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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...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron reacts after a LSU touchdown in the first half of an NCAA football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. This is the rare SEC team whose schedule might have gotten a tad easier by playing a conference-only slate. The SEC opponents added to LSU’s schedule last month were Missouri (6-6 last season) and Vanderbilt (3-9). LSU had to drop a scheduled home date with No. 14 Texas, though its other non-conference games would have been lackluster matchups with Rice, Nicholls and Texas-San Antonio. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Orgeron: Most LSU players have had, recovered from COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

Most of LSU's football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain eligible to play the bulk of the season before they have to be tested again. Orgeron made those comments while discussing how he would plan for...

FILE - LSU defensive end Neil Farrell Jr. (92) sacks Georgia Southern quarterback Justin Tomlin (17) in the fourth quarter during an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. LSU coach Ed Orgeron says defensive lineman Neil Farrell has rejoined the team after initially opting out more than a month ago. But the 6-foot-4 and 319-pound Farrell's readiness for the season opener against Mississippi State on Sept. 26 remains to be seen. (AP Photo/Michael Democke, File)

LSU's Orgeron: Farrell is back, Shelvin maybe, Jenkins left

Sep. 15, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive lineman Neil Farrell has rejoined the team after initially opting out more than a month ago, but his readiness for the season opener against Mississippi State on Sept. 26 remains to be seen, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday. “He’s got to earn his way...

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...

The Latest: Positive tests prompt pause to Memphis football

Sep. 11, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Memphis has paused football practice and all group activities for the team, saying a “number of individuals” with the program have tested positive for COVID-19. The Tigers are scheduled to host Houston on Sept. 18...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

No. 1 Clemson opens season at Wake Forest in ACC matchup

Sep. 10, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

No. 1 Clemson at Wake Forest, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Clemson by 33. Series record: Clemson leads 67-17-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Tigers are beginning their pursuit of a sixth straight ACC championship and a third national title in five seasons. They're coming off a loss to LSU in last year's...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence looks to pass against LSU during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The top-ranked Tigers are 29-1 over the past two seasons and have won five straight ACC championships. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Trevor Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson begin another title chase

Sep. 10, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Trevor Lawrence has only lost one game since taking over as Clemson’s starting quarterback in 2018. But that one defeat was a big one — a lopsided 42-25 loss to Louisiana State in last year’s College Football Playoff championship game — and certainly one that has the potential No. 1...

Police: LSU player charged with abusing girlfriend

Sep. 10, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University football player was arrested and accused of abusing his girlfriend and destroying her personal items, authorities said. Ray Parker, 20, was charged Wednesday with battery of a dating partner and simple criminal damage to property, news outlets reported....

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 - This Nov. 7, 2019, file photo shows Temple defensive end Quincy Roche trying to sack South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Tampa, Fla. While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall. Roche, the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year last season, transferred to Miami. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Potential impact transfers this season aren't limited to QBs

Sep. 5, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

While most of the offseason chatter surrounding college football transfers inevitably focuses on quarterbacks, plenty of notable players at other positions also switched teams and could make major impacts for their new schools this fall. Miami may offer the clearest example of this. Quarterback D’Eriq King...