2018 SeasonAll times ET
- UCF breaks into top 10 in latest CFP rankings
- Ohio St. opens as rare underdog vs. Michigan
- Army marches into AP poll for 1st time since '96
- Meyer after OT win: Emotional, not exasperated
Undefeated UCF jumps into the CFP's top 10, claiming the highest ranking by a Group of 5 contender in the rankings' history.
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.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Ohio State alum Nate Ebner on Tom Brady's Michigan banter: “I think history, the past 10 years, has kind of shown the way this rivalry has gone. I don't think that's going to change ... I feel pretty confident. I've been getting the best of (Brady) since I've known him.”
Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Heather Dinich discuss Kansas' hiring of Les Miles (2:00), Clay Helton's status at USC (9:30), the meaning of Week 12's results (12:20) & more. Plus, Talk Herdy To Me (32:21), Walk-Ons (37:51) and Extra Points (43:31).
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.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said his team was fortunate to pull off an overtime win over Maryland on Saturday, but he said the defense has to improve "or we won't win" against Michigan next week.
Ninth-ranked Ohio State went to overtime to avoid one of the most stunning upsets in this college football season, defeating Maryland 52-51 Saturday when the Terrapins failed to convert a 2-point conversion after the potential game-tying touchdown.
Notre Dame closes in on the CFP, while West Virginia goes down and Ohio State and Michigan prepare for a B1G showdown. What else have we learned?