Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of the Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years.
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After routing USC last night, Notre Dame received a 2.7-point upgrade to its FPI rating and moved up three spots in the FPI rankings to No. 5. No new teams entered the top 10, and the order of the top four teams did not change.
Penn State made an enormous playoff statement with its dominant win over Michigan, solidifying its No. 2 spot among our experts' picks. And Alabama just keeps rolling along, looking like the clear-cut No. 1.
The No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2018 class, Justin Fields, broke his index finger on his throwing hand on Thursday in a game against Dalton High School. The injury will require surgery, which will result in a cast for six weeks.
Thursday was a good day for the Georgia Bulldogs, as coach Kirby Smart got a live look at the nation's No. 1 recruit -- already committed to Georgia -- and also received a commitment from a top-60 player.
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Georgia landed ESPN 300 defensive end Adam Anderson on Thursday, adding to its No. 12 ranked recruiting class. Anderson is the No. 57 ranked prospect in the 2018 class and gives the Dawgs seven ESPN 300 commitments.
Georgia added another ESPN 300 recruit to an already strong class, landing in-state defensive end Adam Anderson.
Outside linebacker Adam Anderson, the No. 57 prospect in the class of 2018, has committed to his home state Georgia Bulldogs.
The 2017 version of the SEC has not been as strong from top to bottom as in other years, it's true. But ESPN's projected strength of record metric says the league has a strong chance to end up with two of the nation's four most worthy playoff teams.
Among the tough SEC matchups this week, at least one team -- LSU? -- could be in for an upset.
It's more than just another breakfast joint. For years, college football fans of all stripes all across the South have made pregame and postgame pilgrimages to celebrate and commiserate over eggs, hash browns and, yes, waffles.
Smith is joined by Iowa's Josey Jewell and Oklahoma's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo as the first-team linebackers.
Georgia's rushing defense ranks fifth in the country, allowing 82.1 yards per game, but a healthy Thompson will only reinforce the Bulldogs' strength in the trenches.
Which unbeaten team should be No. 2 behind Alabama? Tell us in the Capital One Fan Vote.
For the first time in ESPN's rankings, two QBs are ranked atop the ESPN 300. Here's how they stack up and fit their future teams.
Sure, the SEC is once again top-heavy, and some of its teams are downright difficult to watch. But the SEC might be in position to become the first conference to have two teams in the CFP.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 7 in the SEC and look ahead to Week 8.
Unbeaten Alabama and Georgia remain in the top two spots of ESPN's power rankings, but things are up for grabs beneath them.
Top-10 teams Alabama and USC got the chance to post impressive wins in front of some of the two teams' current and future targets, including potential Trojans signal-caller Tanner McKee.