What to Watch – Week 12: The Best of This Week’s College Football Games

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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 6-2 .750 0-0
Overall 96-38 .716 16-11 .593

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#22 WASHINGTON ST.* at #10 Colorado
Sat., Nov. 19, 1:30 PM, FOX
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch
Note: a composite ranking using the four systems mentioned above puts Washington St. at (19) and Colorado at (16)

FOUR-STAR GAMES

VIRGINIA TECH* at Notre Dame
Sat., Nov. 19, 1:30 PM, NBC
Overtime Watch
Composite advanced stats top 25: (24) Virginia Tech

#11 OKLAHOMA ST.*** at TCU
Sat., Nov. 19, 10:00 AM, FS1
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch
Composite advanced stats top 25: Oklahoma St. unranked

THREE-STAR GAMES

#9 OKLAHOMA at #14 West Virginia
Sat., Nov. 19, 6:00 PM, ABC
Upset Alert
Composite advanced stats top 25: (13) Oklahoma vs. (23) West Virginia

#11 OKLAHOMA ST.*** at TCU
Sat., Nov. 19, 10:00 AM, FS1
Upset Alert / Overtime Watch
Composite advanced stats top 25: Oklahoma St. unranked

K-State at BAYLOR*
Sat., Nov. 19, 10:00 AM, ESPN2

MIAMI at NC State
Sat., Nov. 19, 10:30 AM, CW? / WatchESPN (streaming)
Composite advanced stats top 25: (17) Miami

NORTHWESTERN at Minnesota
Sat., Nov. 19, 1:30 PM, BTN

*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 games that are projected to be the most fun to watch. All times AZ.

NOW WITH 100% MORE MACTION!

WEDNESDAY

Northern Illinois at Eastern Michigan
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Toilet Bowl

Ball St. at Toledo
5:00 PM, ESPN2

THURSDAY

#5 Louisville at Houston
6:00 PM, ESPN
P5/G5 Showdown

Arkansas St. at Troy
7:30 PM, ESPN2

FRIDAY

Memphis at Cincinnati
6:00 PM, CBSSN

UNLV at #20 Boise St.
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Blowout Warning

SATURDAY MORNING

#11 Oklahoma State at TCU
10:00 AM, FS1
Overtime Watch

K-State at Baylor
10:00 AM, ESPN2

Miami at NC State
10:30 AM, CW? (ACCN) / WatchESPN (streaming)

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#22 Washington St. at #10 Colorado
1:30 PM, FOX
Game of the Week / Upset Alert / Overtime Watch

Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
1:30 PM, NBC
Overtime Watch

Northwestern at Minnesota
1:30 PM, BTN

SATURDAY EVENING

#9 Oklahoma at #14 West Virginia 
6:00 PM, ABC
Upset Alert

Tulsa at UCF 
6:00 PM, ESPNEWS
G5 Game of the Week

Arkansas at Mississippi St. 
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Overtime Watch

SATURDAY NIGHT

#13 USC at UCLA 
8:30 PM, ESPN

Arizona at Oregon St.
8:30 PM, PAC12
Overtime Watch

New Mexico at Colorado St.
8:15 PM, ESPN2

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