Column: Pay scale for top basketball recruits set

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino arrives at Grawemeyer Hall for a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)

Rick Pitino accomplished at least one thing before being unceremoniously dumped by the University of Louisville.

Pay scale for top basketball recruits set. Now what?

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino arrives at Grawemeyer Hall for a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)

Rick Pitino accomplished at least one thing before being unceremoniously dumped by the University of Louisville.

College Football: Whittling down field of unbeatens

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Kelly Bryant (2) celebrates a touchdown with Christian Wilkins (42) and Cannon Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Clemson, S.C. With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion. That’s way off. For now, a couple of cross-divisional conference games matching ranked teams, No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Southern California at No. 16 Washington State, highlight the schedule and will be part whittling the field of unbeaten teams. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion.

Clemson-Virginia Tech game headlines ACC’s Week 5

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Kelly Bryant (2) celebrates a touchdown with Christian Wilkins (42) and Cannon Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Clemson, S.C. With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion. That’s way off. For now, a couple of cross-divisional conference games matching ranked teams, No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Southern California at No. 16 Washington State, highlight the schedule and will be part whittling the field of unbeaten teams. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:

Louisville places Rick Pitino, AD on leave

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino couldn’t survive another scandal, with interim Louisville president placing the coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked college basketball.

Whittling down the field of unbeatens

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Clemson's Kelly Bryant (2) celebrates a touchdown with Christian Wilkins (42) and Cannon Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Clemson, S.C. With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion. That’s way off. For now, a couple of cross-divisional conference games matching ranked teams, No. 2 Clemson at No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 5 Southern California at No. 16 Washington State, highlight the schedule and will be part whittling the field of unbeaten teams. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

With a quarter of the college football season in the books, 24 undefeated teams remain, along with the possibility that each Power Five conference could have an undefeated champion.

Irish line paving the way to 3-1 start

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Notre Dame's Josh Adams (33) breaks away from Boston College defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boston. The Irish are ranked No. 7 in the country in rushing at 293.5 yards per game and third nationally with 6.83 yards per carry. The offensive line has paved the way ever since a Sept. 9 loss to Georgia. Notre Dame hosts Miami of Ohio on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 22 Notre Dame is off to a 3-1 start and much of the credit goes to its offensive line. The Irish are ranked No. 7 in the country in rushing at 293.5 yards per game and third nationally with 6.83 yards per carry. The line has paved the way ever since a Sept. 9 loss to Georgia. Notre Dame hosts Miami of Ohio on Saturday. win led by a record-breaking rushing performance against Boston College, Notre Dame center Sam Mustipher didn’t seem to have any good reason to be ticked off.

Big 12 Passing fancy: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington (28) catches a pass for a touchdown, in front of Tulsa cornerback Kerwin Thomas (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State faces Texas Tech this week in a matchup of the Big 12's top two passing teams. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Some things to watch during Week 5 in the Big 12, with three conference games and four teams taking their bye weeks:

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