As Oklahoma and Texas struggle, the Cowboys have surged and are the Big 12's lone unbeaten team. Even more surprising, they're winning with defense.
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- OSU-Baylor reset for Dec. after virus outbreak
- Clemson's Lawrence among Good Works Team
- Thomas to enter Oklahoma State Ring of Honor
- Tulsa-Okla. St. season opener postponed a week
We preview the weekend's biggest Big Ten battle. Who is worth watching? Can the Nittany Lions pull off the win? Plus, can Oklahoma State keep rolling?
The CFB Pod: Heather Dinich on the canceling of Wisconsin-Nebraska. Plus, Pollack and Negandhi give their Week 9 picks
The podcast kicks off with the breaking news of Wisconsin-Nebraska being canceled because of an outbreak amongst the Badgers. Heather Dinich hops on the pod with Negandhi to talk about the cancelation and if Oklahoma State has the makings of a championship team. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss Pollack staying up late to watch Rutgers tape, not being overly impressed with Ohio State, what they’re watching for in Oklahoma State-Texas, Trevor Lawrence leaving the door open to stay for another season and their Week 9 picks (9:35).
Courtside: Oklahoma State's Mike Boynton on Dee Mitchel, Cade Cunningham and the impact of coaching on his life
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about the lack of accountability in college basketball, the rampant cheating and the need for self-policing among coaches to save the sport. Then, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton hops on to discuss walk-on Dee Mitchell working a full-time job while playing basketball and going to school, what’s surprising him about the former No. 1 recruit Cade Cunningham, if there’s any jealousy in the locker room with a potential one-and-done teammate, the impact of coaching on his life, and his frustration watching coaches blatantly cheat and not get punished.
Who were the biggest movers in this week's college football conference power rankings? Let's have a look.
The CFB Pod: The guys look back at the first week of Big Ten action, and talk Oklahoma State and Alabama
Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the return of the Big Ten, Michigan’s strong start, Indiana’s big overtime win over Penn State, Ohio State’s questions at running back, Oklahoma State’s defense and what changes for Alabama with the loss of Jaylen Waddle.
Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame and Oklahoma State are humming along, and the Big Ten has joined the party in search of a College Football Playoff semifinal spot.
Oklahoma State, Cincinnati, Wisconsin and BYU are the top-ranked undefeated teams not in the AP top four right now. Of those four, which has the best playoff chance? Let us know in the Capital One Fan Vote.
The Big Ten returned and it did not disappoint, with some incredible performances and epic finishes. What does it mean for the AP Top 25? Let's break down what's next for each ranked team.
The Big Ten returns! Ohio State enters the fray and immediately earns its top-three spot. Notre Dame hops Georgia for the fourth spot, and Michigan climbs into the top 10 with a big win. Indiana steals the show in Week 8's Power Rankings, however.
The Big Ten is back! And Wisconsin might have a star QB -- at least Patrick Mahomes thinks so. We've got you covered with the day's biggest moments, takeaways and uniform reveals.
What separates college football's current ruling class from the Penn States of the world? We crunch the numbers.
17th ranked Iowa State is traveling to take on undefeated and 6th ranked Oklahoma State this weekend and Stanford Steve and Bear preview the big match-up. Plus, why the Big 12 is eliminated from the CFP yet.
CFB Pod: The guys look ahead to Week 8 and give their picks. Plus, Bill Connelly and Adam Rittenberg preview the Big Ten
Pollack and Negnadhi kick off the podcast discussing what looks to be a competitive week of football, what’s up with Bo Nix, Pollack doling out gambling advice, Florida State playing hard, Iowa State rediscovering its identity and their Week 8 picks. Then, Bill Connelly joins the show to talk about potential defensive weaknesses for Ohio State, Penn State missing Micah Parsons, Michigan’s high-potential sophomore class and who can give Wisconsin a run in the West (30:45). Later, Adam Rittenberg hops on to get into pressure facing the Wolverines, how close the Nittany Lions are to the Buckeyes and the intrigue surrounding Indiana and Minnesota (42:00).
What's next for each AP Top 25 team? Well, for starters, the Big Ten, led by No. 5 Ohio State, will finally take the field. Here's what to expect for each ranked team.
How would you rank each team in the three Power 5 conferences that have already begun play? Let's have a look.
College football's midseason-ish awards: Top players and unbelievable moments in a season like no other
Only in 2020 can we be celebrating the midway point before the Big Ten or Pac-12 has taken the field. But with seven weeks down and eight to go until conference title weekend, let's look back on the best of the year so far.
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No team's playoff chances dropped more yesterday than Georgia, but the Bulldogs still are one of the five teams with the best chance to earn a playoff selection.
Trevor Lawrence and Clemson put up 73 points on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to claim the top spot after Alabama's big win over Georgia. The Bulldogs don't fall far, though, while North Carolina tumbles after an upset loss in Tallahassee.
Which offenses and defenses have, for good or bad, surprised the most? Let's break it down compared to their preseason projections and see why their fortunes might change moving forward.