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Altee Tenpenny #28 and Maurice Smith #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate their 42 to 13 win over the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 6, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State Selected For Inaugural College Football Playoff

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

12/07/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 22: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks warms up prior to the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Autzen Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mariota, Gordon Leading Race Down Stretch

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota looks to be the favorite this season, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon also has a decent shot to win the award.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

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Mississippi State, Florida State Top Playoff List

Notre Dame was ranked 10th by the College Football Playoff selection committee.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 18: Rakeem Cato #12 of the Marshall Thundering Herd is pursued by Giovani Francois #9 of the Florida International Panthers as he scrambles out of the pocket with the ball on October 18, 2014 at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida.Marshall defeated Florida International 45-13. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Marshall’s Rakeem Cato Should Be Considered For A Trip To New York

As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Emma: Playoff Committee Has Much To Consider With Notre Dame

Despite their loss to the defending national champs, the Irish are in good shape for a playoff bid.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Late Penalty Kills Irish Bid To Upset FSU

Notre Dame thought it had the winning touchdown in the closing seconds.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

Notre Dame fans. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: I’m Sorry That You’re A Notre Dame Fan This Weekend

Jameis Winston doesn’t receive much sympathy outside Tallahassee.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: In Jameis Winston Case, Silliness Hides Seriousness

There’s so much controversy surrounding Winston that we forget what’s most important.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles passes against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first half of the Advocare Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston’s Repeat Bid Against History

As long as Florida State remains in the College Football Playoff conversation, Jameis Winston will be given plenty of opportunities to create his next Heisman moment.

09/19/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

FSU’s Winston Suspended For 1st Half Of Clemson Game After Lewd Remark

This wasn’t the best of decisions from Jameis Winston.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 06: Running back Devonta Freeman #8 of the Florida State Seminoles runs with the ball against the Auburn Tigers during the 2014 Vizio BCS National Championship Game at the Rose Bowl on January 6, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

College Football Spotlight: 10 Thoughts For The 2014 College Football Season

Forget much of what you know about college football. The chase for one of the four playoff spots begins this weekend with a handful of high-profile games.

08/26/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

Florida State, Alabama Are 1-2 Atop Preseason AP Poll

Notre Dame checks in at No. 17.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

Jameis Winston Suspended From FSU Baseball Team After Allegedly Shoplifting Crab Legs

Winston will reportedly be suspended until he completes his community service.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2014

Florida State defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Big Board: No. 10 DT Timmy Jernigan

Jernigan is strong and sheds blockers with ease but is often slow off the line.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Telvin Smith. (Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Big Board: No. 14 LB Telvin Smith

If he embraces the idea of playing safety, Smith’s stock would rise.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. (Getty Images)

Report: Florida State ‘Did Little’ To Investigate Winston Case, While Police Investigation Was Flawed

Multiple leads weren’t followed up on in a timely manner, if at all.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2014

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