• Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, left, is congratulated by head coach Dabo Swinney, after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    No. 1 Clemson seeking next step to playoff, face SC first

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promises his top-ranked Tigers won’t lose focus, not this week with so much still left to accomplish against rival South Carolina.

  • Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman scrambles in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. Florida State defeated Chattanooga 52-13. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

    Chattanooga QB Huesman earns Southern Conference award

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman was selected the Southern Conference offensive player of the year in separate voting by league coaches and media on Tuesday.

  • Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson, left, tackles Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    AP Top 25 Heat Check: Moving on from Ohio State

    A season’s worth of skepticism about Ohio State was validated in a loss to Michigan State and the Buckeyes are no longer in the conversation to be No. 1.