Sun., Sept. 25: The Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) remained atop the poll for a fifth time as the top seven teams in the poll remained in the same order. Michigan State, at No. 9 a week ago, fell completely out of the poll after a lopsided home loss to Wisconsin, which moved into the No. 8 spot. Unbeatens Baylor and Nebraska entered the poll for the first time after solid victories over Oklahoma State and Northwestern, respectively. The ACC, SEC and Big Ten account for 12 of the 16 teams of the poll with four teams each.
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Riley Sorenson has put personal hardship aside to return to the field for the Cougars this fall
Wed., Sept. 28: Washington State's Riley Sorenson is this week's nominee for the 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award. Over the past nine months alone, Sorenson, a senior center, lost his father and mother to a heart attack and cancer, respectively. On top of that, Sorenson was diagnosed with testicular cancer just days after his mother's funeral in May. He had surgery to remove a testicle and, after receiving five opinions, was eventually told that chemotherapy would not be needed.
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