College football Power Rankings after Week 8

10:02 PM ET ESPN staff And then there were six. After another week of upsets, close calls and blowout wins only six undefeated teams remain in college football this season. Previously unbeatens Ole Miss, UCLA and Syracuse all were upended Saturday and the results shuffled up Week 8’s Power Rankings. Still, the top of the … Read more

North Carolina Tar Heels QB Drake Maye apologizes for jab at NC State Wolfpack

North Carolina freshman quarterback Drake Maye apologized Tuesday evening for taking a shot at rival NC State earlier in the day, saying that his remark was meant as a joke but was “inappropriate.” Maye, while meeting with the media to discuss the Tar Heels’ upcoming game on Saturday against Notre Dame, was asked about the … Read more

No, Texas is not back (yet), but it was no joke Saturday

Texas is not back. Not on Saturday, anyway. Not without its burgeoning star QB, Quinn Ewers. Not on Nick Saban’s watch. But for 59 minutes against Alabama, Texas seemed astonishingly close to turning the page on a decade of heartbreak, embarrassment and jokes before falling to the Tide 20-19. It was, it turns out, a … Read more

College football is back! So are Georgia and Bama, and maybe even USC

To endure an offseason as a college football fan is to live within an ecosystem of daily panic, nearly constant tumult and, on the plus side, the occasional heated debate over what to name a chicken. These are fraught times for the sport, when each day brings the possibility of a star player switching teams … Read more

North Carolina, Appalachian State combine to score 62 in 4th in wild Tar Heels win

BOONE, N.C. — Drake Maye is looking like the real deal. North Carolina’s redshirt freshman quarterback continued his torrid start to the season, throwing for 352 yards and combining for five touchdowns as the Tar Heels outlasted Appalachian State 63-61 on Saturday — despite surrendering 40 points to the Mountaineers in a wild fourth quarter. … Read more

Without 25 players for college football season opener, Florida A&M shows ‘character and resolve’ in loss to North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Without 25 ineligible players, and playing with just seven available offensive linemen, Florida A&M authored an impressive performance before succumbing to North Carolina, 56-24, on Saturday night. Quarterback Jeremy Moussa was 28-of-38 for 279 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception and kept the Rattlers close in the first half before the … 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

ACC college football preview – Breaking down the conference’s best players, games and more

7:45 AM ET Andrea Adelson Close ESPN Senior Writer ACC reporter. Joined in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. The ACC did not exactly have a banner campaign in 2021, missing the College Football … Read more

College football’s Position U 2022

Think your school has the best history of churning out star defensive backs? Elite receivers? The best QBs? Get in line, buddy. Every year, fans rage on social media, players wear branded shirts and schools promote their teams as the top producer of talent at a given position, and every year, another fan base chimes … Read more