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College Bowl Schedule 2014-2015 Thru National Title Game

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College Bowl Schedule Thru National Title Game Jan. 12, 2015

Players of the Year
Offense - QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon
Defense - DE Shane Ray - Missouri

Photo - DE Shane Ray - Missouri -

ROSE BOWL GAME - SEMIFINAL
ESPN - Jan. 1, 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
Pasadena, CA
#2 Oregon (12-1) vs #3 Florida State (13-0)

SUGAR BOWL - SEMIFINAL
ESPN - Jan. 1, 2015 | 8:30 PM ET
New Orleans, LA
#1 Alabama (12-1) vs #4 Ohio State (12-1)

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
New Orleans, LA
Nevada (7-5) vs LA-Lafayette (8-4)

GILDAN NEW MEXICO BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
Albuquerque, NM
Utah State (9-4) vs UTEP (7-5)

ROYAL PURPLE LAS VEGAS BOWL
ABC - Dec. 20, 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
Las Vegas, NV
22 Utah (8-4) vs Colorado State (10-2)

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
Boise, ID
W Michigan (8-4) vs Air Force (9-3)

RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 20, 2014 | 9:15 PM ET
Montgomery, AL
South Alabama (6-6) vs Bowling Green (7-6)

MIAMI BEACH BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 22, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Miami, FL
BYU (8-4) vs Memphis (9-3)

BOCA RATON BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 23, 2014 | 6:00 PM ET
Boca Raton, FL
Marshall (12-1) vs N Illinois (11-2)

S.D. COUNTY CREDIT UNION POINSETTIA
ESPN - Dec. 23, 2014 | 9:30 PM ET
San Diego, CA
Navy (7-5) vs San Diego State (7-5)

POPEYES BAHAMAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 24, 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
Nassau
Cent Michigan (7-5) vs W Kentucky (7-5)

HAWAI'I BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 24, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
Honolulu, HI
Fresno State (6-7) vs Rice (7-5)

ZAXBY'S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
Dallas, TX
Illinois (6-6) vs Louisiana Tech (8-5)

QUICK LANE BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
Detroit, MI
Rutgers (7-5) vs North Carolina (6-6)

BITCOIN ST. PETERSBURG BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 26, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
Saint Petersburg, FL
NC State (7-5) vs UCF (9-3)

MILITARY BOWL PRES. BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
Annapolis, MD
Cincinnati (9-3) vs Virginia Tech (6-6)

HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
CBS - Dec. 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
El Paso, TX
15Arizona State (9-3) vs Duke (9-3)

DUCK COMMANDER INDEPENDENCE BOWL
ABC - Dec. 27, 2014 | 3:30 PM ET
Shreveport, LA
Miami (FL) (6-6) vs South Carolina (6-6)

NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 4:30 PM ET
New York, NY
Boston College (7-5) vs Penn State (6-6)

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 27, 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
San Diego, CA
Nebraska (9-3) vs 24USC (8-4)

AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
Memphis, TN
Texas A&M (7-5) vs West Virginia (7-5)

RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
Orlando, FL
Oklahoma (8-4) vs 17 Clemson (9-3)

ADVOCARE V100 TEXAS BOWL
ESPN - Dec. 29, 2014 | 9:00 PM ET
Houston, TX
Arkansas (6-6) vs Texas (6-6)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
ESPN -Dec. 30, 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
Nashville, TN
Notre Dame (7-5) vs 23 LSU (8-4)

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Oregon Heads Draft Insiders' Top 25 Poll - Alabama Ranks #1 in AP & Coaches

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Alabama and Florida St. Rank #1 & #2 After Comeback Wins

Team of the Week: Alabama

Players Of Week
Offense: QB Brandon Doughty - W. Kentucky
Defense: DE Shane Ray - Missouri

Photo: QB Brandon Doughty – W. Kentucky

Upcoming Game of the Week: #3 Oregon (11-1) vs #8 Arizona (10-2) - Pac 12 Championship

Pac 12, Big Ten and SEC Championship Weekend Up Next

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Dec. 2
1. Oregon - 11-1
2. Alabama - 11-1
3. Florida State - 12-0
4. Ohio State - 11-1
5. Baylor - 10-1
6. TCU - 10-1
7. Michigan State - 10-2
8. Arizona - 10-2
9. Mississippi State - 10-2
10. Missouri - 10-2
11. Wisconsin - 10-2
12. Kansas State - 9-2
13. Georgia Tech -10-2
14. Ole Miss - 9-3
15. Georgia - 9-3
16. UCLA - 9-3
17. Oklahoma - 8-3
18. Auburn - 8-4
19. Arizona State - 9-3
20. Clemson - 9-3
21. Louisville - 9-3
22. Boise State - 10-2
23. LSU - 8-4, 145
24. Utah - 8-4
25. Nebraska - 9-3

