West Virginia's sneaky tweak off the jet sweep. Alabama's double play-action and bomb. Hey, NFL teams: Put these in your playbook.
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The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
- CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings
- Michigan steps into CFP's top 4; Bama still No. 1
- Bama atop 1st CFP; Clemson, LSU, Irish follow
- Iowa suspends DBs Creamer, Hankins vs. Purdue
Isaiah Bowser ran for 165 yards and a touchdown and Northwestern upset Iowa 14-10 on Saturday to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship.
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?
There are still a lot of divisional toss-ups remaining, and they can shake up the College Football Playoff outlook.
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.
Spencer Evans made a 25-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Saturday, giving Purdue a 38-36 upset over No. 19 Iowa and putting the Boilermakers back in the Big Ten's West Division title hunt.
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?
Whether it's to win a conference title or simply prevent a rival from doing so, there's still plenty on the table for teams.
Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer
Iowa checking at No. 16 might be the most significant news for the Big Ten in the first round of College Football Playoff rankings. A lot left to be settled, but a top-15 opponent in the Big Ten title game could be the boost that whoever emerges from the East Division needs to launch itself into a top-four spot in December.
Alabama opens atop the season's first College Football Playoff ranking, ahead of fellow unbeaten Clemson. LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia follow.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Iowa defensive backs Matt Hankins and Trey Creamer have been suspended this week against Purdue for a violation of team-conduct rules. Both second-year players were charged Saturday night with disorderly conduct at a house party in Iowa City. Neither player traveled with the Hawkeyes to Penn State over the weekend. Hankins started Iowa's first four games at cornerback.
Iowa reserve defensive backs Trey Creamer and Matt Hankins, who didn't travel with the Hawkeyes for Saturday's loss at Penn State, have been suspended for a week after being cited for disorderly conduct.
Nick Scott intercepted a pass to thwart Iowa at the Penn State 2 with 3:18 left and the No. 17 Nittany Lions held on to avoid a third straight home loss with a 30-24 victory Saturday over the No. 18 Hawkeyes.