How Florida's win streak over Kentucky ranks all time among annual series:
Notre Dame over Navy: 43 (1964-2006)
Nebraska over Kansas: 36 (1969-2004)
Oklahoma over Kansas State: 32 (1937-68)
Florida over Kentucky: 30 (1987-present)...
5. San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny: The Aztecs replaced the NCAA's all-time leading rusher with Penny, who leads the nation with 588 yards through three weeks.
4. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson: Finished with 400 total yards and three scores against Clemson, but it's hard to see him getting back in the race after last week....
Must-see and meh time frames Saturday for college football:
Lamest time window: Late. The 8 p.m. games aren't great, so don't feel bad about calling it an early night.
Noon: How will the No. 12 'Noles look after two open weekends, against sneaky N.C. State?...
Florida State's James Blackman will make history Saturday when the No. 12 Seminoles host North Carolina State in their first game after Hurricane Irma.
By filling in for the injured Deondre Francois, Blackman will be the first true freshman quarterback to start for FSU since Chip Ferguson in 1985. He'll also be the first to start for Jimbo Fisher since former Rays outfielder Gabe Gross did so at Auburn when Fisher was an assistant there 19 years ago. ...
Nebraska shook up the college sports world Thursday afternoon when it fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst.
And that should scare UCF fans.
It's no secret that the Cornhuskers' present doesn't match its blue-blood pedigree. That starts with Eichorst, who hired coach Mike Riley....
By Matt Baker
GAINESVILLE — Florida's 30-game winning streak over Kentucky is one of the most impressive feats in the country.
Enjoy it, Gators fans. It might not reach 31.
Here are five reasons why the undefeated Wildcats have a legitimate shot of beating the Gators for the first time since 1986:
Kentucky is no longer terrible
"This is a totally different Kentucky football team," UF coach Jim McElwain said....
Well this is awkward.
The Florida Gators, it turns out, released an incorrect 2018 football schedule on Tuesday. What they sent out (and I posted) differed from the master schedule released by the SEC at the same time. I didn't notice the discrepancies, but the fine folks at Alligator Army and FBSchedules did. ...
LAKE BUENA VISTA — Like thousands of other evacuees, Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz headed north to escape Hurricane Irma with his family, two suitcases and the anxiety of not knowing what would happen to everything he left behind.
"All of a sudden in the back of my mind — this might be everything we have," Diaz said.
Two weeks later, the anxiety is over, and the storm has passed. But things haven't yet returned to normal for Diaz's No. 14 Hurricanes. ...
The Florida Gators announced their 2018 football schedule Tuesday, including an early SEC game against Kentucky and a matchup against Colorado State, which was part of coach Jim McElwain's buyout from the Rams.
Also of note, UF will host LSU for the second year in a row, after the Tigers hosted two consecutive games in the series because of Hurricane Matthew last season. And Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin gets a trip back to his former employer, Mississippi State, on Sept. 29....
LAKE BUENA VISTA - The schedule says Week 4, but it sure doesn't feel that way for the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes.
"It's like opening the season again," defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said Tuesday.
That's because UM, like Florida State, had two games postponed/canceled because of Hurricane Irma. The ‘Canes are still dealing with the storm's aftermath. The team was dismissed two weeks ago to prepare for the storm, and it didn't reconvene until Friday - and not at home. The ‘Canes don't return to class next week, and they're practicing at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and staying in a hotel on Orlando's International Drive....
GAINESVILLE — For the first time this season, Florida coach Jim McElwain didn't have to answer a question about who his starting quarterback will be Saturday.
Feleipe Franks' game-winning, 63-yard touchdown pass against Tennessee erased any lingering doubts that the job is his against Kentucky, and beyond.
"I think it's just kind of a complete maturation and body of work from the time he was here as an early enrollee," McElwain said. "He's done a good job of getting better, especially with his feet."...
GAINESVILLE - Jesuit High product Malik Davis had one of the most impressive plays of the Florida Gators' young season - a 72-yard rush against Tennessee.
He also fumbled just before crossing the end zone; that comes with being a true freshman.
But Davis is UF's leading rusher (102 yards on five carries) through two games, with more opportunities potentially coming.
"He brings a little juice, there's no doubt," coach Jim McElwain said Monday. "He's a little bit different. He's a slasher. He does a really good job of sticking his foot in the ground and running through inside arm tackles."...
USF, Florida and Miami all moved up in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.
The Gators are up four spots to No. 20 in the rankings, released Sunday afternoon. USF is up one to No. 21, and the idle Hurricanes rose three spots to No. 14. Idle Florida State dropped one spot to 12th.
Alabama remained No. 1, though Clemson chipped away some of its first-place votes to leapfrog Oklahoma for second. The Tigers gained 613 yards and kept Lamar Jackson mostly in check with a dominating 47-21 victory at Louisville. Jackson accounted for 381 of Louisville's 433 yards, most coming in the fourth quarter when the game was decided....
USF, Florida and Miami all moved up in the latest AP Top 25.
The Gators are up four spots to No. 20 in the updated rankings, released Sunday afternoon. USF is up one (to 21) after Friday's win over Illinois, and the idle Hurricanes rose three spots to No. 14.
Florida State dropped one spot, to 12th.
Alabama remained No. 1 in the rankings, although Clemson chipped away some of its first-place votes to jump to second. Oklahoma is third, followed by Penn State, USC, Oklahoma State, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Also of note, former Bulls coach Willie Taggart is back in the top 25; his Oregon Ducks are 24th....
There's a new team atop my weekly AP Top 25 ballot: Clemson.
It's nothing Alabama did wrong. The Crimson Tide has the best win (24-7 over Florida State in the opener). But the Tigers have the best overall body of work (two top-25 wins, including Saturday's dominant road win against Louisville). That's enough for Clemson to move up to No. 1 this week.
What looked like a pretty mediocre slate of games ended up having a huge impact on my ballot. Six teams dropped out (Adios, UCLA, Kansas State, Stanford, Tennessee, South Carolina and LSU). Math tells us that six teams had to come enter. Picking the six was brutal, because there were few good options. The six I chose: Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Utah, West Virginia, San Diego State and Kentucky. Two I didn't choose: USF or Florida....