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Lamar Jackson and everybody else: #CFBrank through four weeks

After four games, who's the nation's best player? OK, after Lamar Jackson, who fills out the rest of the top 50 guys in the country? Our experts have the answers.

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Sources: ACC title game will be moved to Orlando

The ACC football title game -- originally scheduled to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina -- will be moved to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Surprise teams set to crash CFB's playoff party (1:06)
McCaffrey: Football takes 'Insane preparation' (2:57)
Will Wisconsin's momentum carry into the Big House? (0:35)
Ben Boulware's brotherly inspiration (4:17)
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Jackson, McCaffrey clear Heisman favorites

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey are by far the top two candidates for the Heisman Trophy after four weeks.

Kornheiser to Helton: 'You're USC' (1:49)
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What in the world is going on at USC?

Clay Helton billed himself as the no-Hollywood coach, but his first year at USC has had more drama and plot twists than expected, leaving many to wonder about his future with the Trojans.

McCaffrey's unique traits that will help in NFL (1:02)
Is the lack of respect for the Badgers justified? (2:15)
Kelly says everybody's job is in jeopardy at Notre Dame (0:43)
Marty Smith goes inside the program with Clemson (2:53)


Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC linebacker Cam Smith said the Trojans plan to blitz more against Arizona State, but blitzing hasn't paid off for the team through four games. USC ranks No. 10 in the Pac-12 in yards per play allowed while sending pressure. The Trojans blitz 18.6 percent of the time, which is the sixth highest percentage in the Pac-12. Here is the full list of yards per play allowed which blitzing in the conference: 1. UCLA 2.42 (43 plays) 2. Colorado 3.8 (40) 3. Oregon 4.39 (82) 4. Utah 4.62 (61) 5. Washington 6.4 (5) 6. Cal 6.84 (19) 7. Arizona 7.12 (58) 8. Oregon State 7.5 (20) 9. Arizona State 8.37 (43) 10. USC 8.59 (22) 11. Washington State 9.33 (18) 12. Stanford 10.94 (18)

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Last practice of the week ends shortly, and then the truck will get loaded and head up I-5 to Husky Stadium for the game Friday night.

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

The Coke label printer people were quick on the draw. These bottles are on the desk where LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron and host Chris Blair will sit in when Orgeron's first call-in show starts in 20 minutes. Orgeron took over for fired coach Les Miles on Sunday.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Penn State coach James Franklin had to say when asked about the Big Ten's statement today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday:


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill talks about coach Brian Kelly's heavier involvement on defense:


Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Did Urban Meyer see Tim Tebow's home run? "I did," Meyer said with a big smile. "Don't bet against him."

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin said he did not "want to go down that road" when asked about the Big Ten's statement earlier today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday. He said officials told him one thing during the game -- which he reiterated during his post-game remarks -- and another thing later on. He did say he appreciated the statement, however.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's mantra for this season is front and center in the team meeting room. Urban Meyer's latest motivational trick -- The Edge -- has certainly worked well for the young Buckeyes so far.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Rice, from the Big 12 forum: "I was so concerned with being THE man. Instead of being A man."

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has been charged with a misdemeanor for failure to obey a traffic device for his part in the crash that included hitting a bicyclist last week. Schiano is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 5 and is facing a $55 fine and $97 in court fees after the collision early last Thursday during Ohio State's bye week. Schiano hasn't missed any work and will be coaching Saturday against his old team, Rutgers.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big 12 forum "Campus Violence – Finding Solutions" is about to begin. Ray Rice one of the panelists.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying that officials should not have ejected Penn State LB Brandon Smith for targeting against Michigan:

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

How does DC Vance Bedford adjust expectations for playing defense when Texas has an offense averaging 47 points? Bedford says it's all about two key stats: points per drive and turnovers. The Longhorns rank 9th in the Big 12 and 92nd nationally in points/drive (2.3) and have yet to grab an interception.