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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 9

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL

TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, FL

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

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

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #21 South Florida (46 spots)
  2. #6 Texas (24 spots)
  3. #19 Oregon (16 spots)
  4. #10 UCF (15 spots)
  5. #14 Washington St. (10 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #15 Washington (9 spots)
  2. #23 Utah (6 spots)
  3. #18 Iowa (6 spots)
  4. #17 Penn St. (6 spots)
  5. #8 Oklahoma, #7 Georgia (4 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF AP POLL

  1. Mississippi St.
  2. Fresno St.
  3. Miami
  4. Auburn
  5. Purdue
  6. Missouri

UPSET WATCH

  • #21 South Florida at Houston
  • #12 Kentucky at Missouri
  • #16 Texas A&M at Mississippi St.
  • #14 Washington St. at #24 Stanford
  • #22 NC State at Syracuse

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP until CFP rankings are available.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#9 Florida vs. #7 Georgia (in Jacksonville)
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#16 Texas A&M at Mississippi St.
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#18 Iowa at #17 Penn St.
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Purdue at Michigan St.
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#14 Washington St. at #24 Stanford
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, PAC12

Texas Tech at Iowa St.
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#22 NC State at Syracuse
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

#12 Kentucky at Missouri
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
Thursday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

#6 Texas at Oklahoma St.
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Miami at Boston College
Friday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

Arizona St. at USC
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC / ESPN2

#20 Wisconsin at Northwestern
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

#21 South Florida at Houston
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC / ESPN2

Indiana at Minnesota
Friday, 5:00/8:00 PM, FS1

Tennessee at South Carolina
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, SECN

Duke at Pitt
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, FSN

Army at Eastern Michigan
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, CBSSN

Baylor at #13 West Virginia
Thursday, 4:00/7:00 PM, FS1

#19 Oregon at Arizona
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY PRIMETIME

Miami at Boston College
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

Indiana at Minnesota
5:00/8:00 PM, FS1

Louisiana Tech at Florida Atlantic
3:30/6:30 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY NIGHT

#23 Utah at UCLA
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Wyoming at Colorado St.
7:00/10:00 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Purdue at Michigan St.
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Texas Tech at Iowa St.
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#20 Wisconsin at Northwestern
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Arizona St. at USC 
12:30/3:30 PM, ABC / ESPN2

#9 Florida vs. #7 Georgia (in Jacksonville)
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#18 Iowa at #17 Penn St.
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

#12 Kentucky at Missouri
1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#16 Texas A&M at Mississippi St.
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#14 Washington St. at #24 Stanford
4:00/7:00 PM, PAC12

#22 NC State at Syracuse
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

#6 Texas at Oklahoma St.
5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT

#19 Oregon at Arizona
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

San Diego St. at Nevada
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPNU

Hawai’i at Fresno St.
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN2

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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 8

Tiger Stadium a.k.a. Death Valley

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 2 1
2 Clemson 2 6 2 +2
3 Ohio St. 5 4 3
4 Oklahoma 3 3 7 +1
5 Georgia 6 5 4 -3
6 Michigan 4 14 6 +3
7 LSU 14 1 10 +5
8 Washington 9 11 8 -2
9 Penn St. 7 17 5 -2
10 Notre Dame 10 12 9 -2
11 Florida 13 8 11
12 Mississippi St. 15 20 12 +2
13 Iowa 21 13 13 +5
14 Miami 17 23 15 +3
15 Kentucky 22 7 26 +1
Others: #16 NC State, #17 Fresno St., #18 West Virginia, #19 Michigan St., #20 Duke, #21 Texas A&M, #22 Wisconsin, #23 UCF, #24 Auburn, #25 Texas

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #21 South Florida (39 spots)
  2. #12 Oregon (19 spots)
  3. #7 Texas (18 spots)
  4. #20 Cincinnati (17 spots)
  5. #10 UCF (13 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #22 Mississippi St. (10 spots)
  2. #18 Penn St. (9 spots)
  3. #15 Washington (7 spots)
  4. #19 Iowa (6 spots)
  5. #24 Michigan St., #9 Oklahoma (5 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF AP POLL

  1. Miami
  2. Fresno St.
  3. Duke
  4. Auburn

UPSET WATCH

  • #12 Oregon at #25 Washington St.
  • #20 Cincinnati at Temple

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP until CFP rankings are available.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#22 Mississippi St. at #5 LSU
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#6 Michigan at #24 Michigan St.
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

#12 Oregon at #25 Washington St.
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, FOX

USC at Utah
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, PAC12

#20 Cincinnati at Temple
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

THREE-STAR GAMES

Auburn at Ole Miss
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Virginia at Duke
Saturday, 9:30 AM/12:30 PM, FSN / WatchESPN (streaming)

Stanford at Arizona St.
Thursday, 6:00/9:00 PM, ESPN

#16 NC State at #3 Clemson
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Maryland at #19 Iowa
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#2 Ohio St. at Purdue
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

Memphis at Missouri
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

#9 Oklahoma at TCU
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

Colorado at #15 Washington
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

North Texas at UAB
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, BEIN

Minnesota at Nebraska
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, BTN


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY

Air Force at UNLV
7:00/10:00 PM, CBSSN

Colorado St. at Boise St.
6:00/9:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

