Bowl Championship Series - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Bowl Championship Series Has Saban already surpassed the man in the houndstooth hat? TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban is one away from the Bear. At least that's what the record book shows. Actually, an argument can be made that Saban already surpassed the man in the houndstooth hat. Saban has five national titles — four as Alabama's coach, plus a BCS crown at LSU — going into Monday night's championship game against Clemson. ... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 23:26:00 GMT 2017-01-08T23:26:00Z USC, 'Bama and Clemson star on AP's All-Bowl Team The college football bowl season featured so many thrilling individual performances that even a few 200-yard rushers failed to make the Associated Press 2016 All-Bowl Team. Ahead of next week's College Football Playoff championship, here are the picks for best performances of this year's college football bowl season. OFFENSE Quarterback... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:06:00 GMT 2017-01-04T19:06:00Z Mayfield leads Oklahoma to 35-19 Sugar Bowl win over Auburn NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Heisman Trophy finalists Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook connected one last time for a touchdown. Joe Mixon emerged from his recent controversy with big plays that had teammates lifting him off his feet in celebration. Samaje Perine put his name in Oklahoma's record books. Seventh-ranked Oklahoma had plenty to celebrate after a 35-19 ... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:27:00 GMT 2017-01-03T07:27:00Z USC hits FG at gun, beats Penn State 52-49 in epic Rose Bowl PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After 98 combined points and 1,040 yards of spectacular offensive play, the highest-scoring Rose Bowl in history rested on the left foot of a Southern California kicker who had already missed two field goals. Matt Boermeester somehow blocked out the cacophonous tension in the chilly air. He focused only on securing a perfect ending... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:03:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:03:00Z Strong finish: No. 5 Penn St, No. 9 USC roll into Rose Bowl PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The matchup in the 103rd Rose Bowl would have seemed preposterous in late September. That was right before No. 5 Penn State (11-2) won nine straight games and No. 9 Southern California (9-3) won eight in a row, propelling these traditional powers out of the depths of disappointing starts and all the way back to the Granddaddy of Them All. ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:47:00 GMT 2017-01-01T21:47:00Z Ohio State offense falls flat in blowout loss to Clemson GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State made it to the College Football Playoff without winning the Big Ten championship, and on Saturday night did very little to show it deserved to be there. The Buckeyes' 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl ranks as the most celebrated pratfall in a big game for one of college football's most prestigious programs in many, many years. ... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:13:00 GMT 2017-01-01T05:13:00Z With Ohio State shutout, Clemson earns another shot at 'Bama GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In a return trip to the desert, Clemson found redemption through utter domination. Part I of Dabo and Deshaun's make-good tour is done. Now comes the really hard part: A rematch against Alabama in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw another and N... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:01:00 GMT 2017-01-01T05:01:00Z Alabama wears down Washington 24-7, returns to title game ATLANTA (AP) — For Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide, it would be unimaginable to end a season any other way. Once again, they'll be playing for a national title. Going old school on playoff newcomer Washington, top-ranked Alabama relied on a stifling defense and the bruising runs of Bo Scarbrough to wear down the Huskies for a 24-7 victory Saturday in the Peach Bowl s... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:54:00 GMT 2017-01-01T03:54:00Z The Latest: Rematch! Clemson, Alabama to play for title SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff Fiesta Bowl semifinal (all times local): 8:32 p.m. Clemson gets its rematch with Alabama in the College Football Playoff championship game. Deshaun Watson accounted for 316 yards and three touchdowns, and the Tigers manhandled Ohio State 31-0 in the F... Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:33:00 GMT 2017-01-01T03:33:00Z Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook declares for NFL draft It didn't take long for Dalvin Cook to announce his future plans. The Florida State running back said he will enter the NFL draft. Cook's announcement on Saturday, which he made via video on Instagram, came less than 24 hours after the 10th-ranked Seminoles defeated No. 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl. "These last three years were the bes... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 20:06:00 GMT 2016-12-31T20:06:00Z No. 10 FSU wins wild Orange Bowl over No. 6 Michigan, 33-32 MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Renegade, the horse that serves as Florida State's mascot, took an uncharacteristic tumble while prancing on the field before kickoff. The horse got up and was just fine. Hours later, Florida State collapsed — and like Renegade, recovered with a flourish. Deondre Francois' 12-yard touchdown ... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:43:00 GMT 2016-12-31T05:43:00Z Jabrill Peppers injured, ruled out of Orange Bowl MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jabrill Peppers gave Michigan a little of everything this season. He had nothing to give the Wolverines in the Orange Bowl. The star linebacker — one of 15 positions the school gives him credit for playing this season — was a late scratch from No. 6 Michigan's lineup when the Wolverines faced No. 10 Florida State in the Orange Bowl on Friday night.... