Nick Saban is on the verge of another milestone victory, another number that shows just how dominant his teams have been at Alabama. Discount Shoes Online Free Shipping .A victory by the Crimson Tide against Mississippi State on Saturday in Tuscaloosa would be Sabans 40th when Alabama is ranked No. 1, matching Bobby Bowden and Woody Hayes for the most wins coaching an AP No. 1 team.Saban is currently 39-5 in games when the Tide is No. 1. Bowden was 40-5 with Florida State as No. 1. Hayes went 40-6 with Ohio State. The difference? Bowden coached Florida State for 34 seasons. Hayes was at Ohio State for 28 years. Saban is in his 10th season with the Crimson Tide.Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in 33 percent of its 132 games coached by Saban. Florida State was No. 1 in 10.8 percent of the 417 games Bowden coaches. Ohio State was No. 1 in 16.7 percent of the 276 games Hayes coached.One more note on Alabama: The Crimson Tides game against Mississippi State will be its first against an unranked opponent since Oct. 1 versus Kentucky. Alabama became just the third top-ranked team to play and win four consecutive games against ranked opponents when it beat LSU last week.In 1943, No. 1 Notre Dame played ranked opponents in four straight games and beat them all. In 2001, No. 1 Miami had a four-game winning streak against ranked opponents over a five-week span that included an open date.The picks:THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWNSNo. 15 North Carolina (minus 10+) at DukeThe Blue Devils need to win out to reach six wins and bowl eligibility, but the path is tough (at Pitt and at Miami after this week) ... NORTH CAROLINA 38-30.No. 13 Utah (minus 5) at Arizona StateThe Utes hoped QB Troy Williams would give them more offensive balance this season, but he is ninth in the Pac-12 in passer efficiency rating (123.19) and has thrown only nine TD passes ... UTAH 24-21.FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTSBoston College (plus 21) at No. 20 Florida StateJust when it looked as if Seminoles RB Dalvin Cook was going to make a late Heisman push, he ran for 65 yards on 18 carries last week against N.C. State ... FLORIDA STATE 38-10, BEST BET.PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONSMississippi State (plus 30) at No. 1 AlabamaMatchup of the top two rushing quarterbacks in the SEC; the Bulldogs Nick Fitzgerald has 839 yards and eight touchdowns and the Tides Jalen Hurts has 635 yards and 10 scores. .... ALABAMA 35-14.No. 2 Michigan (minus 22) at IowaThe Wolverines first road game against a team with a conference victory ... MICHIGAN 31-13.Pittsburgh (plus 21) at No. 3 ClemsonThe Panthers pass defense has been a major issue all season -- and now here comes Deshaun Watson ... CLEMSON 42-17.Southern California (plus 9) at No. 4 WashingtonThe Trojans have won five straight since a tough start to the season and have scored at least 41 points in four of the games ... WASHINGTON 35-28.Wake Forest (plus 34+) at No. 5 LouisvilleCardinals QB Lamar Jackson is 247 yards passing away from becoming the eighth FBS player with at least 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing ... LOUISVILLE 45-7.No. 6 Ohio State (minus 29) at MarylandThe Terps are coming off a blowout at Michigan and it is unclear how much QB Perry Hills (shoulder) will be able to play ... OHIO STATE 42-17.CONFERENCE CALLSIllinois (plus 26) at No. 7 WisconsinThe Badgers have allowed five touchdown passes, tied for the second fewest in the FBS ... WISCONSIN 31-7.No. 8 Auburn (minus 10+) at GeorgiaNo SEC team throws fewer passes per game than Auburn at 22.3 ... AUBURN 28-20.No. 25 Baylor (plus 15) at No. 9 OklahomaThe Bears are trying to avoid their first three-game losing streak since 2012 ... OKLAHOMA 52-28.Mississippi (plus 10) at No. 10 Texas A&MMatchup of backup quarterbacks after injuries ... TEXAS A&M 35-23.No. 11 West Virginia (plus 2) at TexasThe Longhorns have the second most rushing touchdowns in the Big 12 with 24; the Mountaineers have allowed the fewest rushing TDs in the Big 12 with seven ... TEXAS 31-27.No. 12 Penn State (minus 7) at IndianaThe Hoosiers are 1-18 against the Nittany Lions since Penn State joined the Big Ten ... INDIANA 28-24.No. 16 Colorado (minus 16) at ArizonaThe Wildcats have lost six straight and havent lost seven in a row since 2004 ... COLORADO 31-13.Texas Tech (plus 13) at No. 17 Oklahoma StateBetter budget some time for this one: Red Raiders QB Patrick Mahomes and Cowboys QB Mason Rudolph combine to average 764 yards passing per game ... OKLAHOMA STATE 49-35.Georgia Tech (plus 15) at No. 18 Virginia TechSeven of the last eight meetings have been one-score games, and the Hokies have won five of them ... VIRGINIA TECH 28-21.No. 19 LSU (minus 3) at ArkansasAfter facing Alabama, Leonard Fournette gets a crack at the worst run defense in the SEC ... LSU 33-24.Minnesota (plus 8) at No. 21 NebraskaThe Cornhuskers are hoping to get QB Tommy Armstrong (concussion) back for what amounts to an elimination game in the Big Ten West ... MINNESOTA 27-23, UPSET SPECIAL.South Carolina (plus 11+) at No. 22 FloridaThe Gamecocks could win the SEC East at 4-4 with some help ... SOUTH CAROLINA 17-14.California (plus 15) at No. 23 Washington StateThe Bears have won 10 of 11 meetings ... WASHINGTON STATE 