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Wednesday Links O' War: December 3, 2014

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Football

Why no ticket-paying fans should be pulling for Baylor | Big Mac Blog

To just to be clear - Baylor University is a great place with a lot of wonderful people who work there, and are alums of that fine institution. With that lollipop firmly applied, the following is just as true as the first statement - the athletic department and now the entire school is behaving like elitist, spoiled crooks. I mean that in the best possible sense.

Frogs at No. 3: It's only human | Fort Worth Star Telegram

In his weekly, post-poll media conference Tuesday night, chairman Jeff Long was asked to enlighten America on what exactly has made the College Football Playoff committee so fond of TCU.

TCU AD Del Conte says it 'never crossed our mind' to hire outside PR | Fort Worth Star Telegram

“At the end of the day, the committee is very astute,” he said. “They know college football. They were pretty clear when the playoff committee was put forth that it would cover the total body of work, from the first game to the last game, that every game counted. I understood at the beginning of the year what the committee was about. They gave us the parameters. They said this is what we’ll evaluate on.”

College Football Playoff Rankings: TCU is your new No. 3 | CBS Sports

The great College Football Playoff Rankings debate between one-loss contenders TCU, Baylor and Ohio State has ended emphatically in the Horned Frogs' favor ... this week.

CFP rankings: TCU up to No. 3, but it doesn't mean anything right now | CBS Sports

The general reaction to the new College Football Playoff Selection Committee rankings is that TCU passing Florida State makes the Horned Frogs a lock for the playoff if they beat Iowa State this week.

TCU moves up in Playoff's ranking, leaves Baylor behind | FOX Sports

Baylor, so ambitious entering last weekend's Texas Tech game, now looks to be cooked without help on multiple fronts. The Bears remained at No. 6 and Ohio State held steady at No. 5.

TCU leaps to No. 3 in CFP, clouds Baylor's playoff hopes | Fort Worth Star Telegram

For the second time in four weeks, No. 3 TCU is in college football’s projected playoff pool. For the sixth time in as many opportunities, No. 6 Baylor is out.

Basketball

Healthier, deeper TCU off to its best hoops start since 1997 | Fort Worth Star Telegram

“Winning is important. That’s what you play for,” coach Trent Johnson said. “Being competitive and winning is important.”