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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 5

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Projected Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 2 1
2 Ohio St. 2 3 2 +1
3 Georgia 4 1 3  -1
4 Clemson 3 4 5
5 Washington 7 6 8
6 Oklahoma 8 8 7
7 Penn St. 6 14 4
8 Michigan 5 13 6 +3
9 Auburn 13 5 10
10 Notre Dame 11 9 9 +2
11 Wisconsin 12 12 14 +2
12 Mississippi St. 9 15 16  -4
13 Michigan St. 18 11 12 +1
14 Stanford 23 10 11 +5
15 LSU 19 7 19
Others: #16 Miami, #17 Oklahoma St., #18 West Virginia, #19 Texas A&M, #20 Duke, #21 Boise St., #22 Iowa, #23 Texas, #24 South Carolina, #25 Kentucky

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #20 BYU (27 spots)
  2. #24 Cal (24 spots)
  3. #19 Oregon (17 spots)
  4. #13 UCF (14 spots)
  5. #5 LSU (10 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #23 Mississippi St. (11 spots)
  2. #21 Michigan St. (8 spots)
  3. #14 Michigan (6 spots)
  4. #11 Washington (6 spots)
  5. #15 Wisconsin (4 spots)

UPSET WATCH

  • South Carolina at #17 Kentucky
  • Virginia Tech at #22 Duke

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP or CFP (once available).

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#4 Ohio St. at #9 Penn St.
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

OTHER FIVE-STAR GAME

#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, NBC

FOUR-STAR GAMES

South Carolina at #17 Kentucky
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, SECN

#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Utah at Washington St.
Saturday, 3:00/6:00 PM, PAC12

Florida at #23 Mississippi St.
Saturday, 3:00/6:00 PM, ESPN

Virginia Tech at #22 Duke
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

THREE-STAR GAMES

#19 Oregon at #24 California
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

USC at Arizona
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN2

Virginia at NC State
Saturday, 9:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

Iowa St. at TCU
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPNU

Temple at Boston College
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

Ole Miss at #5 LSU
Saturday, 6:15/9:15 PM, ESPN

Toledo at Fresno St.
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPNU


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

North Carolina at #16 Miami
5:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Memphis at Tulane
5:00/8:00 PM, ESPN2

UCLA at Colorado
6:00/9:00 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MORNING

#12 West Virginia at #25 Texas Tech
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Virginia at NC State
9:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

Temple at Boston College
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Pitt at #13 UCF 
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

Baylor at #6 Oklahoma
12:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Purdue at Nebraska
12:30/3:30 PM, BTN

#18 Texas at K-State
12:30/3:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY LATE AFTERNOON

Utah at Washington St. 
3:00/6:00 PM, PAC12

Florida at #23 Mississippi St.
3:00/6:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#4 Ohio St. at #9 Penn St.
4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

#7 Stanford at #8 Notre Dame
4:30/7:30 PM, NBC

South Carolina at #17 Kentucky
4:30/7:30 PM, SECN

Virginia Tech at #22 Duke
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY NIGHT

#19 Oregon at #24 California
7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

USC at Arizona
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN2

Ole Miss at #5 LSU
6:15/9:15 PM, ESPN

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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 4

Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Projected Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 2 1
2 Georgia 3 1 2 +1
3 Ohio St. 2 3 3  -1
4 Clemson 4 4 6 +1
5 Washington 7 6 7 +1
6 Oklahoma 9 7 5 -2
7 Penn St. 8 14 4 +5
8 Mississippi St. 5 13 9
9 Auburn 14 5 10
10 Oklahoma St. 6 15 11 +7
11 Michigan 10 16 8 -4
12 Notre Dame 18 8 15  -1
13 Wisconsin 13 11 18 -3
14 Michigan St, 20 9 13 +2
15 LSU 21 12 17
Others: #16 Texas A&M, #17 Miami, #18 Texas A&M, #19 Stanford, #20 Boise St., #21 Boston College, #22 West Virginia, #23 Duke, #24 TCU, #25 Iowa

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP or CFP (once available).

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#18 Wisconsin at Iowa
Saturday, 5:30/8:30 PM, FOX

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAME

#17 TCU at Texas
Saturday, 1:30/4:30 PM, FOX

THREE-STAR GAMES

#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Washington St. at USC
Friday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

NC State at Marshall
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

#22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#24 Michigan St. at Indiana
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, BTN

South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

Arizona St. at #10 Washington
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

#23 Boston College at Purdue
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#14 Mississippi St. at Kentucky
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Texas Tech at #15 Oklahoma St.
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, FS1

#2 Georgia at Missouri
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Florida at Tennessee
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Tulsa at Temple
4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

Florida Atlantic at #16 UCF
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Washington St. at USC
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

#10 Penn St. at Illinois
6:00/9:00 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MORNING

#8 Notre Dame at Wake Forest
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

#23 Boston College at Purdue
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#2 Georgia at Missouri
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#17 TCU at Texas 
1:30/4:30 PM, FOX

