The Tigers move up to No. 1 after their Week 7 win over Florida, as the playoff hunt and conference races start to come into focus.
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The new AP Top 25 poll is out, and Georgia is sliding while LSU keeps rising. What's next for each ranked team?
- Auburn RB Whitlow out 4-6 weeks after surgery
- Return of the Pac? Six Pac-12 teams now ranked
- Auburn moves into AP's top 10 after Oregon win
- Auburn goes with freshman Nix as starting QB
With two months until the early signing period, we look at which college football teams have the best talent committed at each position in the 2020 class.
Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow, who injured his knee during Saturday's loss to Florida, underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Yes, the expected super powers are dominating college football again in 2019. But think everything is settled? Hardly.
Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit look back on a sweaty weekend in Gainesville and the Week 6 slate. First, Kirk expresses his excitement for this weekend's Florida-LSU tilt and gushes about the atmosphere in Baton Rouge (4:22). The guys circle back to Florida-Auburn, discussing an old school SEC duel between the Gators and Tigers, and the performances from Kyle Trask and Bo Nix (10:22). Then they talk about Virginia Tech's win over a floundering Miami team and which ACC teams can still be frisky against Clemson (19:22). Later, disappointment over Washington's loss to Stanford, why Oregon needs more from Justin Herbert and the Pac-12 having six pretty good teams but not one great team (29:22). Finally, the guys debate whether Wisconsin or Penn State is the second best team in the Big Ten (36:51), the probability Oklahoma-Texas will be a shootout (44:19) and Apple Podcast review questions for Kirk (47:20).
Ohio State is looking more and more like a College Football Playoff team. Can any Big Ten competitors give the Buckeyes a run for their money?
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Ohio State remains the most likely team to reach the playoff (though Alabama is still more likely to win the national championship) according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor. Auburn drops out of the top 10 after its loss to Florida.
See how our experts adjusted their bowl lineups after the Week 6 schedule.
Week 6 featured a big win for Florida over Auburn. See how that helped shuffle the latest rankings.
Florida's big win over Auburn was a small step toward the CFP, and Ohio State was finally tested as we break down the weekend's biggest games.
Lamical Perine ran 88 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, Florida's defense delivered another gem and the No. 10 Gators beat seventh-ranked Auburn 24-13 in the Swamp on Saturday.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer
Florida made a case that it belongs in the College Football Playoff discussion after its defense-dominant win over Auburn. But the journey is just starting, especially with another Top 10 game at LSU next weekend. As for Auburn, it was a disappointing performance for the offense and Bo Nix, but the Tigers aren't out of the playoff mix. Not with games against LSU, Georgia and Alabama remaining.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer
Florida leads Auburn 17-13, and the Tigers have to be grateful to still be in this game considering the way they've played on offense. They've got two first downs and 92 total yards as the Florida defense has flustered Bo Nix. Florida's three turnovers and a failed fake punt attempt have kept the door open for Auburn in the second half.
Here's what's next for each team in the AP Top 25, from No. 1 Alabama to No. 25 Cincinnati.
When Florida and Auburn play only once or twice a decade, it's a problem. Here's how to fix it.
They don't play each other much anymore, but the Tigers and Gators have made plenty of memories (especially 1993 and '94). They'll face each other as top-10 teams again on Saturday.
The No. 7 Tigers and No. 10 Gators can't afford a loss with tough schedules ahead, while No. 25 Michigan State's defense will attempt to slow No. 4 Ohio State.
From Ohio State's defense to LSU's offense, top teams are seeing new schemes and coaches pay off.