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You thought you had it all figured out, didnt you?Florida State and Clemson were the ACCs lone playoff contenders. Oklahoma was the Big 12s best. Michigan State? Once again playing the role of little brother.Then came Week 3.Out with the old, in with the new. It was an elimination Saturday for several playoff contenders, but there was also a new wave of teams to be taken seriously. Heres a look at who got bumped from the conversation, and who emerged from the weekend with more legitimate College Football Playoff hopes:ACCOut of the playoff picture: Florida State. The Seminoles can say goodbye to the top four this week after being outplayed in every facet of a 63-20 loss to Louisville. The Seminoles arent out of the CFP because they have one loss; theyre out of the conversation right now because they simply dont look like a top-four team. FSU can still earn a spot in the ACC championship game, but now it needs Louisville to lose twice. The selection committee uses head-to-head competition as part of its criteria when ranking comparable teams, and Louisville left no doubt which team was better.Into the playoff picture: Louisville. From dark horse to contender in four quarters, Louisville legitimized its place among the nations elite with arguably the most impressive performance of the young season against the No. 2 team in the country. It was the kind of statement win against a ranked opponent that doubters or critics were waiting to see, and Louisville delivered. With a Heisman Trophy front-runner in Lamar Jackson, the Cardinals have now joined Clemson as the teams to beat in the Atlantic Division this fall.Big 12Out of the playoff picture: The Big 12. OK, maybe its a little early to be so dramatic, but the Big 12s top two contenders both tumbled in Week 3, and the entire conference is officially in the long-shot category for the CFP. After Oklahoma lost at home to Ohio State, all eyes turned to Texas to carry the banner for the league, but the Longhorns came out on the wrong end of a thriller against Cal. The Sooners playoff hopes are likely over after starting the season 1-2 and not having a conference championship game to compensate for it. The Big 12 title is still a realistic goal for both Texas and Oklahoma -- and TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma State might have something to say about it -- but its unlikely the league winner will have only one loss, like OU did last year, and an impressive nonconference win. Texas, theres still hope: cheer for Notre Dame.Big TenOut of the playoff picture: Iowa. The selection committee will be aware that North Dakota State isnt your typical FCS program, as the five-time defending FCS champs have now won six straight games against FBS opponents and have nine wins over FBS schools since 2005. Still, Iowa lost at home (albeit on a field goal as time expired) to an unranked team. Thats going to be tough for the Hawkeyes to overcome, especially since theyre in the weaker of the two divisions.Into the playoff picture: Michigan State. The Spartans continue to be at their best when expectations are modest. Jim Harbaugh and Michigan have continued to steal the limelight, but Michigan State now has a nonconference win that will resonate with the selection committee through November. Dont forget that the Spartans also have home-field advantage against Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State. If they can survive the schedule, theyre in.Pac-12Out of the playoff picture: USC. After dropping to 1-2 for the first time since 2000, USC simply doesnt look capable of winning the conference, let alone finishing among the nations top four. The Trojans were embarrassed in their season-opening loss to Alabama and were outscored by a combined 79-16 in their two losses. The Trojans are struggling to find their offensive identity under first-year coach Clay Helton, and theres not much time to develop one with a road trip to Utah fast approaching on Friday night.Into the playoff picture: Stanford (still). Stanford was a Pac-12 front-runner heading into the season, but Saturdays win over USC was only the Cardinals second game of the year after having an early bye last week. The question is how long Stanford can stay in the picture, as three of the next four games are on the road, at UCLA, Washington and Notre Dame.SECOut of the playoff picture: Ole Miss. That loss to Florida State no longer falls into the good loss category after the Noles got embarrassed by Louisville, and once again the Rebels squandered at least a 21-point lead, this time to Alabama. Ole Miss now needs to run the table and have Bama lose twice to get back into the SEC race. Its not impossible, but certainly seems unlikely considering the Rebels performances in their past two losses and the schedule that lies ahead.Into the playoff picture: Texas A&M. You were warned not to take the Aggies too seriously after their season-opening win (which hasnt amounted to much in recent years), but for the third straight season theyre impossible to ignore after a 3-0 start. A&M relied on five field goals against Auburn and will need more in the red zone from its offense moving forward in the SEC West, but the Aggies join Alabama and Arkansas as the only undefeated teams remaining in the division.OthersOut of the playoff picture: Notre Dame. Losing in double overtime to Texas in the season opener was forgivable, but starting September 1-2 will be nearly impossible to overcome. The Irish know their status as an independent is a gamble -- they can craft the perfect playoff schedule, but it doesnt help if they cant get through it with one loss or fewer. After losing to Texas and Michigan State, Notre Dames playoff hopes are likely over. The Irish dont have a 13th data point, so they have to impress the selection committee members with the 12 games they have, and a 1-2 start isnt the way to do it.Into the playoff picture: Houston. The Cougars faced some real adversity at Cincinnati on Thursday night, trailing 16-12 early in the fourth quarter, but Houstons defense and Greg Ward Jr.?woke up and rallied for their convincing 40-16 win. As long as Houston keeps winning, it should remain in the CFP conversation. The only game in which ESPNs Football Power Index doesnt favor the Cougars is Nov. 17 against Louisville. Custom Julius Erving Jersey . Bryzgalov stopped 25 shots on Saturday in the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 victory over the Abbotsford Heat. The Oilers signed Bryzgalov to a one-year $2 million contract last Friday after shedding payroll by dealing defenceman Ladislav Smid to the Flames. Nets Jerseys China . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. http://www.customnetsjersey.com/ . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. Custom Drazen Petrovic Jersey . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Drazen Petrovic Jersey Large . Reassurance came from Paul Tesori, his caddie and close friend whose newborn son is in intensive care in a Florida hospital. "Paul sent me a text this morning, just told me he loved me and wanted to go out and fight as hard as I would any other day," Simpson said Sunday after doing just that. MOSCOW -- Russian long jumper Darya Klishina is facing a barrage of criticism at home for agreeing to compete under a neutral flag.Because Russian track and field athletes were suspended globally following state-sponsored doping, the U.S.-based Klishina was given permission by the IAAF over the weekend to compete as a neutral athlete because she met exceptional eligibility criteria.That enraged some Russians, who called her a traitor and pointed out she lives and trains abroad.One social media account published her picture in a leaflet that was reminiscent of Nazi propaganda that encouraged collaboration in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union.Russian athletes, the only thing you have to do in order to compete in the Olympics is to give up the banner of your country, the leaflet said. Do give up the shameful Russian flag!Even the typically bland state-owned Rossiyskaya Gazeta published an opinion piece lambasting Klishina.Theyve allowed only one Russian, the long jumper Daria Klishina, to compete at the Olympics only because she trains in the United States, veteran sports journalist Nikolai Dolgopolov wrote. How silly is that?Klishiina, 25, dismissed the criticism in a piece published by the All-Russia Athletic Federation and said she hopes other Russians will be cleared.ddddddddddddIt is not like I started training in the United States with an American trainer a month ago, she said. I have been there for three years now, that is why I think it is wrong to accuse me and call me a traitor of the motherland. I still hope that it wont be just me who gets to go to Rio.More than 80 Russian athletes have applied for clearance from the IAAF, and only Klishina and doping whistleblower Yulia Stepanova have had their requests accepted.The IOC has yet to allow them to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games.Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, sought to lower the tensions Monday.Its not the right time for emotions. Its time for legal actions that we are undertaking, Peskov said. Court decisions are pending. Russian athletes and those who represent them will use all legal means at their disposal and fight til the bitter end. ' ' '

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