started slowly on the road but scored 35 points in the final nine minutes of
    the first half to squash Purdue. Wisconsin has won five straight games since
    consecutive October losses to Michigan and Ohio State and needs a home win over
    Minnesota to clinch the Big Ten West. There are bigger things on the horizon,
    perhaps, for the Badgers, who hope they can secure a playoff bid if they win the
    league title.7.?Oklahoma Sooners?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?9 Week 12
    ?result:?Defeated West Virginia 56-28Depending on your perspective of Oklahomas
    win Saturday, it was not as close as the score indicated -- or it was much
    closer. The Sooners led 28-0 less than five minutes into the second quarter but
    were outgained and benefited from WVU mistakes that prevented the Mountaineers
    from cutting the lead considerably before their second-half surge. Regardless,
    Oklahoma needs to beat Oklahoma State in two weeks to finish a perfect Big 12
    season and state its case to the playoff committee.8.?Penn State Nittany
    Lions?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?8 Week 12 result:?Defeated Rutgers
    39-0Penn State pulled away in the second half, though Rutgers never really stood
    a chance. The Nittany Lions allowed five first downs and 87 total yards,
    while?Saquon Barkley led a 339-yard rushing effort. Penn State reached nine wins
    for the first time since 2011. To get to the Big Ten title game -- a difficult
    to fathom outcome one month ago -- the Nittany Lions need a win this week over
    Michigan State and an Ohio State victory over Michigan.9.?Colorado
    Buffaloes?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?10 Week 12 result:?Defeated Washington
    State 38-24?Colorado needs a home victory over Utah on Saturday to win the
    Pac-12 South. In the Buffaloes win over WSU,?Sefo Liufau?joined Steven Montez as
    the only Colorado quarterbacks to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in a
    game. Montez did so in September against Oregon. Yes, it has been that kind of
    season for the Buffaloes, who most recently won nine games in 2002.10.?USC
    Trojans?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?12 Week 12 result:?Defeated UCLA
    36-14Make it seven wins in a row for USC, matched nationally by only Alabama,
    Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State and Western Michigan. The Trojans again got
    big games from QB Sam Darnold and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster to roll past
    their slumping rival. Heres another team no one wants to play, perhaps including
    the Pac-12 North winner. USC faces Notre Dame next week and will win the South
    if Utah beats Colorado.11.?Oklahoma State Cowboys?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11
    ranking:?14 Week 12 result:?Defeated TCU 31-6Who wants to play Oklahoma State
    after it turned a 2-2 start into a path to the Big 12 title with one more
    victory? As fortune dictates, the Cowboys will have a shot to earn that victory
    against rival Oklahoma on Dec. 3. OSU rushed for 334 yards against TCU as
    Justice Hill and Chris Carson combined for 300 yards in handing the Horned Frogs
    their worst home loss since 1997.12.?Louisville Cardinals?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11
    ranking:?3 Week 12 result:?Lost to Houston 36-20Louisville fell flat on Thursday
    to start its two-week journey outside the ACC. The Cardinals lost everything:
    their shot at the ACC title (as Clemson beat Wake Forest on Saturday), their
    shot at the College Football Playoff, obviously, and quarterback Lamar Jacksons
    bid to run away with the Heisman Trophy. Jackson, who was sacked 11 times by
    Houston, could use a big finish Saturday against Kentucky to impress the
    voters.13.?Florida State Seminoles?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?18 Week 12
    result:?Defeated Syracuse 45-14?Since an early blowout loss to Louisville,
    Florida State has dipped under the national radar. Although it has lost twice
    since then, check the numbers: FSU fell by just two points to North Carolina and
    by just three to Clemson. The Seminoles win Saturday over Syracuse, despite four
    FSU turnovers, featured 654 yards of offense, including 225 on the ground from
    Dalvin Cook, who?broke Warrick Dunns career rushing record at FSU.14.?Western
    Michigan Broncos?(11-0)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?15 Week 12 result:?Defeated
    Buffalo 38-0Only Alabama can equal Western Michigans 11 victories, but the
    Broncos havent won the MAC West. Theyll need a victory over Toledo on Friday at
    home to finish the job, a necessity in their drive to qualify for a New Years
    Six bowl game. Western Michigan took care of business against Buffalo with a
    626-yard offensive output.15.?Auburn Tigers?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking: 20
    Week 12 result:?Defeated Alabama A&M 55-0Auburn improved to 22-0 all-time
    against FCS competition and held an eighth straight opponent without a rushing
    touchdown in limiting Alabama A&M to 130 yards in this tune-up for the Iron
    Bowl. The Tigers rushed for 451 yards and accumulated 598 overall in their
    seventh win in eight games after a 1-2 start.16.?Florida
    Gators?(8-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?23 Week 12 ?result:?Defeated LSU
    16-10Talk about a close call. The Gators forged a ferocious goal-line stand in
    the closing seconds to escape Baton Rouge with a win in a game rescheduled from
    Week 6 and relocated from Gainesville because of Hurricane Matthew. Florida
