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Not enough teams got six wins needed for bowl eligibility, opening door for lucky three

Football Bowl Subdivision newcomers James Madison and Jacksonville State and five-win Minnesota are bound for bowls because only 79 teams reached the six-win mark.

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Georgia keeps top spot in AP Top 25 football poll; Pac-12 land two teams in top five

No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Florida State, and No. 5 Oregon moved up a spot, giving the Pac-12 two top-five teams for the first time since the final ranking of the 2016 season.


Michigan standout lineman Zak Zinter of North Andover suffers broken tibia, fibula vs. Ohio State

The North Andover native and former Globe All-Scholastic was hospitalized and underwent surgery after a Buckeye defender was blocked into his left leg.

uconn 31, umass 18

UMass football falls behind early, can’t catch up to UConn in season finale

Kay’Ron Lynch-Adams ran 18 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns for UMass to finish with 1,157 rushing yards and become the program’s FBS-era single-season leader.

no. 3 michigan 30, no. 2 ohio state 24

No. 3 Michigan fends off No. 2 Ohio State to reach third straight Big Ten title game

In a season of high expectations that now has a championship-or-bust feel, the Wolverines are a win away from a third straight College Football Playoff appearance.


Paige Bueckers banks 32 points, but it’s not enough for No. 6 UConn against No. 2 UCLA

Kiki Rice scored 24 points for the undefeated Bruins, who led by as many as 23 points in the second half during the Cayman Islands Classic.


No. 5 UConn routs Manhattan behind Tristen Newton’s third career triple-double

The 6-foot-5-inch graduate student finished with 15 points, 13 assists, and 10 rebounds to get the crowd of 15,000 in Hartford on their feet.

miami 45, bc 20

BC gets thrashed by Miami and ends regular season with third straight loss

The Eagles (6-6) committed costly turnovers and penalties, couldn’t stop the pass or run, and showed minimal urgency offensively.