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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) breaks free for a touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Elite 8 gridlock for another week

Nov. 30, 2020 2:26 AM EST

For the fourth straight week, the top eight teams in The Associated Press college football poll were stuck in place, and a glance at the upcoming schedule suggests it could be a couple more weeks before this gridlock lets up. The elite eight runs down like this: Alabama at No. 1 followed by Notre Dame, Ohio...

Alabama coach Nick Saban gestures during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Tide's Saban tests positive for virus, will miss Iron Bowl

Nov. 25, 2020 5:19 PM EST

The Iron Bowl will be without its biggest star. Nick Saban, the coach at No. 1 Alabama, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday as the Crimson Tide prepares for its annual showdown with No. 22 Auburn. Since he was experiencing mild symptoms, it appears there won't be a false positive reprieve for Saban like there...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) heads for a long gain as coach Nick Saban watches during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Playoff rankings: 'Bama, ND, Clemson, Ohio St; Cincinnati 7

Nov. 24, 2020 10:38 PM EST

Alabama was No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season Tuesday night, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. Texas A&M was fifth and Florida sixth, giving the Southeastern Conference three of the top six teams. Alabama is No. 1 in the CFP rankings for a record 19th time. ...

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay, left, tries to bring down Tennessee Titans safety Amani Hooker after he intercepted a pass from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The Latest: USC stops training after positive COVID test

Nov. 24, 2020 6:42 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 19 Southern California has closed its training complex for the day after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The unbeaten Trojans didn’t practice Tuesday and held their meetings virtually while...

A BYU fans sits among the cardboard fan cutouts during an NCAA college football game against North Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Takeaways: Playing through pandemic predictably frustrating

Nov. 22, 2020 1:14 AM EST

The college football Saturday started with another game being postponed, the 18th of the week, and a dispute between Clemson and Florida State. Clemson wanted to play, even though it brought a player to Tallahassee who ended up testing positive on Friday night. Florida State medical officials said no, and the...

Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin (7) throws a pass while under pressure from Tulane linebacker Nick Anderson (40) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Collins, Brin lead No. 25 Tulsa to stunning 2 OT win

Nov. 20, 2020 8:18 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Falling behind early is becoming a regular occurrence for Tulsa. So are late-game heroics. Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 25 Tulsa a 30-24 comeback victory over Tulane on Thursday night. Tulsa (5-1, 5-0 American...

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Stitt is imposing new restrictions on bars and restaurants and requiring masks in state buildings as officials attempt to control the surging number of coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma governor's holiday plans flout CDC, virus surge

Nov. 19, 2020 8:28 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he planned to attend a college football game over the weekend and spend Thanksgiving with his parents, even as coroanvirus cases in the state continued to surge this week and the nation's top public health agency pleaded with...

Indiana running back Stevie Scott III rushes during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

College Football Picks: Indiana's big chance; FSU's big fall

Nov. 18, 2020 10:05 PM EST

This Saturday, Indiana will play at Ohio State and Clemson will visit Florida State. One of these games is a matchup of ranked teams that will go a long way toward deciding a division title. The other carries a 35-point spread. As three-time national champion Florida State limps toward its worst season in 45...

Tulsa celebrates after linebacker Zaven Collins (23) made a winning interception against SMU during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Joey Johnson)

AP Top 25: Tulsa in at 25; Indiana set for top-10 matchup

Nov. 16, 2020 12:11 PM EST

No. 25 Tulsa is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time in 10 years and No. 9 Indiana is set to play the first regular-season, top-10 matchup in program history. The AP Top 25 was mostly stagnant Sunday after four of the top five teams did not play and only one ranked team lost...

Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector (10) celebrates after recovering a Notre Dame fumble in the end zone during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Clemson shows staying power in poll

Nov. 16, 2020 2:41 AM EST

Clemson lost at Syracuse on Oct. 13, 2017, and fell five spots to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 the following day. The Tigers needed a few weeks to climb back into the top-five and settled in at No. 4 after winning at No. 20 North Carolina State in early November. The Tigers have been a fixture in the top-five ever...