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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, front left, shakes hands with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, front right, after an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Big Ten's third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference's regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played. (AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

Sep. 19, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten was made news without playing. Last week, the conference was in the process of putting together a restart plan for football. On Saturday, the Big Ten released its schedule 3.0, doing it a little bit at a time on Fox's Big Noon Kickoff pregame show. The Big Ten also...

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...

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)

Swinney: No. 1 Clemson ready to begin another title run

Sep. 8, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not sure he has ever been this eager to start a season for the top-ranked Tigers after months of uncertainty due to the global pandemic. “I've seen our culture win the day since March,” Swinney said Tuesday. “This is a very close football team, it's a well-led...

FILE - Fans rush the field after Auburn defeated Alabama in the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. 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/Brynn Anderson, File)

College football embarks on uncertain season of COVID-19

Sep. 2, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

A most overused coaching cliche has never been so relevant as college football embarks on a season of COVID-19: Take it one day at a time. With so much uncertainty, trying to figure how this will go is impossible. But there will be games, including a few this weekend, though the usual Labor Day grand opening has...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with players during an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. As usual, Riley is taking his time naming a starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB

Sep. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Oklahoma is 3-for-3 in winning Big 12 championships and making the College Football Playoff since Lincoln Riley became head coach of the fifth-ranked Sooners. Those titles came with three different quarterbacks: two Heisman Trophy winners and a Heisman runner-up for Oklahoma who started their college careers at...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, left, celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Austin Mack during the first half of the team's Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Clemson,  in Glendale, Ariz. Clemson is preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what’s already been taken from an uncertain college football fall by the pandemic. Ohio State was a close No. 2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

CFP selection committee set to release 1st ranking Nov. 17

Aug. 24, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

The College Football Playoff unveiled a revised schedule Monday for its weekly rankings, with the first set pushed back two weeks to Nov. 17 and the final list now on tap for Dec. 20. The pandemic has caused the 10 major college football conferences to rearrange their schedules, with some delaying the start 1-3...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, the SEC logo is displayed on the field ahead of the Southeastern Conference championship football game between Alabama and Missouri in Atlanta. The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020 to deal with potential COVID-19 disruptions, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

Jul. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths. The SEC's university presidents agreed on a 10-game...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, members of the Notre Dame football team sing after an NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech in South Bend, Ind. The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership

Jul. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence to play as a member of the league for the 2020 season that has been thrown into question by the coronavirus pandemic. Two people involved in the ACC’s discussions about...