SMU closes in on Top 25 ranking



Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third.

The Wildcats (19 1) beat Seton Hall and Providence last week and received 35 first place votes from the 65 member national media panel on Monday. This is the seventh week on top this season for Villanova.

Gonzaga (19 0), the last unbeaten team in Division I, got the other two first place votes and moved up one spot to third, the Zag’s highest ranking of the season.

Kentucky and Baylor both moved up one place to fourth and fifth, while cheap college hockey jerseys Florida State jumped from 10th to sixth, the Seminoles’ highest ranking since February 1993, when they also were sixth.

Arizona had the week’s biggest jump, going from 14th to No. 7 with its win at UCLA on Saturday. The loss knocked the Bruins from third to No. 8.

North Carolina and Oregon rounded out the Top Ten.

Butler was 11th followed by Virginia, Louisville, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Creighton which fell from a tie for seventh Duke, West Virginia which also fell from a tie for seventh Cincinnati and Purdue.

The last five teams were Saint Mary’s, Maryland, South Carolina, Xavier and Florida.

The teams tied for seventh last week had the worst drops. West Virginia, which lost to Oklahoma and Kansas State, fell 11 spots while Creighton, which lost to Marquette in its first game since point guard Maurice Watson Jr. suffered a season ending knee injury, dropped nine places.

Kansas has quite a week coming up. The Jayhawks are at West Virginia on Tuesday and then visit Kentucky on Saturday.

Virginia will also face two ranked opponents on the road: at Notre Dame on Tuesday and at Villanova on Sunday.

The other double ranked game has Xavier at Cincinnati in their annual crosstown meeting on Thursday.

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in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first place vote through one point for a 25th place vote and last week’s ranking:

Jason Witten wear Texas basketball jersey



This isn’t the first time Romo and Witten have been spotted at a college basketball game together. They’ve attended numerous Duke and SMU games. But this is the first time they’ve been seen at a Texas game.

It’s particularly interesting that they were sitting with McCoy.

“I’m looking at the positive, the negatives were obvious,” Jones said. “You can’t win making those kinds of bad plays I’m talking about the turnovers and interceptions. On the other hand, for someone that had never played in a game, he did some really impressive things.

“There’s no question in my mind that he can ultimately play and win games as a quarterback in the NFL Kellen Moore can. There’s no question in my mind. Now, along the way will he lose more than you can afford to be around for when he does win one, or win two or three? That’s the big question. So I’m not basically saying he can take you to a division or a Super Bowl I don’t know that. But I will say that he’s got something special.

“His negatives are obvious, but he’s always been challenged by those cheap college Cheap NCAA Jerseys
jerseys, which is principally size. And our staff is really impressed with him, and of course they would and should know the very best. But what he didn’t do is spit the bit out when he got in the games. It wasn’t too big for him. As a matter of fact, he would step up and go to the occasion.

“He didn’t get glassy eyed when he threw those interceptions. He came over there and just said his famous line to Jason [Garrett] was ‘Well, let’s be positive, Coach. I can’t do any worse than that. It’s all uphill.’ That’s pretty strong.”

In three games last season, the 26 year old Moore completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 779 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions.

McCoy, 29, has played six seasons in the league for Cleveland, San Francisco and Washington. He started four games for the Redskins in 2014. McCoy appeared in two games for Washington last season. In 35 career games, he’s thrown 26 touchdowns to 23 interceptions, posting a 78.9 passer rating.

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FILE In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, Baylor head coach Art Briles watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. Baylor University board of regents says it will fire Briles and re assign university President Kenneth Starr in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault complaints against players. The university said in a statement Thursday, May 26, 2016, that it had suspended Briles “with intent to terminate.” Starr will leave the position of president on May 31, but the school says he will serve as chancellor. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

For some reason, at least one reporter stretched Cheap Jerseys from China
for reasons to justify this expenditure by noting that Michigan produced $152.5 million in revenue last year and that it was cheaper than traveling to national playoff games. That’s a weak argument. It’s not cheaper than, say, walking across the street to the Al Glick Field House, the school’s $26 million indoor practice facility. The program is rich, but it is still part of a publicly funded school and therefore obligated to fiscal responsibility. If the Wolverines are so rich, why not do something for the university at large say, eliminate student fees that support athletics, or reduce dependency on taxpayer subsidies or fund scholarships for the disadvantaged? Or just donate the $350K to that new weight room for which the Wolverines plan to begin fundraising this year?

The findings of the Pepper firm concluded cheap college jerseys from china that “football was above the rules,” that “university administrators directly discouraged victims from reporting assaults in one instance, those actions constituted retaliation against a complainant for reporting sexual assault”; football and athletic department officials “chose not to report sexual violence and dating violence to an appropriate administrator outside of athletics”; football coaches and staff members conducted their own investigations, discredited victims and met directly with victims and/or their parents; “Football coaches and staff took affirmative steps to maintain internal control over discipline of players and to actively divert cases from student conduct or criminal processes”; the school did not properly investigate transfers, including their criminal records.

NFL’s Super Bowl jerseys will display



Besides establishing Tom Brady as the greatest quarterback ever and Lady Gaga as the best headline halftime performer since Prince, Super Bowl LI proved one other thing:

A coin flip should not be the deciding factor in any game, let alone one for a championship.

While not perfect, college football’s way of handling overtime is way better than the NFL version. For all the drama of New England’s epic 25 point comeback, the game essentially ended when the Patriots correctly called “heads” to start overtime. They took the ball, and an already gassed Atlanta defense had no answer for Brady.

Matt Ryan and Co. never had a chance to even the score.

Under the NCAA overtime rules, each team is guaranteed a possession starting at the 25. Still tied, repeat. In the third possessions, teams must go for a two point conversion after a touchdown.

Asked about the NFL overtime cheap ncaa football jerseys rules Monday, TCU coach Gary Patterson noted that getting the ball first is a big edge.

“I don’t know that Chinese Wholesale Jerseys
for fact, but I would like to see both teams get an opportunity to score which is what I like about what we do [college football],” Patterson said.

His concern: that after two or three college overtimes, the plays mount and so do the injuries.

While not perfect, the college overtime rule provides a sense of fairness and can lead to all sorts of drama. Arkansas has played seven overtimes twice.

For all its success and air of superiority, the NFL remains stuck in 1958. Then, the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants 23 17, christening sudden death overtime and ushering in the modern era of pro football, according to sports historians.

Outside of a few tweaks, such as forcing a team to score a touchdown to win on its first overtime possession, the NFL has clung to tradition for too long.

Maybe the Patriots would have won anyway given the second half change in momentum. At least Atlanta would have had a chance.

Sure, the NFL could adjust the rules.

Maybe have teams start possessions at the opponents’ 35 to account for the leg strength of pro kickers. Because of game length and injury concerns, limit regular season overtime to two or three possessions each.