— Justice Sueing scored 19 points and No. 23 Ohio State jumped out to a 22-0 lead en route to a 94-67 win over Illinois State on Wednesday in the season opener for both teams.
The CFB Pod: The guys look at the first CFB Playoff rankings, preview Notre Dame-UNC, make their Week 13 picks and talk to Rece Davis
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, Notre Dame heading to North Carolina down two offensive linemen, Northwestern surprisingly smashing Wisconsin, David’s Dude of the Week, Coastal Carolina’s offense, Maryland-Indiana, JT Daniels impressing in his Georgia debut and their Week 13 picks. Later, Rece Davis hops on to talk about being in the spotlight with Northwestern’s success, BYU landing at No. 14, a nightmare playoff scenario for Cincinnati, the deck being stacked against the Pac-12 and the start of the college basketball season (48:39).
- Browns separate offense, D after latest positive
- Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings
- Source: Browns' Ward likely out 'a few weeks'
- Buckeyes land commitment from WR Burton
First Take 1st Hour: Bruce Arians has comments on Brady struggles, Paul Finebaum on the first round of CFP rankings, will the NFL postpone Ravens-Steelers, and will the Cowboys disappoint on Thanksgiving?
Max & Ryan Clark react to Bruce Arians' comments about Tom Brady, Paul Finebaum joins to talk about College Football Playoff rankings, the guys debate if the Thanksgiving match-up between the Ravens and Steelers should be postponed due to the Ravens' covid-19 results, also, are the Cowboys more likely to impress or disappoint tomorrow?
The Browns practiced Wednesday with the offense and defense working at different times after the team had a fourth player -- Sione Takitaki -- test positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks.
After LSU and Georgia made big splashes in recruiting, the SEC owns three of the top four 2021 recruiting classes.
College football has lacked drama in recent years, at least in the national-championship picture. Clemson has won five straight titles in the ACC.
Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti begin the show reacting to the College Football initial rankings. Is there some SEC bias in the rankings? Should Ohio State have been higher than a one loss Clemson team? Tony Rizzo, ESPN Cleveland joins the show to discuss the temperature in Cleveland.
Alabama is No. 1 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. BYU debuts at No. 14 despite a 9-0 start.
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
What did we learn from the first College Football Playoff rankings? Let's break it down.
The SEC's top two quarterbacks have to fight off Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields, too.
Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics
Where will your team be ranked tonight by the College Football Playoff committee? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has its guess.
The Browns are expected to be without CB Denzel Ward for "a few weeks" with a calf strain, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
From Alabama to USC, here's what each College Football Playoff team should be looking for during tonight's rankings (7 p.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN App).
Ohio State landed a commitment from Caleb Burton, a wide receiver who is No. 42 in the ESPN Junior 300.
Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to return to the Cavaliers on a one-year deal, a source told ESPN.
The CFB Pod: The guys look back on Week 12, look ahead to the first CFP rankings, and discuss the war of words between Clemson and Florida State
Herbie and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing what they might see in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, BYU turning down a game against Washington, Notre Dame-UNC, Dabo Swinney’s raging against Florida State, Indiana’s near comeback against Ohio State, Northwestern having Wisconsin’s number and the Iron Bowl.
DeMarlo Hale will replace bench coach Brad Mills on Terry Francona's 2021 Indians coaching staff.
For the second consecutive game, the Browns will be without Myles Garrett, their top defensive player, after Garrett was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list last week.