College Football Games of the Week and Viewing Guide for Week 5

The games are ranked using a zero- to five-star scale. Five stars meaning that you should make every human effort possible aside from committing a crime to watch this game (it’s time your children learned to feed themselves) and zero stars meaning you probably shouldn’t waste your time.

See the second half of the post for this week’s viewing guide.

Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Brian Fremeau’s, Bill Connelly’s, ESPN’s, and Ed Feng’s advanced stats ranking systems.

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 8-4 .750 1-2 .333
Overall 33-12 .733 4-5 .444

Without further ado: the games. All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

Memorial Stadium

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#3 LOUISVILLE at #5 Clemson
Sat., Oct. 1, 5:00 PM, ABC

FOUR-STAR GAMES 

#7 STANFORD*** at #10 Washington
Fri., Sep. 30, 6:00 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

#7 STANFORD*** at #10 Washington
Fri., Sep. 30, 6:00 PM, ESPN

#22 Texas at OKLAHOMA ST.**
Sat., Oct. 1, 9:00 AM, ABC
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Toledo at BYU
Fri., Sep. 30, 7:15 PM, ESPN2
G5 Game of the Week

Minnesota at PENN ST.
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, BTN
Overtime Watch

K-State at WEST VIRGINIA
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, ESPNU

ARIZONA ST.* at USC
Sat., Oct. 1, 5:30 PM, FOX

OKLAHOMA** at #20 TCU
Sat., Oct. 1, 2:00 PM, FOX
Upset Alert

#8 Wisconsin at #4 MICHIGAN
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, ABC

#18 UTAH*** at Cal
Sat., Oct. 1, 3:00 PM, PAC12
Upset Alert

North Carolina at #12 FLORIDA ST.
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Wake Forest at NC STATE
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, FSN
Overtime Watch

SOUTH FLORIDA at Cincinnati
Sat., Oct. 1, 4:00 PM, ESPNU

WESTERN MICHIGAN at Central Michigan
Sat., Oct. 1, 4:00 PM, CBSSN

#11 TENNESSEE at #25 Georgia
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, CBS

Arizona at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 1, 7:30 PM, ESPN

Northwestern at IOWA
Sat., Oct. 1, 9:00 AM, ESPNU

*Upset picks
**Vegas favorite despite lower ranking
***Vegas underdog despite higher ranking


VIEWING GUIDE

The top three games during each time slot are listed below starting with the highest projected “watchability.” All times AZ.

THURSDAY

UConn at #6 Houston
5:00 PM, ESPN
Blowout Warning

Kansas at Texas Tech
5:30 PM, FS1
Blowout Warning

FRIDAY

#7 Stanford at #10 Washington
6:00 PM, ESPN

Toledo at BYU 
7:15 PM, ESPN2
G5 Game of the Week

SATURDAY MORNING

#22 Texas at Oklahoma St. 
9:00 AM, ABC
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Northwestern at Iowa
9:00 AM, ESPNU

#14 Miami at Georgia Tech 
9:00 AM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Minnesota at PENN ST. 
Sat., Oct. 1, 12:30 PM, BTN
Overtime Watch

K-State at West Virginia
12:30 PM, ESPNU

#8 Wisconsin at #4 Michigan 
12:30 PM, ABC

Oklahoma at #20 TCU 
2:00 PM, FOX

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

#3 Louisville at #5 Clemson 
5:00 PM, ABC
Game of the Week

Arizona St. at USC 
5:30 PM, FOX

#18 Utah at Cal
3:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert

SATURDAY NIGHT

Arizona at UCLA
7:30 PM, ESPN

Oregon at Washington St.
6:30 PM, PAC12

Utah St. at #24 Boise St.
7:15 PM, ESPN2

College Football Games of the Week and Viewing Guide for Week 4

The games are ranked using a zero- to five-star scale. Five stars meaning that you should make every human effort possible aside from committing a crime to watch this game (it’s time your children learned to feed themselves) and zero stars meaning you probably shouldn’t waste your time.

See the second half of the post for this week’s viewing guide.

Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Brian Fremeau’s, Bill Connelly’s, ESPN’s, and Ed Feng’s advanced stats ranking systems.

