Those who downplay national rankings because the games on the field ultimately decide a season should consider North Dakota State.
Kyle Busch's hopes of advancing into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship took a big hit when he was involved in a multi-car crash during Sunday's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
The Jacksonville Jaguars posted their first win of the season on Sunday, but the victory came with a cost.
Wade Davis was a throw-in in the deal that sent James Shields to Kansas City from Tampa Bay back in December of 2012.
Indiana Pacers power forward David West left Saturday's preseason game against the Dallas Mavericks with an ankle injury.
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks after suffering a broken finger.