NCAA Football

Rule that transfers must sit 1 year gone

(AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition.

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to changed the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council's decision told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because two-day meeting was still in session and the council's decisions would not become official until it ends Thursday. The Athletic first reported the council's vote.

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1 Alabama (13-0)
2 Ohio State (7-1)
3 Clemson (10-2)
4 Texas A&M (9-1)
5 Notre Dame (10-2)
6 Oklahoma (9-2)
7 Georgia (8-2)
8 Cincinnati (9-1)
9 Iowa State (9-3)
10 Northwestern (7-2)
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Rank School Rec
1 Alabama (13-0)
2 Ohio State (7-1)
3 Clemson (10-2)
4 Texas A&M (9-1)
5 Notre Dame (10-2)
6 Oklahoma (9-2)
7 Georgia (8-2)
8 Cincinnati (9-1)
9 Iowa State (9-3)
10 Northwestern (7-2)
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