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 02:14:00 GMT 2016-12-31T02:14:00Z Fiesta Bowl: Swinney looks to put a rare L on Meyer's record SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Urban Meyer was giving the abridged version of the core values he has instilled in Ohio State football, the pillars upon which he has built the Buckeyes. There is 4 to 6, A to B, in reference to the effort expected on each play. Power of the unit focuses on each position group. Competitive excellence, which sort of speaks for itself. ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:31:00 GMT 2016-12-30T19:31:00Z Washington's rise came after 25 years of turmoil SEATTLE (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, Washington stood on top of college football as co-national champions in the midst of a three-year run as Pac-10 Conference champions. What happened in the 2½ decades since that 1991 season for Washington was a roller coaster of momentary highs and pitiful lows, providing a cautionary tale of how quickly the foundation for being on top ca... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMT 2016-12-30T11:30:00Z Police, other agencies ramp up security for Rose Parade PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year's terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren't disclosing. More than 1... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:28:00 GMT 2016-12-29T00:28:00Z Orange Bowl meltdown led Ohio State to overhaul defense SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State's defense had been laid to waste by Clemson in the 2014 Orange Bowl, the last in a series of lousy performances by the Buckeyes that caused a promising season to end with a thud. Coach Urban Meyer had seen enough. He ordered defensive coordinator Luke Fickell to blow up everything and start anew. "His mindset was: I wan... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:48:00 GMT 2016-12-28T22:48:00Z Clemson, Ohio State back in Arizona for another postseason PHOENIX (AP) — Clemson is back in Arizona, hoping to celebrate a College Football Playoff victory in the same stadium the Tigers came up just short of a national championship last season. Ohio State's postseason game last season was also here, though the memories for the Buckeyes are much better. No. 2 Ohio State (11-1) and No. 3 Clemso... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:37:00 GMT 2016-12-27T03:37:00Z 40 bowls in 17 days and reasons to watch every single one Doing its best to challenge the premise that there can never be enough college football, the bowl system gives fans 40 FBS games from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2 that include 17 teams with 6-6 records and two more that went 5-7. Too much, you say. Nonsense. Every game is special in its own way and for the third straight year we are here with a reason to watch ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:13:00 GMT 2016-12-14T18:13:00Z Orange Bowl has Harbaugh, Fisher talking memories HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — While seated near a trophy filled with oranges, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was reminded of a coconut. It was 41 years ago when Harbaugh came to the Orange Bowl as the son of a Wolverines' assistant, a trip where he saw the ocean, the beach and palm trees for the first time. Harbaugh and some of the other coaches' kids were flummoxed one day trying to ... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:15:00 GMT 2016-12-07T23:15:00Z Southern California meets Penn State in 103rd Rose Bowl PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Southern California and Penn State followed two difficult paths to reach a remarkable reunion eight years later in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans will face the Big Ten champions on Jan. 2 in the 103rd edition of the Granddaddy of Them All. The rematch of the 2009 game showcases two venerable football programs that have emerged from bad times since their l... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:31:00 GMT 2016-12-05T00:31:00Z The Latest: Stanford and North Carolina in Sun Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the College Football Playoff and bowl selection (all times local): 6:20 p.m. SUN BOWL: Stanford, with the Pac-12's longest active bowl streak, will play North Carolina in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 30. The 16th-ranked Cardinal (9-3) are playing in their eighth consecutive b... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:23:00 GMT 2016-12-04T23:23:00Z Fiesta Bowl could be a QB showdown GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ohio State did not play in the Big Ten championship game a year ago and ended up in the Fiesta Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes again missed out on the conference title game this season and are headed back to the Fiesta Bowl. This time, it's for a spot in the national championship game. O... Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:09:00 GMT 2016-12-04T22:09:00Z AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS: Championship weekend spoilers The trophies could be the only prizes for the winners in several games during championship weekend. This is not the NCAA basketball tournament. Those titles don't automatically come with playoff spots, and in some cases, the wrong winner could ruin things for a conference. No more so than the Atlantic Coast Conference, where No. 19 Virg... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:03:00 GMT 2016-11-30T22:03:00Z RIVALRY WEEK: Title game berths on line in Pac-12 Two down, four to go. Stanford and USC have secured victories in rivalry games this season, but there are four left in the Pac-12 with both berths in the league championship game still on the line. Colorado controls its own destiny when it hosts Utah on Saturday. With a win, the Buffaloes claim the Pac-12 South Division outright. If Colorado loses, it drops into a tie in the... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 22:39:00 GMT 2016-11-22T22:39:00Z