COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings.

The Aggies (7-1) were surprisingly a spot ahead of unbeaten Washington on Tuesday in the first of six selection committee rankings. The Crimson Tide (8-0), Tigers (8-0), Wolverines (8-0) and Huskies (8-0) are the only remaining undefeated teams from Power Five conferences and hold the top four spots in the latest Associated Press poll.

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The 12-person committee, however, gave a nod to Texas A&M's strength of schedule.

Ohio State was sixth and Louisville was seventh.

The final rankings will be released Dec. 4, with the top four teams moving on to the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31 at the Fiesta and Peach bowls.

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor University's former Title IX coordinator says a top school official told her to never put anything in writing after she sent him a memo detailing her concerns that her authority was still being compromised even after the university had indicated it was trying to make changes in the wake of a series of sexual assault claims.

Patty Crawford on Tuesday told ''60 Minutes Sports on Showtime'' that Reagan Ramsower, Baylor's senior vice president for operations, yelled at her in July after she wrote the 16-page memo and told her to only talk to him in person or by phone.

Ramsower told the television program that Crawford's claim was a ''complete fabrication.''

Baylor has received a storm of criticism over claims it mishandled sexual assault cases for several years.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has been suspended for the 12th-ranked Sooners' Thursday night game against Iowa State for violating team rules.

Mixon apologized in a statement for having an altercation with ''parking attendants,'' but the team did not provide any other details.

The sophomore ranks third nationally in all-purpose yards with 184.8 per game. He gained 377 all-purpose yards and scored five touchdowns against Texas Tech.

With Samaje Perine already sidelined with an injury, Abdul Adams should be the team's primary ballcarrier Thursday. Adams ran for 91 yards on 13 carries in last Saturday's 56-3 win over Kansas.

Mixon was suspended for an entire season after punching a woman in the face at a restaurant before the start of his freshman year.

ATLANTA (AP) - A report by the Georgia Tech campus police says LSU freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell and Georgia Tech sophomore defensive back Jalen Johnson are facing criminal charges after allegedly getting in a fight outside a fraternity house.

The officer responding to the scene says in the report that he came upon several men with bruises to their faces and heads saying they'd been punched by the two players, who were subsequently arrested on Sunday.

The 6-foot-4, 344-pound Campbell, a former Louisiana high school standout from Ponchatoula, is charged with two counts of battery. He's played as a reserve in three LSU games this season.

Johnson, an Oneonta, Alabama native, faces one count of simple battery. He's played in eight games this season and has been in on five tackles.

PRO FOOTBALL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke via telephone with Cam Newton about the Carolina quarterback's concerns over not being protected by game officials from hits while in the pocket.

It's unclear exactly what they discussed.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the details of the meeting were not disclosed.

Newton criticized league officials after Carolina's 30-20 win over Arizona on Sunday, saying that he ''doesn't feel safe'' in the pocket because officials are treating him differently than other QBs in the league and not throwing flags.

Newton said he reached his breaking point came when Cardinals defensive tackle Calais Campbell hit him below the knees as he released the football. Campbell was not penalized.

BASEBALL

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) - A New York Mets pitcher featured in a new anti-domestic violence ad campaign is now facing a domestic violence charge in New Jersey.

A complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court alleges that Jeurys Familia caused ''bodily injury to another'' and that they observed a scratch to the victim's chest and a bruise to the victim's right cheek. It says the 27-year-old Familia - who is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica - was arrested early Monday and charged with simple assault. Major League Baseball confirmed Familia's extended last name is Mojica.

The All-Star pitcher, the married father of a year-old boy, serves as the Mets closer.

Familia's agent declined comment on the matter. The Mets issued a statement that said ''the matter was brought to our attention and we are monitoring the situation.''

The matter was first reported by The Record newspaper.

SPORTS BETTING

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A new poll finds nearly half of Americans approve of legalized sports betting - something that's permitted in only four states.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll finds 48 percent support changing federal law to make sports betting legal throughout the country; 39 percent are opposed.

The poll comes as New Jersey opens another front in its eight-year war on a federal law restricting sports betting to those states that met a 1991 deadline: Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware.

New lawmakers have come up with another potential way around the ban, and the state's horse racing industry wants the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the matter once and for all.

The telephone poll of 1,019 adults has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.