Michigan's first victory over Ohio State in 10 years has given the Wolverines their highest ranking of the CFP era — and a clear path to their first playoff appearance.
Where it stands: Unbeaten Georgia remained No. 1 in the CFP rankings for the fifth straight week, followed by Michigan, Alabama, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State and Notre Dame.
In the span of two days, the head coaches of two of the biggest college football programs in America have jumped ship, wooed by even greater challenges — and the almighty dollar.
Driving the news: Lincoln Riley is ditching Oklahoma for USC in a deal reportedly worth $110 million. LSU poached Brian Kelly from Notre Dame with a reported 10-year, $100 million contract.
Rivalry Week delivered an epic end to the regular season, headlined by three marquee matchups that shook up the College Football Playoff race ahead of next weekend's conference championships.
Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers announced Tuesday that the school will be moving from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Atlantic-10 in 2023.
Why it matters: Loyola-Chicago is the 24th D-I school in the past five months to announce a new league affiliation — a reshuffling that began in July with a shocker: Oklahoma and Texas to the SEC in 2025.
The NCAA's summer of change is bleeding into what should be an equally impactful winter.
Driving the news: The NCAA and leaders across each division will meet on Monday to discuss the association's newly-drafted constitution, with the goal of gathering feedback ahead of a final vote in January.
Herb Magee, the legendary coach of D-II Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, begins his 54th and final season on Saturday.
Why it matters: Magee's 1,123 wins trail only Mike Krzyzewski's 1,171 across all levels of men's college hoops, and this season marks the final campaign for both Hall of Famers.
Yeshiva University brings a 38-game winning streak into its home-opener Wednesday night against Eastern Connecticut State.
Why it matters: That's the longest winning streak across all levels of men's college hoops, making the tiny Upper Manhattan institution an unlikely D-III powerhouse.