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2018 Schedule
10-0, 1st in SEC - West
Saban shrugs off outside noise, says he has no Internet (2:14)
2h

Campus Conversation: Scheduling Issues, Upsets We Want To See, Blanks

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Adam Rittenberg discuss the scheduling issues that led to such a weak slate (3:10), the upsets we'd love to see (12:19) and more. Plus, Fill-In-The-Blanks (23:26), Phil Steele's Picks (36:14), Talk Nerdy To Me (45:59), Walk-Ons (53:09) and Extra Points (59:28).

Alabama's success rides on Tua's shoulders (1:29)
20h

Herbstreit & Fitzsimmons: Don't Sell The Week Short

Kirk Herbstreit & Ian Fitzsimmons discuss Week 12's issues, weigh in on a great under-the radar story (12:55), talk about Tua's health and how it pertains to the Heisman (17:02) and much more. Plus, the guys make their picks in the biggest games of the week (27:10).

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalists: Kentucky LB Josh Allen, Michigan LB Devin Bush, LSU S Grant Delpit, Clemson DT Christian Wilkins, Alabama NT Quinnen Williams.

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1dESPN Staff

Every top 25 team's best reason for optimism next season

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.

Courtesy of Marcus Lewis
1dAlex Scarborough

How Nick Saban's 1968 title explains the legendary coach

Fifty years ago, Nick Saban won his first title, at West Virginia's Monongah High. His teammates remember a determined, cerebral leader who always thought three steps ahead. Sound familiar?

2d

Campus Conversation: CU Rumors Tua's Health, Gundy On Transfers

Adam Rittenberg, Brad Edwards & Chris Low discuss the rumors swirling around Mike MacIntyre & Colorado (3:06), the impact of Tua's health (9:30), whether Bama or OU has a more potent offense (19:35), Mike Gundy's comments on transferring snowflakes (27:10) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (34:05) and Extra Points (50:14).

Crimson Tide paying attention to details (2:46)
3d

Campus Conversation: Stagnant Rankings, Petrino, Talk Nerdy

Peter Burns, Ryan McGee & Chris Low discuss a great finish at Bedlam (1:58), the top-10 taking care of business (7:00), Bobby Petrino getting the axe (24:40) & more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" (33:06), Walk-Ons (39:36) and Extra Points (46:47).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Assume Clemson, Michigan, Oklahoma and Georgia all win out, Alabama finishes 12-1 and Notre Dame finishes 11-1. In that scenario, Playoff Predictor makes Clemson and Georgia virtual locks and considers Michigan very likely to get in. The decision for the last spot would be almost a toss-up between Oklahoma and Alabama, but our model thinks the committee is more likely to select the Sooners, by a hair. Notre Dame would be the least likely of the six to get in.

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4d

Northwestern ranked in AP Top 25 poll after win

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has watched highlights of No. 1 Alabama, saying, "They're a great team every year. They're really good, really well-coached, athletes everywhere." Does Lawrence want to play Bama? "Yeah, we'd love to. We'll play whoever comes in front of us."

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5dESPN staff

College Football Playoff picks after Week 11

This week's top four is unanimous, from No. 1 Alabama to No. 4 Michigan. But if history has taught us anything, chaos is right around the corner.

Saban on low hit on Tua: 'I'm not complaining about it' (0:40)
Williams on Bama win: 'We can't get complacent' (1:00)

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Alabama has scored two TDs in two possessions against a Mississippi State defense that had allowed nine TDs all season. What's more, the Tide has rushed for 89 yards against a defense that allows 111.4 per game. So much for the post-LSU letdown theory.

Team Stats

Passing Yards323.7
Rushing Yards215.8
Points For48.676th
Points Against12.7