? Michigan (8-2) at Ohio State (9-1)
Best game: 1969, when the Wolverines and first-year coach Bo Schembechler ended the Buckeyes' 22-game winning streak and beat a team Woody Hayes considered to be his best. Last game: Michigan's Charles Woodson clinched the Heisman by returning a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and shutting down wide receiver David Boston in a 20-14 Wolverines victory. This game: There's no better way for the Buckeyes to make up for the dream lost against Michigan State than to beat the Wolverines. Since we're suckers for happy endings, Penn State will beat Wisconsin, too, and the Buckeyes will have their Rose Bowl bid.
? USC (7-3) at UCLA (9-0)
Best game: 1967, when O.J. Simpson's 64-yard sprint for a touchdown sealed the Trojans' 21-20 victory over eventual Heisman-winning quarterback Gary Beban and the Bruins. Last game: After a wild first half that ended 21-21, UCLA held USC to a late field goal and defeated the Trojans for the seventh straight time, 31-24. This game: USC and quarterback Carson Palmer had last week off. Even with a month off there's no way a freshman quarterback with two starts will beat the Bruins and their senior quarterback, Cade McNown, in a game this big.
? Auburn (3-7) at Alabama (6-4)
Best game: 1985, when the lead changed hands four times, the last on Tide placekicker Van Tiffin's 52-yard last-second field goal, which gave 'Bama a 25-23 win over Bo Jackson's Tigers. Last game: Alabama blew a 17-15 lead in the final minute when Auburn recovered a fumble at the Tide 33 and kicked a 39-yard field goal to win. This game: Since 1989, when the Tide came to Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time, eight of the nine games have been decided by 10 points or fewer. More important, the home team has won every year. It's the Tide's turn.
? Florida (9-1) at Florida State (10-1)
Best game and last game: Doug Johnson's 63-yard pass to Jacquez Green with a little more than two minutes left set up the game-winning touchdown as Florida upset unbeaten Florida State 32-29. This game: The Seminoles have stripped down their offense for quarterback Marcus Outzen, who in his second career start—subbing for the injured Chris Weinke—will face one of the best defensive fronts in the nation. Florida State's stifling defense, plus the home crowd, will more than compensate.