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Alabama head coach Nick Saban and offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood hold the trophy after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Perfect Alabama finishes No. 1 in AP Top 25 for 12th time

Jan. 12, 2021 1:04 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alabama finished the season No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the 12th time, extending its record by completing the program’s first perfect season since 2009. The Crimson Tide were a unanimous No. 1 in the final poll, getting 61 first-place votes, after beating Ohio State 52-24...

Texas A&M head coach Jumbo Fisher raises his hands during the trophy presentation at the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Texas A&M defeated North Carolina 41-27. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27

Jan. 3, 2021 12:52 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher pulled a hamstring as he tried to avoid the players who wanted to give him a celebratory Gatorade bath. Luckily, Fisher didn’t have to run in the Orange Bowl. Devon Achane did more than enough of that for the Aggies. Achane had two...

Title-winning coaches to square off in Orange Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 11:24 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Orange Bowl: No. 5 Texas A&M (8-1) vs. No. 14 North Carolina (8-3), at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, Saturday, 8 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Texas A&M by 7 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Texas A&M has an opportunity for eight...

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) speaks to head coach Jimbo Fisher during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl

Jan. 1, 2021 11:13 AM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — If there’s one belief that Texas A&M and North Carolina share heading into the Orange Bowl, it’s that there’s no use in looking backward. For the Aggies, that means not lamenting missing the College Football Playoff. For the Tar Heels, that means not...

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) speaks to head coach Jimbo Fisher during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Snubbed by committee, Texas A&M will face UNC in Orange Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 6:17 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jimbo Fisher's fondness of the Orange Bowl goes back to his youth, and he can still remember what a big deal it was to get in front of the television and wrap up every New Year's Day by watching the matchup. The game means plenty to him. He'd just rather not have been there this...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book throws a pass against Clemson during the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP)

CFP: Alabama-Notre Dame, Clemson-Ohio St as Aggies left out

Dec. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EST

A season filled with uncertainty brought on by the pandemic will end with a perfectly predictable College Football Playoff. Alabama vs. Notre Dame. Clemson vs. Ohio State. Four of the bluest of blue bloods and the teams that have comprised the top four in the rankings for nearly two months. Notre Dame was picked...

Texas A&M defensive back Brian George (16), and defensive linemen Bobby Brown III and DeMarvin Leal (8) celebrate against Tennessee during an NCAA college football game in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Orange Bowl: Texas A&M's 1st since 1944, UNC's 1st ever

Dec. 20, 2020 3:02 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Texas A&M (8-1, SEC) vs. No. 13 North Carolina (8-3, ACC), Jan. 2, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN LOCATION: Miami Gardens, Florida TOP PLAYERS Texas A&M: RB Isaiah Spiller, 993 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns. North Carolina: QB Sam Howell, 69.1% completions, 3,352 passing...

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) looks for a receiver during the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Notre Dame, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

AP Top 25: Notre Dame over A&M in final regular-season poll

Dec. 20, 2020 11:05 AM EST

Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State topped the final Associated Press college football poll of the regular season Sunday with No. 4 Notre Dame comfortably ahead of No. 5 Texas A&M. Before the College Football Playoff selection committee revealed its selections for the final, AP Top 25 voters released their final...

Clemson defensive end K.J. Henry, right, sacks Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book, left, during the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (Jeff Siner/The News & Observer via AP)

Notre Dame's blowout loss brings A&M into playoff picture

Dec. 20, 2020 1:00 AM EST

What is better (or worse, depending on perspective): Losing to Alabama by 28 on the road in early October or losing to Clemson by 24 in the Atlantic Coast Championship game Saturday? For Notre Dame and Texas A&M, the answer to that question could determine a spot in the College Football Playoff. The selection...

Texas A&M running back Isaiah Spiller (28) celebrates a touchdown against Tennessee during an NCAA college football game in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. (Brianna Paciorka/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, Pool)

No. 5 Texas A&M makes last CFP case in 34-13 win over Vols

Dec. 19, 2020 5:07 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 5 Texas A&M closed its case for inclusion in the College Football Playoff by mauling Tennessee by three touchdowns. Then the Aggies started campaigning. “I haven’t lobbied or said a word up until now,” Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We lost to...