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
- ISU's Montgomery ejected, suspended after fight
- Michigan steps into CFP's top 4; Bama still No. 1
- WVU's Sills flagged for double Horns Down sign
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 College Football Playoff's top 10 is unchanged from last week -- the first time that has happened in the rankings' history.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Georgia on Monday announced future home-and-home series with both Texas and Clemson. The Bulldogs and Longhorns will play in 2028 (at Texas) and in 2029 (at Georgia). Georgia and Clemson will play in 2029 (at Clemson) and in 2030 (at Georgia). The teams in August announced they will play in the 2024 Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta.
Sam Ehlinger threw a 29-yarder touchdown pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey with 21 seconds left and No. 15 Texas beat Texas Tech 41-34 after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter Saturday night.
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.
Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee & Chris Low discuss Alabama's dominant win (3:58), UGA claiming the East (13:48), a wild weekend in the Big 12 (19:05), Michigan continuing to roll (31:00) and more. Plus, Talk Nerdy To Me (35:11), Walk-Ons (42:33) and Extra Points (51:28).
West Virginia's Will Grier threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Gary Jennings with 16 seconds left, and then ran in the 2-point conversion to send the 12th-ranked Mountaineers to a 42-41 win over No. 15 Texas.
Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer
Every time Devin Duvernay makes a big catch for Texas I am reminded of how much Baylor football frittered away with its scandal. Duvernay was supposed to be the next in a long line of Art Briles' game-breaking receivers. Didn't quite work out that way.
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?
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
West Virginia catches a massive break, as Texas turns the ball over on downs inside Mountaineers 5-yard line. QB Sam Ehlinger's helmet came off before he crossed the first-down marker. By rule, a ball-carrier is ruled down when his helmet comes off. Officials reviewed the spot and overturned the first down conversion, giving the Mountaineers the ball.
Former Texas coach Mack Brown said in 2012 that the Horns Down gesture was disrespectful, and apparently game officials Saturday thought the same thing when they flagged West Virginia receiver David Sills V for making the sign toward Longhorns fans.