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Your college football schedule Watchability Grid, Week 10: What to watch, when, and how

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Three pretty exciting things about college football's Week 10: it's November nowwe have Playoff rankings now, and one of the annual biggest games is Saturday night. And there are plenty of other good games, too, because there always are.

Below, a weekend schedule guide with TV times and streaming info, sorted by watchability (as in, a subjective combo of stakes, quality, competitiveness, and what else is going on at the time).

This likely won't be a c h a o s weekend, with only two games between two ranked teams (Alabama-LSU and Nebraska-Ohio State) and most other ranked teams favored by big spreads. Safe and secure all around! When you feel like that, that's how you know when a chaos weekend is about to strike. So we're well on course for fun.

(Weeknights removed, for your Saturday convenience.

Watch THIS Maybe watch this This is a football game
11:30 a.m. ET Navy vs. Notre Dame
CBS, CBSSports.com
Noon ET Texas - Texas Tech
FS1, Fox Sports Go
#4 Texas A&M - Miss. State
SEC Network, WatchESPN
Vanderbilt - #9 Auburn
ESPN, WatchESPN
#7 Louisville - BC
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Michigan State - Illinois
ESPNews, WatchESPN
#8 Wisconsin - Northwestern
ABC, WatchESPN
Indiana - Rutgers
BTN, BTN2Go
Air Force - Army
CBSSN
Georgia Southern - Ole Miss
ESPNU, WatchESPN
12:30 Georgia Tech - #21 UNC
ACC Network, WatchESPN
Pitt - Miami
ACC Network, WatchESPN
2:30 UTSA - MTSU
WatchESPN
3 Virginia - Wake Forest
ACC Network, WatchESPN
Watch THIS Maybe watch this This is a football game
3:30 #11 Florida - Arkansas
CBS, CBSSports.com
Syracuse - #2 Clemson
ABC/ESPN2, WatchESPN
Maryland - #3 Michigan
ESPN, WatchESPN
TCU - #17 Baylor
Fox, Fox Sports Go
Texas State - App State
WatchESPN
#18 Oklahoma State - KSU
ABC/ESPN2, WatchESPN
BYU - Cincinnati
CBSSN
#19 Virginia Tech - Duke
ESPNU, WatchESPN
Fresno State - Colorado State
Root
Purdue - Minnesota
BTN, BTN2Go
FAU - Rice
WatchESPN
Charlotte - Southern Miss
ASN
Oregon State - Stanford
FS1, Fox Sports Go
UMass - Troy
WatchESPN
4 Arizona - #25 Washington State
Pac-12 Networks
Missouri - South Carolina
SEC Network, WatchESPN
Memphis - SMU
ESPNews, WatchESPN
Tenn. Tech - Tennessee
SEC Network, WatchESPN
5 Idaho - UL Lafayette
WatchESPN
Tulane - UCF
WatchESPN
South Alabama - ULM
WatchESPN
5:30 LA Tech - North Texas
WatchESPN
FIU - WKU
beIN Sports
Watch THIS Maybe watch this This is a football game
7 #22 FSU - NC State
ESPNU, WatchESPN
Kansas - #20 West Virginia
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Hawaii - San Diego State
CBSSN
Marshall - ODU
ASN
Oregon - USC
ESPN, WatchESPN
7:30 Iowa - #12 Penn State
BTN, BTN2Go
Georgia - Kentucky
SEC Network, WatchESPN
8 #1 Alabama - #13 LSU
CBS, CBSSports.com
#10 Nebraska - #6 Ohio State
ABC, WatchESPN
ECU - Tulsa
ESPNews, WatchESPN
Houston Baptist - UTEP
ConferenceUSA.com
10:15 Utah State - Wyoming
ESPN2, WatchESPN
Nevada - New Mexico
ESPNU, WatchESPN
10:30 #5 Washington - Cal
ESPN, WatchESPN
Watch THIS Maybe watch this This is a football game

Notes on the WATCH THIS games, at least two of which will be controversial choices.

  • The early slate is loaded with pretty good games, but no clear standouts. I'll recommend two Big 12 teams not playing defense to jolt you into your Saturday. Can Charlie Strong hang onto his job after all? Can he pass some hot-seat mojo along to Kliff Kingsbury?
  • Yeah! A Florida game! Here we have Arkansas, which has tended over recent years to play wild games, hosting a largely untested No. 11 team. As was the case earlier, there are plenty of fine options, though.
  • One of the year's most-hyped games is the obvious evening pick. If Bama-LSU is a blowout, there's another all-ranked game kicking off at the same time. If both are blowouts, we might be staring down a bad Saturday. Since it's impossible to have a bad Saturday, that can't happen. Reason.
  • The late game is also easy: an undefeated conference leader with a newfound chip on its shoulder, thanks to the Playoff rankings, heading to play one of the nation's premier chaos teams.

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