ESPN College GameDay 2020: Week 14 Location Hosts, TV Schedule and Predictions | Bleacher Report

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall hands the ball off to CJ Marable during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Conway, S.C. Coastal Carolina won 34-23. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

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It’s been a historic 2020 season for Coastal Carolina. After becoming an FBS program when they joined the Sun Belt Conference in 2017, the Chanticleers had three straight losing seasons, never finishing better than 5-7 (which they did in 2018 and 2019).

This season, though, the team has not only already secured a winning record, but it’s also looking to go undefeated. But first, it will make more history on Saturday.

For the first time in school history, it will be the host of ESPN’s College GameDay, the popular weekly college football kickoff show that sets the stage for the day’s action.

College GameDay will begin at 9 a.m. ET at Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C.

Originally, Coastal Carolina was set to host Liberty on Saturday afternoon, but that matchup was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns within the Flames’ program. The Chanticleers are now set to host BYU in a matchup that was made official on Thursday and could lead to one of these teams getting an opportunity to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game.

Here’s the full Top 25 schedule for this week, along with picks for each game, followed by a closer look at this spontaneous BYU-Coastal Carolina matchup that could be the most exciting game of the day.

           

Week 14 Top 25 Schedule, Predictions

Friday, Dec. 4

No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette at Appalachian State, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

                

Saturday, Dec. 5

No. 4 Ohio State at Michigan State, noon ET, ABC

No. 5 Texas A&M at Auburn, noon ET, ESPN

No. 15 Oklahoma State at TCU, noon ET, ESPN2

Western Carolina at No. 17 North Carolina, noon ET, ACC Network

Rice at No. 21 Marshall, noon ET, ESPN+

Syracuse at No. 2 Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC

No. 6 Florida at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS

West Virginia at No. 9 Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 12 Indiana at No. 16 Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 19 Iowa at Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

No. 24 Tulsa at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Vanderbilt at No. 8 Georgia, 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network

Stanford at No. 22 Washington, 4 p.m. ET, Fox

No. 13 BYU at No. 18 Coastal Carolina, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU

No. 23 Oregon at California, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 3 Clemson at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 1 Alabama at LSU, 8 p.m. ET, CBS

No. 10 Miami at Duke, 8 p.m. ET, ACC Network

Baylor at No. 11 Oklahoma, 8 p.m. ET, Fox

        

Sunday, Dec. 6

Washington State at No. 20 USC, 7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

Picks in bold.

           

BYU-Coastal Carolina Preview, Prediction

By agreeing to travel across the country to Coastal Carolina, BYU is putting its undefeated season on the line.

The Cougars weren’t scheduled to play again until Dec. 12, when they’re likely to earn a home win over San Diego State. Now, they have

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College Football Odds Week 14: Picks Against the Spread for Updated Top 25 Games | Bleacher Report

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Friday, Dec. 4

No. 25 Louisiana-Lafayette at Appalachian State (-2.5), 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

                  

Saturday, Dec. 5

No. 4 Ohio State (-24) at Michigan State, noon ET, ABC

No. 5 Texas A&M (-7) at Auburn, noon ET, ESPN

No. 15 Oklahoma State (-2.5) at TCU, noon ET, ESPN2

Western Carolina at No. 17 North Carolina (-49.5), noon ET, ACC Network

Rice at No. 21 Marshall (-23.5), noon ET, ESPN+

Liberty at No. 18 Coastal Carolina (-10.5), 2 p.m. ET, ESPNU

Syracuse at No. 2 Notre Dame (-33.5), 2:30 p.m. ET, NBC

No. 6 Florida (-17.5) at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS

West Virginia at No. 9 Iowa State (-6.5), 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 12 Indiana at No. 16 Wisconsin (-14.5), 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 19 Iowa (-14) at Illinois, 3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

No. 24 Tulsa (-12.5) at Navy, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Vanderbilt at No. 8 Georgia (-35.5), 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network

Stanford at No. 22 Washington (-11.5), 4 p.m. ET, Fox

No. 23 Oregon (-9.5) at California, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

No. 3 Clemson (-22.5) at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

No. 1 Alabama (-29.5) at LSU, 8 p.m. ET, CBS

No. 10 Miami (-14.5) at Duke, 8 p.m. ET, ACC Network

Baylor at No. 11 Oklahoma (-22.5), 8 p.m. ET, Fox

                  

Sunday, Dec. 6

Washington State at No. 20 USC (-14.5), 7:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1

Picks in bold against the spread. Odds via DraftKings.

