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Ferraris 2016 car is capable of closing the gap to Mercedes on the evidence of winter testing, according to Sebastian Vettel. The new SF16-H proved the quickest car on five of the eight days of Barcelona testing, with Vettel and team-mate Kimi Raikkonen posting the four fastest lap times of the winter.Ferrari enjoyed a mini renaissance in 2015, winning three races after going through the previous season without a victory, but Mercedes still dominated the world championship and ended the year with their 12th one-two race finish in Abu Dhabi. But, armed with a new car which is more revolutionary than most, Vettel believes they are in better shape heading to the first race in Melbourne on March 20.We have to see if this car can be a winner, but I think that the first impression was good and everything we have built is positive, said Vettel after he ended the winter on top of the timesheet. Sky F1s Ted Kravitz talks to Sky Germanys Sandra Baumgartner about the Mercedes-Ferrari battle and the likelihood of a German winner in 2016 So, overall, I am happy with the feeling in the car. And we are happy with the step we have made.We try to close the gap to the cars in front, which has been quite big last year. I think we did a good job during the last season and now I think that the new car can close the gap even more, but we have to be patient a little bit longer, for a couple of weeks at least.Raikkonen, whose results have underwhelmed since his return to Ferrari in 2014, ended pre-season with the outright fastest time after lapping fractionally quicker than Vettel on the ultrasoft tyres. 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Those six have combined for a mere four losses -- Jacksonville States and James Madisons came against FBS opponents and Eastern Washingtons came against North Dakota State. Only North Dakota States came from outside the Top 10, but barely with No. 11 South Dakota State.So when fans feel their favorite team isnt getting their due, they should remember there are some other pretty darn good teams in the FCS.The 24-team playoffs that begin in two weeks are highly anticipated.---=FCS GAME OF THE WEEK=The Matchup: No. 14 Charleston Southern (5-3, 2-1 Big South) at No. 25 Liberty (6-3, 4-0)Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET at Williams Stadium (19,200) in Lynchburg StadiumTelevision: ESPN3Series: Liberty leads 19-4 (most recent meeting: Charleston Southern won 31-24 at home on Nov. 14, 2015)The Skinny: Liberty has clinched a share of a record eighth Big South title and seeks its first outright title since 2008 as well as the conferences automatic bid to the FCS playoffs. Charleston Southern has to win to remain alive for the title and a playoff bid (with a loss, it wont get to six Division I wins, which are necessary for an at-large bid). Opponents have run the ball well against Liberty, and thats CSUs strength (268.1-yard rushing average), mostly behind big-play RB Mike Holloway. The host Flames are 5-0 since freshman Stephen Calvert has become the starting quarterback. The defense, led by DE Juwan Wells and LB Nick Newman, is coming off a shutout of Presbyterian. The game matches the leading FCS kick returners: CSUs Darius Hammond (32.3 ypr) and Libertys Frankie Hickson (31.9 ypr).Prediction: Liberty is 14-2 in November games under coach Turner Gill. Both losses are to Charleston Southern, which faces a desperate spot. 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Coach Sean McDonnells squad is coming off a bye.X-No. 6 James Madison (8-1, 6-0 CAA) at No. 9 Villanova (7-2, 5-1), 1 p.m. -- Like UNH, Villanova is a half-game behind CAA leader James Madison entering the 25th all-time meeting. The conferences best defense sets its sights on slowing down Dukes quarterback Bryan Schor, who has earned four of the last six CAA offensive player of the week honors.X-No. 5 The Citadel (9-0, 7-0 Southern) at VMI (3-6, 1-5), 1:30 p.m. -- The Military Classic of the South was tied until The Citadel reeled off wins in the last nine meetings. The playoff-bound Bulldogs and first-year coach Brent Thompson are seeking a perfect conference season.Wofford (6-3, 4-2 Southern) at X-No. 7 Chattanooga (8-1, 6-1), 2 p.m. -- Mocs coach Russ Huesman says leading rusher Derrick Craine will be back after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. 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But the No. 2 Gamecocks know a lot about winning streaks, as theyve won 22 straight in the Ohio Valley Conference.X-Northern Arizona (5-4, 4-2 Big Sky) at No. 12 North Dakota (8-2, 7-0), 2 p.m. -- Dating to last season, the Fighting Hawks are on a 10-game Big Sky winning streak. They hope to have quarterback Keaton Studsrud (shoulder) back as they try to lock down at least a share of the conference title. NAU coach Jerome Souers has led a four-game winning streak.X-No. 16 Cal Poly (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky) at Weber State (5-4, 4-2), 2 p.m. -- The Mustangs, who were 4-7 last season, would have embraced being in this spot going into the season. Following a home loss to Eastern Washington, they will be disappointed if they dont finish the job with a playoff bid.Northern Iowa (4-5, 3-3 Missouri Valley) at X-No. 19 Western Illinois (6-3, 3-3), 2 p.m. -- UNI freshman Jalen Rima went 94 yards for a touchdown on the longest punt return in school history last week. Hes the grandson of Panthers play-by-play radio announcer Gary Rima.X-No. 18 Montana (6-3, 3-3 Big Sky) at Northern Colorado (5-4, 3-3), 2:05 p.m. -- Griz sophomore linebacker Josh Buss has racked up a Big Sky-best 17.5 tackles for loss.Alabama State (3-6, 3-5 SWAC) at X-No. 20 Grambling State (6-1, 6-0), 3 p.m. -- G-Man Chad Williams is second in the FCS in receiving yards per game (134.7), primed to go over 1,000 for the season.South Dakota (4-5, 3-3 Missouri Valley) at X-No. 11 South Dakota State (6-3, 5-1), 3 p.m. -- Seven of South Dakotas eight FCS games have been decided by seven points or less, including three in double overtime. SDSU tight end Dallas Goedert has a seven-game streak of 100 or more receiving yards.Nicholls (5-4, 5-2 Southland) at X-No. 13 Central Arkansas (8-1, 7-0), 3:30 p.m. -- Beating Nicholls, quarterback Chase Fourcade and a physical defense is no sure thing for a UCA team thats a week away from facing top-ranked Sam Houston for the Southland title. 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Sophomore Devlin Hodges leads all FCS quarterbacks in combined passes and rushes (502).Idaho State (2-7, 1-5 Big Sky) at X-No. 3 Eastern Washington (8-1, 6-0), 6:35 p.m. -- Eagles wide receiver Cooper Kupp has 389 career receptions, just six shy of Terrell Hudgins FCS-record 395 at Elon from 2006-09.X-No. 1 Sam Houston State (9-0, 7-0 Southland) at Northwestern State (1-8, 0-7), 7 p.m. -- Incredibly, the Bearkats still havent trailed in a game this season. They have over twice as many offensive touchdowns (67) than punts (33).Idle: No. 23 Lehigh (8-2, 5-0 Patriot) ' ' '

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