Vanderbilt coach James Franklin and Boise State coach Chris Petersen are top candidates for the USC opening and the search may be completed by the middle of this week, according to sources.
Alabama and Florida State remained in the top two spots in this week's BCS standings, while Baylor moved up to No. 4 and is nipping on the heels of No. 3 Ohio State.
Florida State is new No. 1; will Ohio State or Auburn join them in title game?
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Courtney Messingham and running backs coach Kenith Pope have been relieved of their duties, Rhoads announced in a school release Sunday afternoon.
Wyoming coach Dave Christensen has a meeting Sunday with athletic director Tom Burman in which he will be fired, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.
Alabama fans and teammates have rallied around kicker Cade Foster.
If two key Ohio State players are going to miss any additional playing time following ejections for fighting, that punishment will have to come from the Big Ten office.
Florida has fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease after the program's first losing season since 1979, a person familiar with the situation said.
Florida State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, followed by Ohio State at No. 2 and No. 3 Auburn, which shook up the national title race by upsetting Alabama.
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has filed papers detailing the lies it says former Penn State President Graham Spanier (SPAN'-yer) told during his grand jury testimony over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
TCU coach Gary Patterson ripped Baylor counterpart Art Briles on Saturday over events surrounding the ejection of Bears safety and senior captain Ahmad Dixon in the third quarter of the Horned Frogs' 41-38 loss.
Wayne Lyons intercepted two passes from Tommy Rees late in the fourth quarter, and No. 8 Stanford held off No. 25 Notre Dame 27-20 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Brett Hundley passed for 208 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, leading No. 22 UCLA past No. 23 Southern California 35-14 Saturday night and winning the crosstown showdown for the second straight season.
Connor Shaw threw for one touchdown and rushed for another as No. 10 South Carolina won its record fifth straight over No. 6 Clemson with 31-17 victory Saturday night.
No. 5 Missouri wins SEC East
Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Baylor returned two interceptions for scores and the No. 9 Bears hung on for a 41-38 victory over TCU on Saturday.
Chris Davis raced 100-plus yards with a missed field-goal attempt for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama on Saturday.
Hunt stuns BC with late TD as Syracuse wins 34-31
Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday.
Authorities say Hawaii running back Willis Wilson was found dead off of Oahu's Sandy Beach after a wave overcame him in shallow water.