Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Oklahoma barely has the edge in a very tight Big 12 race.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Iowa State is in the AP Poll for the first time since 2005, when the Cyclones climbed as high as 22nd. They'll host 4th ranked TCU on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 ET. You can catch all the action on ABC, ESPN 2 or streaming live on the ESPN app.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

After thumping Texas Tech, Iowa State is ranked for the first time in 12 years. The 5-2 Cyclones are No. 25 in the AP poll.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Penn State is closing the gap with Ohio State in FPI, which predicts strength above average (in points per game) going forward.

ESPN Stats and Information  

This is Alabama's 98th week ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll, tying Notre Dame for the third-most all-time (Ohio State 105, Oklahoma 101)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following its overtime win over Texas, Oklahoma State has snuck into the current Strength of Record top 10.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Following USC's loss to Notre Dame yesterday, the Pac-12 has just a 2% chance of having a team finish in the top four in Strength of Record at the end of the regular season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's "College GameDay" is headed to Columbus for Ohio State's home showdown against Penn State, a Top 10 matchup with huge playoff implications. Ohio State will make its 40th appearance on the show and will host for the 17th time (most among any school) and the second this season. Penn State makes its 18th appearance and will be on consecutive shows after hosting GameDay this past week for the Michigan game.

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Campus Convo: Matt Barrie & Paul Finebaum recap Week 8 of CFB

On the Sunday edition of Campus Conversation, Matt Barrie and Paul Finebaum recap Week 8 of CFB including the Penn State beatdown of Michigan, ND rolling over USC, they talk the big picture of CFB and former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand stops by to talk about Penn State, Notre Dame and Miami.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Penn State may have impressed last night against Michigan, but FPI is still not particularly bullish on the Nittany Lions' chances to win the Big Ten. The model gives them an 18% chance to win the conference, behind Wisconsin (30%) and Ohio State (52%).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Notre Dame now has an 18% chance to finish the season with a top-four Strength of Record. Probably not coincidentally, the Fighting Irish have a 19% chance to win out, per FPI.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After routing USC last night, Notre Dame received a 2.7-point upgrade to its FPI rating and moved up three spots in the FPI rankings to No. 5. No new teams entered the top 10, and the order of the top four teams did not change.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament, a school official told ESPN's Chris Low on Sunday morning. Patterson tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Saturday night's 40-24 loss to LSU, the source said. JUCO transfer Jordan Ta'amu completed 7 of 11 passes for 78 yards against LSU and will probably start next week's game against Arkansas (12 p.m. ET, SEC Network).

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College football bowl projections

Notre Dame and Penn State are on the rise. USC and Michigan are falling. And will Tennessee and FSU even make a bowl? We have the answers in the updated bowl projections.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Penn State's Saquon Barkley has the nation's longest active streak of games with a touchdown (14). He last didn't reach the end zone against Ohio State in PSU's win last fall. Ohio State allows just 1.3 yards after contact on runs, and despite Barkley's brilliance against Michigan, he had only 6 rush yards after contact.

2017 null Standings

American Athletic ConferenceCONFOVR
Atlantic Coast ConferenceCONFOVR
Big 12 ConferenceCONFOVR
TCU3-06-0
Oklahoma2-15-1
Iowa State2-14-2
Texas2-13-3
Oklahoma State2-15-1
West Virginia2-14-2
Texas Tech1-24-2
Kansas State1-23-3
Kansas0-31-5
Baylor0-30-6
Big Ten ConferenceCONFOVR
Conference USACONFOVR
FBS IndependentsCONFOVR
Notre Dame0-05-1
Army0-05-2
BYU0-01-6
UMass0-00-6
American ConferenceCONFOVR
Mountain West ConferenceCONFOVR
12 ConferenceCONFOVR
Southeastern ConferenceCONFOVR
Sun Belt ConferenceCONFOVR
Appalachian State3-04-2
Arkansas State3-04-2
Georgia State2-03-2
Louisiana Monroe3-13-3
Louisiana2-23-4
South Alabama1-12-4
Troy1-14-2
New Mexico State1-23-4
Idaho1-22-4
Georgia Southern0-20-5
Coastal Carolina0-31-5
Texas State0-31-6