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 10-5 .667 0-2 .000
Overall 25-8 .758 3-3 .500

Without further ado: the games. All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#17 Arkansas vs. #10 TEXAS A&M (in Arlington, TX)
Sat., Sep. 24, 6:00 PM, ESPN

FOUR-STAR GAMES 

#12 Georgia at #23 OLE MISS**
Sat., Sep. 24, 9:00 AM, ESPN
Upset Alert

Oklahoma St. at #16 BAYLOR
Sat., Sep. 24, 4:30 PM, FOX

#11 Wisconsin at #8 MICHIGAN ST.
Sat., Sep. 24, 9:00 AM, BTN

#7 STANFORD at UCLA
Sat., Sep. 24, 5:00 PM, ABC

BYU* vs. West Virginia (in Landover, MD)
Sat., Sep. 24, 12:30 PM, ESPN2
P5 vs. G5 Showdown

THREE-STAR GAMES

BYU* vs. West Virginia (in Landover, MD)
Sat., Sep. 24, 12:30 PM, ESPN2
P5 vs. G5 Showdown

#11 Wisconsin at #8 MICHIGAN ST.
Sat., Sep. 24, 9:00 AM, BTN

USC* at #24 Utah
Fri., Sep. 23, 6:00 PM, FS1
Upset Alert

Pitt at NORTH CAROLINA
Sat., Sep. 24, 12:30 PM, ESPNU

Cal at ARIZONA ST.
Sat., Sep. 24, 7:00 PM, ESPN2
Overtime Watch

#19 Florida at #14 TENNESSEE
Sat., Sep. 24, 12:30 PM, CBS

#7 STANFORD at UCLA
Sat., Sep. 24, 5:00 PM, ABC

#13 FLORIDA ST. at USF
Sat., Sep. 24, 9:00 AM, ABC

#18 LSU at Auburn
Sat., Sep. 24, 3:00 PM, ESPN

*Upset picks
**Vegas favorite despite lower ranking
***Vegas underdog despite higher ranking


VIEWING GUIDE

The top three games during each time slot are listed below starting with the highest projected “watchability.” All times AZ.

THURSDAY

#5 Clemson at Georgia Tech
4:30 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

USC at #24 Utah 
6:00 PM, FS1
Upset Alert

TCU at SMU
5:00 PM, ESPN

Wyoming at Eastern Michigan
4:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

#12 Georgia at #23 Ole Miss 
9:00 AM, ESPN
Upset Alert

#11 Wisconsin at #8 Michigan St.
9:00 AM, BTN

#13 Florida St. at USF
9:00 AM, ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

BYU vs. West Virginia (in Landover, MD)
12:30 PM, ESPN2
P5 vs. G5 Showdown

Pitt at North Carolina 
12:30 PM, ESPNU

#19 Florida at #14 Tennessee 
12:30 PM, CBS

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Oklahoma St. at #16 Baylor 
4:30 PM, FOX

#7 Stanford at UCLA
5:00 PM, ABC

#18 LSU at Auburn
3:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY NIGHT

#17 Arkansas vs. #10 Texas A&M (in Arlington, TX) 
6:00 PM, ESPN
Game of the Week

Cal at Arizona St. 
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Overtime Watch

#9 Washington at Arizona
7:30 PM, PAC12

Top Week 3 College Football Games and Viewing Guide

Last weekend was supposed to be a dud and proved us wrong a few times. This weekend looks to be packed to the gills with great games; let’s hope it produces.

The games are ranked using a zero- to five-star scale. Five stars meaning that you should make every human effort possible aside from committing a crime to watch this game (it’s time your children learned to feed themselves) and zero stars meaning watch it if you can (or feel obligated to), but if not, don’t worry about it.

See the second half of the post for this week’s viewing guide.

Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Brian Fremeau’s, Bill Connelly’s, ESPN’s, and Ed Feng’s advanced stats ranking systems.

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-1 .875 1-1 .500
Overall 15-3 .833 3-1 .750

Without further ado: the games. All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#3 Ohio St. at #14 OKLAHOMA
Sat., Sep. 17, 4:30 PM, FOX
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

FOUR-STAR GAMES 

#17 TEXAS A&M*** at Auburn
Sat., Sep. 17, 4:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

#2 FLORIDA ST. at #10 Louisville
Sat., Sep. 17, 9:00 AM, ABC

#1 ALABAMA at #19 Ole Miss
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, CBS

USC at #7 STANFORD
Sat., Sep. 17, 5:00 PM, ABC

#12 Michigan St. at #18 NOTRE DAME**
Sat., Sep. 17, 4:30 PM, NBC
Upset Alert

#22 OREGON*** at Nebraska
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ABC

Pitt at OKLAHOMA ST.
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

#12 Michigan St. at #18 NOTRE DAME**
Sat., Sep. 17, 4:30 PM, NBC
Upset Alert

#22 OREGON*** at Nebraska
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ABC

Pitt at OKLAHOMA ST.
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ESPN

USC at #7 STANFORD
Sat., Sep. 17, 5:00 PM, ABC

UCLA at BYU
Sat., Sep. 17, 7:15 PM, ESPN2
P5 vs. G5 Showdown

#1 ALABAMA at #19 Ole Miss
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, CBS

Boston College at VIRGINIA TECH
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ESPNU

#25 MIAMI at Appalachian St.
Sat., Sep. 17, 9:00 AM, ESPN

Temple at PENN ST.
Sat., Sep. 17, 9:00 PM, BTN

SOUTH FLORIDA at Syracuse
Sat., Sep. 17, 12:30 PM, ESPN3 (streaming)

#11 TEXAS at Cal
Sat., Sep. 17, 7:30 PM, ESPN

Mississippi St. at #20 LSU
Sat., Sep. 17, 4:00 PM, ESPN2

*Upset picks
**Vegas favorite despite lower ranking
***Vegas underdog despite higher ranking


VIEWING GUIDE

The top three games during each time slot are listed below starting with the highest projected “watchability.” All times AZ.