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Adam Kramer’s College Football Locks and Top Bets for Week 14 | Bleacher Report

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) walks off the field after throwing an pick six interception during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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Picking winners is hard. These days, it’s getting harder. Trying to dissect college football games against the spread was already difficult before COVID-19 put every game in doubt.

That is not an excuse. My troubles of late when it comes to picking winners cannot and should not be blamed on that. That said, it adds a wrinkle to an already challenging process. And like everyone else, I must adjust to the unknown.

Now, about last week. Not great. Bad luck (again) coupled with a couple of ghoulish selections, and I am once again in the doghouse. Two wins, five losses and two games that were not played. (This is the part where I say the games that weren’t played would’ve been winners, and you just politely nod along.) The overall record is now 33-33.

We were scorching hot. Now we’re ice-cold. Our fortune is about to change, and it’s about to change now. Before we dive into this week’s batch of rebound selections, let’s explore the good and the bad from the previous week.

       

The Good: Iowa State

Close game. Clean win. No tomfoolery. After this outcome, I thought I was in for a monster week. Well, I was clearly wrong. The over in Pittsburgh-Clemson was also a nice winner, although I was emotionally distraught from all of the losers at that point. I needed more Iowa State victories in my life.

        

The Bad: Plenty, but Let’s Go with SMU-East Carolina

Gross. Ugh. Yikes. Gadzooks. For regulars of this piece, I have regularly complimented East Carolina this season. But I thought the double-digit point spread for SMU was a sign of things to come against a program that is still figuring it out. I knew this game was over after about eight minutes. Not proud. Punt this pick into the sun.

        

The time is now.

Here are the Week 14 selections, using point spreads provided by DraftKings.

          

Alabama vs. LSU (Under 68.5)

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Alabama is going to score plenty. Let’s not shy away from that. If you want to tap into the potential revenge angle after last year’s loss, go for it. No issues there. Whether Nick Saban decides to win by four touchdowns or more (the current spread) won’t impact this logic one iota.

A few factors point toward the under. For starters, LSU’s best offensive player just opted out. Terrace Marshall Jr., the Tigers’ star wideout this year, announced he was leaving the team to prepare for the NFL draft after last week’s loss. This is suboptimal.

It’s even more suboptimal when you consider that Alabama has allowed a total of 16 points in the last three games. (Suboptimal for the Tigers, potentially optimal for the under.)

Finally, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. can at least contain Alabama wideout DeVonta Smith assuming he covers him much of the game. What a matchup, by the way. Regardless of how you feel about this pick or this game, you should watch just for that.

The

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LeBron James’ Career Earnings After Signing $85M Lakers Contract Extension | Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James walks back after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LeBron James continues to stockpile cash in his NBA career after agreeing a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. 

Rich Paul, James’ agent, told Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium that the four-time NBA MVP has agreed to an $85 million extension that will keep him with the Lakers through 2022-23. 

Darren Rovell of The Action Network noted when the extension is done that James will have earned $428 million just on his NBA contracts alone:

Even before agreeing to his extension, James has already made more money through NBA contracts than any player in league history. 

Per Spotrac, James moved $9.5 million ahead of Kevin Garnett ($334,304,240) after signing his deal with the Lakers in July 2018. Kobe Bryant ($323,312,307), Chris Paul ($299,909,419) and Shaquille O’Neal ($286,344,668) round out the top five. 

Of course, James’ on-court earnings don’t make up his entire portfolio. Forbes estimated the four-time NBA Finals MVP earned $60 million in 2020 through endorsement deals, his SpringHill Entertainment production company and the UNINTERRUPTED media company. 

