Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) points to the crowd after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against Stanford in an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) (The Associated Press) Auburn wide receiver Marcus Davis scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Oxford, Miss. Auburn won 35-31. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) (The Associated Press) Previous Next Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s 10th weekend. ___ SHOWDOWN SATURDAY This will not be a Saturday for getting ahead on Christmas shopping or raking leaves in the yard. In the AP Top 25 released Sunday, teams four through 10 have games against another ranked team next weekend. Six games to shake up the playoff race and either provided clarity or cause confusion. Probably a little of both. Mississippi State and Florida State still hold the top two spots in the rankings after both needed second-half comebacks to remain unbeaten. The top-ranked Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes and Florida State has 15. Auburn moved up a spot to No. 3 after its 35-31 victory at Mississippi. The Rebels dropped to No. 12 after its second straight heartbreaking loss. Then the teams preparing for games with huge playoff implications: — No. 4 Alabama is at No. 14 LSU as the SEC West rivals play yet another huge game. — No. 5 Oregon and Heisman Trophy front-runner Marcus…more detail
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