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Alabama (25), 11-1, 1426
2. Florida State (29), 12-0, 1423
3. Oregon (5), 11-1, 1391
4. TCU, 10-1, 1274
5. Baylor, 10-1, 1243
6. Ohio State, 11-1, 1192
7. Michigan State, 10-2, 1048
8. Arizona, 10-2, 1027
9. Kansas State, 9-2, 995
10. Mississippi State, 10-2, 944
11. Wisconsin, 10-2, 910
12. Georgia Tech, 10-2, 823
13. Ole Miss, 9-3, 753
14. Missouri, 10-2, 740
15. Georgia, 9-3, 606
16. UCLA, 9-3, 512
17. Arizona State, 9-3, 495
18. Oklahoma, 8-3, 485
19. Clemson, 9-3, 418
20. Auburn, 8-4, 358
21. Louisville, 9-3, 346
22. Boise State, 10-2, 265
23. LSU, 8-4, 145
24. Utah, 8-4, 79
25. Nebraska, 9-3, 64

Coaches Poll
Rank. Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points

1. Alabama (28), 11-1, 1507
2. Florida State (28), 12-0, 1489
3. Oregon (6), 11-1, 1458
4. TCU, 10-1, 1339
5. Baylor, 10-1, 1300
6. Ohio State, 11-1, 1269
7. Michigan State, 10-2, 1136
8. Arizona, 10-2, 1050
9. Kansas State, 9-2, 1037
10. Mississippi State, 10-2, 979
11. Wisconsin, 10-2, 955
12. Georgia Tech, 10-2, 867
13. Missouri, 10-2, 820
14. Ole Miss, 9-3, 709
15. Georgia, 9-3, 590
16. Oklahoma, 8-3, 582
17. UCLA, 9-3, 517
18. Arizona State, 9-3, 486
19. Clemson, 9-3, 439
20. Louisville, 9-3, 395
21. Auburn, 8-4, 361
22. Boise State, 10-2, 253
23. Nebraska, 9-3, 166
24. LSU, 8-4, 87
25. Minnesota, 8-4, 86

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Oregon, Florida St. & Alabama Claim #1 Ranking in Polls

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Oregon, Florida St. & Alabama Claim #1 Ranking in Polls

Draft Insiders' ranks Oregon #1, AP Poll votes Florida St and Coaches Poll names Alabama Top Spot.

Photo - QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon

Team of the Week - Oregon

Players of the Week
Offense – RB Samaje Perine - Oklahoma

Defense - DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa - UCLA

Matchup for Week 13 – Mississippi St at Ole Miss

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Nov. 24
1. Oregon - 10-1
2. Alabama - 10-1
3. Florida State - 11-0
4. Mississippi State - 10-1
5. Baylor - 9-1
6. Ohio State - 10-1
7. TCU - 9-1
8. Georgia - 9-2
9. Michigan State - 9-2
10. UCLA - 9-2
11 Arizona - 9-2
12. Wisconsin - 9-2
13. Kansas State - 8-2
14. Arizona State - 9-2
15. Auburn - 8-3
16. Georgia Tech -9-2
17. Marshall – 11-0
18. Missouri - 9-2
19. Oklahoma - 8-3
20. Colorado St - 10-1
21. Ole Miss - 8-3
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 232
23. Clemson, 8-3, 198
24. Louisville, 8-3, 191
25. Boise State, 9-2, 96

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (37), 11-0, 1458
2. Alabama (21), 10-1, 1445
3. Oregon (2), 10-1, 1393
4. Mississippi State, 10-1, 1301
5. Baylor, 9-1, 1234
6. TCU, 9-1, 1233
7. Ohio State, 10-1, 1163
8. Georgia, 9-2, 1002
9. UCLA, 9-2, 998
10. Michigan State, 9-2, 971
11. Kansas State, 8-2, 898
12. Arizona, 9-2, 807
13. Arizona State, 9-2, 790
14. Wisconsin, 9-2, 764
15. Auburn, 8-3, 597
16. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 581
17. Missouri, 9-2, 525
18. Ole Miss, 8-3, 398
19. Marshall, 11-0, 384
20. Oklahoma, 8-3, 363
21. Colorado State, 10-1, 346
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 232
23. Clemson, 8-3, 198
24. Louisville, 8-3, 191
25. Boise State, 9-2, 96

