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Drive Through: Who is No. 1 after wild weekend?

One could make the case for as many as seven teams that deserve to be No. 1 in the country.

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Big 12 powers looking playoff primed

While Ohio State and MIchigan State were escaping on Saturday, TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma asserted themselves and showed the Big 12 is playoff ready.

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McGee: Ranking the 20 undefeated teams in college football

While the AP voters still aren't giving teams like Florida, Oklahoma and Northwestern the love they truly deserve, Ryan McGee rights that wrong, sizing up the top unblemished squads after Week 5.

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1hRob Nelson

Nelson: Worst 'bad beats' of the weekend

ESPN Chalk's Rob Nelson recaps the worst bad beats of the weekend, including a tough break for bettors who had Clemson defeating Notre Dame by at least three points.

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Kanell: Georgia would regret firing Mark Richt

ESPN Radio's Danny Kanell discusses why Ohio State should stay No. 1 after several close calls, why Urban Meyer needs to switch to J.T. Barrett, why Mark Richt should keep his job and why Texas fans need to tread lightly.

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1dHeather Dinich

Dinich: Why the chaos is cool

Highly ranked teams piled up losses in Week 5, but that's OK in Year 2 of the College Football Playoff.

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Utes take over top spot in ESPN Power Rankings

Turns out, the best way to navigate chaos like the kind we had in Week 5 is to not play at all. Utah, which had a bye this week after destroying Oregon in Week 4, is the new No. 1 in the Power Rankings.

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Bowl projections: Shaking up the semifinal lineups

After each week of the season, Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy detail the bowl matchups and the College Football Playoff. They have several lineup changes this week after some Week 5 upsets.

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Impact Performance Nominees (1:12)
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Schlabach: Wipe the slate clean after Week 5

Alabama dispelled the notion that it was not going to be a contender. The Big 12's powers won with overwhelming force. The Big Ten's survived, but were underwhelming. What did we learn Week 5?

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed suffered a right knee MCL sprain and an ankle sprain in addition to a concussion in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Coach Jay Gruden said he's not yet sure of the magnitude but said he's concerned about Reed's status.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Marvin Lewis' primary concern from Sunday's win was that the defense gave up several "chunk" plays to Kansas City's offense. Pleased with how the game ended, but not the yards that were given up.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

As if Kansas didn't already have its work cut out facing Baylor as a 41-point underdog this weekend, the Jayhawks announced Monday that QB Montell Cozart is out indefinitely with a shoulder sprain and that his backup, Deondre Ford, will miss the rest of the season with a thumb injury. At least now the Jayhawks will get a good look at whether true freshman Ryan Willis can be the future at QB.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State offensive lineman Billy Price had a simple message for anybody worried that the defending champions are losing their way: "I think everybody just needs to relax," he said. "We will handle our business."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Mariota watched college games Saturday. Saw his commercials "too many times." Turns away from Subway and Nissan Heisman House ads while parents and girlfriend "give me a bad time."

Saban lashes out to the media

"If it was up to you, we're six-feet under already. We're dead and buried and gone! Gone!" said Alabama coach Nick Saban in an emotional outburst about the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia. 'Y'all buried us'

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Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin starting tight end Austin Traylor is not listed on the depth chart for this week's game against Nebraska (arm/shoulder injury). Head coach Paul Chryst says he is having "a procedure done today." Traylor has 10 catches for 156 yards and is tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban said he's proud of the "statement" Alabama made beating Georgia. But he warned "you can look at teams all over the country that have big wins" and then have a letdown. No. 8 Tide get Arkansas on Sat., followed by Texas A&M.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Another blow to Ohio State's already thin depth at wide receiver: Urban Meyer announced that Corey Smith is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg.

Key Texas boosters support Strong

Despite a 1-4 start and a 7-11 record since starting with the Longhorns, head coach Charlie Strong has support from school officials and key boosters, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad. One source saying, "Charlie has a lot of breathing room."

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State began the season No. 10 in the AP Poll, and this week the Seminoles sit at No. 12 despite being undefeated. Through the five rankings since the preseason, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, LSU, UCLA, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Florida and one-loss Alabama have jumped FSU. Voters have been much less rigid this year as they too adapt to the playoff system, so it's not much of a surprise FSU, which has not looked like a top-10 team, has been repeatedly jumped.

Watch me win, now watch me nae nae

After beating Notre Dame, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney told ESPN's Heather Cox, "We gonna do the Whip and Nae Nae tonight. I can promise you that!" He made good on that promise. Watch dancin' Dabo

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Dinich: 'Brand recognition' plaguing Top 5

ESPN's Heather Dinich says Ohio State and Michigan State don't deserve their lofty rankings and suggests tradition is outweighing unbiased evaluation.


Gators sneaking up on Top 10

With a convincing win over Ole Miss, Florida vaulted 14 spots to snag the No. 11 ranking in the latest AP poll. The Gators sit one spot ahead of interstate rival Florida State. Rankings

Top 10 upsets shake up latest AP poll

ESPN's Edward Aschoff breaks down the aftermath of an unpredictable weekend in college football, recapping the risers and fallers.


Ohio State holds on to no. 1 in AP poll

Despite just squeaking by Indiana, the Buckeyes hold on to the top spot in the latest AP poll, receiving 38 first-place votes. The top 25

Re-live Notre Dame-Clemson in 15 seconds

ICYMI: No. 12 Clemson started strong and held on at the end to upset No. 6 Notre Dame 24-22.


Utah tops latest CFB power rankings

Despite not playing a game this weekend, the Utes benefit from a few Top 10 upsets and a shaky performance from Ohio State to ascend to the No. 1 position.


Bowl projections: Shaking up the CFP

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy can only agree on one team that they both think will make the College Football Playoff semifinals, Clemson. Check where your team might go

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Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor has rushed for at least 300 yards in every game this season. Art Briles team is No. 1 among FBS teams with a 7.61 yards-per-carry average and has rushed for 1,507 yards in four games. Baylor rushed for 368 yards in Saturday's 63-35 win over Texas Tech.

Texas CB apologizes for halftime tweet

"I extend my sincerest apology to all of the Longhorn fans and family and everyone at UT," said freshman CB Kris Boyd, who retweeted a Texas A&M fan that suggested he transfer from the Longhorns. "In no way did I intend to be disrespectful or disloyal."

Louisiana-Monroe QB Fitzwater dies

The school confirmed the death of 20-year-old Daniel Fitzwater before its game on Saturday. "The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great person in Daniel," Warhawks coach Todd Berry said in a statement. The cause of Fitzwater's death is unknown.