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Week 11 College Football Schedule: Top Playoff contenders face conference also-rans

The best matchup of the weekend takes place in the evening in the Pac-12, as a title contender hosts a resurgent conference foe.

Washington v USC Photo by Sean Haffey/Getty Images

You can be forgiven if this week’s college football schedule fails to excite you too much. On Saturday, we have just two games between ranked teams, and one of those barely qualifies as it is a 24-25 game.

Instead, most of the teams in the top ten of the College Football Playoff rankings face conference foes who are less than impressive. In fact, only one of the top five teams in the country faces an opponent with a conference record over .500 - that’s #4 Washington, who plays in the best game of the weekend against #20 USC (6-3, 5-2 in the Pac-12). The opponents for the rest of the top five have a combined 9-13 record in the teams’ respective conferences, with a 19-17 combined record overall.

In other words, the top teams should in theory be able to take care of business this week, and we will probably need to wait another week for any significant turmoil at the top.

Here’s your college football schedule and comment thread for today.

Early Games

#16 West Virginia Mountaineers at Texas Longhorns

11:00 AM CT
Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Austin, TX
FOX Sports 1

Baylor Bears at #11 Oklahoma Sooners

11:00 AM CT
Memorial Stadium
Norman, OK

Mississippi State Bulldogs at #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

11:00 AM CT
Bryant-Denny Stadium
Tuscaloosa, AL

#10 Penn State Nittany Lions at Indiana Hoosiers

12:00 PM ET (11:00 AM CT)
Memorial Stadium
Bloomington, IN

Afternoon Kickoffs

Illinois Fighting Illini at #7 Wisconsin Badgers

2:30 PM CT
Camp Randall Stadium
Madison, WI

#9 Auburn Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Sanford Stadium
Athens, GA

#5 Ohio State Buckeyes at Maryland Terrapins

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Maryland Stadium
College Park, MD

Texas Tech Red Raiders at #13 Oklahoma State Cowboys

2:30 PM CT
Boone Pickens Stadium
Stillwater, OK
FOX Sports 1

Pittsburgh Panthers at #2 Clemson Tigers

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Memorial Stadium
Clemson, SC

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at #14 Virginia Tech Hokies

3:30 PM ET (2:30 CT)
Lane Stadium
Blacksburg, VA

Night Games

Wake Forest Demon Deacons at #6 Louisville Cardinals

7:00 PM ET (6:00 CT)
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Louisville, KY

#22 Boise State Broncos at Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors

2:00 PM HT (6:00 PM CT)
Aloha Stadium
Honolulu, HI
CBS Sports Network

#24 LSU Tigers at #25 Arkansas Razorbacks

6:00 PM CT
Razorback Stadium
Fayetteville, AR

Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels at #8 Texas A&M Aggies

6:30 PM CT
Kyle Field
College Station, TX
SEC Network

#20 USC Trojans at #4 Washington Huskies

4:30 PM PT (6:30 CT)
Husky Stadium
Seattle, WA

Minnesota Golden Gophers at #19 Nebraska Cornhuskers

6:30 PM CT
Memorial Stadium
Lincoln, NE
Big Ten Network

#3 Michigan Wolverines at Iowa Hawkeyes

7:00 PM CT
Kinnick Stadium
Iowa City, IA

#12 Colorado Buffaloes at Arizona Wildcats

7:00 PM PT (9:00 CT)
Arizona Stadium
Tucson, AZ
FOX Sports 1