UNDATED (AP) — Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State are the top four in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s first rankings of the season. Next up were defending national champion Clemson, Georgia and Oregon. The 13-member committee will produce four more sets of rankings each Tuesday before the only ones that really count come out on selection Sunday, Dec. 8.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Onyeka Okongwu had 20 points and 13 rebounds in his college debut to lead Southern California over Florida A&M 77-48 in the teams’ season opener. He had a record eight of the Trojans’ 11 blocked shots.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Utah beat Nevada 79-74 in the season opener for both teams. Both Gach added 22 points for Utah.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Tres Tinkle had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Oregon State beat Cal State Northridge 87-67 in the season opener for both teams. Kylor Kelley added 18 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Beavers, who return three starters from last season’s squad that finished 18-13 and tied for fourth in the Pac-12.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Charisma Osborne scored 17 points, Michaela Onyenwere added 16 and No. 11 UCLA cruised to an 85-45 season-opening win over Weber State. Osborne scored the first five points of the season and an Onyenwere jumper put the Bruins up 12-0.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Francesca Belibi had 12 points and 15 rebounds in helping No. 3 Stanford win its 21st consecutive home opener, a 92-27 rout of Eastern Washington in the opener for both teams. Freshman Hannah Jump hit four consecutive 3-pointers and scored 12 points for the Cardinal, which improved to 34-12 in season openers.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Payton Pritchard scored 24 points, Chris Duarte added 16 in his first game with Oregon and the No. 15 Ducks beat Fresno State 71-57 in both teams’ season opener. The senior guard made his 110th consecutive start. He added seven assists and seven rebounds for the Ducks and was generally in control from his point guard position. Duarte looked sharp in his first game as a junior college transfer, and Francis Okoro added 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jamie Ruden scored 14 points, Ja’Tavia Tapley had 11 points and eight rebounds, and No. 20 Arizona State beat Air Force 87-56 in the season opener for both teams. Jayde Van Hyfte and Sara Bejedi scored 12 points apiece for Arizona State.