? Texas Tech (6-1) at Texas A&M (6-1)
One of the game's most underappreciated rivalries is renewed in College Station—which is a good thing for the Aggies, who have lost six of the last 10 times they've played in Lubbock. Texas A&M leaped another hurdle last Saturday by pounding Baylor 35-14 one week after upsetting Nebraska. The Aggies proved they can handle success. They have the speed to handle the Red Raiders, too.
? Florida State (6-1) at Georgia Tech (5-1)
? North Carolina State (4-2) at Virginia (5-1)
If the Yellow Jackets win, the ACC race is all but over because Tech will have beaten the other three teams listed above. That's not going to happen, mind you. The Yellow Jackets used up all of their good fortune last Saturday against the Cavaliers. Seminoles sophomore Chris Weinke is fulfilling normal expectations for a Florida State quarterback, instead of the outsized ones he generated before his six-interception debacle against N.C. State.
The Virginia team that played the first half at Georgia Tech can beat the Wolfpack by two touchdowns. That ought to be a big enough cushion in case the Virginia team that played the second half against the Yellow Jackets shows up after the intermission this week.
?Army (2-4) at Notre Dame (4-1)
The game's best rivalry a half-century ago never gets old, even if the Cadets have lost all II meetings since 1958.