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Reacts: Notre Dame in the CFP, Penn State surprisingly inept, and other matters

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Penn State is STILL winless, which is only slightly less funny than if Nebraska was.
Penn State is STILL winless, which is only slightly less funny than if Nebraska was.
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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Kansas State fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

We’re a little late with this week’s Reacts because, well, K-State’s bye week allowed for a bit of a breather for your Benevolent Despot.

After a short dip following the West Virginia loss, K-State is back at 100% on the Bring on the Cats confidence meter following their close battle with Oklahoma State a week ago.

Last week’s big question for the SB Nation community at large was “Which four teams will make the College Football Playoff?” There was very little disagreement on this question; Notre Dame received more than twice as many votes as Florida for the final spot in the bracket.

Clemson remains third here despite having lost to Notre Dame last week, and that’s because of the second question put to the readers: “Will Clemson and Notre Dame play again this year?” 80 percent of respondents think they will, and clearly a most of them think Clemson’s going to win the rematch.

The most surprising result of the week according to fans, however, was Penn State remaining winless on the season. That response garnered 30% of the vote, followed by Indiana beating Michigan at more than 10%.

Those results surely played into the final question posed, which was “Which conference is currently the best?” The choices here were limited to the Big Ten, ACC, and SEC because the Big 12 killed itself in September and the Pac 12 hadn’t started yet at the time of the poll. The Big Ten finished third in that battle. The ACC, even though readers think they’ll get two teams in the playoff, finished second. The SEC earned more than half the vote, which really just proves that SB Nation is biased toward the SEC just like ESPN.

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