UNDATED (AP) — Seven 200-yard rushing games were recorded this past weekend in college football. Toledo's Bryant Koback led the way with a career-high 259 yards on 32 carries against Eastern Michigan. Oregon's CJ Verdell ran for 257 yards against Washington State. Houston's Clayton Tune and Marquez Stevenson connected on a 96-yard touchdown that ties for longest completion of the season. California was shut out for the first time since 1999.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — After a resounding victory over then-No. 5 Oklahoma, which pushed Kansas State back into the Top 25, good luck finding any critics of new coach Chris Klieman. His work ethic, blue-collar charm and winning pedigree have won over those skeptical of him when he was hired to replace Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder late last year.
UNDATED (AP) — The No. 1 vs. No. 2 game between Alabama and LSU in two weeks looks set, though the order of Crimson Tide and Tigers changed in the AP Top 25 in one of the closet votes ever. Heading into an off date for both teams, LSU flip-flopped with Alabama to become the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank. No. 3 Ohio State was not far behind. Eight points separating first from third is the fewest in the regular season since December 1979. Clemson is No. 4.
PHOENIX (AP) — Highly touted recruiting classes in college basketball create buzz and add talent but rarely produce national titles. Kentucky in 2012 and Duke in 2015 are the only two teams to win national titles with the top incoming recruiting classes in the past 15 years.