Cincinnati and Wisconsin are joined by SMU, which rises after beating Houston, and Virginia, which slips after losing to North Carolina.
Arizona rises to a No. 2 by beating Washington, Baylor with its loss to Kansas while Louisville and Oregon hold their positions.
Releasing Tony Romo is easier and potentially cleaner for the Cowboys. The timing of the release has salary-cap ramifications as well.
Dallas freed up $17.3 million, moving under a proposed salary cap of $168 million by restructuring the contracts of two star offensive linemen.
A lot of excitement surrounds the arrival of WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) and QB Shawn Robinson (TCU) to their respective programs this year.
Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer
The Cowboys have restructured the contracts of All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith and All-Pro center Travis Frederick, freeing up roughly $17.3 million, moving them under a proposed salary-cap of $168 million for 2017, according to sources. The total cap will be finalized by March 9 when the league year begins. The Cowboys turned roughly $21 million of the $24 million due Smith and Frederick into signing bonus to create the room. Smith was set to make $10 million in 2017, while Frederick was set to make $14.221 million.
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Riding a 10-game winning streak, the Mustangs have made their presence known in our rankings.
Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Sources say Mavs' approach to deadline isn't impacted by DeMarcus Cousins deal. The Mavs won't pull the plug on fighting for West's final playoff spot. That doesn't necessarily mean the Mavs won't make a trade, but there will not be a fire sale with Dallas veterans.
The Cowboys received solid play from their special teams in 2016, but to be among the elite they need more big plays from their return units.
The Bears, No. 4 in last week's rankings, have now lost four of their past six games after setbacks at Texas Tech and at home against Kansas.
Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.
Baylor's first road game (vs. Duke) and its last (in the regular-season finale vs. TCU) will be key tests in Matt Rhule's first season as coach.
Antoine Roussel had his first career hat trick, Jamie Benn scored 3:47 into overtime and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer
Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews only secures a score of 11 in the 3-Point Contest. He will not advance to second round.
Semi Ojeleye had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and No. 19 SMU rallied to beat Houston 76-66 on Saturday.
Naz Mitrou-Long had 15 of his 25 points in the first half and Iowa State beat TCU 84-71 Saturday to move into a three-way tie for second in the Big 12.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Commissioner Adam Silver said nothing was resolved when he left the Charles Oakley-Jim Dolan meeting. He is "disheartened" to see that Oakley and Dolan have still not made up but he remains "hopeful" Oakley will return to the Garden. Silver said Oakley was "very emotional" during that meeting and said he would think about it when the meeting ended.
This year's list of Hall of Fame finalists is loaded with big names who had a major impact on the game. But who should get in this year? It's your chance to decide and make your picks.