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.
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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).
- CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings
- Wake Forest coach visits injured Syracuse player
- Michigan steps into CFP's top 4; Bama still No. 1
- Bama atop 1st CFP; Clemson, LSU, Irish follow
The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Lions DC Paul Pasqualoni, who was Syracuse's head coach the last time the Orange (then the Orangemen) were ranked as highly as they are now, said he's happy to see the school have success in football again. He particularly praised Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey. "I think Eric Dungey is a very competitive, very, very tough guy at the quarterback position," Pasqualoni said. "And like every program, every football program in America, you need a good quarterback at this level and at that level, the Division I level, to win. And I think Eric Dungey gives them that and hope that they can be successful throughout the season."
Alabama earned another shutout, Michigan kept rolling with an easy win over Rutgers and Northwestern (!) will play for the B1G title. What else did we learn?
Moe Neal rushed for a career-best 159 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Eric Dungey ran for two more scores and passed for another, and No. 13 Syracuse took advantage of five Louisville miscues to rout the Cardinals 54-23 on Friday night.
Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg & Peter Burns discuss the implications of the injury to Ian Book (2:05), Fill In The Blanks for Week 11 (18:00) & more. Plus, Phil Steele's picks (36:12), Talk Nerdy To Me (47:04), Walk-Ons (53:15) & Extra Points (59:08).
Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson took time to visit injured Syracuse player Tyrone Perkins, who is still hospitalized in Winston-Salem after getting hurt Saturday.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Syracuse coach Dino Babers thanks Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson for visiting Syracuse defensive back Tyrone Perkins, who has been in a North Carolina hospital recovering from a leg injury suffered in last week's game. "That was very gracious," Babers said. "For him to go out and visit one of my guys in the local hospital is something that I'll never forget and something that I'll always appreciate."
Michigan is up to No. 4 in the CFP rankings this week after Saturday's big win over rival Penn State and LSU's shutout loss to No. 1 Alabama.
It's going to be Alabama vs. Georgia for the SEC title. Meanwhile, Michigan keeps rolling, and West Virginia won a classic over Texas. What else have we learned?
Eric Dungey rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown, Jarveon Howard ran for two scores and No. 22 Syracuse beat Wake Forest 41-24 on Saturday.
Alabama opens atop the season's first College Football Playoff ranking, ahead of fellow unbeaten Clemson. LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia follow.
No. 22 Syracuse and No. 23 Virginia were among a record seven teams to move into The Associated Press college football poll after a season-high 11 ranked teams lost this weekend.
Eric Dungey threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Syracuse held off No. 22 North Carolina State 51-41 on Saturday night to become eligible for the postseason for the first time in five years.