No. 2 Florida at
No. 11 Auburn
OCT. 14. This was shaping up as a preview of the SEC championship game until
Auburn was upset by Arkansas last Saturday. Now, facing a must-win situation if
they want to stay in the SEC West hunt, the Tigers will attempt to knock the
Gators from the unbeaten ranks.
No. 5 West
Virginia at No. 7 Louisville
NOV. 2. At last, a Big East matchup worthy of the hype. Both teams should be
undefeated coming into this Thursday-night game. The winner will have the
inside track for the conference's automatic BCS berth and, if things fall
right, could be playing for the national championship.
No. 10 Cal at No.
3 USC NOV. 18.
This could be the toughest test of the season for the Trojans' defense, which
looked vulnerable in narrow wins over Washington State and Washington. Since a
season-opening loss at Tennessee, the Bears have averaged 43.8 points in five
No. 4 Michigan at
No. 1 Ohio State
NOV. 18. In what is looking more and more like a meeting of undefeated teams,
the stakes couldn't be higher. The winner figures to earn a spot in the BCS
title game; the loser will head to the Rose Bowl, but that won't be much of a
DEC 2. Florida and Arkansas have the inside track, but it's anybody's guess who
will play in Atlanta. This much is certain: Any team that comes out of the
tough SEC with only one loss deserves strong consideration for the national
After a weekend
that shook up the highest levels of the Top 25, the race for the national
championship has been thrown into chaos. While Ohio State has established
itself as the top team in the land, there is no clear No. 2 among the handful
of undefeated teams-- Florida, USC, Michigan, West Virginia and
Louisville--vying for the second spot in the BCS title game. Of those
unbeatens, West Virginia, despite having to win at Louisville on Nov. 2, is in
the best shape to run the table. That's why Steve Slaton & Co. are the
favorites to face off against the Buckeyes. For now, anyway.
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