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POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.

Sep. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: No. 6 Ohio St, No. 10 Penn St jump back into Top 25; LSU, Oklahoma fall; Clemson, Alabama, Florida top poll.
Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, center, pulls down a reception between Missouri's Tyree Gillespie, right, and Ishmael Burdine, left, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

No. 2 Crimson Tide rolls on offense to 38-19 win over Mizzou

Sep. 26, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Nick Saban has never lost a season opener while coaching Alabama. Then again, he'd never had one like this. Yet despite an offseason largely scrapped by the coronavirus pandemic, and a delayed start to the season, Saban's second-ranked Crimson Tide looked just fine as they began their...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. But it’s still the most the Tide has given up since 2007, Saban’s first year in Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 2 Alabama visits Missouri to begin SEC-only campaign

Sep. 24, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

No. 2 Alabama at Missouri, Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Alabama by 27 1/2. Series record: Alabama leads 4-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The second-ranked Crimson Tide will go for their fifth straight win over Missouri when the teams open their SEC-only schedule at Faurot Field. The Tigers will be playing...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. But it’s still the most the Tide has given up since 2007, Saban’s first year in Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 2 Crimson Tide visit Mizzou to begin SEC-only schedule

Sep. 24, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

Alabama coach Nick Saban had nothing but praise for Eli Drinkwitz when discussing his Missouri counterpart this week. Hard to find much fault when Drinkwitz has only lost one game as a head coach. Of course, the up-and-coming boss of the Tigers also only has one season under his belt. But the 12-win campaign that...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against LSU in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama allowed 18.6 points per game nationally last season, good enough for 13th nationally. But it’s still the most the Tide has given up since 2007, Saban’s first year in Tuscaloosa. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Media picks Alabama to top Florida in SEC championship game

Sep. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the media favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title while Florida is the pick to win the Eastern Division. Alabama received 77 votes to win the championship game on Dec. 19 in Atlanta, while Georgia and LSU each were picked on seven ballots. The SEC released...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, then-Appalachian State head coach Eli Drinkwitz shouts in the second quarter of an NCAA football game against Coastal Carolina, in Boone, N.C. The debut season for Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz got much more challenging when the Southeastern Conference adjusted its schedules this summer. Missouri’s original cross-division opponents in its SEC schedule were Arkansas and Mississippi State, which both finished below .500 last season. But when the SEC switched to a format in which each team will play 10 conference games, Missouri discovered it also would be hosting Alabama and visiting defending national champion LSU.(Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, File)

Mizzou's Drinkwitz: transparency trumps competitive edge

Sep. 23, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz could have kept private the COVID-19 testing numbers within the Missouri football program. The new coach of the Tigers could have pleaded ignorance when it came to the number of positive results, or the amount of contact tracing that has been done. He could have leaned...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Alabama defensive back Patrick Surtain II (2) waits for a play during the team's NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two of the Alabama defense's big names-- Surtain and linebacker Dylan Moses--are back, along with potential stars like Ray and linebacker Christian Harris. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Alabama coordinator expects better from Crimson Tide defense

Sep. 20, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Pete Golding doesn’t make excuses for Alabama’s uncharacteristic defensive shortcomings last season, and he probably could. The second-ranked Crimson Tide struggled at times amid a wave of injuries, losing players like middle linebacker Dylan Moses and defensive end LaBryan Ray for all or most of...

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 - Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) hurdles Auburn defensive back Jeremiah Dinson (20) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. Harris is a candidate for the Doak Walker Award, for outstanding running back. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

Pick Six: From Heisman to Outland, projecting award winners

Sep. 4, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

College football loves its awards. Each position has its own hardware and multiple players of the year are chosen, including by The Associated Press. As with everything related to college football in a season already disrupted by the pandemic there is uncertainty about when the awards will be ... awarded. It...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Missouri running back Larry Rountree III finds a hole in the Arkansas defense as he runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Little Rock, Ark. Eli Drinkwitz already has experienced just about everything a college football coach could imagine in his first season. Except for playing a game. That will finally change on Sept. 26, 2020, when the Tigers’ new coach leads his team into the opener of its SEC-only schedule against mighty Alabama. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

Mizzou's Drinkwitz looking forward to finally coaching game

Sep. 1, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz already has experienced just about everything a college football coach could imagine in his first season. Except for playing a game. That will finally change on Sept. 26, when the Tigers' new coach leads his team into the opener of its SEC-only schedule against No. 3...