This week, we’re going to dive into the major storylines around the transfer portal. We’ve got big-time football portal performances, some news regarding the new transfer windows, and more matchups to look forward to later in the week.
NEW WINDOWS ON WEDNESDAY
On Wednesday morning, the NCAA announced that the D1 Council has approved a change to the previous transfer windows. Last year, the transfer windows for hoops and football both lasted 60 days in total. This year, the transfer windows will be 45 days each. Basketball players will have 45 days after the season to enter the portal, while football players will have 30 days after the season, and then 15 days in the spring to enter the portal.
🚨 NCAA has announced that the DI Council approved changes to transfer windows in all sports to go down from 60 to 45 days:
🏀: 45 days
🏈: 45 days (30 days after season, 15 days in spring)
***Council actions are not final until meeting concludes today, per @NCAA.
— The Portal Report (@ThePortalReport) October 4, 2023
Although Colorado fell to USC last week at a jam-packed Folsom Field, the Buffs continue to dominate the ratings game and are receiving as much attention as any program in college football.
USC at Colorado drew 7.25 million viewers, topping the list and beating out Georgia – Auburn for the top spot. In the matchup, Shedeur Sanders racked up the second-most TPR fantasy points last week, scoring 40.84 points on 371 passing yards and four touchdowns.Sanders also rushed for 50 yards and a score. Jimmy Horn Jr. once again proved to be a weapon for the ‘Buffs, scoring two touchdowns through the air.
POWER FIVE TO POWER FIVE
Many of the top transfer performers this week were former power five products that transferred across P5 for a fresh start.
Ray Davis, Kentucky’s star running back, went off for 53.4 fantasy points, rushing for 280 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown pass. The former Vanderbilt RB showed out for the ‘Cats.
Donovan Smith (Texas Tech -> Houston) threw for 330+ yards and four touchdowns on Saturday and also rushed for 59 yards.
Kyron Drones (Baylor -> Virginia Tech) went off against Pitt, totaling five touchdowns, including two rushing scores. He also threw for 228 yards.