College football news: Three polls out, BCS picture clearer

Kevin C. Cox

Our daily roundup of the news and events around the college football world.

Polls

Three of them, to be exact. The AP Poll saw Auburn and Wisconsin return while Florida State moved up to fifth, the Coaches' Poll saw Missouri make their first appearance at No. 14, and the Harris Poll debuted with the same top five as the AP Poll, albeit with Clemson ahead of Ohio State. The latter two polls impact the official BCS standings, which will debut next week.

Florida State

The No. 5 Seminoles are favored by three points when traveling to face No. 3 Clemson on Saturday. It is expected to be a tight showdown between the two best teams in the ACC.

Ole Miss

Linebacker Serderius Bryant, who suffered what looked to be a serious injury in Saturday's loss to Texas A&M, has a concussion. The good news for Bryant and the Rebels is that all other tests came back negative, and coach Hugh Freeze said Bryant is "doing well."

Georgia

The Bulldogs could be getting back one of their key injured position players, as head coach Mark RIcht said running back Todd Gurley is "real close" to returning.

Nebraska

The Cornhuskers have been without starting quarterback Taylor Martinez for a good while now, but he may be returning sooner rather than later. Nebraska has a bye week before traveling to Minnesota, and they are hoping to have Martinez back for a key November stretch that will see them playing Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State.

Texas

The Longhorns pulled off a big upset in the Red River Rivalry, blowing out Oklahoma, and the fallout has started to come Texas's way. Four-star 2015 running back Jordan Stevenson committed to the program, giving Mack Brown a key cog in next year's class.

USC

Lane Kiffin made his first public appearance since his dismissal from USC, joining College GameDay to talk about the firing and what he called a "difficult situation".

Maryland

After missing the Terps' 27-26 win over Virginia, it looks like starting quarterback C.J. Brown will be back for the team's game against Wake Forest after being cleared from concussion symptoms.

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