Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg & Brad Edwards discuss the latest CFP rankings (1:30), The Game (14:27), West Virginia's chances (21:50) and more. Plus, Phil Steele (42:47), Walk-Ons (57:32) and Extra Points (1:04:40).
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Stanford Steve and the Bear get you ready for the Thanksgiving Day games and the entire Week 13 slate with picks and parlays. Plus, Brad Edwards joins.
- UCF breaks into top 10 in latest CFP rankings
- Wolverines' Bush among 5 Butkus Award finalists
- Ohio St. opens as rare underdog vs. Michigan
- Army marches into AP poll for 1st time since '96
Who wins when No. 4 Michigan goes to No. 10 Ohio State? Our reporters pick that game, plus Oklahoma-West Virginia, Auburn-Alabama and Washington-Washington State.
It's been 32 years since Jim Harbaugh last led the Michigan Wolverines to a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Undefeated UCF jumps into the CFP's top 10, claiming the highest ranking by a Group of 5 contender in the rankings' history.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
The 2018 Broyles Award semifinalists (nation's top assistant coach): UAB defensive coordinator David Reeves, Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Army DC Jay Bateman, Cal DC Tim DeRuyter, UCF O-line coach Glen Elarbee, Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott, Georgia OL coach Sam Pittman, LSU D-coordinator Dave Aranda, Michigan DC Don Brown, Mississippi State DC Bob Shoop, Notre Dame OC Chip Long, Oklahoma co-OC/OL coach Bill Bedenbaugh, Utah State OC David Yost, Washington State DC Tracy Claeys, West Virginia OC Jake Spavital.
Ivan Maisel, Chris Low & Ryan McGee discuss the pleasant surprise of Ed Oliver returning to the field (3:32), varying degrees of trash talk at Texas and Michigan (7:40), awards races (17:26) and more. Plus, Walk-Ons (29:40) and Extra Points (39:16).
The stakes are always high in season-ending rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.
For the Wolverines, a win means a likely CFP berth and long-awaited revenge. For the Buckeyes, it will change the story of a chaotic season.
From petty feuds to genuine hate, this is college football's best week. Here are the iconic moments and unforgettable quotes from the game's top rivalries.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Michigan landed a commitment from ESPN 300 defensive back Jalen Perry on Monday. Perry was once a Georgia commitment and chose the Wolverines over South Carolina among other schools. Michigan now has 12 ESPN 300 commits in the No. 3 ranked class.
Josh Allen of Kentucky and Devin Bush of Michigan are among the five finalists for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's best linebacker.
"There's no better coach I've ever been around," Jim Harbaugh says of the 63-year-old Brown, a New Englander he found thanks to a tip from the Patriots coach.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Tom Brady on Michigan-Ohio State: "I've lost too many years of bets to Ohio State guys, Michigan State guys. But this is our year, baby! This is our year! This is the year we have to take it to the next level at Michigan. They have a great chance going to the Horseshoe. I think we're going to kick their butt. We got a great defense, and I can't wait to watch it. It's going to be a fun game." (via his weekly interview Monday on WEEI).
Ohio State was installed as a 3.5-point underdog against Michigan. Barring dramatic line movement, it would mark the first time the Buckeyes haven't been favored since the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship.
At No. 23, Army makes its first appearance in the AP poll since 1996, but things at the top of the rankings remain largely unchanged.
This week's top four is unanimous, from No. 1 Alabama to No. 4 Michigan. But with Rivalry Week looming, changes could be right around the corner.
Karan Higdon ran for a go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter and Jake Moody set a school record with six field goals, helping No. 4 Michigan beat Indiana 31-20 Saturday.