Benjamin Hochman: College football is special to Americans, but 2020 puts the sport in a precarious spot

The latest rankings are out, and the Southeastern Conference has three in the top 10, including … Missouri?No, the Tigers football team isn’t in the top 10. But the city of Columbia cracked the No. 8 spot on Wednesday’s New York Times rankings of another kind. It’s a list of cities with the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases, relative to their population.No. 2 was Oxford, Mississippi. No. 6 was Athens, Georgia. Sitting at No. 7? Champaign, Illinois. In fact, 12 of the top 20 were big-time college football cities, including Stillwater, Oklahoma; Tallahassee, Florida; Lubbock, Texas; Manhatta…

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