Deshaun Watson leads No. 3 Clemson to face No. 12 Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium, a place where the Tigers have won only once in 12 years. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit spotlights the noteworthy matchups to watch Saturday.
Touchdown-savvy Alabama DE Jonathan Allen and four defensive teammates find themselves in top 20 of the updated player rankings. But everyone in college football is still looking up at the Heisman favorite: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson.
Utah RB Joe Williams returned to the team two weeks ago after a month-long retirement and has since scored five touchdowns. ESPN college football analyst David Pollack explains how he's given No. 17 Utah a spark as No. 4 Washington comes to town.
Two teams seemingly headed in opposite directions will clash when the Ole Miss Rebels host the No. 15 Auburn Tigers at 7:15 p.m. ET Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford (SEC Network).
Boise State finds itself in the favorite's role when it comes to landing the coveted New Year's Six bowl bid that goes to the top team that isn't associated with a power conference.
Chantel Jennings breaks down the latest on the sign-stealing controversy going on in the Pac-12, with Oregon going as far as planning on taking measures to discourage it in their matchup against Arizona State this weekend.
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||OregonORE(50)||9-0||1463||—||vs Washington W 53-16||@ California W 15-13|
|2||AuburnAUB(4)||10-0||1389||—||vs Chattanooga W 62-24||vs Georgia W 49-31|
|3||TCUTCU(2)||10-0||1340||1||@ #6 Utah W 47-7||vs San Diego State W 40-35|
|4||Boise StateBSU(3)||8-0||1330||1||vs Hawaii W 42-7||@ Idaho W 52-14|
|5||WisconsinWIS||8-1||1184||2||@ Purdue W 34-13||vs Indiana W 83-20|
|6||LSULSU||8-1||1153||5||vs #5 Alabama W 24-21||vs Louisiana Monroe W 51-0|
|7||Ohio StateOSU||8-1||1123||1||—||vs Penn State W 38-14|
|8||NebraskaNEB||8-1||1067||2||@ Iowa State W 31-30||vs Kansas W 20-3|
|9||StanfordSTAN||8-1||1058||3||vs #13 Arizona W 42-17||@ Arizona State W 17-13|
|10||Michigan StateMSU||9-1||876||5||vs Minnesota W 31-8||—|
|11||Oklahoma StateOKST||8-1||832||7||vs #22 Baylor W 55-28||@ Texas W 33-16|
|12||AlabamaALA||7-2||791||7||@ #11 LSU L 24-21||vs #18 Mississippi State W 30-10|
|13||IowaIOWA||7-2||779||3||@ Indiana W 18-13||@ Northwestern L 21-17|
|14||ArkansasARK||7-2||696||5||@ #17 South Carolina W 41-20||vs UTEP W 58-21|
|15||UtahUTAH||8-1||659||9||vs #4 TCU L 47-7||@ Notre Dame L 28-3|
|16||OklahomaOKLA||7-2||569||7||@ Texas A&M L 33-19||vs Texas Tech W 45-7|
|17||Virginia TechVT||7-2||563||3||vs Georgia Tech W 28-21||@ North Carolina W 26-10|
|18||Mississippi StateMSST||7-2||477||3||—||@ #12 Alabama L 30-10|
|19||ArizonaARIZ||7-2||403||6||@ #12 Stanford L 42-17||vs USC L 24-21|
|20||MissouriMIZ||7-2||395||6||@ Texas Tech L 24-17||vs Kansas State W 38-28|
|21||NevadaNEV||8-1||328||2||@ Idaho W 63-17||@ Fresno State W 35-34|
|22||South CarolinaSC||6-3||151||5||vs #19 Arkansas L 41-20||@ #24 Florida W 36-14|
|23||UCFUCF||7-2||99||NR||@ Houston W 40-33||vs Southern Mississippi L 31-21|
|24||FloridaFLA||6-3||85||NR||@ Vanderbilt W 55-14||vs #22 South Carolina L 36-14|
|25||Texas A&MTAMU||6-3||79||NR||vs #9 Oklahoma W 33-19||@ Baylor W 42-30|
Dropped from rankings: Baylor 22, Florida State 24, NC State 25
Others receiving votes: Miami 67, San Diego State 44, Baylor 30, Penn State 28, Michigan 15, Temple 11, North Carolina 8, Florida State 8, Northern Illinois 8, Navy 5, NC State 5, Pittsburgh 5, Hawaii 3, Southern Mississippi 2