James has dabbled in acting in the offseason during his career. He was a co-star in the 2015 movie Trainwreck and voiced a character in the 2018 animated film Smallfoot. The 35-year-old will have his first starring role in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is scheduled to premiere on July 16, 2021. 

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Johnny Manziel Discusses Offers for Impermissible Benefits During College Career | Bleacher Report

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel between drills at his alma mater during Texas A&M's football Pro Day in College Station, Texas, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

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Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel opened up about receiving impermissible benefits during his college career.

During an appearance on the YNK: You Know What I Mean? podcast, Manziel discussed people offering him money to do favors for them while he was playing at Texas A&M (warning: contains profanity):

Rumors and speculation about Manziel making money off of his name while playing for the Aggies is nothing new. 

Darren Rovell and Justine Gubar of ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported in 2013 that the NCAA was investigating Manziel for potentially receiving money “for signing hundreds of autographs on photos and sports memorabilia in January.”

Rovell and Gubar reported Manziel agreed to the signings for a “five-figure flat fee” when he was in Miami to do press during the week leading up to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama. 

Manziel did receive a modest suspension in which he had to sit out the first half of Texas A&M’s 2013 season opener against Rice, but the NCAA ultimately ruled that he didn’t accept money. 

Texas A&M went 9-4 in 2013 and defeated Duke 52-48 in the Peach Bowl in what turned out to be Manziel’s final college game. The 27-year-old played two seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns before being released in March 2016. 

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College Football Playoff 2020: Predicting Final 4 Teams Post-Week 14 Rankings | Bleacher Report

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    The College Football Playoff contenders are building up to December 19, when three conference championship games should determine the four-team field. 

    The second playoff rankings, which were released Tuesday night, had no change at the top after the Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Clemson Tigers won in Week 13. 

    Each of those three teams are scheduled to play their final regular-season games on Saturday after the ACC made an adjustment to its league play. 

    To have some type of competitive balance, Clemson, Notre Dame and the Miami Hurricanes, who are third in the conference, will play nine ACC games each to be on a level playing field when it comes to ACC Championship Game eligibility. 

    The Ohio State Buckeyes remained at No. 4, but they sit in a more precarious situation than their title rivals from the SEC and ACC. 

    Ryan Day’s team needs to play both of its remaining Big Ten regular-season contests to be eligible for the Big Ten Championship Game. 

    With the new scheduling news out of the ACC, Ohio State would be the only Top Four team to enter its conference title game without a bye week. The Buckeyes are line in to play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday and the Michigan Wolverines on December 12. 

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    Alabama appears to have an easy path to the playoff. 

    The Crimson Tide need to beat the LSU Tigers on Saturday and then defeat the Florida Gators in the SEC Championship Game to secure the No. 1 seed. 

    Nick Saban’s team rolled through a majority of its SEC opponents and has held its last three foes to a combined 16 points. 

    Where things get interesting with Alabama is if it loses by a close margin on December 19. The first two losers of Top Five clashes in 2020 only dropped two positions in the rankings, and Alabama may be hard to keep out in that scenario. 

    However, we may not reach that conversation since Alabama won its last six SEC Championship Game appearances and only one SEC East team has won the conference title game since 2008. 

    The small drops of Clemson after its loss to Notre Dame and the Georgia Bulldogs following their defeat to Alabama set a precedent for Notre Dame if it falls in the ACC Championship Game. 

    As the lone undefeated team in the ACC, Notre Dame clinched a spot in the December 19 game through the league’s rescheduling on Tuesday. 

    Notre Dame carries a win over third-ranked Clemson on its resume, but it will face a bit of different Tigers squad in Charlotte, North Carolina, in two weeks. 

    Trevor Lawrence is back under center following his absence caused by a positive COVID-19 test, and defensive stars Tyler Davis and James Skalski returned to the lineup. 

