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How Sam Pittman and his fellow Arkansas coaches ushered in a historic athletic era

In September 2021, Sam Pittman smiled as he sat at the table for his postgame interview after Arkansas beat Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas, ending a nine-year losing streak to the Aggies, their longtime SEC (and SWC) rivals. Pittman took in the significance of the win, a momentous hurdle cleared in his rebuild of a … Read more

College football Week 4 – Florida-Tennessee, Clemson-Wake Forest highlight the biggest games

7:32 PM ET ESPN staff College football’s last weekend in September is officially here, meaning conference rivalries move to the forefront of Saturday’s slate. Sure, we’ll miss the nonconference battles like Appalachian State upsetting Texas A&M in College Station or Georgia proving why the title still runs through Athens, but conference play is where seasons … Read more

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

The 2022 college football season isn’t even a month old, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year. The SEC unveiled its entire 2023 schedule for all 14 teams on Tuesday night, from early-season nonconference showdowns to crossover battles to Thanksgiving week rivalry games. Highlights include Alabama hosting Texas in Week 2, … Read more

Georgia grabs No. 1 from Alabama; Notre Dame unranked for first time since 2017

Georgia reclaimed the top spot in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, and Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arkansas moved into the top 10 after an upset-filled weekend across the country. The defending national champion Bulldogs, who started the season at No. 3 in the AP Top 25, took two weeks to get back to … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 1

11:30 PM ET ESPN staff The Week 1 college football slate was loaded with top-tier matchups to officially kick off the season while ushering fans back into stadiums and onto message boards. Some games lived up to the hype — No. 5 Notre Dame went toe-to-toe with No. 2 Ohio State for three quarters and … Read more

College Football Playoff expansion — Answering the biggest lingering questions

6:30 PM ET ESPN staff Tired of waiting for the commissioners to make a decision about expanding the College Football Playoff, the 11 presidents and chancellors who comprise the CFP’s board of managers took control on Friday with a unanimous vote to expand the field to 12 teams in 2026. The presidents have strongly urged … Read more

College football Week 1 – Ohio State-Notre Dame, Georgia-Oregon highlight loaded Week 1

Sep 1, 2022 ESPN staff After an offseason filled with coaching feuds and conference realignment, the first full slate of college football is here. The Week 1 schedule is filled with top matchups, from the defending champions going against their former defensive coordinator to a top-five showdown in Columbus, Ohio. The Backyard Brawl is officially … Read more

Predicting every college football Power 5 conference for the 2022 season

As much as college football has changed over the past few seasons through the transfer portal, conference realignment and NIL money, the lopsided nature of the sport has largely remained unchanged. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State are still the most dominant teams in the FBS, and it’s difficult to find any other program that … Read more

College football’s top 100 players for 2022

7:30 AM ET ESPN staff After an offseason spent constantly ranking and reranking college football players on NIL deals and transfer portal moves, the impending kickoff of actual football games means that the time has come to rank players on their actual football abilities. Not by unit, conference or where they might or might not … Read more

Preseason College Football Power Rankings

8:00 AM ET ESPN staff Despite the seismic changes that took place during college football’s offseason, the upcoming season will provide fans with a breath of familiarity. Yes, the preseason College Football Power Rankings are once again led by perennial playoff teams, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson. But last season’s rankings had the Spencer … Read more