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The Big Ten placed three teams in the top five of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 56 years, setting up a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup for Ohio State and Michigan.Alabama was a unanimous No. 1 in the poll released Sunday . The Buckeyes were No. 2 and Wolverines No. 3. They meet in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday in a game with Big Ten and national championship implications.Clemson is No. 4, and No. 5 Wisconsin gives the Big Ten three of the first five for the first time since Nov. 7, 1960, when Minnesota was No. 1, Ohio State was No. 3 and Iowa was No. 5.Louisville dropped eight spots to No. 11 after getting trounced by Houston, which jumped in at No. 18.---POLL POINTSThe 113th meeting of Michigan and Ohio State will mark the 11th time the rivals will both be ranked in the top five and the first since 2006, when they had their only 1-2 matchup. The Buckeyes won that game 42-39 in Columbus to earn a spot in the BCS title game.- Alabamas Nick Saban won his 41st game while coaching a No. 1 team, passing Ohio States Woody Hayes and Florida States Bobby Bowden for the most victories with a top-ranked squad.INHouston began the season ranked No. 15 and made its way to No. 6 as it started 5-0. Losses to Navy and SMU knocked the Cougars from the rankings, but they surged back in after beating the Cardinals 36-10 at home. Those conference losses will keep Houston out of the American Athletic Conference championship game, but the Cougars are the AACs only ranked team this week.- Tennessee moved back in at No. 24.OUT- Troys first appearance in the rankings last a week. The Trojans dropped out after losing to Arkansas State .- San Diego State again spent just one week in rankings. Since 1977, the Aztecs are 0-4 as a ranked team.UP- No. 13 Florida moved up eight spots after narrowly slipping past LSU with a late goal-line stand.- No. 9 Colorado, No. 10 Oklahoma State and No. 12 USC all moved up three spots.DOWN- No. 19 West Virginia fell nine spots after losing to Oklahoma .- No. 21 Utah dropped 10 spots after a last-second loss to Oregon .CONFERNCE CALLSEC -- 6Pac-12 -- 5Big Ten -- 5ACC -- 3Big 12 -- 3American -- 1MAC -- 1Mountain West -- 1RANKED VS. RANKEDNo. 16 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide have already clinched the SEC West and could likely lose and still make the playoff.No. 3 Michigan at No. 3 Ohio State. Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer II.No. 6 Washington at No. 23 Washington State, Friday. The Apple Cup will decide the Pac-12 North.No. 21 Utah at No. 9 Colorado. The Buffs win the Pac-12 South with a victory. A loss gives the division to USC.No. 13 Florida at No. 15 Florida State. 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During the first half of Sundays game, as Brady backup Jimmy Garoppolo was strafing the Miami Dolphins for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 18-of-27 passing, disaster struck again. Garoppolo went down hard on his throwing shoulder on a hit by Kiko Alonso, and into the game came rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett.This development was met in the Patriots offensive huddle with a collective shrug.I was more so worried if (Garoppolo) was going to be OK or not, running back LeGarrette Blount said. As far as how we were going to do as an offense, I wasnt worried about that.This is because the Patriots players know theres a plan, and they believe it will work. They play for a coaching staff that knows how to solve problems. A collective panic may have been sweeping through the stadium and the fan base, but the sight of Brissett in the huddle didnt shake up the players. They were thinking about the game plan, and how to execute it.Our coaching staff does a great job of preparing this team, receiver/special teamer Matthew Slater said. Ive seen it time and time again over the years.So has the rest of the league, which is why McDaniels will be the hot head-coaching candidate once this season ends. The mess he made in Denver as a 33-year-old first-time head coach with personnel control tends to obscure the fact that hes one of the sharpest offensive coaching minds in a league whose general managers all seem to be looking for exactly that every January.Oddly, the presence of Brady works against the public perception of McDaniels as well, because its fair to wonder how much coaching a player like Brady really even needs.But McDaniels has been the Patriots quarterbacks coach for 10 of Bradys 17 NFL seasons, so its fair to assume he has had some influence. Regardless, the design and the agility of the offensive game plans the Patriots have used in their two victories so far this season bear the mark off brilliance.dddddddddddd.Short stuff, quick routes, get your quick little receivers open and get the ball in their hands. Same kind of stuff they do with Brady, sure, but more important with inexperienced types like Garoppolo and Brissett. Adjusting week to week -- keeping Martellus Bennett in to block almost exclusively last week in Arizona because of the way they rush the passer, then unleashing him as a five-catch, 114-yard receiving threat this week against Miami. Adjusting at the half to feed Blount and eat up the clock with a big lead.No matter whos in there at quarterback for them, they have a great game plan, Dolphins safety Michael Thomas said. It was a whole different game once Garoppolo went out, but kudos to them.We knew they would get more basic, but they still made plays, Dolphins safety Isa Abdul-Quddus said. We tried to stop the run, and they just made plays.What McDaniels is doing with this offense, under these circumstances, will be noticed. There are former Patriots executives in charge of teams like the Lions and Titans, who could be looking for head coaches after this season. These men know McDaniels and the way he works, and theyre not the only ones who view him as an excellent coach who (still only 40!) deserves another chance, just like the coach he works for once needed another chance.Fifty-four points and a 2-0 record with their second- and third-string quarterbacks and without their all-universe tight end? Does anyone think theyre not going to have something surprising in store for Houston on Thursday, even with only three days to get ready? Dont you think Texans coach Bill OBrien, himself a former Patriots offensive coordinator, is bracing for everything McDaniels has got -- Jacoby Brissett or no?The team that prepares the best will usually go out and win that Thursday game, Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said.He didnt say his team would be the one that prepares the best. He didnt have to. Everybody here knows it, and most people around the league know it too. 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