Grapevine, TX (SportsNetwork. Irving Fryar Jersey .com) - TCU and Baylor didnt play in a conference championship game. Despite 11-1 records, theyre out and Big Ten winner Ohio State is into the national semifinals. The Buckeyes, a day after their 59-0 rout of Wisconsin, jumped to fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings on Sunday, giving Urban Meyers team a shot at the national title. SEC winner Alabama (12-1) remained No. 1 in the rankings and Pac-12 champion Oregon (12-1) stayed No. 2. ACC winner and reigning national champion Florida State (13-0) moved up one spot to No. 3. Alabama will play Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. Oregon will take on Florida State in the Rose Bowl, also on New Years Day. The winners will play for the national championship on Jan. 12. The playoffs replaced the oft-criticized BCS, which was in place from 1998 until last season. Controversy did not die with the new system. TCU was ranked third last week, but fell despite a 55-3 rout of Iowa State on Saturday. Baylor, which was sixth in the rankings last week, gained a share of the Big 12 title with TCU thanks to a 38-27 win over Kansas State Saturday night. Baylor beat TCU 61-58 on Oct. 11. Despite being down to its third-string quarterback, Ohio State (12-1) was able to get into the semifinals. The Buckeyes won their 11th consecutive game since losing to Virginia Tech 35-21 on Sept. 6. Gino Cappelletti Jersey .Y. -- Nothing seems to phase No. Randy Moss Jersey . Cruz set the tone with a two-run homer in the first inning, and Baltimore scored eight times in the eighth to pull away for a 12-3 victory in Game 1. The major league leader with 40 homers during the regular season, Cruz added an RBI single to his early blast off Max Scherzer.TORONTO - Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced that wagering on Woodbines 2014 Standardbred racing season was up sharply over 2013. Mohawk and Woodbine Racetracks hosted a total of 208 race dates in 2014, registering an all-sources betting total of $309,767,299, a 6.05 percent increase over the 2013 figure of $292,088,583 from 195 cards. The per-race handle showed a 3.56 per cent rise in 2014. An average wagering mark of $132,266 from 2,342 races was recorded last year, while $127,716 was bet per dash from 2,287 races contested during 2013. “We had a strong 2014,” said Jamie Martin, WEG’s Executive Vice-President of Racing. “Our customers saw tremendous value in the product offered at both Woodbine and Mohawk and responded in their wagering and overall interest in the WEG Standardbred racing program.” Total purses paid over the entire 2014 year totalled $56,927,842, an increase of 7.4% over the $53,005,732 figure paid over the full 2013 calendar. The daily purses paid in 2014 was $273,691. The largest handle figure in the 51-year history of Mohawk Racetrack, $5,006,896, was recorded on AAugust 30, the night of the Canadian Pacing Derby/Metro Pace. Willie McGinest Jersey. The total was the third highest in the history of the WEG Standardbred racing circuit. The Pepsi North America Cup, won by JK Endofanera, featured the highest handle, $3,437,037, for a ‘Cup’ card since the race moved to Mohawk in 2007. The Jackpot Hi-5 wager was in the spotlight during the 2014 season. On Saturday, May 17 at Woodbine, over $1.3 million was wagered into the Jackpot Hi-5 pool that featured a carryover of more than $656,000, bringing the total pool to over $2 million. That figure would be topped on August 30 at Mohawk, when more than $2 million was wagered into the pool that had a carryover of $647,000. Weve seen an enthusiastic response to our Jackpot Hi-5 bet, Martin said. Both core and casual racing fans are willing to handicap one race in their own manner for the chance at lucrative payout. Its a legitimate area of wagering growth. WEG kicked off its 2015 221-date campaign this past Saturday evening and will offer four nights of racing all winter on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ' ' '