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

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