Roundup: Where will College Football Playoff committee rank USC?

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The new College Football Playoff rankings come out Tuesday afternoon, and Kyle Bonagura writes that USC poses an interesting question to the CFP committee. The Trojans are arguably one of the best four teams in the country right now, but how much will that 1-3 start doom them? The Trojans were ranked 12th last week and should move up to at least No. 11 after Louisville lost.


Colorado's Mike MacIntyre was named the 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the conference office on Tuesday morning. UW quarterback Jake Browning (Offensive Player of the Year), USC's versatile Adoree' Jackson (Defensive Player of the Year) and quarterback Sam Darnold (Offensive Freshman of the Year) in addition to Washington's Taylor Rapp (Freshman Defensive Player of the Year) were also honored.

Washington State

The Pac-12 women’s volleyball year-end awards were handed out Monday, and Washington State’s Jen Greeny was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for bringing the Cougs back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009 (The Spokesman-Review).


UCLA offensive coordinator Kennedy Polamalu will not return to his post, Jim Mora announced (Associated Press). The 4-8 Bruins were 127th out of 128 FBS teams in rushing (84.3 yards per game).

Oregon State

Oregon State men’s basketball forward Tres Tinkle broke his right wrist Friday night against Fresno State, the school announced Sunday. He could be out for a month or more.


Arizona men’s basketball will play in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament next November, Kyle Boone of CBS Sports points out. Defending NCAA champion Villanova is in the field, as well as Northern Iowa and NC State.


With Tiger Woods set to play in his first tournament in more than a year, Bob Hang of ESPN opines that Woods’ health is more important than how he plays this weekend at the Hero World Challenge.

Arizona State

Yikes – Arizona State men’s basketball lost to No. 1 Kentucky 115-69 (yes, you read that correctly) Monday night in the Bahamas. Kentucky freshman De’Aaron Fox messed around and got a triple-double, the second in school history.


Oregon men’s basketball rallied to beat Boise State 68-63 Monday night in Eugene, erasing a 14-point deficit in the process (Pac-12 Networks highlights).


After watching Utah men’s basketball lose to Butler 68-59 Monday night in the SLC, Kurt Kragthorpe believes that the Utes can’t contend with Butler at this stage of the season.


Left over from Saturday night, Cal kicker Matt Anderson set the single-season school record for scoring in the modern era. He was 22-of-26 on field-goal attempts and a perfect 51-of-51 on PATs, giving him 117 points on the season.


Chantel Jennings whips up this article on Washington defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe and family feeding the Huskies’ defensive line and the dinner they have as a unit once a month.

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