Chase and Sydney Brown are living a football dream at Illinois. Chase Brown played four games in 2019 but redshirted for the remainder of the season before returning to the lineup full-time this year. Illinois (2-3) has won two straight games going into Saturday's showdown at home against No. 3 Ohio State (4-0).
The jockeying for position begins in earnest now that the first College Football Playoff rankings are out.
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference, which is down to four games this weekend after No. 14 Oklahoma's game at West Virginia was postponed because of positive COVID tests and contact tracing for the Sooners: