USC jumps to No. 3 behind Clemson, 'Bama in final AP poll

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Clemson finished atop The Associated Press College football poll Tuesday, knocking Alabama from the spot it held all season, and Southern California became the first team to finish as high as No. 3 with three losses.

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

Texans look for improvement ahead of rematch with Patriots

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite a decisive win over the Raiders in the wild-card round, the Houston Texans know improvement is necessary if they hope to get the first divisional playoff win in franchise history on Saturday against New England.

  • Written by KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer