Top takeaways from college football’s Rivalry Week

11The perfect backdrop for major drama.

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A couple of College Football Playoff contenders were eliminated during Rivalry Week, and that’s just what happened on Friday and early Saturday.

Not surprisingly, this weekend’s slate of games provided the perfect backdrop for some major drama to unfold. This included a coach prematurely getting a Gatorade bath before losing the game in seven overtimes.

It also featured one of the weakest, most cringe-worthy flops you’ll ever see.

But more importantly, things are becoming clearer atop the rankings heading into the conference championships.

These are the biggest takeaways from the biggest games during Rivalry Week.