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New Ten Year War? Doubtful, but Year One between Harbaugh and Meyer still looks fun

There are similarities between the start of the Jim Harbaugh-Urban Meyer era with the Bo Schembechler-Woody Hayes rivalry, but it's way too soon to say this is the start of another Ten Year War.

Drive Through: Playoff Rankings Reaction (5:20)
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FiveThirtyEight: Notre Dame is running out of time

The Irish's playoff odds took a noticeable hit, down to 21 percent. Both a strong one-loss Big 12 champ and an undefeated or one-loss Big Ten winner are better bets to make the playoff over Notre Dame.

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Moyer: Big Ten enjoying its impressive playoff rankings haul

Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State and Michigan all featured in the top 10 of the latest rankings. The best news for the Big Ten is that the Hawkeyes and Spartans have a clear path to the playoff.


Oklahoma, Iowa make jump into CFP Top 4

Rece Davis, Danny Kanell, Joey Galloway and Kirk Herbstreit react to the latest College Football Playoff Rankings. Plus, Selection Committee chair Jeff Long joins the show.

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The best of rivalry week

Rivalry week is here. Take a look back at the top moments from the best rivalries around the country.

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Sherman: Why Iowa isn't boring

Safe to say TMZ won't be staking out the Iowa campus. But while the Hawkeyes might not be the most exciting team, there's nothing boring about 11-0.

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Huard QB ratings: Chaos reigns at the top

Deshaun Watson still leads the QB pack, according to Insider Brock Huard. But after Clemson's star passer, it's another week of turbulence and overhaul, mostly due to a rash of QB injuries.

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Bedlam has added rivalry for Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield is preparing for his first Bedlam. Even with a playoff berth on the line, the rivalry has some extra drama for the OU QB and his girlfriend, a former Oklahoma State soccer player.

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Heisman Watch: Henry firm at No. 1, Watson to No. 2

Alabama running back Derrick Henry remains a firm No. 1 in this week's Heisman Watch, but a shake-up behind him includes Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as a new No. 2 and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey at No. 3.


Harbaugh smashes buckeye at Bo's grave

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is getting ready for this week's game against rival Ohio State by smashing a buckeye at the grave of former Wolverines head coach Bo Schembechler.


QB honors father with four-TD game

Just hours after attending his father's funeral, New Mexico State's Andrew Allen threw 4 TD passes in a 37-34 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. "Everything I did on Saturday, I did it for my father."


How does the committee justify Iowa at 4?

The College Football Live crew says both Iowa and Michigan State have a case for being in the top 4 -- but it will all sort itself out if they meet in the Big Ten title game.


Notre Dame needs help to get into Playoff

Brad Edwards says there are specific rules for the CFP committee that will make it very hard for No. 6 Notre Dame to reach the top four.


Playoff apocalypse: A CFP nightmare

Ready for more ultimate head-spinning, scenario-scrambling, conference-crushing playoff possibilities? It all starts with North Carolina beating Clemson to win the ACC title. Doomsday scenarios

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#StillwaterStrong remains a rallying cry

A month after the homecoming crash that killed four people, Oklahoma State is still healing and the Cowboys' community still gets a needed dose of perspective from the tragedy. A daily endeavor

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Smart emerges as Gamecocks candidate

Alabama DC Kirby Smart is one of the leading candidates for South Carolina's coaching job, although there is at least one other unknown finalist, sources told ESPN's Chris Low and Mark Schlabach. Houston's Tom Herman is no longer a candidate.

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SEC tumbles in Conference Power Rankings

Using a formula that equally weighs the rankings from the AP poll and ESPNs Football Power Index, the SEC is weaker than the Big 12 AND the Big Ten this season. Rivalry Week edition

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A sampling of Notre Dame player reactions to dropping from 4 to 6 in the Playoff rankings: Will Fuller: "Sheesh." Joe Schmidt: (Blank stare) "This was my reaction." (Doesn't care) Sheldon Day: "Oh we are? I didn't watch it." (Gave a nice fib about a DL meeting last night.)

Best Week 13 college football bets

Neither Chris Fallica nor "Stanford Steve" Coughlin managed a winning record last week -- but both agree that Ohio State will end up on the right side of "The Game" on Saturday. Best bets

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Baylor turns to yet another starting QB

Chris Johnson will be Baylor's 3rd starting QB this season and -- as you might expect -- starting a lot of QBs has not translated to wins around the country. Entering this week, eight FBS teams have started three or more quarterbacks this season, and those teams have a combined record of 18-69 (.207 win pct) and none have more than 3 wins.

Baylor QB out for season

A broken ankle will keep Jarrett Stidham out for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Max Olson and a media report. It was first reported by Sports Day DFW.

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Bennett: A new Ten Year War?

A new coach at Michigan. Ohio State as the defending champions. But before you go declaring the Jim Harbaugh-Urban Meyer era the new Bo Schembechler-Woody Hayes rivalry, don't forget to consider Michigan State. Parallels

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Nebraska after announcement of no charges in rape case: "We are aware of this mornings announcement by the Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Attorney. There is no change in the status of any student-athletes. We will continue to follow University policies.

Top WR prospect commits to Auburn

Kyle Davis, the No. 1-ranked WR in the country and 28th player overall, picked Auburn over in-state Georgia or Tennessee. Davis has 773 receiving yards and 6 TDs this season. He was previously committed to South Carolina, but backed off prior to the season. 2016 ESPN 300

Can Florida win its way into the Playoff?

Rece Davis and Kirk Herbstreit agree that even a win vs. Alabama in the SEC Championship Game wouldn't tip the scales for the Gators.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

No one will be charged or arrested, according to Lincoln police, after investigation into Nov. 15 report of a sexual assault at the home of three Nebraska football players, including QB Tommy Armstrong Jr.

Here's where the CFP stands

Clemson and Alabama are 1 and 2, again. Meanwhile, Oklahoma and Iowa have moved up to 3 and 4, respectively, as Michigan State and Notre Dame are the first two teams out.

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Golic: 'Difficult' for ND to get into top 4

Mike Golic explains why Notre Dame would have to rely on Oklahoma if the Irish want to get back into the College Football Playoff.


South Carolina's Cooper to enter draft

Pharoh Cooper, the team's leading receiver, will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, his dad told The State: "He wants to ride the wave at its high point." Cooper has 887 yards and 7 TDs this season; he has 2,077 yards in his career with the Gamecocks.

Ohio has FG blocked, gets 1st down instead

Ohio K Josiah Yazdani's FG attempt was blocked, but lineman Kent Berger picked up the loose ball and headed upfield to pick up the unconventional first down.


Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth to Notre Dame: Last year's No. 6 at this time was eventual national champion Ohio State. (In other words, Irish, just win at Stanford 59-0 on Saturday and leave no doubt.)