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Appalachian State players celebrate an interception by safety E.J. Jackson during an NCAA college football game against Marshall Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

Sep. 20, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory. Clemson remained a nearly unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday after another light week in...

South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud (3) breaks away from Citadel linebacker Marquise Blount (49) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

College Football Picks: AAC tries to plant flag in P5 turf

Sep. 16, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

Last week was the Sun Belt's time to shine. This week, the American Athletic Conference gets its chance to plant its flag. The conference that prides itself on being “Power Six” will get only a few opportunities to prove it this season. The Power Five conferences have decided to play mostly league...

Cleveland Browns place kicker Austin Seibert (4) attempts an extra point in the first half during an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Baltimore. The Browns are replacing kicker Austin Seibert after he missed an extra point and field goal in Sunday's opener, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press. Seibert, who clanged his extra point off the left upright and pushed a 41-yard field-goal try to the right, will be replaced by Cody Parkey, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made the move official. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)

Kicked off: Browns waive K Seibert after 2 misses in opener

Sep. 14, 2020 3:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns kicked aside their kicker after one game. Cleveland waived Austin Seibert on Monday after he missed an extra point and field goal in the first half of Sunday's season-opening loss at Baltimore. He's being replaced by Cody Parkey, who kicked for the Browns in 2016 and is best...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Ohio State plays against Florida A&M at Ohio Stadium during an NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. What is most commonly referred to as major college football (aka NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision or FBS) is compromised of 130 teams and 10 conferences. Seventy-seven of those teams are scheduled to play throughout the fall, starting at various times in September. The other 53, including the entire Big Ten and Pac-12, have postponed their seasons and are hoping to make them up later. That means no No. 2 Ohio State, No. 7 Penn State, No. 9 Oregon and six other teams that were ranked in the preseason AP Top 25. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: When streaks end, but not really

Sep. 14, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, Ohio State is not ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes' streak of 132 straight poll appearances is the second-longest active streak in the country, behind Alabama's 198. Of course, in this strange season of COVID-19, Ohio State's streak was neither extended...

Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Tyler Guidry celebrates on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Louisiana-Lafayette won 31-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AP Top 25: La.-Lafayette leads 10 new teams in rankings

Sep. 13, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

Sun Belt rivals Louisiana-Lafayette and Appalachian State were among 10 new teams ranked Sunday in first regular-season Associated Press college football poll, which was stripped of the teams not yet scheduled to play a fall season. There was no change at the very top: Preseason No. 1 Clemson received 60 of 61...

FILE - The championship trophy is seen before a news conference for the NCAA college football playoff championship game between Alabama and Clemson,  Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. In a season of uncertainty, go with the sure things. Alabama vs. Clemson for the fourth time in the title game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Pick Six: In these uncertain times, 'Bama and Clemson again

Sep. 8, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

Shere are six conferences scheduled to play major college football this fall, and a playoff is in place for January. As of now. Making predictions for a most unpredictable season is challenging, but everything about playing football is tougher than usual. And, really, even under normal circumstances, predicting...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, North Shore Mustangs running back Zachary Evans (3) rushes for a touchdown chased by Atascocita Eagles Daniel Onwuachi (4) during the first half of the high school football playoff game at Sheldon ISD Panther Stadium in Houston, Texas. Evans reportedly signed with Georgia but got released from his letter of intent and was connected to a few different schools before eventually becoming the first five-star recruit ever to sign with TCU. Evans rushed for nearly 5,000 career yards at North Shore High in Houston and was the nation’s No. 16 overall recruit according to the 247Sports Composite. (Tim Warner/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Forecasting freshman stars particularly tough this season

Sep. 7, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

Figuring out which true freshmen could make an impact is more challenging than usual this year with the coronavirus pandemic having such an impact on the preseason. Much of the offseason focused on the viability of having a season all rather than detailing which newcomers were making a statement. Did the unusual...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers, left, is tackled by LSU cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. All-America wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Vincent and defensive end Neil Farrell Jr. have announced they won’t be playing this season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

PICK SIX: LSU quartet heads list of players opting out

Sep. 1, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

LSU knew all along it would have to try to defend its national title without Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and four other first-round draft picks. It turns out they’re also missing a few notable players who weren’t in the most recent draft. All-America wide receiver Ja’Marr...

Workers and volunteers disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Goyang, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. South Korea is closing schools and switching back to remote learning in the greater capital area as the country counted its 12th straight day of triple-digit daily increases in coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea urges striking doctors to return to work

Aug. 25, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo cited the growing virus crisis while issuing back-to-work orders for doctors...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) tackles Rutgers tight end Johnathan Lewis (11) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, in State College, Pa. Parsons was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected who are not slated to play this fall. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)

Parsons, Sewell among AP preseason All-Americans not playing

Aug. 25, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first team who are not slated to play this fall. The team was selected by 47 AP poll voters, who were asked to consider all Division I players — even those who had...