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College basketball rankings: Preseason countdown of every team continues with Nos. 200-69 for 2021-22 season

This is the stage where things start to get controversial. The unveiling of part two of my preseason rankings spans the widest range: Nos. 69-200. This is the only portion of the three where all 32 conferences are represented. At the top, we have prime candidates to prove me wrong and work their way to the NCAA Tournament. On the back end, some small-league secrets that you should know more about now.  

There’s at least a dozen quality mid-major teams you’ll find below that will wind up having real Cinderella hopes six months from now. You’ll also find a bevy

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College football scores, schedule, NCAA top 25 rankings, games today: Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee in action

The college football schedule in Week 7 may look light compared to last week’s monster slate of games involving highly-ranked teams. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in the 2021 season, it’s to expect the unexpected, and there are plenty of opportunities for intrigue and mayhem with involving the 16 ranked teams in action on Saturday.

In the noon ET window, No. 3 Cincinnati handled a banged-up UCF squad with ease while  No. 10 Michigan State barely came away with a win at Indiana, while No. 12 Oklahoma State stayed unbeaten against Texas. In total, seven ranked teams will

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2021-22 NBA fantasy basketball: Top 250 player rankings with notes

Nikola Jokic, the top fantasy player from 2020-21, looks to repeat his performance this season.

I posted my top 150 rankings just over a month ago, but information has changed since then. We’ve learned more about injury situations, potential starting lineups, and players who are opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Taking all of those factors into consideration, along with some updates based on tinkering and research, I updated that top 150 and added another 100 players just for good measure. Below, you’ll find my top 250 with notes for every single player. Yep, that’s nearly 17,000 words. So, if

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How high does Memphis climb in Way-Too-Early Top 25 college basketball rankings for 2021-22?

Rosters are finally set for the 2021-22 college basketball season — at least we think that’s the case. With Western Kentucky announcing it was signing Cincinnati transfer Keith Williams, every transfer in ESPN’s top 100 rankings has picked his destination. And with Emoni Bates announcing his commitment to Memphis last week, every prospect in the ESPN 100 has chosen a college or the G League.

So, barring a late reclassification or last-minute transfer, the landscape is pretty much settled for the upcoming campaign. And the movement of the past month has brought us a new name for the Final Four

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247 SportsCollege Football Transfer Portal Top 150: Final rankings for the 2021 cycleIt's finally time to put a bow on the transfer rankings for the 2021 cycle. While a few more players will trickle through the portal in the …1 day ago

247 SportsCollege Football Transfer Portal Top 150: Final rankings for the 2021 cycleIt’s finally time to put a bow on the transfer rankings for the 2021 cycle.
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Sporting News releases college football rankings, where is Georgia?

Per a report from Dawgnation, former Clemson All-ACC cornerback Derion Kendrick is transferring to Georgia.

Georgia plays Clemson in Charlotte on college football’s opening weekend, and Kendrick very well may be on the field playing against his former team.

This is huge news for Georgia. The secondary is easily the biggest area of concern after losing three starting cornerbacks from last year’s team to the NFL (Eric Stokes, Tyson Campbell and DJ Daniels).

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback is a graduate of South Pointe High School, the same Rock Hill, South Carolina, school that produced Jadeveon Clowney. As a recruit,…

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2021 men’s college basketball recruiting class rankings

A mini-commitment spree over the weekend saw five-star guard Nolan Hickman commit to Gonzaga, elite scorer Jaden Hardy make his G League plans official and top-50 prospect Arthur Kaluma pledge to Creighton, essentially closing the book on the 2021 class. Only one ESPN 100 prospect, former Auburn commit Trey Alexander, remains available.

As a result, it felt like the perfect time to update our top 25 recruiting classes — with rankings just about set in stone at this point in the cycle.

Michigan hangs on at No. 1 — barely: It wasn’t quite a wire-to-wire run at the top for

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Vikings Soar Up ‘Sporting News’ Power Rankings

On Tuesday, Bleacher Report made it crystal clear that the Minnesota Vikings aren’t a very solid squad heading into 2021. Read the full details here. The sports-reporting outfit has the Vikings pegged as the NFL’s 23rd-best team at this juncture of the offseason.

For those embroiled in Vikings day-to-day fandom, this low seeding was a jaw-dropping moment. Is this team really not that good? — was the sentiment from purple heads. The only true-blue weaknesses on Minnesota’s depth chart as of early May are the right defensive end spot and probably the kicker position (due to uncertainty).

But that’s

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College football rankings: Alabama on top, Oregon rockets up CBS Sports’ post-spring top 25

Even after a record-tying showing in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft (six picks) and breaking the record for number of players selected in the first two rounds (eight), Alabama has enough young talent ready to step in that the Crimson Tide have ended the spring practice season on top of CBS Sports’ post-spring college football rankings.

Now, technically, spring practice hasn’t wrapped up everywhere; however, last Saturday saw the final big wave of spring games and the last month has brought the conclusion of on-field work for most FBS programs. Now is a good time to reset

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NFL power rankings: Browns, 49ers, Vikings climb with strong 2021 drafts; Seahawks, Raiders slide

What teams do or don’t do in NFL free agency and the draft set the tone for the upcoming season, months before everything has to come together for kickoff. With every team through the major roster overhauling portion of the offseason, it’s time to check in with Sporting News’ updated power rankings.

Right after Super Bowl 55, the winning Buccaneers and losing Chiefs looked pretty good to stay near the top going into 2021. Behind them, the rest of the playoff-caliber NFC and AFC contenders did their best to stay ahead of fast risers, but as with every year, some

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