College Football Playoff picks after Week 5

12:10 AM ET ESPN staff The number of unbeaten teams among major college football teams has now dropped below 20, but when it comes to playoff picks, things are holding steady. How will Saturday’s top game affect the college football playoff chase? What are the current odds for the top four? The Allstate playoff predictor … Read more

SEC football schedule release – Every game for every team in 2023

The 2022 college football season is less than a month away, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year. The SEC released the entire 2023 schedule for all 14 teams on Tuesday night, from the nonconference showdown at the start of the season to the crossover to the Thanksgiving week matchup. Highlights … Read more

Who could replace Herm Edwards at Arizona State? Bruce Feldman’s coaching candidates

Herm Edwards’ firing finally came over the weekend after Arizona State’s humiliating loss to Eastern Michigan. The Sun Devils job has long been seen as having a lot of potential, but for a variety of reasons, few have had much success. Now, Arizona State University is open again, but the shadow of a long-running NCAA … Read more

Bryce Young, No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide eke past Texas Longhorns on last-minute field goal

AUSTIN, Texas — Despite 15 penalties and a poor performance on the offensive line, No. 1 Alabama was able to avoid an upset and score a final-minute field goal Saturday defeated unranked Texas 20-19. While Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban praised the team’s resilience, he still criticized their performance, saying they didn’t play “Alabama football” … Read more

College football picks against the spread: Bruce Feldman’s Week 2 picks

My first week was mediocre, going 5-5-1 against the spread. Good: Pick Penn State to win over Purdue. Disadvantage: LSU is chosen to handle FSU. Ugly: Pick Oregon to stay close to Georgia. That’s speculation this week. (All spreads are from BetMGM, click here for live odds, all tee times are Eastern time.) No. 1 … Read more

Georgia Bulldogs rise to No. 2 in AP Top 25 football poll after big win; Florida Gators debut at No. 12

Georgia rose to No. 2 in the first AP college football poll of the regular season, overtaking Ohio State after the defending champions dominated the opener. Alabama remained No. 1 in the Associated Press’ top 25 published Tuesday by regional banks, with 44 of 63 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,552 points. The … Read more

A 12-team College Football Playoff in the BCS/CFP eras: Who would have made it?

An expanded 12-team college football playoff is coming, opening the door for more schools with legitimate hopes to enter the field, even though the number of teams that can actually win the game may still be limited. How can teams be expected to compete for places? Let’s go back in time and assume the 12-team … Read more

Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian not concerned whether Alabama showdown defines Longhorns program

Texas coach Steve Sarkisian knows that the spotlight in college football is Saturday’s longhorns against No. 1 Alabama, the game’s two biggest brands meeting for only the 10th time in history. But Sarkisian also warned his team not to be distracted by all the attention. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Longhorns are a … Read more

Bryce Young dazzles with 6 TDs as Alabama Crimson Tide roll in opener

Tuscaloosa, Alabama — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young started his Heisman Trophy defense with six touchdowns Saturday in a 55-0 win over Utah. He joins Tua Tagovailoa as the only player in Alabama history to reach six or more touchdowns in a game. Tagovailoa had seven touchdowns against Ole Miss in 2019. Young completed 18 of … Read more

College Football Playoff expansion — Answering the biggest lingering questions

6:30 PM ET ESPN staff Tired of waiting for commissioners to make a decision on expanding the college football playoffs, the 11 presidents and chancellors who make up the CFP governing board voted unanimously on Friday to expand the field to 12 teams in 2026. The presidents strongly urged commissioners to try to implement the … Read more