Before we get beyond Christmas to the playoff, there will be plenty of action worth watching, including Fresno State's Marcus McMaryion against Arizona State and a Wisconsin-Miami matchup in which both teams have a lot to prove.
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In addition to all-conference teams, here are the top players, coaches and freshmen from each Power 5 league.
- Picking winners for every bowl game matchup
- Georgia breaks into top 4; Ohio St. jumps big
- UCF breaks into top 10 in latest CFP rankings
- CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings
Take a look at who from the just-released ESPN JC 50 will add immediate impact to college football rosters next season.
From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Defensive end Nolan Smith, the No. 2 ranked recruit in the 2019 class, is taking an official visit to Penn State this weekend. Smith is committed to Georgia, but has taken visits to Tennessee and Alabama and is now taking a trip to Happy Valley. The Georgia prospect plans to sign early on December 19 and will make his final decision in the next few weeks.
After three weeks of the same top four, Georgia enters the semifinals, while Michigan tumbles out after a loss to Ohio State.
Trace McSorley completed 12 of 22 passes for 230 yards and had a hand in three touchdowns to help No. 15 Penn State rout Maryland 38-3 on Saturday.
Ohio State dominates Michigan to start a lively playoff debate a day after Oklahoma earned a rematch with Texas. What else have we learned in Week 13?
Undefeated UCF jumps into the CFP's top 10, claiming the highest ranking by a Group of 5 contender in the rankings' history.
Notre Dame closes in on the CFP, while West Virginia goes down and Ohio State and Michigan prepare for a B1G showdown. What else have we learned?
Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss.
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.
The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
Trace McSorley tied Penn State's record for wins by a quarterback with his 29th, and 21st-ranked Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin 22-10 on Saturday.