    If the two defenders are at full strength for the second meeting with Notre Dame, the Irish may have trouble moving the

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College Football Playoff Notebook: The Ohio State Conundrum Has an Easy Fix | Bleacher Report

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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Alabama, Notre Dame and Clemson remain atop the College Football Playoff rankings, but Ohio State is the biggest story of the week.

Because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the program, the No. 4 Buckeyes didn’t travel to Illinois last Saturday. As a result, they’re now in jeopardy of falling below the Big Ten’s arbitrary six-game minimum to compete in the Big Ten Championship Game.

That scenario has stirred concern about Ohio State not winning a Big Ten title and impacting its CFP hopes. If either upcoming game (at Michigan State on Saturday or vs. Michigan next week) is canceled, the Buckeyes would fall short of six pre-championship games.

However, it shouldn’t be this complicated.

The best (and easiest!) decision is entirely in the Big Ten’s control. It’s this simple: Eliminate the six-game minimum and put Ohio State against Northwestern on the championship stage.

Results have almost officially shown this is what should happen. Indiana lost to the Buckeyes, and no other East Division program is better than 2-2 (Maryland). Ohio State and Northwestern can both clinch a division title with one more win.

Ohio State beat Northwestern in the 2018 Big Ten title game.

Ohio State beat Northwestern in the 2018 Big Ten title game.Michael Conroy/Associated Press

Might some critics believe the Big Ten is catering to Ohio State? Who cares? Since the Buckeyes are the best option to represent the league in the playoff, make it happen!

This six-game minimum is exclusive to 2020a year in which we’re making it up along the wayso why should this suddenly be an immovable obstacle?

Just look at the ACC.

Hours before Tuesday’s CFP release, the ACC announced it will evaluate Notre Dame, Clemson and Miami on a nine-game league schedule instead of 10. The league literally removed a game for No. 2 Notre Dame and is not rescheduling a 10th for No. 3 Clemson. Yet the only people even mildly upset at the decision are those who believe the ACC is protecting both teams’ playoff hopes.

So what?

This isn’t difficult.

Is the Big Tenthe conference that canceled the season first because it expected the rest of the sport to follow, said it would not reconsider, in fact reconsidered and started in late Octoberactually scared of some bad press? Maybe.

But just imagine the backlash if Ohio State is left out of the CFP because it didn’t win a conference championship. That would be markedly more intense than a quick-to-fade perception that the Big Ten wants to protect Ohio State’s playoff hopes.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren

Big Ten commissioner Kevin WarrenMichael Conroy/Associated Press

Sure, this hypothetical might be irrelevant in two weeks. If the Buckeyes play both Michigan State and Michigan, they’ll either be 6-0 and heading to the Big Ten Championship Game or, after a loss, removed from CFP consideration.

These are not mutually exclusive points, though.

Unlike the Big Ten, the College Football Playoff selection committee has no minimum requirement for the number of games to be considered. In theory,

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College Football Playoff Rankings 2020: Week 14 Poll Announced by Committee | Bleacher Report

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Indiana 42-35. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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The second release of the College Football Playoff rankings featured little movement at the top.

Each of the first seven spots remained the same as last week after most of the top-ranked teams took care of business over the weekend. Ohio State and Cincinnati were inactive after their games were affected by COVID-19 outbreaks.

Here is the latest Top 25 ahead of Week 14:

     

CFP Rankings

1. Alabama

2. Notre Dame

3. Clemson

4. Ohio State

5. Texas A&M

6. Florida

7. Cincinnati

8. Georgia

9. Iowa State

10. Miami (FL)

11. Oklahoma

12. Indiana

13. BYU

14. Northwestern

15. Oklahoma State

16. Wisconsin

17. North Carolina

18. Coastal Carolina

19. Iowa

20. USC

21. Marshall

22. Washington

23. Oregon

24. Tulsa

25. Louisiana

     

There were no questions about the top two teams in the rankings as Alabama and Notre Dame each impressed with wins over opponents that were ranked entering the week.

Alabama cruised to a 42-13 victory over rival Auburn that featured five touchdowns from Mac Jones.