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Alabama (25), 10-1, 1474
2. Florida State (30), 11-0, 1462
3. Oregon (6), 10-1, 1431
4. Mississippi State, 10-1, 1323
5. TCU, 9-1, 1259
6. Baylor, 9-1, 1242
7. Ohio State, 10-1, 1191
8. Michigan State, 9-2, 1052
9. Georgia, 9-2, 1002
10. UCLA, 9-2, 963
11. Kansas State, 8-2, 912
12. Arizona, 9-2, 818
13. Arizona State, 9-2, 783
14. Wisconsin, 9-2, 758
15. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 615
16. Auburn, 8-3, 565
17. Missouri, 9-2, 560
18. Oklahoma, 8-3, 420
19. Ole Miss, 8-3, 390
20. Marshall, 11-0, 383
21. Colorado State, 10-1, 304
22. Minnesota, 8-3, 256
23. Louisville, 8-3, 208
24. Clemson, 8-3, 203
25. Boise State, 9-2, 85

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Florida St. Claims #1 Ranking Off Undefeated Record

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Florida St. Claims #1 Ranking Off Alabama Win

Photo - QB Jameis Winston - Florida St.

Team of the Week - Alabama

Players of the Week
Offense - RB Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin

Defense - LB Joe Schobert - Wisconsin

Matchup for Week 12 – Southern Cal at UCLA

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Nov. 17
1. Florida State - 10-0
2. Oregon - 9-1
3. Alabama - 9-1
4. Mississippi State - 9-1
5. Baylor - 8-1
6. TCU - 9-1
7. Ohio State - 9-1
8. Ole Miss - 8-2
9. Georgia - 8-2
10. Michigan State - 8-2
11 Arizona - 8-2
12. UCLA - 8-2
13. Wisconsin - 8-2
14. Kansas State - 7-2
15. Auburn - 7-3
16. Arizona State - 8-2
17. Georgia Tech -9-2
18. Marshall – 10-0
19. Missouri - 8-2
20. Oklahoma - 7-3
21. USC, 7-3, 195
22. Duke, 8-2, 85
23. Utah - 7-3
24. Nebraska - 8-2
25. Colorado St - 9-1

AP Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (43), 10-0, 1476
2. Alabama (16), 9-1, 1439
3. Oregon (1), 9-1, 1385
4. Mississippi State, 9-1, 1289
5. TCU, 9-1, 1237
6. Baylor, 8-1, 1232
7. Ohio State, 9-1, 1167
8. Ole Miss, 8-2, 1064
9. Georgia, 8-2, 948
10. Michigan State, 8-2, 941
11. UCLA, 8-2, 876
12. Kansas State, 7-2, 868
13. Arizona State, 8-2, 720
14. Wisconsin, 8-2, 707
15. Arizona, 8-2, 695
16. Auburn, 7-3, 531
17. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 523
18. Marshall, 10-0, 383
19. Missouri, 8-2, 376
20. Utah, 7-3, 349
21. Nebraska, 8-2, 291
22. Colorado State, 9-1, 281
23. Oklahoma, 7-3, 206
24. USC, 7-3, 195
25. Duke, 8-2, 85

Coaches’ Poll
Rank School (record) Points

1. Florida State (39), 10-0, 1518
2. Alabama (17), 9-1, 1494
3. Oregon (6), 9-1, 1434
4. Mississippi State, 9-1, 1296
5. TCU, 9-1, 1279
6. Baylor, 8-1, 1272
7. Ohio State, 9-1, 1228
8. Ole Miss, 8-2, 1041
9. Michigan State, 8-2, 1030
10. Georgia, 8-2, 981
11. Kansas State, 7-2, 880
12. UCLA, 8-2, 862
13. Arizona, 8-2, 726
14. Arizona State, 8-2, 721
15. Wisconsin, 8-2, 715
16. Georgia Tech, 9-2, 511
17. Auburn, 7-3, 508
18. Marshall, 10-0, 427
19. Nebraska, 8-2, 409
20. Missouri, 8-2, 406
21. Utah, 7-3, 286
22. Oklahoma, 7-3, 265
23. Colorado State, 9-1, 259
24. USC, 7-3, 132
25. Duke, 8-2, 130

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Mississippi St. Holds #1 Playoff Ranking with Alabama Game Next Up

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Mississippi St. Holds #1 Playoff Ranking with Alabama Game Next Up

Photo - WR Amari Cooper - Alabama

Team of the Week - Alabama

Players of the Week
Offense - QB T.J. Barrett - Ohio St.

