Every top 25 team's best reason for optimism next season
Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.
AAC commissioner wouldn't mind open discussion to expanded playoff
The AAC's Mike Aresco says strength of schedule continues to put non-Power 5 teams such as UCF at a disadvantage, so maybe it's time to again discuss playoff expansion.
Why no one wants to play Iowa State right now
The Cyclones are for real, with a rising star in coach Matt Campbell and a QB who turned down Alabama.
How a 1968 high school title explains Nick Saban's legendary career
Fifty years ago, Nick Saban won his first title, at West Virginia's Monongah High. His teammates remember a determined, cerebral leader who always thought three steps ahead. Sound familiar?
Kiper: Herbert 'is the guy if you need a QB'
Mel Kiper breaks down Oregon QB Justin Herbert and explains why the Giants should take him if he is on the board in April.
Kiper: This year's draft is 'all defense'
Mel Kiper on why he only has three offensive skill players on his big board and if anyone can challenge Nick Bosa for the top pick.
AP Top 25
Dropped from rankings: Florida State 19, Texas 23
Others receiving votes: Utah 71, Oklahoma State 62, Boston College 31, Texas A&M 29, Northwestern 28, Maryland 12, Ole Miss 11, NC State 9, Florida State 8, Houston 6, Memphis 6, Washington State 6, Iowa State 4, Hawai'i 3, BYU 3, Iowa 3, Kansas State 3, Fresno State 1, Arkansas State 1
Dropped from rankings: Florida State 19, Texas 21
Others receiving votes: Oregon 136, Northwestern 87, Texas A&M 84, Utah 70, Florida State 46, Memphis 27, Boston College 21, Kentucky 13, Washington State 11, Duke 9, NC State 9, South Florida 9, Appalachian State 9, Iowa 9, Fresno State 7, Arkansas 6, Iowa State 6, Arkansas State 5, Kansas State 4, Hawai'i 4, Houston 4, Cincinnati 3, Maryland 2, San Diego State 1, Georgia Tech 1