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2020 Schedule
5-0, 1st in Big Ten - West

The CFB Pod: The guys look at the first CFB Playoff rankings, preview Notre Dame-UNC, make their Week 13 picks and talk to Rece Davis

Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, Notre Dame heading to North Carolina down two offensive linemen, Northwestern surprisingly smashing Wisconsin, David’s Dude of the Week, Coastal Carolina’s offense, Maryland-Indiana, JT Daniels impressing in his Georgia debut and their Week 13 picks. Later, Rece Davis hops on to talk about being in the spotlight with Northwestern’s success, BYU landing at No. 14, a nightmare playoff scenario for Cincinnati, the deck being stacked against the Pac-12 and the start of the college basketball season (48:39).

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1dAdam Rittenberg

Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings

Alabama is No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start.

BYU makes a surprising fall in top-25 reveal (5:27)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Where will your team be ranked tonight by the College Football Playoff committee? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has its guess.

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Badgers CB on PI calls: Refs wearing purple?

CB Caesar Williams said it felt like "the ref maybe had purple underneath their jerseys" when asked about pass interference penalties called against Wisconsin during its loss to Northwestern on Saturday.


Greeny Hour 1: Hot Takes, Pat Fitzgerald, Rookie QBs

The Raiders may have lost... but we do owe Jon Gruden an apology. As for the Chiefs, Greeny says rename the MVP award after Pat Mahomes. Then... Greeny shares his "hot takes" from Week 11 and we take yours as well. Plus, Northwestern H.C. Pat Fitzgerald joins the show to discuss their big win over Wisconsin... and Greeny breaks down the state of the rookie QBs in the NFL right now.

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Bama unanimous No. 1; Northwestern up to 11

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.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

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.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following its upset win over Wisconsin, Northwestern now has the best Strength of Record in the country. An average top-25 team would have had a 9% chance to record the 5-0 record that the Wildcats have against they faced. Northwestern is just ahead of Alabama, Notre Dame and Cincinnati, respectively.

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4dChris Low

College football Power Rankings for Week 12

The Big Ten featured two of the biggest games of the week. How will Ohio State's win and Wisconsin's loss impact this week's Power Rankings? And where does Oklahoma's big Bedlam victory slot the Sooners? All of that and more from Week 12.

Northwestern coach reveals motivation that led to upset win over Wisconsin (1:01)
JR Pace celebrates Northwestern INT by stealing towel (0:29)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

With his team's 17-7 win vs Wisconsin Sat., Pat Fitzgerald has his first 5-0 Big Ten start & fifth 5-0 overall start as Northwestern head coach. Going into a game vs. Michigan State, its next opponent, NU has had a 5-0 or better record one previous time (5-0, 1-0) — a 2008 loss. NU will be seeking its third 6-0 Big Ten record (1936 & ‘95 - the latter with Fitzgerald at linebacker) & 5th overall 6-0 start (1930, ‘36, ‘59 & ‘62).

Northwestern's Greg Newsome hauls in clutch 4th-quarter INT (0:32)

Team Stats

Passing Yards192.4100th
Rushing Yards144.080th
Points For25.891st
Points Against12.6124th