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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 12

BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Advanced Stats Weighted Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 6 1
2 Ohio St. 1 8 2 +1
3 Auburn 6 3 5 +7
4 Clemson 11 1 4 +3
5 Georgia 7 5 7 -3
6 Penn St. 8 9 3 -1
7 Oklahoma 10 2 8 +2
8 Washington 4 14 6 -2
9 Wisconsin 3 11 10 +3
10 Miami 9 4 12 +3
11 Notre Dame 14 7 9 -7
12 Oklahoma St. 12 12 11 +2
13 TCU 13 10 13 -6
14 UCF 5 13 21 -3
15 USC 17 17 17

WEEK 11 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-6 .538 2-2 .500
Overall 80-55 .593 11-17 .393

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#19 NC State at WAKE FOREST*
Sat., Nov. 18, 5:30/7:30 PM, ESPNU

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#24 Michigan at #5 WISCONSIN
Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Texas at WEST VIRGINIA
Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

ARIZONA at Oregon
Sat., Nov. 18, 5:00/7:00 PM, PAC12

#12 TCU at Texas Tech
Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

Texas A&M at OLE MISS
Sat., Nov. 18, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

SMU at #21 MEMPHIS
Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPNEWS

Purdue at IOWA
Sat., Nov. 18, 1:30/3:30 PM, BTN

Minnesota at #23 NORTHWESTERN
Sat., Nov. 18, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, BTN

Syracuse at LOUISVILLE
Sat., Nov. 18, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

Marshall at UTSA
Sat., Nov. 18, 5:00/7:00 PM, Facebook

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Tulsa at South Florida
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

Buffalo at Ball St.
5:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY

Middle Tennessee at Western Kentucky
6:00/8:00 PM, CBSSN

UNLV at New Mexico
7:30/9:30 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

#24 Michigan at #5 Wisconsin
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Texas at West Virginia
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN

#12 TCU at Texas Tech
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Arizona St. at Oregon St.
1:00/3:00 PM, PAC12

Purdue at Iowa 
1:30/3:30 PM, BTN

Syracuse at Louisville
1:30/3:30 PM, ESPNU

Fresno St. at Wyoming
12:00/2:00 PM, Stadium

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#19 NC State at Wake Forest
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPNU

Arizona at Oregon
5:00/7:00 PM, PAC12

Texas A&M at Ole Miss
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Marshall at UTSA
5:00/7:00 PM, Facebook

SATURDAY NIGHT

Utah at #18 Washington
8:30/10:30 PM, ESPN

Air Force at #25 Boise St.
8:15/10:15 PM, ESPN2

Nevada at San Diego St.
8:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

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Early Week #MACtion Viewing Guide – College Football Week 12

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

Times AZ/ET.

What I’m going to watch…

TUESDAY

Ohio at Akron
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Central Michigan at Kent St.
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPNU

WEDNESDAY

Eastern Michigan at Miami (OH)
5:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

Western Michigan at Northern Illinois
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Toledo at Bowling Green
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPNU

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 11

Toomer’s Corner, Auburn, Alabama

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 9 1 +2
2 Georgia 4 1 6
3 Ohio St. 2 8 2 -2
4 Notre Dame 7 2 4
5 Penn St. 10 5 3
6 Washington 3 11 5  +1
7 Clemson 12 3 7  -1
8 TCU 8 6 11 +1
9 Oklahoma 14 4 9 -1
10 Auburn 9 8 10 +2
11 UCF 5 7 19 +2
12 Wisconsin 6 16 10  -2
13 Miami 11 13 13 +1
14 Oklahoma St. 13 15 12 -3
15 USC 17 17 16  N/A

Dropped from rankings: Virginia Tech

WEEK 10 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 9-6 .600 0-2 .000
Overall 73-49 .598 9-15 .375

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#1 GEORGIA at #10 Auburn
Sat., Nov. 11, 1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#3 NOTRE DAME at #7 Miami
Sat., Nov. 11, 6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

#6 TCU* at #5 Oklahoma
Sat., Nov. 11, 6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

