CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Florida State will take on No. 20 Duke today in the ACC championship game. A victory by the Seminoles will put them in the BCS title game for the first time since they lost to Oklahoma in 2001. FSU quarterback Jameis (JAYM'-ihs) Winston will be playing two days after a Florida prosecutor announced he wouldn't bring sexual assault charges against the Heisman Trophy favorite.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Second-ranked Ohio State will have more than the Big Ten championship at stake when it takes on No. 10 Michigan State in the conference title game today in Indianapolis. The game likely will decide whether the Buckeyes play in the BCS title game for the first time since 2003. Ohio State rides a 24-game winning streak into the game, but the Spartans are 11-1 and seeking their first nine-game winning streak since 1966.
ATLANTA (AP) — The SEC title game has third-ranked Auburn taking on No. 5 Missouri as both teams try to keep their national championship hopes alive. The winner needs a loss by either Florida State or Ohio State today for a berth in the BCS championship game. Ohio State, Auburn and Missouri are packed together in the BCS standings, giving the SEC winner a slight chance to play for a national championship should either Tigers team look more impressive than the Buckeyes.
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA's best matchup of the day will be in San Antonio as the Spurs host the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs own the league's third-best record at 15-3, but the Pacers top the circuit with a 17-2 mark. Also today, the Miami Heat will try to end a two-game skid when they take on the Timberwolves in Minnesota.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Tiger Woods was the leader heading into the third round of the World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Woods tied his course record with 10 birdies yesterday en route to a 10-under-par 62 and a two-stroke lead over Zach Johnson. Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) is three strokes back and three ahead of Graeme McDowell.