Bowl Championship Series

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer watches from he sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Purdue, in West Lafayette, Ind. Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there's one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose Bowl. As usual, he's still sweating the small stuff. That kind of intensity made him one of the greatest college coaches of all time, but it also hastened his exit from the game. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
December 13, 2018 - 12:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retiring Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't easing out of the job just yet, not as long as there's one more game to win. Buckeyes players said this week that Meyer has been at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center for every practice and is fully engaged in preparations for the Rose...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, Ole Miss Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze walks through fans on the way to the stadium in Oxford, Miss. Liberty has hired former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze to lead its football program. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Flames have tabbed Freeze as their next coach. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because neither the school nor Freeze has publicly announced the decision. Liberty has scheduled a news conference to "name Liberty's next head football coach" for Friday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2018. (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP, File)
December 07, 2018 - 3:23 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Hugh Freeze has enjoyed the highs of football, such as winning the Sugar Bowl and beating mighty Alabama. He's also known embarrassment and shame following a personal scandal that cost him his job at Mississippi. The 49-year-old Freeze believes those experiences will serve him...
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Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) drives passed Alabama defensive back Xavier McKinney (15) in the first half of the Southeastern Conference Championship game between Georgia and Alabama in Atlanta, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 5:56 pm
Get ready for the bowl season with a preview from the Cure Bowl to the Sugar Bowl. On the latest Top 25 College Football Podcast, AP poll voter Matt Brown from The Athletic joins the AP's Ralph Russo to run through the bowl schedule. Like offense? Try the New Mexico Bowl, the Birmingham Bowl and...
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Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) celebrates after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game, early Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 05, 2018 - 2:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It was subtle, but that definitely was the Heisman Trophy pose that Dwayne Haskins Jr. struck in the end zone after throwing his fifth touchdown pass of the Big Ten championship game last weekend. It wasn't quite the hey-look-at-me, Desmond Howard version, but it was an...
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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
December 04, 2018 - 6:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from headaches...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer holds his hands to his head before an NCAA football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. Urban Meyer, the highly successful football coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy and criticism this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant, will retire after the Rose Bowl, the Ohio State University announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Ohio State didn't immediately say why Meyer was stepping down after seven years at Ohio State and an 82-9 record, but the 54-year-old coach has previously cited health concerns. He has an arachnoid cyst in his brain that causes severe headaches. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
December 04, 2018 - 2:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's retirement: (all times Eastern): 2:30 p.m. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is explaining his reasoning to retire after the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. He says the headaches he suffers from the cyst that he has in his brain became severe last...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Navy in San Diego. No. 2 Clemson plays No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
December 03, 2018 - 2:09 am
Alabama? Always. Clemson? Four years running. Oklahoma? Make it three of the last four seasons for the Sooners. Thank goodness for Notre Dame or the College Football Playoff would have been nothing but more of the same. The Fighting Irish are the only CFP first-timers this season, and just the 10th...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and wide receiver Terry McLaurin, left, celebrate early after defeating Northwestern 45-24 in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Meyer, the highly successful coach who won three national championships and sparked controversy and criticism this season for his handling of domestic violence allegations against a now-fired assistant, will retire after the Rose Bowl, the university announced Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
December 02, 2018 - 7:17 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Ohio State's consolation prize for missing out on the College Football Playoff is a classic matchup in the Granddaddy of Them All. The Big Ten champion Buckeyes (12-1) will face Pac-12 champ Washington (10-3) in the 105th edition of the Rose Bowl game. For the first time in...
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Central Florida quarterback Darriel Mack Jr., center top, fumbles the ball in the end zone as he is hit by Memphis defensive back Sanchez Blake Jr. (41) during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. UCF recovered the fumble for a touchdown. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
December 02, 2018 - 6:02 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Central Florida's bid for another self-proclaimed national championship goes through the desert. Snubbed by the College Football Playoff for the second straight season, the seventh-ranked and undefeated Knights will face No. 11 LSU in the New Year's Day Fiesta Bowl. "It's not...
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Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) yells from the line during an NCAA college football game against Alabama for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 5:54 pm
The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken: Georgia is not among the four playoff teams and won't have a chance to play for the national title. Kirby Smart disagrees. But the Georgia coach said he and his team aren't going to pout about the opportunity to play Texas in the Sugar...
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