THREE-STAR GAMES

#15 OKLAHOMA ST. at #21 Iowa St.
Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC / ESPN2

WAKE FOREST* at Syracuse
Sat., Nov. 11, 1:00 PM/3:00 PM, FSN/ACCV

#9 WASHINGTON at Stanford
Fri., Nov. 10, 8:30/10:30 PM, FS1

#17 VIRGINIA TECH at Georgia Tech
Sat., Nov. 11, 10:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

#19 WASHINGTON ST. at Utah
Sat., Nov. 11, 3:30/5:30 PM, PAC12

#23 NC State at BOSTON COLLEGE*
Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2 / ABC

#2 ALABAMA at #16 Mississippi St.
Sat., Nov. 11, 5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

#20 Iowa at #8 WISCONSIN
Sat., Nov. 11, 1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

WEST VIRGINIA* at K-State
Sat., Nov. 11, 1:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

#12 Michigan St. at #13 OHIO ST.
Sat., Nov. 11, 10:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

North Carolina at Pitt
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN

Georgia Southern at Appalachian St.
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPNU

Ball St. at Northern Illinois
5:00/7:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY

Temple at Cincinnati
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

#9 Washington at Stanford
8:30/10:30 PM, FS1

BYU at UNLV
8:30/10:30 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

#15 Oklahoma St. at #21 Iowa St.
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ABC / ESPN2

#17 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech
10:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

#23 NC State at Boston College
10:00 AM/12:00 PM, ESPN2 / ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#1 Georgia at #10 Auburn
1:30/3:30 PM, CBS

Wake Forest at Syracuse 
1:00/3:00 PM, FSN/ACCV

#20 Iowa at #8 Wisconsin
1:30/3:30 PM, ABC

EDIT: My heart says to watch Iowa vs. Wisconsin over Wake vs. Syracuse, but I’m just going to leave it the way the numbers called it.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

#19 Washington St. at Utah
3:30/5:30 PM, PAC12

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#3 Notre Dame at #7 Miami
6:00/8:00 PM, ABC

#6 TCU at #5 Oklahoma
6:00/8:00 PM, FOX

#2 Alabama at #16 Mississippi St.
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY NIGHT

Arizona St. at UCLA
7:30/9:30 PM, PAC12

Boise St. at Colorado St.
8:30/10:30 PM, CBSSN

Wyoming at Air Force
8:15/10:15 PM, ESPNU

Early Week #MACtion Viewing Guide – College Football Week 11

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

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

What I’m going to watch…

TUESDAY

Akron at Miami (OH)
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPN2

Bowling Green at Buffalo
5:30/7:30 PM, ESPNU

WEDNESDAY

TOLEDO at Ohio
5:00/7:00 PM, ESPN2

Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan
6:00/8:00 PM, ESPNU

I would normally list the third option of the evening here, but I can’t in good conscience recommend in any way that anyone watch Kent St. play football this season.

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 10

Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Ohio St. 1 4 2 +1
2 Georgia 3 1 5 +2
3 Alabama 2 13 1 -2
4 Notre Dame 9 3 4  +1
5 Penn St. 7 7 3 -2
6 Clemson 11 2 6
7 Washington 4 10 7
8 Oklahoma 13 6 8 +1
9 TCU 12 5 12 -1
10 Wisconsin 6 14 10 +1
11 Oklahoma St. 8 11 11  -1
12 Auburn 10 12 9
13 UCF 5 9 19 +1
14 Miami 14 15 16 -1
15 Virginia Tech 15 17 13  N/A

Dropped from rankings: Stanford

WEEK 9 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-8 .467 1-1 .500
Overall 64-43 .598 9-13 .409

Times AZ and Eastern. Picks in CAPS.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#5 OKLAHOMA at #11 Oklahoma St.
Sat., Nov. 4, 1:00/4:00 PM, FS1

FOUR-STAR GAMES

#13 Virginia Tech at #10 MIAMI
Sat., Nov. 4, 5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

#21 STANFORD at #25 Washington St.
Sat., Nov. 4, 12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

THREE-STAR GAMES

#15 IOWA ST. at West Virginia
Sat., Nov. 4, 12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

