The College Football Playoff committee has been a step ahead of the AP and coaches’ polls this season. It nailed the top 5 of its first rankings three weeks ago, and showed off again this past weekend, as its 12 highest-ranked teams all avoided defeat. On a related note: There’s not going to be much drama in the newest playoff rankings. But if you need a refresher on the current power structure, we’re here for you.
This Saturday, the SEC’s two “greatest” quarterbacks of 2017 — per our QBG metric, at least — will square off in the Iron Bowl. Alabama’s Jalen Hurts and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham both jumped into the national Top 10 after big performances against Mississippi State and Georgia, respectively, a couple weekends ago, and are red-hot entering the final game of the regular season.
For the 10th year in a row, the Iron Bowl will feature at least one team ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the country. This time, it’s No. 1 Alabama against No. 6 Auburn. The winner will earn a spot in the SEC Championship Game, and the winner of that game is almost assured inclusion in the College Football Playoff. Heck, the loser might even wind up in the playoff. If Bama loses a close one to Auburn, the Crimson Tide would be 11-1 going into the final playoff committee decision.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".