The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

College Football Playoff Rankings Put Penn State Over Clemson (New York Times) The critical top four spots did not include Clemson, the defending national champion, which is at No. 4 in The Associated Press poll.

Lindsey Graham Is In The Middle Of Trump’s Whirlwind (Politico) He’s one of Trump’s biggest defenders. But Democrats still are willing to make deals with him.

Minnesota Is Finally A Program To Reckon With (538) The storied history of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football program is perhaps best exhibited by its claim to the origins of cheerleading.

Laura Ingraham Accuses Democrats Of 'Dereliction Of Duty,' Ignoring Border For Impeachment (Fox News) Democrats wasting time on impeachment while Mexican cartels kill Americans.

How Do NFL Teams Know When A Young QB Is Worth Building Around? (The Ringer) Franchises are facing big decisions about young passers and hefty contract extensions. Their determinations could shape not just their teams’ outlooks, but also how QBs are evaluated.

When Admissions Adviser Rick Singer Called, This School Said, ‘No, Thanks’ (Wall Street Journal) Occidental College says its endowment is roughly $70 million smaller than what it might have been had the school prioritized wealthy students.

5 Takeaways From The First Playoff Poll Of 2019 (Saturday Down South) Let’s debate, y’all.

Walgreens Explores Going Private In What Could Be Largest LBO In History (CNBC) The company has a market capitalization of roughly $55 billion, making it a large purchase for a single buyer.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Justin Herbert Slides But Lands In Perfect Spot; Dolphins' Win To Cost Them QB? (CBS Sports) The Bengals are the undisputed worst team while the Dolphins are suddenly reverse-tanking (also known as winning).

The Murders Of 9 Mormon Family Members Spotlights Mexico’s Spiraling Violence (Vox) Authorities are have not yet determined whether it was a targeted attack — the family had been singled out by cartels in the past — or potentially a case of mistaken identity.

The (Extremely True) Story Of The Cat That Streaked The Field At MetLife Stadium (SI) A black cat ran onto the field at the Giants-Cowboys game on Monday night. Little did you know, that cat has been plotting that very moment for years.

Spinal Tap Creators And Universal Music Settle Copyright Dispute (Variety) According to the announcement, under the agreement Spinal Tap’s recordings will continue to be distributed through Universal Music Group, and “eventually the rights will be given to the creators."