by Suzanne Jackson
Rankings by AP:
- Georgia Bulldogs (12-0)
- Michigan Wolverines (12-0)
- Texas Christian Horned Frogs (12-0)
- USC Trojans (11-1)
- Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1)
- Alabama Crimson Tide (10-2)
- Tennessee Volunteers (10-2)
- Penn State Nittany Lions (10-2)
- Washington Huskies (10-2)
- Clemson Tigers (10-2)
One of the biggest upsets this week in college football was the Clemson Tigers losing to longstanding rival the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers had seven straight wins against the Gamecocks which tied the longest winning streak in the history of the rivalry. Despite having the longest winning streak in the nation with 40 straight home game wins, the Tigers were unable to hold off the Gamecocks. The final score was 31-30 South Carolina. With the win the Gamecocks have consecutive wins over top-10 ranked opponents. With the loss the Tigers still rank in the top-10 in college football. The Tigers next game will be on Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m. versus North Carolina.
The Michigan Wolverines beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 45-23 this past Saturday, earning the Wolverines a 2nd straight rivalry win. The Wolverines are now 12-0 and ranked 2nd in college football. The Wolverines defeated the Buckeyes in their home stadium on Saturday for the first time since 2000. The Wolverines disrupted a 29-game win streak for the Buckeyes against Big Ten teams at home. The Wolverines are scheduled to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Be on the lookout for big games upcoming featuring the Louisiana State Tigers against the Georgia Bulldogs, the USC Trojans against the Utah Utes, and the Tulane Green Wave taking on the University of Central Florida Knights.
Following the mass shooting that left three University of Virginia football players dead and an additional two students wounded, the UVA Cavaliers decided to cancel their final home football game of the season against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech, LSU, Florida, and many other teams across multiple conferences have decided to pay tribute to UVA and the three players who lost their lives for the remainder of the regular season.