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FOR NOV. 20--27, 2017


College basketball season has tipped off, which means NBA fans can start daydreaming about next summer's draft. With no clear-cut No. 1 prospect, competition for that spot is fierce among a group that includes Arizona center DeAndre Ayton and forwards Marvin Bagley III of Duke and Michael Porter Jr. of Missouri. This week, SI introduces The Crossover's Front Office, our home for draft coverage. For our first (of many) mock drafts, prospect rankings and more, go to



It was quite the eventful week in college football. On Friday and Saturday the Nos. 1, 3 and 9 teams lost to lower-ranked opponents. Then on Sunday came news that 4--6 (0--6 in the SEC) Tennessee had fired head coach Butch Jones. Are we due for more upsets and upheaval like No. 10 Auburn's blowout of No. 1 Georgia? The Tigers' Kerryon Johnson ran for 167 yards against the Bulldogs' top 10 rushing defense. Which back is next to torpedo a top defense? Who are the leading candidates to take over at Tennessee? Who has the edge in the Heisman race: running back Bryce Love of Stanford, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield or RB Saquon Barkley of Penn State? For answers to these questions, plus bowl projections and analysis of the latest rankings, go to