South Florida leading rival UCF on ESPN

South Florida took the lead with this TD pass from Quinton Flowers to Chris Barr. (Live on ESPN)

Watch: South Florida vs. UCF

A tale of two schools: South Florida can clinch a spot in the AAC championship game with a win and a Temple loss to UConn, while UCF is one loss away from its second winless season since 2004. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Sources: Smart a top candidate for S. Carolina job

Alabama's Kirby Smart is a leading candidate for South Carolina's head coaching position, while Houston's Tom Herman is no longer in the mix to replace Steve Spurrier.

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CFP Rankings: Nos. 11 - 15

In the latest playoff rankings, Oklahoma State and Florida both tumble out of the top 10. Florida State, North Carolina and Navy move up to crack the top 15.

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CFP Rankings: Nos. 21 - 25

In the latest playoff rankings, Mississippi State, UCLA, Utah, Toledo and Temple round out the top 25.

CFP rankings: 11-15

  • 11. Oklahoma State
  • 12. Florida
  • 13. Florida State
  • 14. North Carolina
  • 15. Navy

CFP rankings: 21-25

  • 21. Mississippi State
  • 22. UCLA
  • 23. Utah
  • 24. Toledo
  • 25. Temple

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Finalists for Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award: Auburn's Daniel Carlson, Memphis' Jake Elliott and UCLA's Ka'imi Fairbairn.

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Finalists for Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's defensive player of the year): Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib and Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland.

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Hearing former Hawaii coach June Jones is in lead to reclaim the job. Tulsa co-defensive coordinator Brian Norwood and Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich are also in the mix as Hawaii narrows its candidate pool. Both Rolovich and Norwood played at Hawaii, and Rolovich was an assistant there from 2008-11.

Eliminated! Week 12 cuts to the playoff pool (1:13)
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Vote for Impact Performance of the week

Baylor's Chris Johnson, Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, UConn's Noel Thomas and Michigan State's Michael Geiger are the Week 12 nominees. Vote now!

Midshipmen move up in rankings

Navy solidified the selection committee's decision to rank them as the top Group of Five team last week with a dominant win over Tulsa. Where did the Midshipmen's blowout of the Golden Hurricane move them in ESPN's poll? Power Rankings

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The Eliminator narrows playoff hopefuls to a dozen

Only 12 teams still have a shot at one of the four College Football Playoff spots. TCU, Wisconsin and Houston are out after Week 12 losses.

Cougars fall in power rankings

Their run for a perfect season is over after an unexpected loss in Connecticut. How many spots did Houston drop this week? Power Rankings

Temple returns to Power Rankings

The Owls are back in the rankings after a 31-12 blowout of Memphis. With all things (and losses) considered, how high is Temple slotted? Power Rankings

Can Houston still ring in the New Year?

The Cougars were dealt an unexpected loss by UConn, ending their undefeated season. What does Houston need to do to remain in the New Year's Six conversation? Dinich: Which teams fell short in Week 12?

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SMU blows out Tulane (1:56)

Navy marches to 9-1 with win vs. Tulsa

Keenan Reynolds threw for one TD and ran for another in No. 16 Navy's 44-21 victory over Tulsa.


Navy rolls past Tulsa

Quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran for 81 yards and a touchdown while directing a Navy offense that rolled up 512 yards on the ground and the Midshipmen beat Tulsa 44-21 on Saturday night.

Navy improves to 9-1 (0:51)