Latest playoff rankings look promising for Ohio State

Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and Clemson held the top four spots in the College Football Playoff rankings for the second straight week and Washington moved up a spot to fifth this week.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Ohio clinches MAC East title, beats Akron 9-3

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Louie Zervos made all three of his field-goal attempts and Ohio clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division title with a 9-3 win over Akron on Tuesday night.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NCAA: Notre Dame must vacate wins after academic misconduct

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly's worst season at Notre Dame took an embarrassing turn Tuesday as the NCAA announced that academic misconduct orchestrated by a student athletic trainer will cost the storied program all 21 victories from the 2012-13 seasons, including the 12-0 run that vaulted the Fighting Irish into the national championship game against Alabama.

  • Written by TOM COYNE, AP Sports Writer