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Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Oklahoma remain the top five teams in this week's College Football Playoff rankings; however, the teams in sixth and seventh last week weren't so lucky.
Losses by Ohio State and Penn State dropped both squads from Nos. 6 and 7, respectively, to Nos. 13 and 14. The Buckeyes were dominated in a 55-24 loss to Iowa. The Nittany Lions survived a nearly 3?-hour weather delay, but couldn't handle Michigan State, falling 27-24 in East Lansing, Michigan.
The losses by Ohio State and Penn State have put the Big Ten in a tough spot if it wants to get a team into the CFP. Unbeaten Wisconsin is the highest-ranked team from the conference at No. 8 this week, but despite the belief of athletic director Barry Alvarez, being unbeaten this year may not be enough to guarantee a spot in the playoffBenefiting from the losses of Big Ten heavyweights was TCU, which moved from No. 8 to No. 6 this week. The Horned Frogs http://www.49ersshopnfl.com/Nike-Brandon-Fusco-Jersey.html have a chance to make a move this week as they take on No. 5 Oklahoma in a battle between the Big 12's top teams.
Miami also made a move up the chart, going from No. 10 to No. 7, jumping over Wisconsin in the process. The Hurricanes moved up http://www.officialwinnipegjets.com/Adidas-Jack-Roslovic-Jersey after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday, a win that CFP committee chair Kirby Hocutt said helped push Miami past the Badgers in the committee's eyes.
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Saturday's showdown between the Hurricanes (8-0) and Irish (8-1) could be something of a CFP eliminator as the loser likely will see its chances of making it to the playoff disappeartwo spots ahead of conference rival USC. In between the two West Coast schools is Auburn, at No. 10. The Tigers could turn the CFP upside down if they can pull off a stunner at home and knock off Georgia on Saturday.
Michigan State, fresh off its win over Penn State, made a massive jump up the rankings, going from No. 24 last week to No. 12 this week. Just as it is in the Big Ten East standings, Sparty is followed by the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions.
At No. 15 is Oklahoma State, which fell four spots after losing its rivalry game to Oklahoma 62-52 in a classic Bedlam battleMississippi State follows at No. 16 this week, one spot ahead of Virginia Tech. The Hokies had been No. 13 last week, but tumbled to No. 17 after losing at Miami on Saturday.
UCF remains the highest-ranked school from the Group of 5 schools, holding steady at No. 18.
Washington State, led by the Pac-12's all-time leading passer in quarterback Luke Falk, sits at No. 19 and is followed by Iowa and Iowa State. The in-state rivals are heading in opposite directions, with the Hawkeyes making their first appearance in the CFP this season, while the Cyclones fell from No. 15 to No. 21 after a loss at West Virginia.
Memphis, NC State, LSU and Northwestern round out this week's CFP rankings.Ric Flair, the 16-time world champion -- the Rolex-wearing, diamond-ring-wearing, kiss-stealing, wheeling-dealing, limousine-riding, jet-flying son of a gun -- is an icon who transcended the world of wrestling and continues to make an impact on pop culture.
The persona and the real man are hard to separate, which is clear to see in the upcoming 30 for 30 "Nature Boy", which debuts Tuesday night on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET. He lived an opulent life both inside and outside of the ring, and one of the most iconic elements of Flair's larger than life presentation were the wide variety of custom-made robes he wore to the ring, with trunks and knee pads to match.
There were dozens of robes in Flair's collection at various points in his career, but we've zeroed in on seven particular looks from a variety of eras in Flair's career. They represent a cross-section of his biggest moments, and most memorable looks -- each one vastly different from the other, and evidence of just how big Flair went with everything he did in lifeIf the genesis of WrestleMania is inevitably linked to Hulk Hogan and the part he played in establishing the event in its first few years, Starrcade is the event that Ric Flair builtA year-and-a-half before the then-WWF produced Vince McMahon's vision for the biggest wrestling spectacle in the world, Starrcade was the NWA and Jim Crockett Promotions' effort to create a spectacle and a showcase for their top performers. On the night of Thanksgiving in 1983, Flair headlined the super-show at the Greensboro Coliseum against NWA champion Harley Race inside of a steel cage, and former NWA champion Gene Kiniski served as special guest referee.
The NWA spared no expense, with his iconic entrance theme blaring, a light show, a giant disco ball, pyrotechnics and a smoke machine for Flair's dramatic entrance. If that didn't make it clear that he was the star attraction of the evening, Starrcade '83 was also branded, "A Flair for the Gold." As venues all over the southern United States watched on closed circuit, as did an announced live crowd of 16,000 in attendance, Flair defeated Race despite being bloodied, and began his second run as NWA champion.
The light blue robe he wore for this iconic moment in his career was also, coincidentally or not, the robe Flair wore on Sept. 17, 1981 when he defeated Dusty Rhodes to win his first NWA championship in Kansas City, KanMost of Ric Flair's iconic robes had recognizable, repeated patterns, but he also wore a few outliers that go beyond even the standard level of Flair bombast.
He had a few different animal-themed robes in green, but the most outlandish and instantly recognizable look of that bunch featured lions on the front and sleeves of the robe -- and an appropriately tan-shaded fur lining to the collar and sleeves to match. The most famous instance of Flair wearing this robe was a milestone match in a series against future Four Horsemen compatriot Barry Windham for NWA territory Championship Wrestling from Florida.
In what was ultimately recognized as Wrestling Observer's best match of 1986, and the first Flair match to receive its "5-star"-match designation (on a scale of 0 to 5), Flair and Windham battled for more than 40 minutes before the match ended in a double countout. They'd face off again in April 1987 at the Crockett Cup in Baltimore, with Flair picking up the pinfall victory in another "5-star" matchThere are a few robes that pop up over and over again in Ric Flair's career, and the black-and-white robe that Flair wore for the bulk of his then-WWF run from 1991 to 1993 certainly ranks among the most recognizable.
Flair's performance in the 1992 Royal Rumble match is instantly memorable for any number of reasons, and it all started with the dramatic camera view that took viewers from the end of a long walkway Dede Westbrook Youth jersey and zoomed toward Flair in the blink of an eye. Flanked by Mr. Perfect, Flair entered at No. 3 and went face-to-face with the British Bulldog before the ring started to fill up. He'd be in the ring for an hour, in a match where only one other competitor (Roddy Piper) lasted even half that much time. With an unexpected assist from Hulk Hogan in the closing moments of the match, Flair dumped Sid Justice out of the ring and ended any doubts about who the "real world's champion" was.
The post-match promo, http://www.panthersofficialonlineshop.com/panthers+ed+dickson+jersey with "Mean" Gene Okerlund joined by Flair, Mr. Perfect and Bobby Heenan, made Flair's victory all the more iconic.
This robe would return for a number of other big moments in Flair's career (although several were big losses) including the match in which he lost Dede Westbrook Youth jersey the WWF title to Bret Hart (October 1992), his loss in a loser leaves WWF match Dede Westbrook Youth jersey against Mr. Perfect (January 1993) and Flair's steel cage match against Hulk Hogan at WCW's Halloween Havoc in 1994
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