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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Championship Week

Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

 

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

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #21 Northwestern (26 spots)
  2. #20 Syracuse (18 spots)
  3. #15 Kentucky (13 spots)
  4. #23 Iowa St. (13 spots)
  5. #14 Texas (11 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #24 Missouri (12 spots)
  2. #25 Fresno St. (9 spots)
  3. #18 Mississippi St. (8 spots)
  4. #12 Penn St. (3 spots)
  5. #11 Washington (3 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF CFP POLL

  1. Iowa
  2. Auburn
  3. Utah St.
  4. Miami
  5. Michigan St.

UPSET WATCH

  • #22 Boise State vs. #25 Fresno State

Times AZ and Eastern. Rankings below are CFP.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

Pac-12 Championship Game: #17 Utah vs. #11 Washington
Friday, 6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Georgia
Saturday, 2:00/4:00 PM, CBS

Mountain West Championship Game: #22 Boise St. vs. #25 Fresno St.
Saturday, 5:45/7:45 PM, ESPN

Big 12 Championship Game: #5 Oklahoma vs. #14 Texas
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

THREE-STAR GAMES

Stanford at Cal
Saturday, 1:00/3:00 PM, PAC12

American Conference Championship Game: Memphis vs. #8 UCF
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

MAC Championship Game: Buffalo vs. Northern Illinois
Friday, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Conference USA Championship Game: Middle Tennessee vs. UAB
Saturday, 11:30 AM/1:30 PM, CBSSN


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY

Pac-12 Championship Game: #17 Utah vs. #11 Washington
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

MAC Championship Game: Buffalo vs. Northern Illinois
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Big 12 Championship Game: #5 Oklahoma vs. #14 Texas
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

Conference USA Championship Game: Middle Tennessee vs. UAB
11:30 AM/1:30 PM, CBSSN

Marshall at Virginia Tech
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, WatchESPN (streaming)

Sun Belt Championship Game: Appalachian St. vs. Louisiana
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

SEC Championship Game: #1 Alabama vs. #4 Georgia 
2:00/4:00 PM, CBS

Stanford at Cal
1:00/3:00 PM, PAC12

American Conference Championship Game: Memphis vs. #8 UCF
1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Mountain West Championship Game: #22 Boise St. vs. #25 Fresno St.
5:45/7:45 PM, ESPN

Big Ten Championship Game: #21 Northwestern vs. #6 Ohio St.
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

ACC Championship Game: #2 Clemson vs. Pitt
6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 11

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI CHG
1 Alabama 1 1 1 +1
2 Clemson 2 5 2 -1
3 Georgia 5 2 3
4 Michigan 3 4 4 +1
5 Oklahoma 4 3 5 -1
6 Notre Dame 6 7 8
7 Washington 10 10 9
8 Ohio St. 9 19 6 +1
9 Mississippi St. 11 13 10 +4
10 Penn St. 12 22 7
11 LSU 22 8 12 -3
12 West Virginia 18 17 11 +3
13 Missouri 20 12 15 +11
14 Fresno St. 7 23 18 +2
15 UCF 8 9 32 +7
Others: #16 Michigan St., #17 Iowa, #18 Auburn, #19 Purdue, #20 Utah, #21 Washington St., #22 Utah St., #23 Florida, #24 iowa St., #25 Miami

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #13 Syracuse (30 spots)
  2. #14 NC State (19 spots)
  3. #17 Boston College (18 spots)
  4. #11 Kentucky (16 spots)
  5. #8 Washington St. and #19 Texas (13 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #25 Washington (18 spots)
  2. #20 Penn St. (10 spots)
  3. #23 Fresno St. (9 spots)
  4. #16 Mississippi St. (7 spots)
  5. #24 Auburn (6 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF CFP POLL

  1. Missouri
  2. Purdue
  3. Utah
  4. Utah St.
  5. Miami

UPSET WATCH

  • #19 Texas at Texas Tech
  • South Carolina at #15 Florida

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 

#19 Texas at Texas Tech
Saturday, 5:30/7:30 PM, FOX

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#10 Ohio St. at #18 Michigan St.
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Wisconsin at #20 Penn St.
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

#23 Fresno St. at Boise St.
Friday, 8:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

Miami at Georgia Tech
Saturday, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

THREE-STAR GAMES

South Carolina at #15 Florida
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#24 Auburn at #5 Georgia
Saturday, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#16 Mississippi St. at #1 Alabama
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Cal at USC
Saturday, 8:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Northwestern at #21 Iowa
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, FOX

