Top individual player performances last week include that of USC true freshman QB Kedon Slovis who carved up Cal by tossing four touchdowns in a second straight game while completing 29-of-35 passes for 406 yards. A few of the top games this week feature Pen State at Ohio State, Texas A&M at Georgia, Michigan at Indiana, and Texas at Baylor.
The computer predicts 7 outright upsets and we've selected an additional 13 games for our Feature Picks this week.
According to victim statement to police, Anfernee Mullins put woman in a choke hold and threatened to send people to her house to beat her up.
The top 7 teams remain the same as last week in the latest College Football Playoff Committee Rankings released Tuesday night. LSU continues to hold the top spot, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR) on CollegeFootballPoll.com had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
All eyes are on Columbus, Ohio this week as 9th-ranked Penn State invades "The Horseshoe" to battle 2nd-ranked Ohio State in a de facto championship game for the Big Ten east division title.
Six weeknight games preclude a hefty Saturday schedule as all but 8 FBS teams see action this week.
Expect the unexpected in college football each weekend. USA TODAY experts weigh in with their bold predictions for Week 13 of the season.
63 teams have reached bowl eligibility for 78 available bowl spots. There are 41 teams that are still mathematically alive, including 14 teams with 5 wins and 1 team with 6 (Liberty needs 7 wins as it played 2 FCS schools). Only 26 of 130 FBS teams have been eliminated
LSU, Ohio State and Clemson remained the top three teams in that order for a second straight week. The same 16 teams were ranked in the poll for a third straight week. The poll is voted on by a panel of 46 football writers and college football Hall Of Fame members.
Ohio State retains the top spot, but Clemson squeezes past LSU to take 2nd in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top130) released within minutes of the weekend's final game, USC's 41-17 win at California.
In 2019, the Congrove Computer Rankings are celebrating its' 27th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 21st anniversary.
Membership in the undefeated club continued to contract over the weekend, losing 2 of its 5 members as Baylor and Minnesota bit the dust.
Our weekly Outland Trophy sojourn takes us to Auburn for the Deep South's Oldest Rivalry between the Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs, and then on to Clemson where another group of Tigers will face Wake Forest in an ACC clash.