• Fitzpatrick, Chubb, Jewell among 5 Nagurski Trophy finalists Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb are the finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive player. Nov 15
  • Alabama to 1 in playoff rankings, then Clemson, Miami, OU Alabama and Clemson are back on top of the College Football Playoff rankings, the ninth time over the last three seasons that the Crimson Tide and Tigers have held the first two spots in some order. Nov 14
  • Tennessee State football player expelled for punching coach A Tennessee State University football player has been dismissed from the team and expelled from the school for hitting a coach. Nov 14
  • No. 1 Alabama hoping to build on wire-to-wire challenge Alabama coach Nick Saban is hoping his team can find a way to grow from its first wire-to-wire challenge of the season. Nov 13
  • Late TD lifts No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi St 31-24 Mississippi State brought the all-out blitz. Alabama's Jalen Hurts never flinched. Nov 12
  • No. 1 Alabama beats No. 18 Mississippi State 21-24 Jalen Hurts threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith with 25 seconds remaining to give No. 1 Alabama a 31-24 victory over No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday night. Nov 12
  • No. 18 Mississippi St gets its shot at top-ranked Alabama Mississippi State has slowly raised its profile as a very good Southeastern Conference team during coach Dan Mullen's nine-year tenure. Nov 10
  • No. 1 Alabama has road test vs. No. 18 Mississippi St No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC, CFP No. 2) at No. 18 Mississippi State (7-2, 3-2, CFP No. 16), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Nov 9
  • Georgia, Auburn meet in SEC game with playoff implications GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 2 Georgia (No. 1 College Football Playoff) at No. 10 Auburn (No. 10): Alabama and Georgia might not be the SEC's only playoff contenders. Even though Auburn already has lost two games, the Tigers are high enough in the CFP rankings that they could work their way into the top four if they win out. Of course, that would mean beating Georgia this week, knocking off No. 1 Alabama (No. 2 CFP) in its regular-season finale and then beating Georgia again in the SEC championship game. The first step is winning Saturday. This will mark just the fourth time in the 121-game history of this series that both teams have been ranked in the top 10 at the time of their matchup. Nov 9
  • SEC powers piling up wins, if not Heisman-worthy stats The Southeastern Conference doesn't have any football players putting up video game-style numbers. There's Jalen Hurts and Jake Fromm but no Baker Mayfield. Nick Chubb, Damien Harris and Kerryon Johnson, but no Bryce Love. And if that keeps up there probably won't be much Heisman Trophy love either. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia are loaded with talented players, but the teams divvy carries with multiple tailbacks and don't put up huge passing numbers. A case could easily be made that the best player on each team plays on defense, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick and Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith. The offensive players don't seem too bothered by the lack of Heisman hype. For his part, Crimson Tide tailback Bo Scarbrough, who looked like one of the nation's top runners at the end of last season, said he's perfectly happy with splitting carries with Harris, Hurts and others. "We're not worried about attention," Scarbrough said. "We're just trying to win. We're trying to win the whole thing. We're trying to be the champions of college football. It doesn't matter about separate awards. We all want to be rewarded as one." There are plenty of big games left for players like Hurts and Chubb to produce Heisman moments. But right now, it's shaping up to be a repeat of last season, when the SEC's top vote getter was 'Bama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen at No. 7. The league figures to produce a wealth of NFL talent — as usual. There is just not a runner carrying the load like Stanford's Love, the nation's top Power 5 rusher, or Alabama's 2015 Heisman winner Derrick Henry. And it seems highly unlikely that Tide quarterback Hurts or the Georgia freshman Fromm are going to throw for 598 yards like Oklahoma's Mayfield did in a 62-52 win over Oklahoma State. The SEC doesn't have a runner ranked among the top 20 nationally. Nov 8
  • Party crashers? No. 10 Auburn in way of Georgia, Alabama Who knows, the 10th-ranked Tigers might end up even receiving an invite. When you play the nation's top two teams — No. 2 Georgia and No. 1 Alabama in The Associated Press poll — in your final Southeastern Conference games, you can really spruce up that resume, after all. Nov 7
  • Report: 2009 Alabama players paid for autographs Two players from Alabama's 2009 national championship team accepted cash in exchange for signing their names to memorabilia, Sports Illustrated reported. Nov 7
  • No. 1 Alabama loses linebackers Hamilton, Wilson to injuries Alabama's already short-handed linebacker group must absorb two more big blows. Nov 6
  • Alabama loses LBs Hamilton, Wilson due to injuries Alabama linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton will miss the rest of the season with a broken right kneecap, but another linebacker, Mack Wilson, might have a chance to return, coach Nick Saban said Monday. Nov 6
  • AP Top 25 Heat Check: Meyer's issues show Saban's greatness Every time Urban Meyer fails at Ohio State, Nick Saban's consistency at Alabama looks more impressive. Nov 6
  • Bedlam: No. 8 Oklahoma outscores No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52 Baker Mayfield passed for a school-record 598 yards and No. 8 Oklahoma outlasted No. 11 Oklahoma State 62-52 on Saturday in one of the highest-scoring games in the history of the rivalry. Nov 5
  • Hurts, No. 1 Alabama hold off No. 19 LSU, 24-10 Alabama's defense sucked all the drama out of the ending with stop after stop, even as injuries took their toll. Nov 5
  • Alabama reserve QB Jones arrested on DUI, fake ID charges Alabama reserve quarterback Mac Jones has been arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. Nov 3
  • Orgeron: Being 3-TD underdogs to 'Bama 'don't mean anything' Ed Orgeron isn't the least bit interested in point spreads. Blocking, tackling and turnovers are what's on his mind. Nov 3
  • No. 1 Alabama heavily favored against No. 19 LSU No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC, CFP No. 2) at No. 19 LSU (6-2, 3-1, CFP No. 19), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (CBS) Nov 2