Indiana moved up to no. 9, Butler up two spots to no. 16, Purude falls to no. 18, Notre Dame cracks top 25 at no. 23 while Fort Wayne receives one vote.
The Boilermakers announced the move Monday, calling him “one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football.”
The 12th-ranked Broncos (13-0, No. 15 CFP), the Mid-American Conference champions and the only FBS team other than top-ranked Alabama still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up and eighth-ranked Wisconsin (10-3, No. 8 CFP) on Jan. 2 in the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium.
No. 1 Alabama (13-0) will face No. 4 Washington (12-1) in one semifinal and second-seeded Clemson (12-1) meets third-seeded Ohio State (11-1) in the other on Dec. 31.
The Irish face Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday, but they better not overlook IPFW before gearing up for their first major test of the season Saturday at No. 2 Villanova, which will likely be No. 1 after Kentucky’s loss to UCLA. The Mastodons already has a top-five win this year, beating then-No. 3 Indiana in Bloomington, 71-68 on Nov. 22.
Winning made it even better. Robert Johnson had and seven rebounds and De’Ron Davis scored 14 points to lead the Hoosiers past Southeast Missouri State for an 83-55 victory.
Indiana (6-6, 4-5 B1G East) will face Utah (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12 South) in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl, it was announced this afternoon. The game will be held at Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX Sports.
Bryson Scott, Mo Evans and John Konchar all reached double digits as the Dons rolled past Miami of Ohio 87-71 at the Coliseum.
This will be USF’s first trip to the national championship since 2006.
The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.
The Fort Wayne women’s basketball game struggles to put the ball in the basket in a 56-33 loss to Illinois.
Morgan scored a career-high 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting and finished with 10 rebounds, De’Ron Davis scored 14 points and Indiana rolled to an 83-60 victory over SIU-Edwardsville.
WMU became the first undefeated team to win the MAC title game since Marshall in 1999
The (11-1) Saint Francis Cougars have made it to the Final Four of the NAIA Championship series and will head down to Reinhardt University in Georgia on Saturday to take on the (13-0) Eagles with a trip to the national championship on the line.
During an abrupt news conference, Defensive Coordinator Tom Allen was named the new head coach. There were reports that Wilson had pushed players to return from injury and Glass said the issue was looked into by a law firm hired by the university.
Fort Wayne’s potent offense came to play Wednesday (Nov. 30) night at Austin Peay as the Mastodons defeated the reigning Ohio Valley Conference champion Governors 103-99.
De’Jour Young and Rachel Rinehart led the ‘Dons with 12 points on the night.
OG Anunoby scored 16 points, James Blackmon Jr. had 14 and Robert Johnson added 11 Wednesday night, leading No. 13 Indiana past No. 3 North Carolina 76-67 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
Ray Spalding and Mangok Mathiang each scored11 points and Donovan Mitchell contributed seven critical points down the stretch to help No. 14 Louisville hold off No. 15 Purdue 71-64 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
University spokesman Michael Bertsch said Wednesday that Zaire has been given his release, although there are some schools Notre Dame won’t allow him to move to.