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College football's opening weekend raises eyebrows
College football's opening weekend raises eyebrows

Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy. Selection committee members, as you read this, are rearranging all the postseason Post-it notes on their refrigerators. Texas A&M moved up near the freezer compartment, replacing down-by-carrots-now South Carolina. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez, also moonlighting as a committee member, was practicing the act of recusing himself from his team’s playoff discussions after the Badgers jumped ahead, 24-7, on Louisiana State. He may not have that problem now. Nobody had a worse time with getting a line, though, than the people who set the betting odds in Las Vegas. Most weeks you say, “How do they get it...

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