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Alabama heads into the postseason with a chance to become the third wire-to-wire champion in the history of The Associated Press college football poll. Discount Shoes Black Friday .The Crimson Tide was No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 of the regular season Sunday, just as it has been since the preseason. Ohio State is No. 2, Clemson is No. 3 and Washington is No. 4.The College Football Playoff pairings were to be released later Sunday.Penn State was fifth, followed by Michigan, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.The Crimson Tide enters the postseason looking to win back-to-back championships and to join Florida State in 1999 and Southern California in 2004 as the only teams to be AP No. 1 from start to finish.Alabama would be the 12th team to win two straight AP championships.POLL POINTSUPWith so few teams playing on championship weekend, there was not much movement in the rankings.- Penn State jumped three spots by winning the Big Ten title game.- No. 7 Oklahoma moved up two after beating Oklahoma State to win the Big 12.- No. 18 Virginia Tech lost 42-35 to Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game and moved up one spot.DOWN- No. 20 Florida dropped five spots after getting blown out by Alabama in the Southeastern Conference title game.IN- No. 23 Temple beat Navy for the American Athletic Conference championship and moved into the rankings for the first time this season.OUT- Navy dropped out.CONFERENCE CALLBig Ten -- 6ACC -- 5Pac-12 -- 4SEC -- 4Big 12 -- 3American -- 2MAC -- 1---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 China Shoes Black Friday . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. Cheap Shoes Black Friday .  Breaking three of his own world records on his way to winning in Paris, Chan silenced the critics and left the audiences standing in appreciation and awe. https://www.cheapshoesblackfriday.com/ . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. LOS ANGELES -- Brandon McCarthy couldnt find his best stuff. Thankfully for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the bullpen could. Again.Despite his struggles, McCarthy won his second straight start after a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the Dodgers scored a disputed run to beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Saturday.I hadnt really had one yet, coming through the minor leagues, a day where it felt totally foreign, but today it did, McCarthy said.Yesterday, the ball felt perfect in my hand, he said. Today it felt like I was throwing a football.McCarthy (2-0) gave up three runs in five innings, including a first-inning, two-run homer by Yangervis Solarte.The right-hander retired 10 of the next 12 hitters, holding the Padres to a pair of walks. McCarthys win came six days after he threw five scoreless innings in his return from major surgery.Going five innings meant the Dodgers bullpen needed to come up big. Again. Los Angeles relievers have thrown 28 innings over the last six games.I know Ive asked a lot of them, but to a man, theyve responded, manager Dave Roberts said.I think were looking forward to getting to that break. With those guys, theyre prepared. Theyre taking care of themselves. Im trying to be mindful of their usage, but still trying to win baseball games.Dodgers reliever Adam Liberatore got two outs for his club-record 24th consecutive scoreless appearance. He broke the mark of 23 set by John Candelaria in 1991, but didnt know it at the time.Dave was coming out, and Yas (Dodger catcher Yasmani Grandal) came out and said, Congrats. And I didnt know what he was talking about, he said. It seemed like a really weird thing to say in that situation. Im getting pulled and the guys saying, Congrats. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.It was 3-all in the fifth when Corey Seager scored from second base on a throwing error by shortstop Alexei Ramirez as he tried to complete a double play.With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez hit a high bouncer to second baseman?Ryan Schimpf, who threw to Ramirez for a forceout.Justin Turner slid toward the outfield side of second base -- which he grabbed as he went by -- and Ramirez made a wide throw that glanced off the glove of first baseman Wil Myers. The Padres challenged the call, but replay upheld the original ruling that Turners slide was legal.Youre running along the grass and then the next that you know, youre 6 feet outside of the grass, so you clearly at some point in time changed his path, Padres manager Andy Green said. Shoes Black Friday Deals 2020. Was it not close enough to call? I guess thats what they decided, he said.Solarte homered over the fence in right-center field to give the Padres a 2-0 lead in the first. Over his last 19 games, Solarte is hitting .380 (27 for 71) with seven doubles, four homers and 16 RBIs.Luis Perdomo (3-4) took the loss.POMERANZ TO PETCOPadres starter Drew Pomeranz (8-7, 2.47) was picked on Saturday to the National Leagues All-Star team for the first time in his career.Hes earned everything hes gotten this year, Green said. Hes definitely rewarded the front office for the faith it had trading for him, and understanding the type of pitcher he could be, and is.MOST IN MAJORSTravis Jankowski easily stole second on the first pitch to Solarte in the first inning, his ninth theft in 16 games since June 21, the most in the majors during that stretch.TRAINERS ROOMPadres: C Derek Norris was back in the starting lineup after leaving Friday nights game with a right quad contusion suffered in a first-inning collision with Dodgers 2B Chase Utley. He regenerates quickly, Green said. He took a shot. Its a testament to how tough he is. We waited to post the starting lineup to see if he was capable of going.Dodgers: RHP Julio Urias will head to the minors to learn to pitch in relief, Roberts said before the game. The Dodgers want the 19-year-old to learn to pitch in a variety of situations before reaching a team-imposing innings cap. The Dodgers will make the move after the All-Star break, Roberts said. ... OF Andre Ethier (fractured tibia), out since spring training, is playing catch, taking swings in the batting cage. Hes more of a baseball player now, Roberts said. The Dodgers are hoping hell return in early August.NEXT UPPadres: LHP Christian Friedrich (4-4, 4.42) starts in Sundays finale before the All-Star Game. After posting a 3-1 record with a 2.12 ERA over his first six appearances for the Padres, Friedrich is 1-3 with an 8.31 ERA over his last five. Hes given up six home runs in those five appearances.Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (7-6, 3.07) hopes to right himself after three starts in which hes gone 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA, giving up three home runs along the way. ' ' '