From Alabama to USC, here's what each College Football Playoff team should be looking for during tonight's rankings (7 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App).
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The CFB Pod: The guys look back on Week 12, look ahead to the first CFP rankings, and discuss the war of words between Clemson and Florida State
Herbie and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing what they might see in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, BYU turning down a game against Washington, Notre Dame-UNC, Dabo Swinney’s raging against Florida State, Indiana’s near comeback against Ohio State, Northwestern having Wisconsin’s number and the Iron Bowl.
- Bama unanimous No. 1; Northwestern up to 11
- Oregon says 5 test results were false positives
- Oregon cancels practice after 5 test positive
- Pac-12 details plan for cancellations, tiebreakers
Alabama is now the unanimous No. 1 team in the country, as the top eight teams hold steady. Northwestern, however, jumped up to No. 11 as it remains unbeaten.
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Who controls their own destiny? These are the teams with the best chance to reach the playoff if they win out. Teams like Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State have a clear path. But for teams like USC and Cincinnati, the future is murkier.
Alabama and Ohio State continue to trade the top spot, while the numbers still aren't quite buying into resurgent Northwestern. Let's break down why not in this week's SP+ rankings.
The Allstate Playoff Predictor breaks down which teams have the best chance to make this season's College Football Playoff.
Bill Connelly's in-season "ifs list" answers what certain CFP contenders need to address, or even hope for, before they can actually break through.
Tom Allen says Indiana can be both a basketball and football school. Saturday's game against Ohio State will go a long way to showing if that's true.
As the star rookie deals with the Chargers' hard-luck ways, he can take lessons he learned in college, along with a strong handshake, to move forward.
As the coronavirus hit several Pac-12 teams last week, games were canceled, rescheduled and delayed. It meant 96 hours of negotiation with local governments, airlines, hotels and lots more. Here's how it happened.
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The Big Ten has the best chance of any conference to put multiple teams in the playoff, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor. The Pac-12 has a 35% shot to put a single team in.
Ohio State leapfrogs Alabama for the top spot despite both being off. And why is 0-4 Penn State still at No. 16? Let's take a look at this week's SP+ rankings.
With Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson sidelined, the top five remain the same. Who climbed into the top six? Postponements rocked the college football slate, but how did they impact this week's Power Rankings?