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Well find out a lot more about where things stand in the race for the College Football Playoff when the official rankings come out next week. Leading up to the big reveal, our college football experts narrowed the field to the 10 teams with the best shot at the national title.Heres a look at West Virginias title chances; to vote for who you think will win it all, go to our poll page or scroll to the bottom of this feature:The case for West VirginiaDespite being the lowest-ranked undefeated Power 5 team by the AP Poll (No. 10), West Virginia ranks fifth in the FBS in strength of record (ahead of Washington, Nebraska and Baylor).The Mountaineers have already beaten five teams currently ranked in the top 50 of FPI. Alabama is the only other FBS team that has five wins against FPI top 50 teams this season.-- ESPN Stats & InfoThe case against West VirginiaWest Virginia has not played an AP Top 25 team this season and has lost six straight games against ranked opponents, with its last such win coming in 2014 against No. 4 Baylor. ?West Virginia may be undefeated, but FPI projects a two-loss Oklahoma team as the favorite to win the Big 12.-- ESPN Stats & InfoTalking pointsVegas odds:?West Virginia has 40-1 odds to win the national title, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.What FPI says: According to ESPNs Football Power Index, the Mountaineers have a 7.2 percent chance of winning out through the regular season and a 31.9 percent chance of winning the Big 12. Their remaining schedule -- which includes matchups against No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 6 Baylor -- ranks as the 37th most difficult.ESPNs Mackenzie Kraemer:?After opening with 300-1 odds to win it all, the unbeaten Mountaineers are now 40-1 to win the College Football Playoff. They will be an underdog on Saturday against Oklahoma State, the first time they will be in that role all season. It is the only game FPI lists them with less than a 50 percent chance to win. FPI gives them a 32 percent chance to win the Big 12 and an 8 percent chance to run the table.ESPN Insider Brian Fremeau:?West Virginia has looked strong in the first part of its Big 12 schedule, knocking off Texas Tech and TCU in the past two weeks and playing very strong defense against both teams. The Red Raiders are averaging more than 50 points per game and TCU is scoring more than 35, but the Mountaineers held them to just 17 points and 10 points respectively, their lowest point totals of the season. Still, there are plenty of tough conference games ahead, starting with a road trip to Oklahoma State next weekend. If they get past the Cowboys, the next toughest games on the schedule project to be a home game against Oklahoma on Nov. 19 and a home game against Baylor on Dec. 3, each of which could have major conference title ramifications.ESPN staff writer Adam Rittenberg: Its a team that, in practices, showcases aggressive schemes on both sides of the ball, as well as unconventional looks, to prepare every player for everything he could see on Saturdays. ...Heres also whats good: a 6-0 start, West Virginias first since 2006. Thanks largely to the defense, the Mountaineers look like the Big 12s best playoff hopeful.They have allowed just 27 total points the last two weeks against offenses averaging 50.3 (Texas Tech) and 35.9 (TCU). 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Steph Curry Shoes Outlet . -- Timbers coach Caleb Porter didnt stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position. Steph Curry Shoes Deals .Y. - New York City has been selected to host the NBA All-Star weekend in 2015, with the game played at Madison Square Garden and the slam dunk contest and other skills events held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios will renew their rivalry when they meet in the Dubai Championship semi-finals on Friday. Novak Djokovics surprise withdrawal from the event means the pair will take centre stage with a first meeting since the Montreal Masters last year.In Canada, Wawrinka was forced to withdraw with the Aussie 4-0 up in the third and final set - although the match will mostly be remembered for Kyrgios sledging his opponent with some unsavoury remarks. The pair have one win apiece from their two previous showdowns and are both bidding for a second title of the year in the absence of the world number one. Djokovic out in Dubai World number one forced to withdraw Djokovic withdrew from his quarter-final after losing the first set against Feliciano Lopez, complaining of a problem with his eye, so the tournament will seek a new champion for the first time since 2008 - the Serb and Roger Federer have won the last seven events.Kyrgios has been in sparkling form for the last couple of weeks, winning his first ATP Tour title in France when claiming the Open 13 in Marseille and now, despite being unseeded, he has moved into the last four in Dubai, seeing off third seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets on Thursday. The 20-year-old got the better of Berdych for a second week in succession and he was pleased to overcome some injury and illness scares of his own.I wasnt in the greatest shape. I think I got a bit of food poisoning last night. I was really surprised with the performance I gave out there today to come out there and beat a quality player and in tough conditions. Its probably my favourite win over the past couple of weeks, Kyrgios said.Its tough, especially with Tomas. Hes so diligent with everything he does. Hes so professional. So for me to come out there and put in a great performance like that, I just took my chances when they came.Wawrinka eased past Philipp Kohlschreiber in their quarter-final; after a tight opening set he raced through the second without losing a game as he looks to add to the title he won in Chennai earlier this year. Kyrgios ousts Berdych Aussie continues fine form in Dubai Spaniard Lopez was the beneficiary of Djokovics exit and next up for him will be the mercurial Marcos Baghdatis in the second match on court.ddddddddddddLopez advanced to his first semi-final of the season following Djokovics unfortunate withdrawal - the sixth seed has also seen off Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Lukas Rosol to reach the last four. Marcos Baghdatis is bidding for a first title since 2010 Baghdatis was at his brilliant best on Thursday to see off two-time winner this season Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets - the second seed he has beaten having dumped out Viktor Troicki in the first round.However world number 24 Lopez will have to overcome a 1-3 record against Baghdatis if he is to remain on course for a first singles title since Eastbourne in 2014.The pair have not met since Indian Wells in 2012 when the Cypriot was a comfortable straight sets winner - Lopezs only victory a fourth round epic at Wimbledon in 2008.Baghdatis has not won a title since Sydney in 2010, while he has only made one final since 2011 but he is likely to have the majority of the crowd support behind him when they take to the court in the second semi-final.You can follow all the action from Dubai live on Sky Sports 3 from 1pm on Friday. Dubai Championships - Order of Play Nick Kyrgios v Stan Wawrinka Feliciano Lopez v Marcos Baghdatis Also See: Djokovic withdraws in Dubai Kyrgios sees off Berdych ' ' '

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