#22 Texas A&M at #1 Alabama
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

South Carolina at Vanderbilt
1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#18 Wisconsin at Iowa
5:30/8:30 PM, FOX

#7 Stanford at #20 Oregon
5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

NC State at Marshall
4:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

#24 Michigan St. at Indiana
4:30/7:30 PM, BTN

#14 Mississippi St. at Kentucky
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY NIGHT

Arizona St. at #10 Washington
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Eastern Michigan at San Diego St.
7:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

Air Force at Utah St.
7:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 3

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Projected Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 1 1
2 Ohio St. 2 5 2 +1
3 Georgia 3 4 3 +2
4 Oklahoma 4 7 4
5 Clemson 8 2 5 -3
6 Washington 10 8 8 +2
7 Michigan 9 13 7 +6
8 Mississippi St. 6 12 12 +1
9 Auburn 18 3 9 -2
10 Wisconsin 7 11 13
11 Notre Dame 17 6 11 -5
12 Penn St. 15 14 6 +2
13 Boise St. 5 20 15 +3
14 Stanford 30 9 10 -3
15 LSU 12 18 20 -3
Others: #16 Michigan St., #17 Oklahoma St., #18 Texas A&M, #19 Miami, #20 Boston College, #21 TCU, #22 Duke, #23 Virginia Tech, #24 Oregon, #25 West Virginia

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP or CFP (once available).

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#17 Boise St. at #24 Oklahoma St.
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#12 LSU at #7 Auburn
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#22 USC at Texas
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, FOX

#10 Washington at Utah
Saturday, 7:00/10:00 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

Duke at Baylor
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, FS1

Boston College at Wake Forest
Thursday, 2:30/5:30 PM, ESPN

Houston at Texas Tech
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, FOX

#21 Miami at Toledo
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#23 Arizona St. at San Diego St.
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

Missouri at Purdue
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, BTN

#1 Alabama at Ole Miss
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Boston College at Wake Forest
2:30/5:30 PM, ESPN

Old Dominion at Charlotte
1:00/4:00 PM, ESPN3 (streaming)

FRIDAY

Georgia St. at Memphis
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

#21 Miami at Toledo
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Florida St. at Syracuse
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC / ESPN

Georgia Tech at Pitt
9:30 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN Extra

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#17 Boise St. at #24 Oklahoma St. 
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

#12 LSU at #7 Auburn
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Duke at Baylor
12:30/3:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#22 USC at Texas
5:00/8:00 PM, FOX

Missouri at Purdue
4:30/7:30 PM, BTN

#1 Alabama at Ole Miss
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY NIGHT

#10 Washington at Utah
7:00/10:00 PM, ESPN

#23 Arizona St. at San Diego St.
7:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

Fresno St. at UCLA
7:30/10:30 AM, FS1

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 2

Stanford Cardinal

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Projected Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 1 1 +1
2 Clemson 3 2 2 -1
3 Ohio St. 4 3 3
4 Oklahoma 2 7 4 +4
5 Georgia 5 4 7 -1
6 Notre Dame 8 6 5 +1
7 Auburn 7 5 8 -1
8 Washington 8 7 9 -3
9 Mississippi St. 6 12 14 +4
10 Wisconsin 13 11 11 +2
11 Stanford 17 10 10 +4
12 LSU 9 18 17 N/A
13 Michigan 22 13 9 -2
14 Penn St. 18 16 12 -5
15 Michigan St. 20 10 13 -5
Others: #16 Boise St., #17 Oklahoma St., #18 Texas A&M, #19 Oregon, #20 Florida, #21 USC, #22 TCU, #23 Virginia Tech, #24 Miami, #25 Iowa

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP or CFP (once available).

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#17 USC at #10 Stanford
Saturday, 5:30/8:30 PM, FOX

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#15 Michigan St. at Arizona St.
Saturday, 7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

Duke at Northwestern
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

THREE-STAR GAMES

#2 Clemson at Texas A&M
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

Iowa St. at Iowa
Saturday, 2:00/5:00 PM, FOX

Fresno St. at Minnesota
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, FS1

#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Arizona at Houston
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC / ESPN2

#13 Penn St. at Pitt
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

#18 Mississippi St. at K-State
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Colorado at Nebraska
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Georgia Tech at South Florida
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2 / ABC


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY

#16 TCU at SMU
5:00/8:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Duke at Northwestern
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

Arizona at Houston
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC / ESPN2

#18 Mississippi St. at K-State
9:00 AM/12:30 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Iowa St. at Iowa 
2:00/5:00 PM, FOX

#3 Georgia at #24 South Carolina
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Colorado at Nebraska
12:30/3:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#17 USC at #10 Stanford
5:30/8:30 PM, FOX

#2 Clemson at Texas A&M
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

Fresno St. at Minnesota
4:30/7:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY NIGHT

#15 Michigan St. at Arizona St.
7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

Cal at BYU
7:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

Rice at Hawai’i
9:00/12:00 AM, STADIUM