The addition of the Simple Ratings System to the NCAA's selection of the FCS playoffs was welcomed across the division because of the prospect of improved black and white results.
Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is inactive for Sunday's Week 12 game at New England.
The Cleveland Indians acquired right- handed pitcher Charles Brewer from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday for cash considerations.
The Orlando Magic revealed on Friday that rookie forward Aaron Gordon underwent successful surgery on a broken toe.
Edmonton Oilers forward Benoit Pouliot is out indefinitely after suffering a broken foot in Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced during the second intermission.