Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Adam Rittenberg discuss the scheduling issues that led to such a weak slate (3:10), the upsets we'd love to see (12:19) and more. Plus, Fill-In-The-Blanks (23:26), Phil Steele's Picks (36:14), Talk Nerdy To Me (45:59), Walk-Ons (53:09) and Extra Points (59:28).
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Who will win when No. 12 Syracuse meets No. 3 Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium? Our reporters pick that game, plus West Virginia-Oklahoma State, Iowa State-Texas and Cincinnati-UCF.
- CFP's top 10 unchanged for 1st time in rankings
- Scuffling Baylor-ISU players out for first half
- ISU's Montgomery ejected, suspended after fight
- Michigan steps into CFP's top 4; Bama still No. 1
Even with the College Football Playoff selection committee's top 25 still battling for semifinal and New Year's Six bowl positions, it's never too early to look ahead to next season.
The Cyclones are for real, with a rising star in coach Matt Campbell and a QB who turned down Alabama.
The College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
After a scuffle led to their ejections this past Saturday, Iowa State running back David Montgomery and Baylor defensive end Greg Roberts will miss the first half of their team's games this week -- vs. Texas and vs. TCU, respectively.
Brock Purdy threw for a touchdown and ran for another score, and No. 23 Iowa State topped Baylor 28-14 on Saturday after a skirmish in the third quarter resulted in unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for each player on both teams.
Iowa State running back David Montgomery was ejected and will be suspended for the first half against Texas next week for his role in a fight during the third quarter of the Cyclones' 28-14 win over Baylor.
Alabama earned another shutout, Michigan kept rolling with an easy win over Rutgers and Northwestern (!) will play for the B1G title. What else did we learn?
Michigan is up to No. 4 in the CFP rankings this week after Saturday's big win over rival Penn State and LSU's shutout loss to No. 1 Alabama.
It's going to be Alabama vs. Georgia for the SEC title. Meanwhile, Michigan keeps rolling, and West Virginia won a classic over Texas. What else have we learned?
Brock Purdy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns, two of them big-play strikes to Hakeem Butler, and Iowa State rolled to a 27-3 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
Alabama opens atop the season's first College Football Playoff ranking, ahead of fellow unbeaten Clemson. LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia follow.
Ivan Maisel, Brad Edwards & Chris Low discuss the shakeups on the USC staff (3:20), whether the Browns could hire a premiere CFB coach (14:25) and more. Plus, Adam Rittenberg with an update from Maryland (26:00), CFP rankings predictions (31:00), Walk-Ons (38:40) and Extra Points (47:50).
Iowa State sophomore quarterback Zeb Noland is transferring after losing the starting job to freshman Brock Purdy.
Texas Tech's Alex Bowman was called for a safety with 4:39 left, Hakeem Butler added a 48-yard TD catch from Brock Purdy just over two minutes later and Iowa State rallied to beat the Red Raiders 40-31 on Saturday.