    managed just 270 yards, and quarterback Austin Appleby was inconsistent, but he
    hit Tyrie Cleveland for a 98-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter. Eddy
    Pineiro nailed all three of his field goal attempts. A visit to Florida State is
    on Saturday before the SEC title game against No. 1 Alabama.17.?Nebraska
    Cornhuskers?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?19 Week 12 result:?Defeated Maryland
    28-7Without quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. on Senior Day, Nebraska turned
    to?Ryker Fyfe, a former walk-on who delivered big, with 220 passing yards in his
    second career start. The Cornhuskers held Maryland to 207 yards, including just
    11 on the ground, and Nebraska reached the nine-win plateau for the eighth time
    in nine seasons. The Huskers visit Iowa on Friday in need of a win and a
    Wisconsin loss Saturday against Minnesota to win the Big Ten West.18.?West
    Virginia Mountaineers?(8-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?11 Week 12 result:?Lost to
    Oklahoma 56-28That does it for West Virginias playoff chances and Big 12 title
    hopes. The Mountaineers managed to lose big while gaining 579 yards. They got
    331 rushing yards from?Justin Crawford but little consistency elsewhere and
    could not overcome a slow start. Primarily, West Virginia was doomed by four
    turnovers, including fumbles inside the Oklahoma 5-yard line by Crawford and
    quarterback?Skyler Howard.?Now its on to Iowa State, which suddenly looks
    dangerous.19.?Boise State Broncos?(10-1)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?22 Week 12
    result:?Defeated UNLV 42-25Boise State remains in contention for a New Years Six
    bowl, but the window is closing. To play for the Mountain West title, Boise
    State needs a win at Air Force on Friday and a Wyoming loss at New Mexico. The
    Cowboys nearly obliged Saturday by sneaking by San Diego State by one point
    after Boise State ran past UNLV on Friday behind 206 rushing yards and four
    touchdowns from Jeremy McNichols.20.?Houston Cougars?(9-2)Trending:?Week 11
    ranking:?NR Week 12 result:?Defeated Louisville 36-10Welcome back to the
    rankings, Houston, which has been missing since a Week 8 loss to SMU. The
    Cougars have responded with three straight wins, capped by their resounding
    upset of Louisville on Thursday, in which they relentlessly hounded Heisman
    front-runner Lamar Jackson and forced three turnovers. Even so, Navys win
    Saturday over East Carolina eliminated Houston in the American West race.
    Houston finishes with Memphis as all eyes turn to coach Tom Herman and his
    expected Power 5 suitors.21.?Utah Utes?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?13 Week
    12 result:?Lost to Oregon 30-28Utah lost on Justin Herberts 17-yard pass to
    Darren Carrington II with two seconds to play, a huge disappointment. Combined
    with Colorados win, the loss eliminated the Utes from Pac-12 title contention.
    The Ducks went 75 yards on the final drive to finish with 575 against Utah, the
    most gained this year against the Utes, who close against the Buffs this
    week.22.?Navy Midshipmen?(8-2)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?NR Week 12
    result:?Defeated East Carolina 66-31Navy won the American West, a monumental and
    unprecedented accomplishment for the Midshipmen, by smothering East Carolina on
    the Pirates Senior Day. Navys triple-option attack produced nine touchdowns and
    483 yards on the ground. The work never stops for Navy, though. It visits SMU on
    Saturday, followed by the Dec. 3 American title game, the Army-Navy game a week
    later and, of course, bowl season.23.?Washington State
    Cougars?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?17 Week 12 result:?Lost to Colorado
    38-24Washington States eight-game win streak came to an end as it struggled
    defensively against Colorado and allowed 603 yards. Luke Falk threw for 325
    yards and three scores, but the Cougars defense forced just two punts. Still,
    they remain in control of their Pac-12 destiny, needing a win Friday over
    Washington to clinch the North.T-24.?Tennessee Volunteers?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11
    ranking: NR Week 12 result:?Defeated Missouri 63-37Despite allowing a second
    straight opponent to top 400 rushing yards, Tennessee won behind the wizardry of
    Joshua Dobbs in his final home game. He threw for 223 yards and rushed for 190
    on 10 carries, accounting for five touchdowns. The Vols, who finish the regular
    season Saturday at Vanderbilt, can still reach 10 wins for the first time since
    2007 -- astonishing after a three-game October skid and endless craziness this
    fall.T-24.?Stanford Cardinal?(8-3)Trending:?Week 11 ranking:?25 Week 12
    result:?Defeated Cal 45-31Remember Christian McCaffrey? The 2015 Heisman
    runner-up is healthy again. He rushed for 284 yards and broke his own school
    record as Stanford went on the road to win the Big Game for the seventh straight
    season. The Cardinal have won four straight since their midseason struggles and
    finish the regular season Saturday against Rice with a chance to reach a
    double-digit win total for the sixth time in seven seasons.Out of the rankings:
    LSU, Texas A&M, Virginia TechOthers receiving votes: Texas A&M, Virginia
    Tech, North Carolina, LSU, Minnesota, South Florida, Pitt
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    Brazil with a 3-2 victory in Sweden. The Real Madrid forward has scored 66 goals
    in 2013, but the last three may be the boost he needs to upstage Messi after
    FIFA unexpectedly extended the voting period for the Ballon dOr to Nov.