Notre Dame had a little bit more trouble on the road against North Carolina but pulled out a 31-17 win, holding an exciting Tar Heels offense under 20 points for the first time all season.

Clemson had a few more question marks but showed how good it can be at full strength with a 52-17 blowout over Pittsburgh, going up 31-0 in the first quarter of Trevor Lawrence’s first appearance in over a month. Although the quarterback missed the last meeting against Notre Dame, he could help the Tigers avenge that loss in the ACC Championship Game.

There has been more debate about the No. 4 spot with Ohio State’s season once again disrupted by COVID-19. The team had a second game canceled Saturday and has only played four games.

With Michigan also pausing activities because of the coronavirus, the team’s remaining schedule is also in doubt.

Though this could affect their eligibility for the Big Ten championship, the Buckeyes can still play for a national title. Based on on-field play, the committee sees Ohio State as the No. 4 team in college football.

Texas A&M and Florida remain just outside the playoff spots after each earned wins Saturday.

Previously undefeated teams Northwestern and Oregon each fell in the rankings after suffering losses over the weekend.

Northwestern’s 29-20 loss to Michigan State caused a fall from No. 8 to No. 14. Oregon is now No. 23 after entering last week at No. 15, with the 41-38 loss to Oregon State likely removing any hope at a playoff spot.

It helps narrow the field with only a few weeks remaining in the regular season.

BYU also remained outside the top 10 despite a 9-0 start to the year, making a late climb a difficult challenge for the squad.

Iowa State was the big winner of the latest ranking, moving up from No. 13 to No. 9 after beating Texas.

Ohio State should be back in action in Week 14

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Previewing and Predicting the 2020 Men’s College Basketball Champions Classic | Bleacher Report

Kentucky's John Calipari with Devin Askew (2), Olivier Sarr (30) and Isaiah Jackson (23)

Kentucky’s John Calipari with Devin Askew (2), Olivier Sarr (30) and Isaiah Jackson (23)James Crisp/Associated Press

It’s the first Tuesday of the men’s college basketball season, and that means it’s Champions Classic time—albeit a bit later on the calendar than usual and in two different venues.

No. 6 Duke will host No. 8 Michigan State for the 7:30 p.m. ET tipoff, followed by No. 7 Kansas vs. No. 20 Kentucky in Indianapolis.

We’re still smack dab in the middle of a pandemic, though. That means the first game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium without the Cameron Crazies. And sportscaster Dan Shulman said during Sunday’s Richmond-Kentucky game that he will do the play-by-play call for the second contest from Charlotte, North Carolina, while Dick Vitale provides the color commentary from his home in Sarasota, Florida.

It’s all going to feel weird, but it’s also going to feel oh so right to watch two games between these four titans of the sport.

Based on what we’ve seen through the first few days of the season, what should we expect from each of these Final Four contenders Tuesday night?

First, sloppiness.

Michigan State committed 30 turnovers in its two wins over Eastern Michigan and Notre Dame, and it was the most sure-handed of this bunch. Kansas coughed up the ball 31 times between the loss to Gonzaga and the win over Saint Joseph’s. Kentucky gave it away 15 times in beating Morehead State and 21 times in its loss to Richmond. And while Duke only played one game, it committed a staggering 22 turnovers in a closer-than-it-should-have-been win over Coppin State.

That’s hardly a surprise considering none of these four teams was great at avoiding turnovers last season and each one is adjusting to life with a new starting point guard. Cassius Winston, Tre Jones, Ashton Hagans and Devon Dotson aren’t walking through that door, and there was bound to be an adjustment period in the ball movement and crispness departments for these new-look offenses.

We’re used to that with this event, though.

Every once in a while, one of the four teams will put on a clinic. Duke made 12 triples and only committed four turnovers in its 118-84 shellacking of Kentucky in 2018. And early on in its 38-1 campaign in 2014-15, Kentucky suffocated Kansas in a 72-40 laugher. For the most part, though, it’s a bunch of freshmen and sophomores facing a bunch of other freshmen and sophomores very early in the season, and it shows. Highlights abound, but so do miscommunications and avoidable turnovers.