K-State at TEXAS TECH
Sat., Nov. 4, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

#22 Arizona at #17 USC
Sat., Nov. 4, 7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

Texas at #8 TCU
Sat., Nov. 4, 4:15/7:15 PM, ESPN

#4 CLEMSON #20 NC State
Sat., Nov. 4, 12:30/3:30 PM, ABC

SYRACUSE* at Florida St.
Sat., Nov. 4, 9:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

Colorado at ARIZONA ST.
Sat., Nov. 4, 6:00/9:00 PM, PAC12

#7 PENN ST. at #24 Michigan St.
Sat., Nov. 4, 9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FOX

Minnesota at MICHIGAN
Sat., Nov. 4, 4:30/7:30 PM, FOX

UCLA* at Utah
Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30/9:30 PM, FS1

#19 LSU at #2 ALABAMA
Sat., Nov. 4, 5:00/8:00 PM, CBS

Wake Forest at #3 NOTRE DAME
Sat., Nov. 4, 12:30/3:30 PM, NBC

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Northern Illinois at Toledo
3:00/6:00 PM, ESPNU

Navy at Temple
5:00/8:00 PM, ESPN

Idaho at Troy
6:15/9:15 PM, ESPNU

FRIDAY

Marshall at Florida Atlantic
3:00/6:00 PM, CBSSN

UCLA at Utah
6:30/9:30 PM, FS1

#23 Memphis at Tulsa
5:00/8:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

K-State at Texas Tech
9:00 AM/12:00 PM, FS1

Syracuse at Florida St.
9:20 AM/12:20 PM, ACCN

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

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#5 Oklahoma at #11 Oklahoma St.
1:00/4:00 PM, FOX

#21 Stanford at #25 Washington St. 
12:30/3:30 PM, FOX

#15 Iowa St. at West Virginia
12:30/3:30 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Colorado at Arizona St.
6:00/9:00 PM, PAC12

#13 Virginia Tech at #10 Miami
5:00/8:00 PM, ABC

Texas at #8 TCU
4:15/7:15 PM, ESPN

Minnesota at Michigan
4:30/7:30 PM, FOX

SATURDAY NIGHT

#22 Arizona at #17 USC
7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN

Oregon at #12 Washington
7:00/10:00 PM, FS1

BYU at Fresno St.
7:45/10:45 PM, ESPN2

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 9

Ohio Stadium aka “The Shoe”

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1 +1
2 Ohio St. 1 6 2 -1
3 Penn St. 3 7 3
4 Georgia 4 1 8
5 Notre Dame 10 3 5 +5
6 Clemson 13 2 4 -1
7 Washington 5 9 6
8 TCU 6 4 12 +1
9 Oklahoma 14 8 7 -3
10 Oklahoma St. 8 12 11 -2
11 Wisconsin 7 15 10
12 Auburn 12 13 9 +2
13 Miami 11 10 14 -1
14 UCF 9 11 19 -1
15 Stanford 16 18 13

WEEK 8 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-4 .636 2-2 .500
Overall 57-35 .620 8-12 .400

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#2 Penn St. at #6 OHIO ST.*
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, FOX

FOUR-STAR GAMES

LOUISVILLE at Wake Forest
Sat., Oct. 28, 9:20 AM, ACCN

#4 TCU at #25 Iowa St.
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#15 WASHINGTON ST. at Arizona
Sat., Oct. 28, 6:30 PM, PAC12

THREE-STAR GAMES

#14 NC State at #9 NOTRE DAME
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, NBC

MISSISSIPPI ST. at Texas A&M
Sat., Oct. 28, 4:15 PM, ESPN

#21 USC at ARIZONA ST.*
Sat., Oct. 28, 7:45 PM, ESPN

UTAH at Oregon
Sat., Oct. 28, 2:45 PM, PAC12

Georgia Tech at #7 CLEMSON
Sat., Oct. 28, 5:00 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#11 OKLAHOMA ST. at #22 West Virginia
Sat., Oct. 28, 9:00 AM, ABC

Houston at #17 SOUTH FLORIDA
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:45 PM, ESPNU

