USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.


Only in 2020 would college football’s midseason hit as one Power Five conference has played a single game and another league is more than a week away from kickoff.

While the Big Ten just got started and the Pac-12 won’t open until Nov. 7, the 2020 season began Sept. 5 and has heated up since the SEC opened on Sept. 26.

Despite the odd and mismatched schedules across Bowl Subdivision leagues, one aspect of the season has gone according to plan: Alabama and Clemson have carved out some distance from the rest of pack in the early College Football Playoff race.

Also predictable? That Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence would head into Halloween as the favorite for the Heisman.

As we reach the midway point, here’s a look at the players, teams, coaches and games that