52-21.No. 24 Boise State (minus 17+) at HawaiiThe Broncos have won the last five meetings by a combined 45-7 ... BOISE STATE 35-14.TWITTER REQUESTSAppalachian State (plus 1) at Troy (at)matthewepleyTwo of the three Sun Belt teams, along with Arkansas State, that are undefeated in conference ... APPALACHIAN STATE 27-24.Kentucky (plus 13+) at Tennessee -- (at)WClark840WHASInstead of trying to determine a winner in the SEC East, maybe they should all join forces to face the West champion in Atlanta ... TENNESSEE 27-21.Rutgers (plus 13+) at Michigan State -- (at)jamdraperAn unexpected battle for last place in the Big Ten East. At least it was unexpected for the Spartans ... MICHIGAN STATE 28-14.Stanford (minus 3) at Oregon -- (at)sylviosoThe Cardinal and Ducks have combined to win the last seven Pac-12 championships, but this years meeting is mostly about whether Oregon coach Mark Helfrich can manage to keep his job ... STANFORD 37-33.---Record: Last week 20-5 straight; 10-15 vs. points.Season: 149-57; 93-108-3.Upset specials: 3-7.Best bets: 1-9.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP---APs college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Cheap Discount Shoes Online . Inter president Erick Thohir says in a club statement on Wednesday that Vidic is "one of the worlds best defenders and his qualities, international pedigree, and charisma will be an asset. Wholesale Shoes China Free Shipping . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. http://www.cheapshoesfastshipping.com/ . The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors. MADRID -- Former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli got off to a winning start in his coaching debut in Spain.Prandelli led Valencia to a 2-1 victory at Sporting Gijon on Sunday, which lifted the club out of the relegation zone.Playing smart football with quick transitions and efficient ball possession, Valencia topped Sporting with two goals by striker Mario Suarez at El Molinon Stadium.It was the teams third win in eight rounds as Valencia reached 14th place with nine points, two more than Sporting, now in the relegation zone after its fifth straight loss.What I liked the most was the attitude of the team, Prandelli said. Im very happy, but we still have a lot to improve, we still need to work on many things. The three points gives the team confidence to keep working.The top four teams in the league played on Saturday. Atletico Madrid thrashed Granada 7-1 to maintain its lead with 18 points. Real Madrid, which won 6-1 at Real Betis, also has 18 points, but a worse goal difference than the city rival.Barcelona defeated Deportivo La Coruna 4-0 at home in the return of Lionel Messi, staying in fourth place with 16 points, one less than Sevilla, which won 3-2 at Leganes.Valencia scored first with Suarezs right-footed shot from inside the area after a cross in the seventh minute, but Sporting striker Carlos Castro equalized with a close-range header in the 41st.Suarezs winner came with an easy shot from in front of the goal after Sporting defenders failed to clear a ball crossed into the area in the 65th.It was important to get the win, Suarez said. We have a new coach, new ideas, new concepts.The 59-year-old Prandelli, who coached Italy from 2010-14, was hired just before the international break to replace Pako Ayestaran, who began the season with four straight losses.Im trying to give the team an identity, Prandelli said. Once we get that, we can startt thinking about bigger goals. Wholesale Cheap Shoes Free Shipping. Prandelli was announced as Valencias coach the day before a 2-0 loss to Atletico on Oct. 2, when the team was still led by interim coach Salvador Voro Gonzalez. The Italian is Valencias eighth full-time manager since Unai Emerys four-year stint ended in 2012.Owned by Singapore investor Peter Lim since 2014, Valencia is the last team other than Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico to win the league title, in 2004.---VILLARREAL 5, CELTA VIGO 0Roberto Soriano scored two goals in the first 12 minutes to lead fifth-placed Villarreal to a comfortable win over Celta Vigo.French striker Cedric Bakambu also scored in the first half as Villarreal earned its fourth victory, jumping to 16 points, two less than the leaders.It was the teams biggest win so far this season.---ATHLETIC BILBAO 3, REAL SOCIEDAD 2Sixth-placed Athletic got the better of Basque rival Real Sociedad to earn its fifth win in its last six games.The hosts conceded early at San Memes Stadium but rallied with three second-half goals, including a nice lob from outside the area by veteran striker Aritz Aduriz.Athletic had won four in a row before a loss at Malaga in the previous round.It trails leaders Atletico and Real Madrid by three points.---ALAVES 1, MALAGA 1Promoted Alaves was close to winning for the third time this season until conceding a late goal against Malaga.Brazilian striker Deyverson had put the hosts ahead in the ninth minute butRoberto Rosales evened the match in the 85th.Alaves, which beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou in the third round, is ninth with 10 points. Malaga is 13th, one point behind.---Tales Azzoni on Twitter: http://twitter.com/tazzoni. His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/tales-azzoni ' ' '