Lamar Jackson opened the season as a 100-1 long shot to win the Heisman Trophy and closed at 1-50. Las Vegas is, naturally, rooting against him to win the Heisman.
No, the Sooners didn't reach the playoff -- but they are going to the Sugar Bowl, which is where everyone else in the Big 12 wishes they could be.
LSU's upcoming appearance in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will mark Ed Orgeron's first game as the Tigers' full-fledged head coach.
Deshaun Watson had 15 interceptions this season, and that could play into Ohio State's hands in the Fiesta Bowl matchup.
Jim McElwain says he knows the expectation at Florida is higher than just making the SEC championship game, but to go further QB play must be better.
By the time the initial rush of money slowed, Alabama had become a 14.5-point favorite at Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology for its CFP semifinal against Washington.
AP Top 25
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||AlabamaALA(61)||12-0||1525||—||vs #16 Auburn W 30-12||vs #15 Florida W 54-16|
|2||Ohio StateOSU||11-1||1456||—||vs #3 Michigan W 30-27||—|
|3||ClemsonCLEM||11-1||1383||1||vs South Carolina W 56-7||vs #19 Virginia Tech W 42-35|
|4||WashingtonWASH||11-1||1298||2||@ #23 Washington State W 45-17||vs #9 Colorado W 41-10|
|5||MichiganMICH||10-2||1264||2||@ #2 Ohio State L 30-27||—|
|6||WisconsinWIS||10-2||1237||1||vs Minnesota W 31-17||vs #8 Penn State L 38-31|
|7||OklahomaOKLA||9-2||1141||—||—||vs #11 Oklahoma State W 38-20|
|8||Penn StatePSU||10-2||1118||—||vs Michigan State W 45-12||vs #6 Wisconsin W 38-31|
|9||ColoradoCOLO||10-2||1035||—||vs #21 Utah W 27-22||vs #4 Washington L 41-10|
|10||USCUSC||9-3||948||2||vs Notre Dame W 45-27||—|
|11||Oklahoma StateOKST||9-2||931||1||—||@ #7 Oklahoma L 38-20|
|12||Florida StateFSU||9-3||847||3||vs #13 Florida W 31-13||—|
|13||Western MichiganWMU||12-0||807||1||vs Toledo W 55-35||vs Ohio W 29-23|
|14||West VirginiaWVU||9-2||726||5||@ Iowa State W 49-19||vs Baylor W 24-21|
|15||FloridaFLA||8-3||471||2||@ #15 Florida State L 31-13||vs #1 Alabama L 54-16|
|16||LouisvilleLOU||9-3||468||5||vs Kentucky L 41-38||—|
|17||StanfordSTAN||9-3||452||NR||vs Rice W 41-17||—|
|18||AuburnAUB||8-4||423||2||@ #1 Alabama L 30-12||—|
|19||Virginia TechVT||9-3||420||NR||vs Virginia W 52-10||vs #3 Clemson L 42-35|
|20||NavyNAVY||9-2||387||NR||@ SMU W 75-31||vs Temple L 34-10|
|21||LSULSU||7-4||338||4||@ #22 Texas A&M W 54-39||—|
|22||IowaIOWA||8-4||217||NR||vs #17 Nebraska W 40-10||—|
|23||NebraskaNEB||9-3||181||6||@ Iowa L 40-10||—|
|24||PittsburghPITT||8-4||168||NR||vs Syracuse W 76-61||—|
|South FloridaUSF||10-2||168||NR||vs UCF W 48-31||—|
Dropped from rankings: Houston 18, Boise State 20, Utah 21, Texas A&M 22, Washington State 23, Tennessee 24
Others receiving votes: Houston 98, Boise State 92, Utah 88, Washington State 35, Texas A&M 33, Air Force 22, Temple 21, Tennessee 12, Troy 7, Miami 5, Georgia Tech 2, Tulsa 1