>>College Football Playoff Committee Holds First Meeting
(Grapevine, TX) -- The College Football Playoff selection committee met for the first time Monday in Texas, debating about the top teams in the country. The 12-member panel did not determine a top-four, but will reveal the first top-25 rankings on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. ESPN will air a special to reveal the teams. It will mark the first of seven public rankings for the committee, with the final reveal set for December 7th. That will set up the semifinal matchups to be played on January 1st at the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl. The title game will take place January 12th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
>>Auburn, Cal Agree To Home-And-Home Series
(Undated) -- Auburn and California will meet on the gridiron in 2019 and 2020. Cal announced the meetings on Monday. The Golden Bears take a trip to Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 21st, 2019, and host the Tigers September 20th, 2020. This will be the first time the schools face off. There are two non-conference games yet to be scheduled in 2019 while Cal also plays TCU in 2020.
>>Police Investigating FSU RB Williams
(Undated) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating Florida State running back Karlos Williams. The police posted a statement on Facebook saying Williams is the center of an alleged domestic battery incident. The senior running back has 378 yards and seven touchdowns for the Seminoles. Head coach Jimbo Fisher said last week that reports of a Williams suspension for violating team rules are not true.
>>Ohio State QB Barrett Injured
(Columbus, OH) -- Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is dealing with a sprained MCL. Head coach Urban Meyer says he will be limited in practice. The Buckeyes are preparing for a showdown with Illinois on Saturday. He labored through an ugly win over Penn State on Saturday. The Buckeyes were up 17 points and needed double overtime to beat the Nittany Lions. Barrett was only 12-of-19 for 74 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the game. He did rush for two scores, including the game-winner.
>>Ole Miss Loses LB Nkemdiche For Season
(Oxford, MS) -- Ole Miss is losing key defensive player Denzel Nkemdiche [[ kem-dee-chee ]] for the rest of the season. ESPN reports the redshirt junior linebacker suffered a broken ankle and had surgery on Sunday. He hurt the ankle in the first quarter in Saturday's 10-7 loss to LSU. Ole Miss leads the nation in scoring defense. The Rebels dropped to 7-and-1 overall in the setback and 4-and-1 in the SEC.
>>Alabama Pays For Saban's Home
(Birmingham, AL) -- The Crimson Tide Foundation is helping head football coach Nick Saban pay off his house. AL.com reports boosters purchased his home 10 weeks after Alabama won the BCS National Championship in January of 2013. They paid over three-million-dollars. Assistant secretary of the foundation Scott Phelps told AL.com the university owned homes of legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. The Saban family still lives in the home that they purchased in 2007. Saban makes around seven-million-dollars per year.