What contenders need to happen in the path to the College Football Playoff, including Alabama

Week 12 brought clarity to the College Football Playoff race. At least for now. Michigan and TCU avoided disaster with late rallies, but Tennessee’s Playoff hopes, despite the easiest final month of the season of any contender, went down in flames with a 25-point road loss to South Carolina. So did the chances for North … Read more

LSU, USC move up behind UGA, Ohio St, Michigan, TCU in CFP

LSU moved up to fifth and Southern California was sixth Tuesday night in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU. The top four remained the same for the third straight week, but the chasing teams changed order after Tennessee lost to South Carolina last Saturday night. Selection committee chairman Boo … Read more

College Football Playoff: What would the 12-team expanded field look like this week?

Although not officially finalized, the expanded 12-team College Football Playoff is expected to debut with the 2024 season. Each week for the rest of the season, The Athletic will test drive the proposed format using the CFP committee’s latest Top 25 rankings. Here’s how the bracket would be seeded and the site locations determined using … Read more

College Football Playoff rankings: Top 4 holds steady ahead of pivotal Ohio State-Michigan clash

The College Football Playoff field of four remains unchanged for a third consecutive week, as Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU check in at Nos. 1-4, respectively, with LSU moving up one spot to No. 5 and USC moving up one spot to No. 6. Here’s what you need to know: Georgia was one vote … Read more

Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson declares for NFL Draft after season-ending foot injury

Texas Tech edge Tyree Wilson announced Sunday that he will be declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft. Here’s what you need to know: Wilson is listed as the No. 12 prospects in Dane Brugler’s midseason draft rankings. Wilson is a senior pass rusher who transferred to the Red Raiders after beginning at Texas A&M. His … Read more

Kentucky Football Coach Mark Stoops Gets Contract Extension, Raise

Kentucky has quietly rewarded football coach Mark Stoops with a contract extension through the 2030 season, according to the school’s open records. The new deal, which runs through June 2031, will increase Stoops’s annual salary by over $2 million annually, as he’s now set to make $8.6 million per season beginning in February 2023. He … Read more

College Fantasy Football: Week 12 DFS Picks Saturday (Nov. 19) Games – AthlonSports.com

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Week 12 of the 2022 college football starts on Saturday, Nov. 19. That means it’s time to pick your optimal DraftKings college football fantasy lineup. Fortunately, our college football fantasy experts are ready to help. Players from 14 matchups are available to be selected on DraftKings for the first slate on … Read more

Ranking 131 college football teams after Week 11: UConn, Duke and teams worth celebrating

There have been a few weeks of College Football Playoff rankings, and there will be very little change at the top on Tuesday. So let’s open this week’s edition of The Athletic 131 by celebrating the teams that are in the midst of great seasons, by their standards, but aren’t in the CFP discussion. The … Read more