For most of the century-plus that Iowa State has been playing college football, the Cyclones have toiled in misery, the doormat of virtually every...
Peter Burns, Adam Rittenberg & Jake Trotter discuss Ed Oliver's emotional outburst (2:30), the cupcake schedules (13:28), coaching rumors (21:40) and more. Plus, a #Walkons question to remind us why we fell in love with CFB (33:40), Predictions (41:15) and Extra Points (46:22).
The top 10 teams in the College Football Playoff selection committee's rankings all have at least a 1 percent chance to make the top four, according to Playoff Predictor. Here's how it could happen for each.
If Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia all win out, but Alabama finishes 12-1, who's the odd team out? Playoff Predictor weighs in.
Les Miles left $5M on the table with LSU, instead reaching a $1.5M buyout agreement. In addition, sources told ESPN that Miles has met with Kansas about their opening for 2019.
Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Adam Rittenberg discuss the scheduling issues that led to such a weak slate (3:10), the upsets we'd love to see (12:19) and more. Plus, Fill-In-The-Blanks (23:26), Phil Steele's Picks (36:14), Talk Nerdy To Me (45:59), Walk-Ons (53:09) and Extra Points (59:28).
Kirk Herbstreit and Ian Fitzsimmons discuss a potential shootout between West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
Who will win when No. 12 Syracuse meets No. 3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium? Our reporters pick that game, plus West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Iowa State-Texas and Cincinnati-UCF.
West Virginia's sneaky tweak off the jet sweep. Alabama's double play-action and bomb. Hey, NFL teams: Put these in your playbook.
Kirk Herbstreit & Ian Fitzsimmons discuss Week 12's issues, weigh in on a great under-the radar story (12:55), talk about Tua's health and how it pertains to the Heisman (17:02) and much more. Plus, the guys make their picks in the biggest games of the week (27:10).
Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.
Brad Edwards, Jake Trotter & Heather Dinich react to the stagnant CFP rankings (4:15), discuss Oklahoma's defensive deficiencies (8:00), delve into "What-If Wednesday" (22:05) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (34:49) & Extra Points (45:26).
The Cyclones are for real, with a rising star in coach Matt Campbell and a QB who turned down Alabama.
The Sooners announced they have dismissed offensive lineman Tramonda Moore for violating team rules.
The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
Adam Rittenberg, Brad Edwards & Chris Low discuss the rumors swirling around Mike MacIntyre & Colorado (3:06), the impact of Tua's health (9:30), whether Bama or OU has a more potent offense (19:35), Mike Gundy's comments on transferring snowflakes (27:10) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (34:05) and Extra Points (50:14).
After a scuffle led to their ejections this past Saturday, Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their team's games this week -- vs. Texas and vs. TCU, respectively.
Does Ohio State, Oklahoma, Washington State or West Virginia have the best shot to crash the playoff?
Peter Burns, Ryan McGee & Chris Low discuss a great finish at Bedlam (1:58), the top-10 taking care of business (7:00), Bobby Petrino getting the axe (24:40) & more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" (33:06), Walk-Ons (39:36) and Extra Points (46:47).
Stanford may yet have a strong late-season push in it, and Pitt-Wake Forest is a game to keep an eye on. Our early betting look at Week 12 digs in.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Georgia on Monday announced future home-and-home series with both Texas and Clemson. The Bulldogs and Longhorns will play in 2028 (at Texas) and in 2029 (at Georgia). Georgia and Clemson will play in 2029 (at Clemson) and in 2030 (at Georgia). The teams in August announced they will play in the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta.
The Sooners' defense has been so bad that the offense has to score every time it's on the field just to stay in games.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Assume Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia all win out, Alabama finishes 12-1 and Notre Dame finishes 11-1. In that scenario, Playoff Predictor makes Clemson and Georgia virtual locks and considers Michigan very likely to get in. The decision for the last spot would be almost a toss-up between Oklahoma and Alabama, but our model thinks the committee is more likely to select the Sooners, by a hair. Notre Dame would be the least likely of the six to get in.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
If Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Oklahoma all win out, Playoff Predictor thinks Michigan (65%) is more likely to take that last spot and get in the playoff than Oklahoma (40%).
The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season.