Week 4 was fun, wasn't it? Oklahoma State, Florida and TCU each won tight games in the final minute. UCLA, Utah and USC absolutely blew out what was expected to be tough competition. And Michigan and Duke turned in surprisingly dominant performances against top-25 teams, while West Virginia emerged as a potential darkhorse Playoff contender.
With a quarter of the season already done (boo hoo), we're starting to see some of the conference pictures form more into coherent shape. That'll continue this week, with plenty of marquee league matchups, more than a few of which could have potential Playoff implications down the line.
There's one ranked vs. ranked matchup in the early slate (for the first time this year!), one among the afternoon games and two at night.
That's some solid football to guide you throughout your Saturday, and we're here to tell you exactly what to watch at each time. Click on your school's name below to check out our blog devoted to your team.
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Best option: No. 23 West Virginia at No. 15 Oklahoma, FOX Sports 1
Spread: Oklahoma -7
West Virginia has dismantled every opponent it has faced this season, including Georgia Southern and Maryland. The former is much more impressive than the latter [the author is a Terps fan]. The Sooners will offer a tougher test and tell us a little more about how good the 'Eers really are.
Plan B: Texas at No. 4 TCU, ABC
Best option: No. 13 Alabama at No. 8 Georgia, CBS
Spread: Georgia -2
If I need to sell you on this game, you're probably in the wrong place.
Plan B: Texas Tech at No. 5 Baylor, ABC/ESPN2
Points! Lots and lots of points!
Best option: No. 6 Notre Dame at No. 12 Clemson, ABC
The Irish are 4-0, but their best win (Georgia Tech) just lost to Duke. Clemson is 3-0 against three teams with a combined one win against FBS opponents.
Plan B: No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 14 Texas A&M, SEC Network
Mississippi State's defense looks solid once again so far, but Texas A&M's offense is an entirely different beast.
BONUS ROUND: Super late shift
Best option: Arizona at No. 18 Stanford, Pac-12 Network
Spread: Stanford -14
Arizona's not looking great while Stanford is looking quite good, so by Pac-12 law Stanford must lose this game.