If you’re going into Tuesday night with hopes of finding the team that would win the NCAA tournament if it was played this weekend, you’re likely to be disappointed.

Duke's Wendell Moore

Duke’s Wendell MooreGerry Broome/Associated Press

However, take the event for what it isan early showcase for talented but raw athletesand you can be impressed while trying to glean information that will be useful for the rest of the

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Most Impactful Reschedules from the 2020 College Football Season | Bleacher Report

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    Over the weekend, it was announced that the game between Alabama and LSU that had been postponed on Nov. 14 was finally rescheduled and the two teams will be facing off next weekend from Baton Rouge.

    In an unpredictable year filled with cancellations, it was perhaps the highest profile matchup to be altered, but it was far from the only game with national significance that could not be played at its originally scheduled date.

    Ahead, we’ve taken a closer look at the five most impactful rescheduled games still to be played during the 2020 season, along with a full rundown of all of the remaining reschedules and notable cancellations for AP Top 25 teams.

    Is the Alabama vs. LSU game the most impactful reschedule we have to look forward to in the weeks to come?

    Let’s find out.

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    Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins

    Tulsa linebacker Zaven CollinsMark LoMoglio/Associated Press

    These games have not yet been cancelled, and they have not yet been rescheduled. The true embodiment of the uncertainty hanging over the entire 2020 college football season.

  • Marshall at East Carolina (Sept. 12)
  • BYU at Army (Sept. 19)
  • Tulsa at Arkansas State (Sept. 26)
  • Missouri at Georgia (Nov. 14)
  • Clemson at Florida State (Nov. 21)
  • Ole Miss at Texas A&M (Nov. 21)
  • Miami at Wake Forest (Nov. 28)
  • Tulsa at Houston (Nov. 28)
  • Alabama at Arkansas (Dec. 5)
  • Miami at Wake Forest (Dec. 5)

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    Justin Fields and Ohio State can't afford to have another game cancelled.

    Justin Fields and Ohio State can’t afford to have another game cancelled.Jay LaPrete/Associated Press

    These games did not quite crack our list, but they could have an impact on the College Football Playoff or other major bowl games.

    Rescheduled

  • Louisiana at Appalachian State (Oct. 3 –> Dec. 4)
  • Rice at Marshall (Oct. 3 –> Dec. 5)
  • Oklahoma State at Baylor (Oct. 17 –> Dec. 12)
  • Marshall at FIU (Oct. 30 –> Dec. 11)
  • Tulsa at Navy (Nov. 7 –> Dec. 5)
  • Texas A&M at Tennessee (Nov. 14 –> Dec. 12)
  • Coastal Carolina at Troy (Nov. 14 –> Dec. 12)
  • Georgia Tech at Miami (Nov. 21 –> Dec. 19)
  • Oklahoma at West Virginia (Nov. 28 –> Dec. 12)

      

Cancelled

  • Washington at California (Nov. 7)
  • Ohio State at Maryland (Nov. 14)
  • Charlotte at Marshall (Nov. 21)
  • Central Arkansas at Louisiana (Nov. 21)
  • Washington at Washington State (Nov. 27)
  • Ohio State at Illinois (Nov. 28)
  • Cincinnati at Temple (Nov. 28)
  • Colorado at USC (Nov. 28)

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    Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz

    Wisconsin quarterback Graham MertzNam Y. Huh/Associated Press

    We would be remiss not to mention the Wisconsin Badgers in this article.

    With games against Nebraska (Oct. 31), Purdue (Nov. 7) and Minnesota (Nov. 28) all cancelled, the Badgers are no longer eligible for the Big Ten title with just five games remaining on their schedule.

    That would be of far greater consequence had they not lost to Northwestern on Nov. 21, effectively knocking them out of the playoff conversation, but it’s a shocking turn of events nonetheless.

    Freshman quarterback Graham Mertz has

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