Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost to in April's national championship game in North Texas no longer is ranked.
By DOUG FEINBERG
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Bo Pelini was fired as Nebraska's football coach on Sunday after a seven-year stint marked by an inability to restore the program to national prominence and too many embarrassing defeats.
PASADENA (AP) - When Kevin Hogan led Stanford onto the hallowed Rose Bowl turf for the fourth time in three years, the quarterback realized the stakes were a whole lot higher for No. 9 UCLA, which could clinch the Pac-12 South with a victory.
BERKELEY (AP) - As big as the stakes may be in the regular-season finale for California, the Golden Bears are trying their best to treat the game against BYU like any other.
BERKELEY (AP) - Brittany Boyd had 11 points, 12 assists and 13 rebounds, recording her second career triple-double as No. 14 California coasted by San Jose State 110-87 in the Cal Classic on Friday night.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - J.J. Avila scored 16 points, Daniel Bejarano added 14 and Colorado State defeated Pacific 75-64 on Friday night, advancing to the Great Alaska Shootout championship.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Leonard Fournette ran for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown, barreling over a defender to score, and Jalen Collins had a late interception to seal LSU's 23-17 win over Texas A&M on Thursday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 6 TCU dominated Texas in a 48-10 victory Thursday night that kept alive its hope of pushing into the College Football Playoff.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through his redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as "rookies." After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Eric Thompson scored 20 points and Pacific survived a scare from Division II Alaska-Anchorage, winning 71-62, to advance in the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night's 92-44 blowout. The Wildcats (6-0) concluded a busy season-opening stretch of six games in 11 days with a complete effort on both ends.
Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman A'ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 11 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina remained unbeaten with a 79-61 victory over 12th-ranked Texas A&M on Monday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Alec Wintering sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Portland to a 72-69 win over Pacific on Thursday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Because all those Duke's guards put up some big numbers, their Hall of Fame coach is on the brink of an even bigger one.
STOCKTON (AP) - Kyle Collinsworth tied the NCAA single-season record with his fourth triple-double and Brigham Young beat Pacific 93-80 on Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kyle Brindza kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, and Notre Dame upset No. 22 LSU 31-28 in a Music City Bowl shootout Tuesday.
Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - The Foster Farms Bowl is hardly the place Stanford and Maryland wanted to end up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the clock, holding the first pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
DETROIT (AP) - With the NFL's Lions taking over Detroit's bowl game, the city was able to upgrade its conference matchup, going from a top Mid-American Conference team and an at-large berth to a Big Ten vs. ACC pairing.
DALLAS (AP) - Illinois needed to win its last two games to become bowl eligible, then had to wait another week before finding out if there would be more football.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Central Florida can finish with at least 10 wins for the fourth time in five years, while North Carolina State hopes to take another step forward under second-year coach Dave Doeren.