Top Headlines

Is Pac-12 already out of the playoff race? We rank each conference’s chances

[ad_1] The Pac-12 has already seen some of its top College Football Playoff contenders -- outside of Utah -- lose a game: Oregon in Week 1, Washington last week and USC this weekend.Is the conference in danger of missing the College Football Playoff for a third straight season?It's fair to say the league is playing from behind because the top contenders in the other Power 5 conferences have also been
Top Headlines

College football bowl projections after Week 3

[ad_1] 2:49 PM ETKyle BonaguraCloseESPN Staff WriterCovers the Pac-12.Joined ESPN in 2014.Attended Washington State University.Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaHere's how our experts see the bowl matchups after Week 3. Check back each week for their predictions.All times Eastern.College Football Playoff National ChampionshipMercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansJan. 13, 8 p.m., ESPNBonagura: Alabama vs. ClemsonSchlabach: Clemson vs. GeorgiaCollege
Top Headlines

Is Pac-12 already out of the playoff race? We rank each conference’s chances

[ad_1] The Pac-12 has already seen some of its top College Football Playoff contenders, outside of Utah, lose a game. Oregon in Week 1, Washington last week and USC this weekend.Is the conference in danger of missing the College Football Playoff for a third straight season?It's fair to say the league is playing from behind, because the top contenders in the other Power 5 conferences have also been more impressive.
Top Headlines

College football Power Rankings for Week 3

[ad_1] After a ho-hum weekend in college football -- unless, of course, you're a fan of say The Citadel, BYU, UCF or Arizona State -- there will finally be some actual movement in the College Football Playoff race next week.Two games could go a long way in separating the early contenders from the pretenders. Georgia hosts Notre Dame and Wisconsin hosts Michigan.Though the Badgers and Wolverines had Saturday off, the
Top Headlines

College Football Playoff picks after Week 3

[ad_1] Week 3 of the college football season was a good one for the elite teams expected to battle for the College Football Playoff.How will Saturday's top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the current odds for making the top four? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has the answers. Check back every week as the odds are updated following that week's games. Each week during the season, our
Top Headlines

Bad penalties, worse coaching decisions and more in weird Week 3

[ad_1] It's hard to win football games. Coaches talk about this all the time, usually to explain why fans should take some 40-point underdog seriously, but it's still probably true. At least, it was Saturday.On a weekend in which there were zero matchups of ranked teams, we were treated to a delightful menagerie of weather delays, frisky FCS teams, brutal special-teams plays and a handful of memorably ridiculous decisions that
Top Headlines

Florida QB Franks expected to miss rest of season

[ad_1] Florida Gators quarterback Feleipe Franks is likely to miss the rest of the season after dislocating his ankle during Saturday night's 29-21 win on the road at Kentucky."They feel pretty certain that there was a break with the dislocation and he'll be done for the season," Florida coach Dan Mullen told reporters after the game.Franks, who started 23 games entering Saturday, suffered the injury during the third quarter with
Top Headlines

Anderson stirred by UGA pink out — ‘Overwhelmed’

[ad_1] ATHENS, Ga. -- As Blake Anderson thought about all that pink between the hedges, he struggled to hold back the tears.The emotions are still very raw for the Arkansas State coach, whose wife Wendy died last month after a two-year fight against breast cancer.But even as time eases the pain, he'll never forget all those Georgia fans who honored his spouse -- and raised awareness for breast cancer research
Top Headlines

ACC — UNC deserved 1 more second against Wake

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference said Saturday the replay official erred on the final play of the North Carolina Tar Heels-Wake Forest Demon Deacons game by failing to initiate a review that would have put one second back on the clock.League supervisor of football officials Dennis Hennigan said in a statement the officials determined that UNC running back Michael Carter's forward progress had been stopped and time
Top Headlines

If it wins out, UCF’s playoff chances are better than ever

[ad_1] Throughout last year as UCF was in the midst of its second straight undefeated regular-season campaign, a question lingered each week: Did the Knights have a path to the College Football Playoff?And every time the Allstate Playoff Predictor had the same response: nope.This year could be different.Because just two games into the season, the Allstate Playoff Predictor gives UCF a 6% shot to reach the playoff. Doesn't sound like