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

McGee’s midseason college football awards — From Hendon Hooker to Mike Leach to John Daly

Making the turn. Yes, that’s a golf term. But today, it is also apropos as it pertains to college football. For, as evidenced by all the teams with records of something-and-something that add up to at least a half-dozen games played, and as proven by the fact that the leaves in the trees are now … 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

Video appears to show Alabama WR Jermaine Burton hitting fan

Alabama is investigating after a video on social media appeared to show wide receiver Jermaine Burton striking a female fan who rushed the field following Tennessee‘s 52-49 win over the Crimson Tide on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. “We are aware of the situation with Jermaine Burton as he was exiting the field Saturday,” Alabama coach … 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 Week 7 highlights

For all of the twists and turns and surprises and upsets the college football season invariably delivers, it’s easy to still assume the final chapters have been prewritten, and in the end, the same heroes will emerge victorious. Just think what life has been like for Tennessee fans who, through 15 years of futility against … 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

Tennessee beats Alabama — Celebratory cigars and a party 16 years in the making

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The cigars were everywhere in Knoxville on Saturday morning. Problem is, the University of Tennessee is a tobacco-free campus. It has been for decades. So, a not-small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of college football fans who poured into East Tennessee for the afternoon’s matchup between No. 3 Alabama and No. … Read more

Tennessee – Best moments, highlights and takeaways

It’s the third Saturday in October and time for the renewal of the Alabama Crimson Tide–Tennessee Volunteers rivalry. The two SEC East rivals last met as top-10 opponents in 2016 — but this has been far from an even matchup in recent years. Alabama is riding a 15-game winning streak and Nick Saban has never … Read more