FBS Polls - Week 4 (Sep 17 - 23)
  • AP Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Clemson
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Penn State
  • 5. USC
  • 6. Oklahoma State
  • 7. Washington
  • 8. Michigan
  • 9. Wisconsin
  • 10. Ohio State
  • Coaches Poll
  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Clemson
  • 3. Oklahoma
  • 4. Penn State
  • 5. USC
  • 6. Washington
  • 7. Oklahoma State
  • 8. Michigan
  • 9. Ohio State
  • 10. Wisconsin

No. 25 LSU tries to bounce back versus Syracuse

Reality hit LSU like a downhill freight train last week in a 37-7 wipeout loss at Mississippi State, dropping the Tigers to No. 25 in the national rankings and shaking the swagger they had developed in two relaxed wins over BYU and Tennessee-Chattanooga. "Mississippi State played as good as they can play, and we played as bad as we can play," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in assessing the Tigers' 30-point upset loss last week. LSU (2-1) is more than a three-touchdown favorite over the Orange (2-1), who have played three "directional" schools -- Central Connecticut State (50-7 victory), Middle Tennessee (30-23 loss) and Central Michigan (a 41-17 victory) -- before entering the meat of their schedule.

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Coaching Hot Seat Meter: Sumlin, Jones under pressure after slow starts

Three games into a regular season may not be a good sample size for judging a head coach's ability to guide a program, but job security can be fleeting in college football. A slow start combined with a disappointing track record can make a coach's seat grow increasingly toasty. Here are four men who could be inching ever closer to cleaning out their desks: Bret Bielema - Arkansas Bret Bielema arrived at Arkansas in December of 2012 following an impressive tenure at Wisconsin, but he clearly hasn't brought that success with him. The Razorbacks enjoyed a number of highly successful seasons under Bobby Petrino from 2009-11, so the thought was likely that Bielema could continue that winning culture

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Kicker who made field goal off the bounce immediately asked holder 'Does that count?'

Texas Lutheran kicker Tyler Hopkins had no idea if kicking his blocked field goal through the uprights would count as three points. Hopkins is the Division III kicker who made an incredible field goal that counted (at the time) off the bounce after his first kick was blocked.

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Dot Commentary: Is Purdue or Iowa more likely to pull an upset?

We’re a couple of short days removed from another Saturday of college football, which means it’s time for this week’s edition of Dot Commentary with BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Alex Roux. This weekend is the first of 2017 with multiple Big Ten games, and two conference openers are especially intriguing, featuring a pair of top 10 teams going on the road. No. 7 Michigan visits resurgent Purdue at 4 ET on FOX, and No. 4 Penn State rolls into an always-menacing Kinnick Stadium to take on Iowa at 7:30 ET. So naturally, this week’s Dot Commentary poses this question to the BTN.com team: Is Purdue or Iowa more likely to pull the home upset?  Dienhart: Purdue In less than a month, new Purdue coach Jeff

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