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Bama still leads CFP rankings as top 7 unchanged

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The top seven teams in the College Football Playoff rankings remained unchanged Tuesday, as Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State continue to occupy the top four spots. The Buckeyes stayed at No. 4, despite canceling Saturday’s game at Illinois following an increase in COVID-19 cases within the program, which......

AP Top 25 college football poll reaction: What’s next for each ranked team?

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The new AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and Alabama remains a unanimous No. 1, with Notre Dame and Ohio State behind the Crimson Tide. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team. No. 1 Alabama (8-0) If you were in wait-and-see mode with Alabama, what happened Saturday against......

Sarah Fuller and Jaret Patterson lead history-making, record-breaking rivalry weekend

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In normal times, Saturday would have been the finale of the regular season, a chance for divisional powers to secure a spot in a conference championship game or for in-state rivals to afford their fan base license to jeer their neighbors in grocery stores, churches and office cubicles for the......

College football Power Rankings for Week 13

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With Nick Saban watching from home, Alabama continued its dominance this season with a 42-13 rout of Auburn on Saturday to remain atop ESPN’s Week 13 college football Power Rankings. 1 Related Saban was isolating after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, but Alabama didn’t miss a beat without its......

The best college football player you don’t know, a different kind of rivalry week and more for Week 13

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8:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. Mack Brown was standing on the sideline at Kenan Stadium in April 2019, watching his new North Carolina football team run through a spring scrimmage.......

Bama, Irish, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings

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Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State, while BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start to its season. Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide are among four SEC teams appearing in the top-9 of the initial rankings,......

AP Top 25 college football poll reaction: What’s next for each ranked team?

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The new AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and while there’s not much movement at the top, one new team (North Carolina) joins the party. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team. No. 1 Alabama (7-0) It’s been a while since Alabama has been tested. You have to......

Northwestern in the playoff? Michigan-Rutgers in 3OT? Week 12 brings the chaos

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This year has been so filled with chaos, it’s hard to notice each new twist or turn. Our collective lack of surprise is actually the one thing that has kept us bonded throughout a year in which our connections have been stretched and tested like no other time in recent......

Can Indiana really be a football school, big tests for mid-majors and more to watch in Week 12

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7:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. We’re entering our fifth week of Big Ten football for the 2020 season, and the biggest game to date is Saturday’s top-10 matchup between No.......

Undefeated USC vs. 1-loss Notre Dame? Breaking down potential College Football Playoff decisions

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Let’s talk head-to-head matchups. Except these won’t be played out on the field. The two-team battles we’re discussing today will be waged behind the closed (Zoom?) doors of the College Football Playoff selection committee. We’re asking the question: If it came down to these two teams, in these exact scenarios,......

The Pac-12’s playoff chances, Indiana’s surprising start and more to watch in Week 11

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7:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. Back in August, the college football world wondered if a season would be played at all, and the resounding chorus from fans was simple: Any......

Bama extends streak, 13th straight year at No. 1

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Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. Notre Dame moved up two spots to No. 2 on Sunday after upsetting Clemson in......

Who has the best chance to make the College Football Playoff?

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Notre Dame upended Clemson on Saturday night in one of the true classics of this unusual season to date. What does the result mean for both teams’ 2020 College Football Playoff chances? The Fighting Irish took a giant step toward the program’s second CFP appearance, increasing their playoff odds in......

Notre Dame’s epic win, the Big Ten’s confounding season and the CFP’s thrilling race for No. 4

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Before the game, the story was about Clemson‘s superstar quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, who was sidelined by a virus and league protocols. During the game, the story was about Clemson’s freshman quarterback, D.J. Uiagalelei, who stepped in, rallied the Tigers from a double-digit deficit for the second straight week and, in......

With Moorhead calling the shots, can Oregon transform its offense to one of the nation’s best?

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It was around 9 a.m. on Jan. 3 when Joe Moorhead was informed he had been fired as the head coach of Mississippi State after just two seasons. The Bulldogs finished 14-12 under his watch and 7-9 in the SEC — not bad for a program that is historically one......

Finding respect will be harder than ever for Pac-12 this season

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On the morning of Sept. 13, handicapping the probability of a Pac-12 football season happening in 2020 would not have been a straightforward exercise. It had been more than a month since the conference announced it was postponing all athletic competition until at least January because of the coronavirus pandemic.......

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