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2017 Schedule
11-2, 1st in Big Ten - East
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Mayfield opens, closes awards night with wins

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won three awards and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick took home two as college football's best were recognized for their talents Thursday at the 2017 Home Depot College Football Awards.

6dTom VanHaaren Tom VanHaaren

Five-star DE Cox decommits from Ohio State

After taking an official visit to Alabama, five-star defensive end Brenton Cox announced he was decommiting from Ohio State. Cox initially committed to the Buckeyes over Georgia in April.

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The plays that shaped the College Football Playoff

On the road to the College Football Playoff, one play can often determine a team's fate. A timely kick return here or a defensive stop there can be the difference between being in the top four and being on the outside looking in.

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7dGerry Hamilton

Tyreke Johnson, No. 38 overall, picks Buckeyes

Tyreke Johnson, ranked No. 38 in the class of 2018, committed to Ohio State on Tuesday. Johnson picked the Buckeyes over Clemson, Florida, UCLA and others. He is the latest highly touted recruit from Florida to choose the Buckeyes.

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8dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 14 news

The season is over and the top-10 teams are gearing up for the early signing period. Here's who they're targeting.

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9dAlex Scarborough

Saban: I tried to 'influence' for final CFP spot

Alabama coach Nick Saban said he actively tried to "influence" the selection committee's decision-making and make the case for the Crimson Tide's inclusion in the College Football Playoff.

USC-Ohio State headline Cotton Bowl Classic (1:17)

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight year, USC gets the first team left out of the College Football Playoff in a New Year's Six bowl. The Trojans beat Penn State, the Big Ten champion, in a memorable Rose Bowl and this year will get a crack at Ohio State, also the Big Ten champion, in the Cotton Bowl.

Meyer hoped good wins outweighed tough losses (2:21)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Alabama is the favorite to win it all, with all 4 teams having no worse than 3-1 odds.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Alabama is the 1st team to reach the College Football Playoff without multiple wins against teams in the top 20 of the final ranking. Ohio State had 3 such wins and USC had 2.

Finebaum: committee 'made the right choice' in Alabama (1:23)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

There will be some knee-jerk reaction questioning the Big Ten's nine-game league schedule and imbalanced divisions. It's not worth making major infrastructure changes to try to game the College Football Playoff system, though. With changing criteria, what's hurts you one year may help the next.

CFP selection committee 'favored Alabama's body of work' (2:09)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's top four to a certain degree blows up the generally accepted rule that good wins are more important than bad losses. The hard and fast rule for the College Football Playoff selection committee is that there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to finding the four best teams.

Team Stats

Passing Yards274.228th
Rushing Yards249.415th
Points For42.55th
Points Against19.922nd