Bowl Championship Series

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is throws confetti in the air after winning the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama defeated Oklahoma 45-34. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 29, 2018 - 9:55 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — This season's Alabama juggernaut has yet to be stopped, and Oklahoma's shaky defense sure wasn't going to get in the way. Maybe Clemson can. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 on Saturday night in the...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) celebrates after their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 29, 2018 - 9:13 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When Clemson's Dabo Swinney entrusted a team with championship aspirations to freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in September, this is what the Tigers' coach had in mind. Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) looks to pass, during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 29, 2018 - 8:41 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 11:40 p.m. Kyler Murray won't go away. Oklahoma's quarterback scored on an 8-yard keeper with 4:23 left, and the Sooners are within 11 points again at the Orange Bowl. It's Alabama 45, Oklahoma 34...
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Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins (5) reaches up to catch a ball that was tipped by Notre Dame cornerback Donte Vaughn (8) in the end zone for a touchdown late in the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)
December 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Notre Dame missed out on a big early game-turning play by the very nose of the football. The Fighting Irish defense missed having All-America cornerback Julian Love on the field for much of the Cotton Bowl. When the third-ranked Irish needed just about everything to go...
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Auburn players celebrate after defeating Purdue to win the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 28, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn finished its up-and-down season with a spectacular performance. A record-setting encore in the Music City Bowl. Jarrett Stidham threw for a career-high 373 yards and five touchdowns in his final college game , and Auburn pounded Purdue 63-14 on Friday. The Tigers (8-5...
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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (23) celebrates with teammates after Wisconsin defeated Miami 35-3 in the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 27, 2018 - 6:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Taylor played tour guide for his Wisconsin teammates who had never visited New York. They hit the usual landmarks with trips to Lincoln Center and Times Square. Taylor even gave his buds a taste of the luxe life with a window-shopping jaunt along Fifth Avenue. "It's real...
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Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, left, and defensive end Clelin Ferrell talk as honorary captain Layton Horner, center, stands by during a hospital visit at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Clemson will play against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. (Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
December 27, 2018 - 5:03 pm
The Latest on media days for the College Football Playoff semifinals (all times EST): 8:55 p.m. Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending...
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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
December 04, 2018 - 3:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Urban Meyer walked off the field after Ohio State routed Michigan, he was pondering his future and when to make a decision about when to call it quits. The 54-year-old Meyer, in fact, had been thinking about retiring since the middle of last season. The pain from headaches...
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer walks off the field with his wife, Shelley Meyer, early Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, after defeating Northwestern in the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 45-24. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 04, 2018 - 7:28 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's retirement: (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Former Ohio State players are paying tribute to retiring coach Urban Meyer. Ohio State says the 54-year-old Meyer is retiring from coaching and co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take...
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Washington coach Chris Petersen, center left, and defensive back Byron Murphy, center right, celebrate after Washington defeated Utah 10-3 in the Pac-12 Conference championship NCAA college football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
November 30, 2018 - 9:44 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — On a night when neither offense could do much of anything, it was only fitting that a pass that bounced off a receiver's hands and leg turned into the winning play. Byron Murphy returned a deflected interception 66 yards for the game's only touchdown to lead No. 10...
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