There is perhaps no better feeling for a sports fan than setting in for a long Saturday of college football. From College GameDay at 10 a.m. ET, to Pac-12 after dark in the wee hours of the morning, there’s nothing like spending a day on the couch with good football, good food and good bevs.
And this Saturday’s slate of college football is perhaps an all-time great one.
The Week 6 college football features two matchups of top-10 ranked teams. It features yet another matchup of top-15 ranked teams, and a total of six matchups involving teams ranked in the AP Top 25.
In other words, it’s absolutely bonkers.
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Breaking Down The Insane Week 6 College Football Slate
The “Third Saturday in October” rivalry game between No. 3 Alabama and No. 6 Tennessee leads the way. It’s the first time in 33 years the two teams have been undefeated at this point in the season. Unsurprisingly, College GameDay rolled into Knoxville and brought a special guest with it along the way.
Then up north, we’ve got a Big Ten showdown between No. 4 Michigan and No. 10 Penn State. Both teams have College Football Playoff aspirations and the two teams are 5-5 in their last 10 meetings. The Wolverines topped the Nittany Lions 21-17 a year ago in Beaver Stadium.
First place in the Big 12 is on the line in the matchup of undefeated teams. No. 8 Oklahoma State travels to Fort Worth to take on No. 13 TCU.
While in the ACC, undefeated (!!) Syracuse plays host to NC State, which is without star quarterback Devin Leary after he suffered an injury a week ago against Florida State.
We’ve got love for the West Coast, too.
The sixth-ranked USC Trojans face perhaps the biggest hurdle between them and a playoff spot when they travel to No. 20 Utah. The Utes were preseason favorites to win the conference but have dropped games to both Florida and UCLA already.
The final ranked matchup of the day is back in SEC country. Mike Leach has his Mississippi Bulldogs at 5-1 and ranked No. 16 in the country. They’ll face No. 22 Kentucky in a matchup of two of the nation’s best quarterbacks between State’s Will Rogers and Kentucky’s Will Levis, who some feel is the best quarterback in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Settle in, college football fans. It’s going to be a long, glorious day.