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Post-signing day Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

USC had the strongest signing day. Urban Meyer inked his best class. Florida State grabbed the best available player. But Bama remains No. 1 in the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.

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Grading the best of the rest

Notre Dame took the sting off a subpar season by winning big on national signing day, but the Irish weren't the only team from outside of the Power 5 conferences to score on the recruiting trail.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV coach Tony Sanchez received a three-year extension through the 2021 season, the school announced Friday. Sanchez was hired from local prep power Bishop Gorm High School prior to the 2015 season and the Rebels have gone 7-17 over his first two seasons. "Tony is building a foundation for long-term success in every phase of the Rebel football program," UNLV president Len Jessup said. "With his high-energy style and passion for the game, Tony is creating a new culture for UNLV Football that is generating tremendous community support and has Rebel fans excited for the future."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV extends coach Tony Sanchez's contract through the 2021 season. Sanchez, who is 7-17 with the Rebels, signed a four-year deal in December 2014.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Senior Bowl: San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee plays fast. Quick to close on the ball. Solid transition speed in his pedal. Competes.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms former Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter will be Cal's new defensive coordinator. Fox Sports first reported the hire.

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Gipson finds end zone in Collegiate Bowl

New Mexico running back Teriyon Gipson notched a 13-yard receiving touchdown during Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. The senior's catch accounted for the American team's only score in a 27-7 loss.

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Irving scores defensive TD in Collegiate Bowl

San Jose State linebacker Isaiah Irving returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown during Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson, Calif. The senior's National team won the exhibition 27-7.

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Broncos' season ended with a thud

The loss at Air Force was tough enough to swallow. Boise State was then dominated by a Baylor team that had every reason to mail in its Cactus Bowl performance. Bryan Harsin takes no momentum into the 2017 season. Coaches' stock (Insider)

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Pumphrey reps SD State in top 10

The Aztecs had one player -- Donnel Pumphrey -- make the final #CFBrank top 50. The senior RB comes in at No. 10. Final #CFBrank

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Final AP Poll: Aztecs finish at No. 25

San Diego State (11-3) closed the season with a convincing 34-10 win over Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl. The Aztecs are one of three Group of 5 schools in the final ranking. Final AP Poll

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Mountain West ties for most G5 wins

New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawai'i and Air Force won bowl games to give the Mountain West a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.

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Air Force flies past South Alabama 45-21 (1:12)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Air Force beats South Alabama 45-21 in Arizona Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Falcons covered as 14.5-point favorites and the game went over the betting total of 54.5. This was the second straight cover by a favorite in the bowl games, but underdogs are still dominating at 23-9 ATS (71.9 percent). Unders dip to 18-14 (56.3 percent).

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Since going up 21-3, South Alabama has 25 yards of offense and now trails Air Force 45-21

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Breaking down the Arizona Bowl

Air Force has the advantage in all three phases of the game. ESPN's FPI gives the Falcons a 77 percent chance to beat South Alabama, and our experts agree. Bowl picks (Insider)

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Petersen keeping football in perspective (3:08)