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    Kelowna, which beat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 on Friday, and he now has four
    game-winning goals on the season.
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    .Y. - Jerome Samson scored once in regulation and
    again in the shootout as the St. On the banks of the Little Bighorn River, near
    the place where the famous Battle of the Greasy Grass (commonly known as Custers
    Last Stand) was fought, sits Crow Agency, Montana.Annually since 1904, the Crow
    Fair has brought together upward of 10,000 members of the Crow and other Great
    Plains tribes to this spot for a powwow, parades, dancing, horse racing and a
    rodeo.The Teepee Capital of the World is an encampment of at least 1,000 teepees
    - during some fairs, that total climbs to about 1,500 -- reaching into the Big
    Sky Country about 60 miles east of Billings.The parades wind through the massive
    campground with riders on horseback in celebration of a way of life that goes
    back thousands of years.The gathering celebrates traditional dress, dancing,
    singing and drumming. Its a place of community, family and conversation. As the
    sun sets into the distant hills, celebrants return to their campsites to recount
    their memories and stories. Generations share their intertwining histories late
    into the crisp night.The Crow Fair is rich in both hospitality and culture. The
    Native Americans who frequent the event never hesitate to break bread with their
    neighbors or extend their friendship to the strangers who come to witness their
    testament to tenacity.The enticing smell of the food stands permeates the air,
    seeping into the powwow arena. The beautiful songs christen the night as sacred.
    Adults and children alike, adorned in vibrant traditional garb, dance in joyful
    circles as fairgoers watch from the grandstands.The gatemen prepare to open the
    gates during the bull riding competition at the 2016 Crow Fair Rodeo in
    August.James WoolbridgeChase Racine races to the finish line to win the Indian
    Relay at the Crow Fair Rodeo. Riding bareback, each rider changes horses every
    lap with the help of two teammates. Normally there are three exchanges. It can
    be chaotic, with the changes taking place very quickly and riders often getting
    thrown.Newton Old Crow wears a reservation hat at the Crow Fair.A cross stands
    atop a hill in the area of Custers Last Stand (also known as the Battle of the
    Little Bighorn and the Battle of Greasy Grass). Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer
    s 7th Cavalry troops passed behind this hill as they tried to get posiitioned to
    fight tribal forces led by Lakota warrior Crazy Horse.ddddddddddddRick Bishop, a
    cowboy hat shaper for 42 years at his first Crow Fair, consults with Miles Brien
    about his fit of his hat, while Jared Noseep looks on.Calla KesslerA rider is
    thrown during the bull riding event at the Crow Fair Rodeo.Prinz Three Irons
    participates in the Grand Entry at the Crow Fair.Ronnea Gramling holds her
    1-year-old daughter, Amani, while riding through the camp area at the Crow Fair.
    Both are in traditional Crow dress.A rider in traditional Crow dress grabs a
    snack from a car passenger while heading to the arbor on the fairgrounds. A mix
    of modern and traditional elements are constantly in play at the Crow
    Fair.Children racing ponies isnt an official event at the Crow Fair Rodeo, but
    these youngsters look like theyre having fun.The Crow Fair campground is known
    as The Teepee Capital of the World. This years gathering included an estimated
    1,000 teepees.A young spectator at the Crow Fair Rodeo relaxes while on
    horseback.Connor Whiting of Valentine, Nebraska, waits for his turn to compete
    in the bull riding event at the Crow Fair Rodeo.Calla KesslerDuring the steer
    wrestling event, or bulldogging, at the Crow Fair Rodeo, the cowboy on horseback
    chases a steer, drops from his horse to the steer and tries to wrestle it to the
    ground using the animals horns for leverage.Twelve-year-old Colton Zubach of
    Billings, Montana, swings a lariat at the Crow Fair.James WooldridgeKala
    Gonzalez participates in barrel racing, an event in which riders complete a
    cloverleaf pattern around the barrels in the fastest time.Spectators on
    horseback watch a one-mile horse race on a dirt track at the Crow Fair.Cowboy
    Robert Wagner of Browning, Montana, relaxes after a hard day of saddle bronc
    riding at the Crow Fair Rodeo.Dylan Jefferson, a veteran honored for his service
    and dedication, leads the Women Warriors Veterans during the Grand Entry
    procession.With the sun on the way down, the Woman Warrior Veterans Grand Entry
    takes place at the Crow Fair.A Native American man dances during a powwow at the
    Crow Fair.Calla Kessler ' ' '