THURSDAY

#6 Houston at Cincinnati 
4:30 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Arkansas St. at Utah St.
6:00 PM, CBSSN

Arizona St. at UTSA
6:30 PM, ESPN2

#21 Baylor at Rice
5:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

#2 Florida St. at #10 Louisville 
9:00 AM, ABC

#25 Miami at Appalachian St.
9:00 AM, ESPN

Temple at Penn St.
9:00 AM, BTN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#22 Oregon at Nebraska
12:30 PM, ABC

Pitt at Oklahoma St.
12:30 PM, ESPN

#1 Alabama at #19 Ole Miss
12:30 PM, CBS

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

(I had to include four games here. Too many good ones this week.)

#3 Ohio St. at #14 Oklahoma St. 
4:30 PM, FOX
Game of the Week / Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

#17 Texas A&M at Auburn 
4:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

USC at #7 Stanford 
5:00 PM, ABC

#12 Michigan St. at #18 Notre Dame
4:30 PM, NBC
Upset Alert

SATURDAY NIGHT

UCLA at BYU 
7:15 PM, ESPN2

#11 Texas at Cal
7:30 PM, ESPN

Utah at San José St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Top Week 2 College Football Games and Viewing Guide

Games are ranked like recruits: 5 stars, 4 stars, and 3 stars. Just like in recruiting, 2-star and 1-star games won’t be given much attention.

See below for this week’s viewing guide.

Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Brian Fremeau’s, Bill Connelly’s, ESPN’s, and Ed Feng’s advanced stats ranking systems.

PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 8-2 .800 2-0 1.000
Overall 8-2 .800 2-0 1.000

Without further ado: the games. All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

ARKANSAS* at #15 TCU
Sat., Sep. 10, 4:00 PM, ESPN
Upset Special / Overtime Watch

FOUR-STAR GAMES 

Penn St. at PITT
Sat., Sep. 10, 9:00 AM, ESPN
Overtime Watch

BYU* at Utah
Sat., Sep. 10, 4:30 PM, FOX
G5 vs. P5 Showdown / Overtime Watch

THREE-STAR GAMES

Penn St. at PITT
Sat., Sep. 10, 9:00 AM, ESPN
Overtime Watch

BYU* at Utah
Sat., Sep. 10, 4:30 PM, FOX
G5 vs. P5 Showdown / Overtime Watch

Texas Tech at ARIZONA ST.
Sat., Sep. 10, 7:00 PM, FS1
Overtime Watch

South Carolina at MISSISSIPPI ST.
Sat., Sep. 10, 4:00 PM, ESPN2

Washington St. at BOISE ST.
Sat., Sep. 10, 7:15 PM, ESPN2

Cal at SAN DIEGO ST.
Sat., Sep. 10, 7:30 PM, CBSSN

#17 TENNESSEE vs. Virginia Tech (in Bristol, TN)
Sat., Sep. 10, 5:00 PM, ABC

*Upset picks
**Vegas favorite despite lower ranking
***Vegas underdog despite higher ranking


VIEWING GUIDE

The top three games during each time slot are listed below starting with the highest projected “watchability.” All times AZ.

FRIDAY

#13 Louisville at Syracuse
5:00 PM, ESPN2

Maryland at Florida International
4:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Penn St. at Pitt
9:00 AM, ESPN
Overtime Watch

NC State at East Carolina
9:00 AM, ESPNU

Central Michigan at #22 Oklahoma St.
9:00 AM, FS1

Cincinnati at Purdue
9:00 AM, BTN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

UConn at Navy
12:30 PM, CBSSN

Wake Forest at Duke
12:30 PM, ESPNU

Utah St. at USC
11:00 AM, PAC12

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Arkansas at #15 TCU
4:00 PM, ESPN
Game of the Week / Overtime Watch

BYU at Utah
4:30 PM, FOX
Overtime Watch

South Carolina at Mississippi St.
4:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY NIGHT

Texas Tech at Arizona St.
7:00 PM, FS1
Overtime Watch

Cal at San Diego St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Washington St. at Boise St.
7:15 PM, ESPN2