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Tuberville resigns after coaching Cincinnati for 4 seasons (Yahoo Sports)
Tommy Tuberville resigned as Cincinnati's coach on Sunday after his first losing season in four years with the Bearcats. Cincinnati ended the season with five straight losses and a 4-8 record, missing out on a bowl appearance for the first time in Tuberville's tenure. Before the season, the Bearcats gave Tuberville a two-year extension that took him through 2019.
Panel's playoff picks came down to Washington vs. Penn State (Yahoo Sports)
This and more is what the College Football Playoff selection committee sorts through to pick the four best teams in the country. ''Every year is going to be different,'' CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. It worked out great Sunday for Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Washington.
Michigan to face Florida State in Orange Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
Michigan is Orange Bowl-bound after games over the weekend didn't go the Wolverines' way. Both made the College Football Playoff on Sunday, as did No. 1-seeded Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State, which beat Michigan 30-27 a week ago. Three losses in the first eight games knocked Florida State out of title contention, but the Seminoles won their last four games and are ranked 10th in the final AP regular-season poll.
WMU rowing to Cotton Bowl to play Big 10 runner-up Wisconsin (Yahoo Sports)
Western Michigan will be rowing from Kalamazoo to the Cotton Bowl. The 12th-ranked Broncos (13-0, No. 15 CFP), the Mid-American Conference champions and the only FBS team other than top-ranked Alabama still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up and eighth-ranked Wisconsin (10-3, No. 8 CFP) on Jan. 2 in the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium. Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday that it ''really is surreal right now.
Big 12 champ Oklahoma, SEC's Auburn meet in Sugar Bowl (Yahoo Sports)
An undefeated run through the Big 12 earned the Oklahoma Sooners an invite to the 83rd Sugar Bowl. As for the Auburn Tigers, well, they're off to New Orleans after the College Football Playoff committee decided the program was the best option out of a jumbled mess in the Southeastern Conference. Oklahoma lost two of three to start the season, but ended the season on a nine-game winning streak.
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No. 25 West Virginia ends No. 6 Virginia's win streak, 66-57 (Yahoo Sports)
The last time No. 25 West Virginia played a major program, they came up short, 81-77 against Temple. Esa Ahmad hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining Saturday and West Virginia scored 11 of the game's final 13 points to end the nation's sixth-longest home winning streak with a 66-57 victory Saturday. It was the kind of win the Mountaineers felt like they needed to make things right.
UNC's Pinson to get X-ray, evaluation on foot injury Monday (Yahoo Sports)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina junior swingman Theo Pinson says he will get another X-ray and further evaluation Monday on the foot injury that has sidelined him through the first nine games.
No. 13 Indiana pulls away from Southeast Missouri St. 83-55 (Yahoo Sports)
Tom Crean knew there was one thing No. 13 Indiana couldn't have Sunday �� a letdown. Robert Johnson had and seven rebounds and De'Ron Davis scored 14 points to lead the Hoosiers past Southeast Missouri State for an 83-55 victory. "In a week like this where you have these numerous games, it's real easy to go vanilla with the game plan," Crean said.
Notre Dame improves to 8-0, beats North Carolina A&T 107-53 (Yahoo Sports)
V.J. Beachem scored 19 points and Notre Dame matched its best start under coach Mike Brey with a 107-53 win over North Carolina A&T on Sunday night. Matt Ryan knocked down five 3-pointers to finish with 17 points, and Matt Farrell added 15 points for the Irish (8-0), who scored over 100 points for the first time this season, and at least 91 points for the third straight game. ''It's fun to watch that group play,'' Brey said.