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I’m gonna be your number one

Football

For the first time since 2018, there’s a unanimous No. 1 in the college football rankings

November 23, 2020
SOURCE: UA ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: UA ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: For the first time since 2018, there’s a unanimous No. 1 in the college football rankings. Meanwhile, some close games in the NFL kept us on the edge of our couch all Sunday long. Bring on the drama.

Who’s the unanimous No. 1?: After handing Kentucky an embarrassing 63–3 loss on Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide kept their top spot in the rankings for a third straight week. Wide receiver (WR) DeVonta Smith set an SEC record on Saturday by hauling in the 32nd touchdown (TD) of his career. Roll, and we cannot stress this enough, Tide.

  • Alabama will have its last test on Saturday when they host No. 22 Auburn. If the Tide can pick up the Iron Bowl victory, it’ll be smooth sailing to the College Football Playoff selection on December 20th.

Tell me about the NFL: There were some heartbreaking injuries on Sunday, most notably to Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback (QB) Joe Burrow, who went down with what’s expected to be a torn ACL. We hate to see it. Now, onto some highlights you will want to watch.

  • Checkmate: Tennessee Titans running back (RB) Derrick Henry ran for this walk-off TD to lift the Titans to a 30–24 overtime (OT) victory over the Baltimore Ravens. All hail the King.
     
  • Shake of a lamb’s tail: Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb made this impossible catch against the Minnesota Vikings look easy.
     
  • Thielen good: Vikings WR Adam Thielen then responded with an incredible catch of his own. The acrobatic one-handed grab marked his eighth TD of the season. He added number nine minutes later, but the Vikings still couldn’t snag the win, losing 31–28 to the Cowboys.