7:57 PM ET UCF put a thrashing on Cincinnati last week, and the College Football Playoff committee took notice. 1. Alabama (11-0)2. Clemson (11-0)3. Notre Dame (11-0)4. Michigan (10-1)5. Georgia (10-1)6. Oklahoma (10-1)7. LSU (9-2)8. Washington State (10-1)9. UCF (10-0)10. Ohio State (10-1)11. Florida (8-3)12. Penn State (8-3)13. West Virginia (8-2)14. Texas (8-3)15. Kentucky (8-3)16.
3:47 PM ET ESPN News Services Massachusetts is working on parting ways with coach Mark Whipple, who has led the Minutemen to just 16 victories in six seasons during his second stint at the school, according to multiple reports. Whipple, 61, has two years remaining on a contract that pays $500,000 annually in base salary.
3:21 PM ET No. 8 Washington State and Houston will meet next season in the AdvoCare Kickoff on Sept. 13, at NRG Stadium in Houston. For Washington State, the game figures to be its marquee nonconference game of the season, while Houston will play Oklahoma to start the season. “We are excited to face a
2:00 PM ET The Bottom 10 inspirational thought of the week: There’ve been times in my life,I’ve been wondering why.Still, somehow I believed we’d always survive.Now, I’m not so sure you’re waiting to hear.One good reason to try.But what more can I say?What’s left to provide? You think that maybe it’s over?Only if you want
9:00 AM ET While the playoff has taken a predictable path this fall, consider just how rare it is that No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame are entering rivalry week undefeated: It’s only the fourth time in the past 20 years that three Power 5 teams (or BCS automatic qualifiers)
9:00 AM ET Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Dave Wilson Close ESPN Staff Writer Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com since 2010. He previously worked at The Dallas Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas
9:00 AM ET The question came for Jim Harbaugh just as it does every November. It has been 32 eventful years since a young Harbaugh sat in front of a television camera wearing a button-up white shirt and guaranteed that his Michigan Wolverines would beat Ohio State and punch their ticket to the Rose Bowl.
9:37 AM ET ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The subject today is awards and the men and women who don’t win them. Among the mysteries of the modern age: Jerry West, aka the Logo, never won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, Glenn Close has never won an Oscar, and Don Brown has yet to win
8:11 PM ET Edward Aschoff Close ESPN Staff Writer ESPN.com SEC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2011. Graduated from the University of Florida. Sam Khan Jr. Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers Texas A&M and the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Houston. HOUSTON — All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver is expected to
6:33 PM ET The Big 12 publicly reprimanded Breckyn Hager on Monday after the Texas defensive end slammed rival Oklahoma following a postgame interview with reporters Saturday night. Wearing a cowboy hat and sunglasses with his hair braided, Hager was walking back to the locker room after Texas’ victory over Iowa State when a reporter