Oregon at Utah
Saturday, 3:30/5:30 PM, PAC12

Temple at Houston
Saturday, 5:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

TCU at #9 West Virginia
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

Virginia Tech at Pitt
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

Ole Miss at Texas A&M
Saturday, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, CBS

#8 Washington St. at Colorado
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN

Oklahoma St. at #6 Oklahoma
Saturday, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

Maryland at Indiana
Saturday, 10:30 AM/12:00 PM, BTN Alternate


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY PRIMETIME

Louisville at #13 Syracuse
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

FRIDAY NIGHT

#23 Fresno St. at Boise St.
8:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

#10 Ohio St. at #18 Michigan St.
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Wisconsin at #20 Penn St.
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC

South Carolina at #15 Florida
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#16 Mississippi St. at #1 Alabama 
1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Northwestern at #21 Iowa
1:30/3:30 PM, FOX

Oregon at Utah
3:30/5:30 PM, PAC12

Virginia Tech at Pitt
1:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#19 Texas at Texas Tech
5:30/7:30 PM, FOX

Miami at Georgia Tech
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

#24 Auburn at #5 Georgia
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY NIGHT

Cal at USC
8:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Colorado St. at Nevada
8:30/10:30 PM, ESPNU

UNLV at San Diego St.
8:30/10:30 PM, ESPN2

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 10

Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

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

MOST OVER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #19 Syracuse (22 spots)
  2. #25 Virginia (17 spots)
  3. #17 Texas (14 spots)
  4. #22 UCF (14 spots)
  5. #9 Kentucky (12 spots)

MOST UNDER-RATED TEAMS BY CFP POLL

  1. #23 Fresno St. (7 spots)
  2. #18 Mississippi St. (5 spots)
  3. #14 Penn St. (4 spots)
  4. #15 Utah (3 spots)
  5. #7 Oklahoma, #6 Georgia (3 spots)

BEST TEAMS LEFT OFF CFP POLL

  1. Washington
  2. Auburn
  3. Michigan St.
  4. Miami
  5. Purdue

UPSET WATCH

  • #20 Texas A&M at Auburn
  • #22 Boston College at Virginia Tech
  • #16 Iowa at Purdue
  • #13 West Virginia at #17 Texas
  • Missouri at #11 Florida
  • #14 Penn St. at #5 Michigan

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 

#14 Penn St. at #5 Michigan
Saturday, 12:45/3:45 PM, ESPN

OTHER FOUR-STAR GAMES

#13 West Virginia at #17 Texas
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

#16 Iowa at Purdue
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

Missouri at #11 Florida
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

#20 Texas A&M at Auburn
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#1 Alabama at #3 LSU
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, CBS

Duke at Miami
Saturday, 4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

THREE-STAR GAMES

#6 Georgia at #9 Kentucky
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, CBS

#22 Boston College at Virginia Tech
Saturday, 12:45/3:45 PM, ACCN

Stanford at Washington
Saturday, 6:00/9:00 PM, PAC12

South Carolina at Ole Miss
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, SECN

#7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Saturday, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Michigan St. at Maryland
Saturday, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

Temple at #12 UCF
Thursday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

#15 Utah at Arizona St.
Saturday, 1:00/4:00 PM, PAC12

Colorado at Arizona
Friday, 7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

Cal at #8 Washington St.
Saturday, 7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

Pitt at #25 Virginia
Friday, 4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

#4 Notre Dame at Northwestern
Saturday, 4:15/7:15 PM, ESPN

Florida St. at #21 NC State
Saturday, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC


What I’m going to watch…

FRIDAY PRIMETIME

Pitt at #25 Virginia
4:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee
5:00/8:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Colorado at Arizona
7:30/10:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MORNING

#20 Texas A&M at Auburn
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

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

Michigan St. at Maryland
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#15 Utah at Arizona St. 
1:00/4:00 PM, PAC12

#14 Penn St. at #5 Michigan
12:45/3:45 PM, ESPN

#13 West Virginia at #17 Texas
12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

#16 Iowa at Purdue
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

Missouri at #11 Florida 
1:00/4:00 PM, SECN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#1 Alabama at #3 LSU
5:00/8:00 PM, CBS

Duke at Miami
4:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

#7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech
5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT

Stanford at Washington
6:00/9:00 PM, PAC12

Cal at #8 Washington St.
7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

BYU at Boise St.
7:15/10:15 PM, ESPN

San Diego St. at New Mexico
7:15/10:15 PM, ESPNU