KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper was known as Kellie Jolly when she played point guard for the Lady Vols and helped them win three straight women’s basketball national titles. Her name is not all that has changed since she left Knoxville. The slumping Lady Vols have become a mid-tier program looking to regain their status as one of the nation’s best with Harper on the bench. It’s a daunting challenge. Tennessee is not ranked in the preseason Top 25 for the first time since 1976.
UNDATED (AP) — Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard turned in his fourth 200-yard rushing performance of the season, and it came against an unlikely opponent. Hubbard carried 20 times for 223 yards and became the first player to go for 200 against TCU since Gary Patterson took over as head coach in 2000. His 178.2 yards per game put him on pace to run for 2,317 in 13 games, assuming the Cowboys don’t play in the Big 12 championship game. That would be the highest total by a player since 2014.
UNDATED (AP) — Navy has moved into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 25 to give the American Athletic Conference four ranked teams. That’s more than all but the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference. With nine ranked teams off this weekend, there was little movement throughout the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. Georgia jumped two spots to No. 6 after beating Florida in the biggest game. LSU is No. 1 for a second consecutive week and Alabama is No. 2.