#16 MICHIGAN ST. at Northwestern
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Texas Tech at #10 OKLAHOMA
Sat., Oct. 28, 5:00 PM, ABC (ESPN2)

Minnesota at IOWA
Sat., Oct. 28, 3:30 PM, FS1

FLORIDA ST. at Boston College
Fri., Oct. 27, 5:00 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois
4:00 PM, CBSSN

South Alabama at Georgia St.
4:30 PM, ESPNU

#20 Stanford at Oregon St.
6:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Florida St. at Boston College
5:00 PM, ESPN

Tulane at #24 Memphis
5:00 PM, CBSSN

Tulsa at SMU
6:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Louisville at Wake Forest
9:20 AM, ACCN

#11 Oklahoma St. at #22 West Virginia
9:00 AM, ABC

Rutgers at Michigan
9:00 AM, BTN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#2 Penn St. at #6 Ohio St.
12:30 PM, FOX

#4 TCU at #25 Iowa St. 
12:30 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#14 NC State at #9 Notre Dame
12:30 PM, NBC

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Utah at Oregon
2:45 PM, PAC12

Minnesota at Iowa 
3:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Mississippi St. at Texas A&M
4:15 PM, ESPN

Georgia Tech at #7 Clemson
5:00 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

Texas Tech at #10 Oklahoma
5:00 PM, ABC (ESPN2)

SATURDAY NIGHT

#21 USC at Arizona St.
7:45 PM, ESPN

#15 Washington St. at Arizona
6:30 PM, PAC12

Boise St. at Utah St.
7:00 PM, CBSSN

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 8

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Ohio St. 1 5 2 +1
2 Alabama 2 6 1 -1
3 Penn St. 3 4 3 +2
4 Georgia 5 2 7 0
5 Clemson 10 3 4 -2
6 Oklahoma 8 7 6 0
7 Washington 7 10 5 0
8 Oklahoma St. 4 11 11 +4
9 TCU 13 1 13 -1
10 Notre Dame 12 9 8 0
11 Wisconsin 6 18 9 -2
12 Miami 11 8 15 -1
13 UCF 9 13 18 N/A
14 Auburn 14 17 10 -1
15 Stanford 15 16 12 N/A

Dropped from rankings: USC, Florida St.

WEEK 7 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-6 .538 1-0 1.000
Overall 50-31 .617 6-10 .375

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

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

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#11 USC at #13 NOTRE DAME*
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, NBC

THREE-STAR GAMES

#19 Michigan at #2 PENN ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, ABC

IOWA ST.* at Texas Tech
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, FS1

Louisville at FLORIDA ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ESPN

#25 Memphis at HOUSTON*
Thu., Oct. 19, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Wake Forest at GEORGIA TECH
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, ESPNU

#10 OKLAHOMA ST. at Texas
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ABC

OREGON* at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 21, 1:00 PM, PAC12

Indiana at #18 MICHIGAN ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 PM, ABC

IOWA at Northwestern
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ESPN2

#20 UCF at Navy
Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 PM, CBSSN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

#25 Memphis at Houston
5:00 PM, ESPN

Louisiana at Arkansas St.
4:30 PM, ESPNU

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

Marshall at Middle Tennessee
4:00 PM, ESPN2

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion
3:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Colorado St. at New Mexico
7:15 PM, ESPN2

Air Force at Nevada
6:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Iowa St. at Texas Tech
9:00 AM, FS1

Louisville at Florida St.
9:00 AM, ESPN

#10 Oklahoma St. at Texas
9:00 AM, ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Arizona St. at Utah
12:30 PM, FS1

Oregon at UCLA 
1:00 PM, PAC12

Indiana at #18 Michigan St.
12:30 PM, ABC

#20 UCF at Navy
12:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#11 USC at #13 Notre Dame
4:30 PM, NBC

#19 Michigan at #2 Penn St.
4:30 PM, ABC

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
4:30 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY NIGHT

Colorado at #15 Washington St.
7:45 PM, ESPN

Fresno St. at San Diego St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Wyoming at Boise St.
7:15 PM, ESPN2