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

College football’s tier of six and what it means for the CFP

Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, Alabama, Michigan and Tennessee. Call them the “tier of six,” because more likely than not, the College Football Playoff will be made up entirely of that group this year, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor. After a wild Week 7, the playoff picture went from looking like three heavy favorites plus … Read more

The 2022 college football midseason All-America team

We’ve reached the midpoint of the 2022 college football season, and some new faces — both teams and players — have navigated their way to the front of the line. Tennessee is unbeaten and ranked No. 3, the Vols’ highest in-season AP ranking since 2001. Ole Miss also is unbeaten and the No. 7 Rebels … Read more

College football Power Rankings after Week 7

1:00 AM ET ESPN staff We’re officially through the midway point of the college football season, and it’s time to look back over the first seven weeks. Yes, Alabama and Tennessee played in the game of the season, TCU outlasted Oklahoma State in a Big 12 classic and Utah upended Southern California late in Week … Read more

College Football Playoff picks after Week 7

12:10 AM ET ESPN staff We walked into Saturday expecting a shakeup, and that’s what we got. How will Saturday’s top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the current odds for the top four? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has the answers. Check back every week as the odds are updated following that … Read more

Best plays, highlights by top college football recruits this week

Before they take the field as college football players on Saturdays, some of the top recruits in the 2023 and 2024 ESPN 300 are playing underneath the lights on weeknights. The highly decorated duo committed to the USC Trojans, quarterback Malachi Nelson (No. 1 overall, No. 1 QB-PP) and wide receiver Makai Lemon (No. 19 … Read more

Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Miyan Williams ruled out

Ohio State will once again be without star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba for Saturday’s game at Michigan State, while leading rusher Miyan Williams also will sit out. Smith-Njigba, a third-team AP All-America team selection in 2021, injured his hamstring in the season opener against Notre Dame and has appeared in only one other game. He … Read more

Ohio State Buckeyes without star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba against Rutgers Scarlet Knights

9:40 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN No. 3 Ohio State will be without star wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba against Rutgers on Saturday, sources told ESPN. Smith-Njigba has been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue, and the Buckeyes staff has been treating the injury with an abundance of caution to make sure he’s healthy for the finishing … Read more

Ohio State Buckeyes receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. wears Louis Vuitton cleats and an Apple Watch

The No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes made a bold fashion statement against the Wisconsin Badgers by wearing their all-black uniforms for the fourth time since 2015. But sophomore wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. still decided to turn it up a notch. 2 Related Harrison Jr. is the namesake of former Indianapolis Colts star and Pro … Read more

What a 12-team College Football Playoff would mean for Week 4’s biggest matchups

It’s a dreary week for the College Football Playoff race. And it has us wondering: What if it were 2026 already? Throughout the entirety of college football there is not a single game on this week’s slate in which both teams have at least one percentage point of playoff leverage, according to the Allstate Playoff … Read more