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K-State Slate: 11.5.14-Poll Reaction and a SEC Bias?

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Previews of the upcoming TCU game, reaction to the new poll, and ESPN has a SEC bias?

So many conferences, so little time.
So many conferences, so little time.
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A relatively slow news day yesterday as Curtis Kitchen kicked it off with his weekly Big 12 power rankings. Jon Morse finished the day with his article recapping the release of the College Football Playoff Poll.

Our hate week friends over at Frogs O' War, and specifically Jamie Plunkett, has a nice intro into the importance of the game this week.

Jake Trotter, from ESPN's Big 12 blog, has a round table with the other writers, Max Olsen and Brandon Chatmon, and they reveal which offensive and defensive players we should be watching down the stretch. The players they choose seem a bit cliche for me as I think these final games will come down to some unheralded players stepping up to make some big plays.

Kellis Robinett explains that Kansas State will need to continue its mistake free play, if it hopes to leave Fort Worth with a victory.

Stephen Hawkins, AP via Kansas City Star, writes about Gary Patterson and his belief that TCU is just getting started this season.

Ryan Gerbosi, Dallas Morning News, has quotes from Gary Patterson's weekly press conference, while his collegue, Gerry Fraley writes about the turnover game, noting that something has to give between teams when one is the best in the country at forcing turnovers and the other is one of the best at keeping the ball.

Arne Green, Salina Journal, has another great article regarding Travis Britz and how his improvement has helped anchor a defensive line that has improved from early season struggles against Iowa State.

Mediocrity reigns supreme in the Big 10, and the College Football Playoff is taking notice, according to Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com.

Kelly McHugh has your official K-Statesports.com recap of the Lady Cats nail biting victory over Emporia State in Monday night's exhibition game.

Alex McDaniel, of AL.com, wrote a piece sure to stir up some allergies: A heartbreak like no other: On love, loss, and Ole Miss. On a lighter note, awfulannouncing.com does a rather unscientific but interesting study, on how long conferences are talked about on ESPN's College Gameday.