Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck's has received an extension on the five-year contract he signed in January, keeping him with the Gophers through 2023.
Baker Mayfield will not start or serve as captain on Saturday against West Virginia, but the Sooners are ready to play and are looking to a win to stay contenders in the College Football Playoff.
In the words of head coach Mark Dantonio, No. 16 Michigan State has a chance to "flip it" when it meets Rutgers in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium.
For Northwestern, it's a chance to wrap up the regular season with a seven-game winning streak and position itself for a nice bowl bid.
Oklahoma State and Kansas meet Saturday amid disappointment.
For the first time since 2013, the Iron Bowl features a winner-take-all matchup for the SEC West Division.
Dropped from rankings: Michigan 18, NC State 22, West Virginia 25
Others receiving votes: South Carolina 69, Michigan 58, San Diego State 24, Iowa State 14, NC State 13, Kentucky 9, Wake Forest 8, Texas A&M 8, Fresno State 4, Troy 4, Florida Atlantic 4, Army 3, West Virginia 1