Defense - DE Cedric Reed - Texas

Matchup for Week 11 - Mississippi St at Alabama

Draft Insiders’ - Top 25 Teams - Nov. 12

1. Mississippi State - 9-0
2. Florida State - 9-0
3. Oregon - 9-1
4. Alabama - 8-1
5. TCU - 8-1
6. Arizona State - 8-1
7. Baylor - 8-1
8. Ohio State - 8-1
9. Auburn - 7-2
10. Ole Miss - 8-2
11 Arizona - 7-2
12. UCLA - 8-2
13. Michigan State - 7-2
14. Georgia - 7-2
15. Kansas State - 7-2
16. Nebraska - 8-1
17. Duke - 8-1
18. Notre Dame - 7-2
19. LSU - 7-3
20. Clemson - 7-2
21. Georgia Tech -8-2
22. Wisconsin - 7-2
23. Utah - 6-3
24. Oklahoma - 6-3
25. Minnesota - 7-2

College Playoff Rankings - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1 Mississippi State 9-0
2 Oregon 9-1
3 Florida State 9-0
4 TCU 8-1
5 Alabama 8-1
6 Arizona State 8-1
7 Baylor 8-1
8 Ohio State 8-1
9 Auburn 7-2
10 Mississippi 8-2
11 UCLA 8-2
12 Michigan State 7-2
13 Kansas State 7-2
14 Arizona 7-2
15 Georgia 7-2
16 Nebraska 8-1
17 LSU 7-3
18 Notre Dame 7-2
19 Clemson 7-2
20 Wisconsin 7-2
21 Duke 8-1
22 Georgia Tech 8-2
23 Utah 6-3
24 Texas A&M 7-3
25 Minnesota 7-2

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Unbeaten Mississippi St. & Florida St. Hold #1 and #2 Rankings

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Mississippi St. Holds #1 Ranking in the College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo – QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon

Team of the Week – Auburn

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Marcus Mariota - Oregon

Defense – DE Zach Patt – Rice

Matchup for Week 10 – Alabama at LSU

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams – Nov. 5

1. Mississippi State - 8-0
2. Florida State - 8-0
3. Oregon - 8-1
4. Auburn - 7-1
5. Alabama - 7-1
6. Notre Dame - 7-1
7. Michigan State - 7-1
8. TCU - 7-1
9. Kansas State - 7-1
10. Arizona State - 7-1
11. Baylor - 7-1
12. Ohio State - 7-1
13. Ole Miss - 7-2
14. LSU - 7-2
15 Arizona - 6-2
16. Nebraska - 8-1
17. Georgia - 6-2
18. Utah - 6-2
19. Oklahoma - 6-2
20. UCLA - 7-2
21. Duke - 7-1
22. West Virginia - 6-3
23. Clemson - 6-2
24. Georgia Tech - 7-2
25. Wisconsin - 6-2

Inaugural College Playoff Rankings - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

. Mississippi State - 8-0
2. Florida State - 8-0
3. Auburn - 7-1
4. Oregon - 8-1
5. Alabama - 7-1
6. TCU - 7-1
7. Kansas State - 7-1
8. Michigan State - 7-1
9. Arizona State - 7-1
10. Notre Dame - 7-1
11. Ole Miss - 7-2
12. Baylor - 7-1
13. Nebraska - 8-1
14. Ohio State - 7-1
15. Oklahoma - 6-2
16. LSU - 7-2
17. Utah - 6-2
18. UCLA - 7-2
19. Arizona - 6-2
20. Georgia - 6-2
21. Clemson - 6-2
22. Duke - 7-1
23. West Virginia - 6-3
24. Georgia Tech - 7-2
25. Wisconsin - 6-2

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Mississippi St. Earns #1 Spot in Inaugural College Playoff Rankings

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Mississippi St. Earns #1 Spot in the Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

Photo – QB Dak Prescott – Mississippi St.

Team of the Week – LSU

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Trevone Boykin - TCU

Defense – DE Joey Bosa – Ohio St

Matchup for Week 9 – Auburn at Ole Miss

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Teams – Oct. 29
1. Mississippi State - 7-0
2. Florida State - 7-0
3. Oregon - 7-1
4. Alabama - 7-1
5. Notre Dame - 6-1
6. Ole Miss - 7-1
7. Auburn - 6-1
8. Michigan State - 7-1
9. Georgia - 6-1
10. Ohio State - 6-1
11. Baylor - 6-1
12. TCU - 6-1
13. Kansas State - 6-1
14. LSU - 7-2
15 Arizona - 6-1
16. Arizona State - 6-1
17. Nebraska - 7-1
18. East Carolina - 6-1
19. Utah - 6-1
20. Oklahoma - 5-2
21. West Virginia - 6-2
22. Clemson - 6-2
23. Duke - 6-1
24. Louisville - 6-2
25. Marshall - 8-0

Inaugural College Playoff Rankings - Top 25
Rank / Team / 1st Place Votes / Record / Points

1. Mississippi State
2. Florida State
3. Auburn
4. Ole Miss
5. Oregon
6. Alabama
7. TCU
8. Michigan State
9. Kansas State
10. Notre Dame
11. Georgia
12. Arizona
13. Baylor
14. Arizona State
15. Nebraska
16. Ohio State
17. Utah
18. Oklahoma
19. LSU
20. West Virginia
21. Clemson
22. UCLA
23. East Carolina
24. Duke
25. Louisville

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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