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Bowl Projections 2020: Predictions, Updated College Football Playoff Outlook | Bleacher Report

Alabama QB Mac Jones

Alabama QB Mac JonesJohn Raoux/Associated Press

While the College Football Playoff has never been in jeopardy, the rest of bowl season has had an unclear outlook.

Put simply, there were too many unanswered questions. Would the games be prioritized? Would any schools not travel to a fan-less game several states away? Will enough teams finish with the requisite six wins to become bowl-eligible?

Now that every FBS conference has announced it would return, though, the first two questions are addressed. Plus, the NCAA is likely to waive bowl-eligibility requirements in 2020.

Yes, the calendar itself must be worked out because the regular season runs into mid-Decemberwhich is when bowls typically begin. But after several months of uncertainty about the postseason, it’s refreshing to have a packed bowl slate on the way.

Note: The Bahamas, Hawaii and RedBox Bowls will not be played.

         

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College Football Rankings 2020: Latest Polls, Predictions for Week 4 Standings | Bleacher Report

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Southern Miss, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

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There are eight SEC teams ranked in this week’s AP Top 25 poll, including six in the top 10. None of them have played a game in the 2020 season. But that’s about to change.

While some conferences have already gotten their football seasons underway (most notably the ACC and Big 12), the SEC opted to push back the start of their season to Week 4 because of the coronavirus pandemic. And all 14 of the conference’s teams will be in action Saturday.

The SEC decided its teams would play a revised 10-game schedule, all of which will be against conference opponents.

In addition to the season debuts of the SEC teams, there will be numerous other top teams in action. That includes No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 7 Notre Dame, as well as a pair of other ranked matchups (No. 21 Pittsburgh vs. No. 24 Louisville,

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Dak Prescott Says He Plans to Finish Career with Cowboys Amid Contract Talks | Bleacher Report

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes during an NFL training camp football practice in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Dak Prescott said on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he plans to finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys amid negotiations on a long-term deal with the team:

Prescott is playing this season on the exclusive franchise tag for $31.409 million, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.

The Cowboys selected Prescott in the 2016 NFL draft, and the Mississippi State product has started every game since. He’s gone 40-24 as the Cowboys’ signal-caller while leading Dallas to a pair of NFC East titles.

The efficient Prescott has thrown 97 touchdowns versus 36 interceptions. He’s also completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 7.6 yards per attempt.

Prescott has rushed for 1,221 yards and

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