Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also discuss North Carolina's struggles by Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS Dec 9, 2019 at 12:01 am ET • 1 min read Ohio State beat Penn State 106-74 this weekend -- which means the Buckeyes now have three wins by at least 25 points over top-30 KenPom teams. That's crazy. And what's even crazier is that last week they became just the fourth team in Associated Press Top 25 poll history to secure two wins in the same season over top-10 teams by at least 20 points.Worth noting: The previous three teams that did it all won national titles.So, yeah, Chris Holtmann has a legit championship contender -- which is why Matt Norlander and I decided to open Sunday night's episode of the CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast on the undefeated Buckeyes and their developing pattern of dominance.After that, the conversation went like this: 17:00: Baylor beat Arizona this weekend in a home game that looked and sounded a lot … [Read more...] about College Basketball Podcast: Are Chris Holtmann’s Ohio State Buckeyes the nation’s best team?
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The NFC playoff picture is looking wild with the Rams and 49ers winning on Sunday by Will Brinson @WillBrinson Dec 8, 2019 at 11:56 pm ET • 7 min read How wild is the NFC? Two games on Sunday had a massive impact on the standings, with the 49ers' win over the Saints causing New Orleans to tumble from the No. 1 spot, San Francisco to move from No. 5 to No. 1 and the Packers to jump up into the second spot, netting a bye for their efforts against the Redskins.The other game between the Seahawks and Rams managed to give Los Angeles a lot of life in terms of the playoffs as they moved to 8-5. The Rams are a team just lurking on the outside, waiting for the Seahawks/Vikings/whoever to make a mistake and fall back. If that happens, the Rams are poised to pounce on a playoff spot. Seattle, meanwhile, went from the No. 2 spot and a possible bye to the No. 5 team, barely ahead of the Vikings (and the lurking Rams). Seattle still has a head-to-head … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL Playoff Picture: 49ers, Rams shake up NFC playoff race with wins over Saints, Seahawks
The Early Signing Period is the new National Signing Day, and programs nationally are treating it as such. Sixty-five percent of prospects nationally inked early in the 2018 cycle, and that number jumped to 77 percent in 2019 per 247Sports data. Coaching staffs want the hay in the barn, so to speak. With the Early Signing Period for the 2020 class right around the corner (Dec. 18-20), consider this your primer as things really begin to pick up. 5-STARS STILL AVAILABLE At this point, four of the top 10 prospects in the 247Sports Composite are uncommitted in defensive end Jordan Burch, linebacker Justin Flowe, cornerback Kelee Ringo and athlete Darnell Washington who all rank No. 1 at their respective positions. Buzz appears to be picking up in favor of LSU for Burch as they battle South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama and Georgia, while Oregon may be making a move on Clemson (for Flowe) and Georgia (for Ringo). The Bulldogs are considered the heavy favorite for Washington who also … [Read more...] about Early Signing Day approaches: 10 things you need to know