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.
- Bama, ND, Clemson, OSU lead first CFP rankings
- Source: Browns' Ward likely out 'a few weeks'
- Buckeyes land commitment from WR Burton
- Dellavedova returning to Cavaliers, source says
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.
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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.
No matter the weather or injuries, the Browns are winning and in second place in the AFC North, regardless of aesthetics.
The Lakers and center Marc Gasol have agreed on a two-year deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.
There's a new team atop the Big 12. Who else made a jump in this week's college football conference power rankings?
Notice a jump in pass defense for the Colts this season? Xavier Rhodes is part of the reason. What other offseason adds have helped fixed NFL team weaknesses this season?
Patrick Mahomes might be the top QB to be drafted since 2017, but 2021 prospect Trevor Lawrence ranks higher than you'd think.
The Buckeyes' one potentially fatal flaw, the Big 12 rise of the Sooners and Hawkeyes, and more from a wild week of college football action.
Peter Burns believes that COVID limitations are affecting the Heisman race in a major way.
No Drew Brees, no problem. The Saints moved back into the No. 1 spot in the conference. Here's how the postseason bracket looks at the moment and what scenarios lie ahead.