#6 Michigan at #24 Michigan St.
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

#20 Cincinnati at Temple
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNU

Auburn at Ole Miss
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#16 NC State at #3 Clemson 
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Memphis at Missouri
1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

Colorado at #15 Washington
12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#22 Mississippi St. at #5 LSU
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#12 Oregon at #25 Washington St.
4:30/7:30 PM, FOX

#USC at Utah
5:00/8:00 PM, PAC12

#2 Ohio St. at Purdue
4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT

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

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

SATURDAY LATE NIGHT

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

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 7

Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

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

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #19 Colorado (28 spots)
  2. #23 South Florida (27 spots)
  3. #17 Oregon (24 spots)
  4. #25 Cincinnati (21 spots)
  5. #9 Texas (13 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #24 Mississippi St. (10 spots)
  2. #21 Auburn (6 spots)
  3. #11 Oklahoma (6 spots)
  4. #15 Wisconsin (5 spots)
  5. #14 Florida (3 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF AP POLL

  1. Iowa
  2. Oklahoma St.
  3. Michigan St.
  4. Texas Tech

UPSET WATCH

  • #19 Colorado at USC

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP until CFP rankings are available.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#2 Georgia at #13 LSU
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#22 Texas A&M at South Carolina
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, SECN

Texas Tech at TCU
Thursday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

Michigan St. at #8 Penn St.
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, BTN

#19 Colorado at USC
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

#6 West Virginia at Iowa St.
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, FS1

Iowa at Indiana
Friday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

#10 UCF at Memphis
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC or ESPN2

Duke at Georgia Tech
Saturday, 9:20 AM/12:20 PM, KASW (Ch. 61) / ACCN / WatchESPN (streaming)

#7 Washington at #17 Oregon
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC or ESPN2

#16 Miami at Virginia
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

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

Arizona at Utah
Friday, 7:00/10:00 PM, ESPN


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Texas Tech at TCU
4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

Georgia Southern at Texas St.
4:30/7:30 PM, ESPNU

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

#23 South Florida at Tulsa
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Arizona at Utah
7:00/10:00 PM, ESPN

Air Force at San Diego St.
6:00/9:00 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Iowa at Indiana
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Duke at Georgia Tech
9:20 AM/12:20 PM, KASW (Ch. 61) / ACCN / WatchESPN (streaming)

#14 Florida at Vanderbilt
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

Nebraska at Northwestern
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#2 Georgia at #13 LSU 
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#22 Texas A&M at South Carolina
12:30/3:30 PM, SECN

Michigan St. at #8 Penn St.
12:30/3:30 PM, BTN

#10 UCF at Memphis
12:30/3:30 PM, ABC or ESPN2

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#15 Wisconsin at #12 Michigan
4:30/7:30 PM, ABC

#6 West Virginia at Iowa St.
4:00/7:00 PM, FS1

#16 Miami at Virginia
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY NIGHT

#19 Colorado at USC
7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

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

Boise St. at Nevada
7:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

Hawai’i at BYU
7:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 6

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

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

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #21 Colorado (31 spots)
  2. #18 Oregon (20 spots)
  3. #12 UCF (14 spots)
  4. #5 LSU (6 spots)
  5. #9 West Virginia (6 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY AP POLL

  1. #25 Oklahoma St. (12 spots)
  2. #15 Michigan (6 spots)
  3. #10 Washington (5 spots)
  4. #22 Florida (4 spots)
  5. #20 Michigan St. (4 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF AP POLL

  1. Mississippi St.
  2. Boise St.
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Iowa

UPSET WATCH

  • #13 Kentucky at Texas A&M
  • Arizona St. at #21 Colorado

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are AP until CFP rankings are available.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#5 LSU at #22 Florida
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAME

#8 Auburn at Mississippi St.
Saturday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#7 Oklahoma vs. #19 Texas (in Dallas)
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

THREE-STAR GAMES

#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Boston College at #23 NC State
Saturday, 9:30 AM/12:30 PM, ACCN / WatchESPN (streaming)

Utah at #14 Stanford
Saturday, 7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Utah St. at BYU
Friday, 6:00/9:00 PM, ESPN2

Iowa St. at #25 Oklahoma St.
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

Arizona St. at #21 Colorado
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, PAC12

Cal at Arizona
Saturday, 7:00/10:00 PM, FS1

Iowa at Minnesota
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, BTN

Northwestern at #20 Michigan St.
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

Georgia Tech at Louisville
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

Middle Tennessee at Marshall
4:30/7:30 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Utah St. at BYU
6:00/9:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Missouri at South Carolina
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, SECN

#7 Oklahoma vs. #19 Texas (in Dallas)
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Boston College at #23 NC State
9:30 AM/12:30 PM, ACCN / WatchESPN (streaming)

Northwestern at #20 Michigan St.
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#5 LSU at #22 Florida 
12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Iowa St. at #25 Oklahoma St.
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

Arizona St. at #21 Colorado
1:00/4:00 PM, PAC12

Iowa at Minnesota
12:30/3:30 PM, BTN

San Diego St. at Boise St.
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#8 Auburn at Mississippi St.
4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech
5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT

Utah at #14 Stanford
7:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Cal at Arizona
7:00/10:00 PM, FS1

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