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Lamar Jackson and everybody else: #CFBrank through four weeks

After four games, who's the nation's best player? OK, after Lamar Jackson, who fills out the rest of the top 50 guys in the country? Our experts have the answers.

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What in the world is going on at USC?

Clay Helton billed himself as the no-Hollywood coach, but his first year at USC has had more drama and plot twists than expected, leaving many to wonder about his future with the Trojans.

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Jackson, McCaffrey clear Heisman favorites

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey are by far the top two candidates for the Heisman Trophy after four weeks.

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3dAdam Rittenberg

Ed Orgeron living in the moment at LSU

With Les Miles out, LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron brings a lifetime love and knowledge of Louisiana to the job -- even if it may be temporary.

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Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't ask Syracuse coach Dino Babers how to stop Louisville's Lamar Jackson. Against the Orange, the Heisman front runner was one rushing yard from becoming the first FBS quarterback to rush for 200 yards and pass for 400 in a game. "Based on our defensive performance," he said, "I don't have the right to have an opinion on [stopping Jackson]."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino was asked on the ACC call about plays Lamar Jackson has made that wowed him. He brought up the hurdle over a Syracuse defender in Week 2. "The first thing I was thinking was, 'What the heck are you doing?'" Petrino said. "The next thing I was thinking was, 'Wow, great play.'"

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Orgeron says that defensive lineman Davon Godchaux will return to the team today, after chargers were dropped following his arrest and being initially cited on misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse/child endangerment. Godchaux also faced an additional change of false imprisonment. Orgeron said he will wait for all of the information to come out before making any other decision on his playing status. Orgeron also said that running back Leonard Fournette is a "game-time decision" with his ankle injury.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron said it was tough saying goodbye to Les Miles but he can feel new energy from this team. When it comes to the offense, Orgeron said, "You can't put a lot in in one week, but we're doing to do the best that we can." Thinks this team will be fired up against Missouri. "I expect our people to come out and play with a lot of emotion." Says this isn't about offense, defense or special teams, "it's about one team."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimbo Fisher didn't entertain a question about all the LSU job speculation on the ACC teleconference, immediately saying that he loves Florida State, he's been there for a long time and everything else is just clutter.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher as rumors about the LSU opening swirl: "I love this university and I plan on being here for a long time." On Monday he said he was unwilling to talk about the LSU opening but that he had not been contacted.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Saturday's matchup between Oklahoma State and Texas figures to be a massive swing game for both teams. Oklahoma State has never started out 2-3 under Mike Gundy. Texas is currently an FPI in three of its next four games, not including its trip to Stillwater.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Increasingly, you hear references to the "Nick Saban effect" and the way his four national championships in the past seven years has ratcheted up pressure on coaches like never before. Well, with Les Miles' firing at LSU, that means there have been a staggering 24 head coaching changes in the SEC since Saban arrived at Alabama in 2007. And seven of the coaches leaving or being fired had won either a national title or SEC title during their career.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Since joining the Big 12, West Virginia has defeated every member of the Big 12, with the exception of Oklahoma and Kansas State. The Wildcats are 4-0 against the Mountaineers in Big 12 play.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In four meetings as Big 12 opponents, the average margin of victory between Oklahoma and TCU is 3.8 points. No team has won by more than a touchdown, either.

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The Kentucky-Alabama series is one of the most lopsided in SEC history. The Crimson Tide hold a 36-2-1 all-time record in the series. The Wildcats head to Tuscaloosa this weekend, a place where they've never won. Although the programs don't share much resemblance, they do have one thing in common: Bear Bryant is the winningest coach at each school.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC RT Zach Banner was disappointed to see former players trashing the program. He got into a lengthy back-and-forth with LenDale White over the weekend and was asked about it on Tuesday. "Don't abandon ship," he said in a message directed at former players.

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Tennessee heads to Georgia this week for another battle for positioning atop the SEC East. Each of the last five meetings between these schools have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Volunteers have not won in Athens since 2006.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC defensive lineman Noah Jefferson is not expected to rejoin the team until November. He has been nursing a shoulder injury, but the primary reason for his delayed return is so he can focus on academics.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska is 4-0 on the season, gaining momentum on the field and the recruiting trail. The Huskers are hosting Illinois on Saturday as well as a few top recruits in the 2017 class. ESPN 300 defensive back Jaylon Johnson confirmed he is visiting Nebraska as well as ESPN 300 Iowa commit Chevin Calloway, and linebacker Rahyme Johnson among others.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin running back Corey Clement says he's "feeling good" for Michigan week, discusses the Wolverines defense and being a huge underdog despite being a top-10 team.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

The power of sport: Andy Hoffman, father of Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old boy battling brain cancer who scored a touchdown in the Nebraska spring game in 2013, started the Team Jack Foundation. He explains the impact of that moment as the foundation has raised $3 million for pediatric brain cancer research and is one of four finalists for NASCAR's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award that will be announced tonight. Jack just turned 11 this week.

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Bob Pockrass NASCAR 

Remember Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old boy battling brain cancer who scored a touchdown in the Nebraska spring game in 2013? His health battle continues as he just turned 11. A foundation his father started, the Team Jack Foundation, has raised $3 million for pediatric brain cancer research and is one of four finalists for NASCAR's Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award that will be announced tonight.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan is hosting a ton of top recruits this weekend for its top 10 matchup with Wisconsin. The biggest name making the trip to Ann Arbor is five-star Alabama offensive line commit Alex Leatherwood. The No. 9 ranked prospect will be joined by seven other recruits ranked in the top 150 of the ESPN 300, including linebacker Baron Browning, offensive linemen Cesar Ruiz, Jedrick Wills and Chuck Filiaga, athlete Markquese Bell, defensive back Chris Henderson and linebacker Jordan Anthony.