AP Top 25 Poll

#32 Tulane Green Wave

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vs Southern Miss W 21-3
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@Nicholls State 09/23/2023
Kai Horton accounted for all three of Tulane’s touchdowns in a 21-3 victory over Southern Mississippi.
Kliff Kingsbury is joining Lincoln Riley’s coaching staff at Southern California as a senior offensive analyst.
Georgia is No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll, becoming the 12th back-to-back national champion in the history of the rankings after routing TCU.
The son of one of the NFL’s most prolific running backs made quite a name for himself this bowl season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California All-America defensive lineman Tuli Tuipulotu will enter the NFL draft.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Caleb Williams said he wasn’t limited by a hamstring injury that plenty of people thought would keep the Heisman Trophy winner out of the Cotton Bowl.
Tulane tight end Alex Bauman caught a 6-yard touchdown from Michael Pratt with 9 seconds left to finish off a frantic finish by the 14th-ranked Green Wave in a 46-45 win over No. 8 Southern California in the Cotton Bowl.
Cotton Bowl: No. 14 Tulane (11-2, No. 16 CFP) vs. No. 8 Southern California (11-2, No. 10 CFP), Monday, 1 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — When quarterback Caleb Williams followed coach Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to Southern California, they had the same goal.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Southern California has created more turnovers and had more sacks in its first season with defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — There was plenty of speculation about Michael Pratt’s future and whether the Tulane quarterback who drew interest from Power Five schools ever really considered going into the transfer portal after the Green Wave landed a spot in the Cotton Bowl.
Whether passing or running, the UCF offense has revolved heavily around John Rhys Plumlee this season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After missing its chance to get into the College Football Playoff, Southern California is going to the Cotton Bowl to play the highest-ranked Group of Five team in a stadium where coach Lincoln Riley won a few championships before taking over the Trojans.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Tulane receiver Shae Wyatt watched jubilant fans streaming onto the field, he couldn’t help but reflect upon how far his team had come since finishing last season 2-10.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Next up in No. 18 Tulane’s remarkable turnaround season is a high-stakes rematch that Green Wave players say they wanted.
No. 22 UCF (9-3, 6-2 AAC, No. 22 CFP) at No. 18 Tulane (10-2, 7-1, No. 18 CFP), Saturday, 4 p.m. EST (ABC), Yulman Stadium, New Orleans.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tulane running back Tyjae Spears was chosen as the offensive player of the year in the American Athletic Conference on Wednesday, with Green Wave coach Willie Fritz also taking a top honor.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ben Finley threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start, and North Carolina State held on to beat Drake Maye and No. 18 North Carolina 30-27 on Friday when Noah Burnette duck-hooked a 35-yard field goal try in the second overtime.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Michael Pratt found Duece Watts with a 30-yard touchdown pass with 5 minutes left to lead No. 19 Tulane to a 27-24 win over No. 24 Cincinnati on Friday, making the Green Wave the hosts for the upcoming American Conference Championship game.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No. 25 UCF can’t afford another slipup.

The Knights (8-3, 5-2) need to beat struggling intrastate rival USF (1-10, 0-7) on Saturday to remain in contention for a berth in next week’s American Athletic Conference championship game.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Many expected this to be a rebuilding season for the Cincinnati Bearcats, who saw nine players selected in the 2022 NFL draft from the team that reached the College Football Playoff semifinals.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Michael Pratt used his feet and his right arm to dissect SMU’s defense with ruthless efficiency and send Tulane into a high-stakes regular-season finale with no shortage of confidence.
Navy (3-7, 3-4 American Athletic Conference) at No. 17 Central Florida (8-2, 5-1, No. 20 CFP), Saturday, 11 a.m. EST (ESPN2)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coming off a home loss to Central Florida, linebacker Nick Anderson and his Tulane teammates have plenty of incentive to get back on track against SMU on Thursday.
SMU (6-4, 4-2 AAC) at No. 21 Tulane (8-2, 5-1, No. 21 CFP), Thursday, 7:30 p.m., EST (ESPN)

Series record: SMU leads 15-13.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown before leaving with an injury late in the first half, C.J Stroud threw five TD passes and No. 2 Ohio State buried Indiana 56-14 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — John Rhys Plumlee ran around, through or away from the stingiest run defense in the American Athletic Conference again and again.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane’s campus and surrounding areas are abuzz over the historic significance of Saturday’s clash between the No. 16 Green Wave and No. 22 UCF.