Week 6 Preview

Week 6 brings us 3 undefeated, top 25, conference matchups. There are also chances for major upsets this week. 13 out of 14 SEC teams are in action with 12 playing SEC games. Conference play is underway for most teams, which leads to unpredictable outcomes and exciting games.

Notable Games
Unbeaten Battle in the Big 10; The 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will head to 16th ranked Northwestern hoping to continue their 17 game winning streak. Ohio State is yet to lose under head coach Urban Meyer. Northwestern is also 4-0 for the second straight year, and would love to end the Buckeye’s streak and get to 5-0. I’m hoping this will be an exciting game that goes down to the wire. I am picking Ohio State by about a TD.

Unbeaten Battle in the Pac 12; This game starts a very tough 3 game stretch for the 15th ranked Washington Huskies. After going to 5th ranked Stanford this weekend, they play 2Oregon at home next week then travel to 22Arizona State. Stanford has been lighting up the scoreboard so far this season, putting up points the way Oregon does. Washington has been putting up points too, but not nearly as many as Stanford. I am picking Stanford by 2TD.

Unbeaten Battle in the ACC; The third and final top 25 matchup is between 25Maryland and 8Florida State. The Terps were able to shutout West Virginia who knocked off 11Oklahoma State last week, but that has been their only quality competition so far. Florida State has not had any quality opponents either, and had trouble stopping Boston College’s offense last week. This could make the game very interesting. I am picking Florida State by less than 2TD.

Can the Mountaineers Pull Off Another Upset?; West Virginia heads to 17th ranked Baylor after they had the biggest upset of the season(so far) over 11Oklahoma State. But, this game is on the road and Baylor has the leading scorer in the country. In 3 games they have scored 69, 70, and 70 points in their 3 games. These blowouts have not been against good teams, so how will they fare against better competition? I think last week’s upset was an anomaly, and neither team played very well. I am picking Baylor by at least 2TD.

Can Ole Miss Bounce Back?; 24th ranked Ole Miss heads to Auburn this week after being shut out by Alabama last week. Auburn will be looking to get an SEC win at home against an West division foe. Ole Miss needs to make a statement in this game if they want to stay ranked in the top 25. It is hard to play on the road in the SEC, but I think Ole Miss will be able to overcome it. I am picking Ole Miss by 2TD.

Upset Alert in the Swamp?; Arkansas heads to Gainsville to play the second game of their 4 game SEC gauntlet. The 18th ranked Gators have had some troubles putting up points this season, but are still 3-1. After last week’s game against Texas A&M, Arkansas showed that they are not a team that will go down easy. Another added incentive for Arkansas is the fact that they have never beat Florida since becoming a member of the SEC. To win this game, Arkansas will have to be strong in the passing game. Florida has the best defense against the run in the SEC, but Arkansas has one of the best rushers in the country. Unfortunately, they don’t have one of the best offensive lines in the country. Brandon Allen will need to be smart and accurate on Saturday. Arkansas’ defense will need to create turnovers the way Miami did against the Gators in order to give the offense a chance to score. If Arkansas can win the turnover battle, they have a good chance at taking one from the Gators.

Top 25
Georgia State at 1Alabama
2Oregon at Colorado
3Clemson at Syracuse
6Georgia at Tennessee
7Louisville at Temple
10LSU at Mississippi State
TCU at 11Oklahoma
12UCLA at Utah (Thursday)
Kentucky at 13South Carolina
Georgia Tech at 14Miami(FL)
Minnesota at 19Michigan
20Texas Tech at Kansas
Kansas State at 21Oklahoma State
22Arizona State at Notre Dame
23Fresno State at Idaho

Other Games
Western Kentucky at ULM (Thursday)
Missouri at Vanderbilt
Nevada at San Diego State
Penn State at Indiana
Illinois at Nebraska
Michigan State at Iowa
Rutgers at SMU

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CFP Top 25

1. Georgia
2. Michigan
3. Alabama
4. Cincinnati

5. Oklahoma State
6. Notre Dame
7. Ohio State
8. Ole Miss
9. Baylor
10. Oregon
11. Michigan State
12. BYU
13. Iowa
14. Oklahoma
15. Pittsburgh
16. Wake Forest
17. Utah
18. NC State
19. San Diego State
20. Clemson
21. Houston
*23. Kentucky
*24. Louisiana
25. Texas A&M

Dropped Out: 14Wisconsin, 22UTSA

Poll released on Tuesdays

AP Top 25

1. Georgia (12-0,8-0)
2. Michigan (11-1,8-1)
3. Cincinnati (12-0,8-0)
4. Alabama (11-1,7-1)
5. Oklahoma State (11-1,8-1)
6. Notre Dame (11-1)
7. Ohio State (10-2,8-1)
8. Ole Miss (10-2,6-2)
9. Baylor (10-2,7-2)
10. Oregon (10-2,7-2)
11. Michigan State (10-2,7-2)
12. BYU (10-2)
13. Oklahoma (10-2,7-2)
14. Utah (9-3,8-1)
15. Iowa (10-2,7-2)
16. Houston (11-1,8-0)
17. Pittsburgh (10-2,7-1)
18. Wake Forest (10-2,7-1)
19. San Diego State (11-1,7-1)
20. Louisiana (11-1,8-0)
21. NC State (9-3,6-2)
*22. Clemson (9-3,6-2)
23. ARKANSAS (8-4,4-4)
24. Texas A&M (8-4,4-4)
*25. Kentucky (9-3,5-3)

Dropped Out: 15UTSA (11-1,7-1), 19Wisconsin (8-4,6-3)

Bowl Eligible Teams

SEC: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M
Big 10: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Big 12: Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia
ACC: Boston College, Clemson, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Pac12: Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah
Independents: Army, BYU, Liberty, Notre Dame
American: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, UCF
Mountain West: Air Force, Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Diego State, Utah State, Wyoming
Sun Belt: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State, Louisiana, Western Kentucky
C-USA: Marshall, MTSU, North Texas, Old Dominion, UAB, UTEP, UTSA
MAC: Ball State, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Toledo, Western Michigan,

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