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College Football Saturday Schedule, Week 11: Top-seven battles will take out contenders

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Two games between teams in the top seven of the playoff rankings will help clear up some of the postseason picture.

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The playoff rankings are taking shape around college football, and with just three weekends of regular season play (not including conference championships), we’re starting to get an idea of the top teams’ paths to the College Football Playoff.

In Wisconsin, the Badgers are still in the thick of things as an undefeated team, despite being ranked just 8th in this week’s CFP rankings. They’ll finally get their first big test today, however, as they will host the 20th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes who come in off a huge blowout victory over Ohio State a week ago.

A few hours later, two massive games will kick off pitting teams in the top seven of the rankings. While Notre Dame and undefeated Miami face off in South Florida, TCU and Oklahoma will meet in Norman to see which Big XII school will get its second loss. The losers of those games won’t be entirely eliminated, but it will make for a very difficult road to make the top four at the end of the year.

Here’s your college football schedule for this big day around the country.

Early Games

#15 Oklahoma State Cowboys at #21 Iowa State Cyclones

11:00 AM CT (12 Noon ET)
Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA
ABC or ESPN2

#23 NC State Wolfpack at Boston College Eagles

12:00 Noon ET
Boston College Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
ABC or ESPN2

#12 Michigan State Spartans at #13 Ohio State Buckeyes

12:00 Noon ET
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
FOX

Connecticut Huskies at #18 UCF Golden Knights

12:00 Noon ET
Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, FL
ESPNU

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. #14 Penn State Nittany Lions

12:00 Noon ET
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
BTN

#17 Virginia Tech Hokies at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

12:20 PM ET
Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
ACC Network

Afternoon Games

#20 Iowa Hawkeyes at #8 Wisconsin Badgers

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
ABC

#1 Georgia Bulldogs at #10 Auburn Tigers

2:30 PM CT (3:30 ET)
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
CBS

Florida State Seminoles at #4 Clemson Tigers

3:30 PM ET
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
ESPN

#11 USC Trojans at Colorado Buffaloes

2:00 PM MT (4:00 ET)
Folsom Field, Boulder, CO
FOX

#19 Washington State Cougars at Utah Utes

3:30 PM MT (5:30 ET)
Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
Pac-12 Network

Night Games

#2 Alabama Crimson Tide at #16 Mississippi State Bulldogs

6:00 PM CT (7:00 ET)
Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
ESPN

#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at #7 Miami Hurricanes

8:00 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
ABC

#6 TCU Horned Frogs at #5 Oklahoma Sooners

7:00 PM CT (8:00 ET)
Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
FOX