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College Football Playoff's success in first season may be luck or skill
College Football Playoff's success in first season may be luck or skill

The first season of the College Football Playoff was so good we can't wait to see what happens next. Maybe it was beginner's luck, like Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones winning a national title in his third career start. Or maybe, like Jones, it was beginner's skill? It may be too soon to draw conclusions. However, it isn't too soon to draw ratings, which went through the roof at gigantic AT&T Stadium — and it has a very high roof. Ohio State's 42-20 win over Oregon drew an overnight rating of 18.5, the highest "metered market" rating in the history of ESPN. That's a 21% increase over last year's last Bowl Championship Series...

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