No games on the college football schedule this week feature ranked teams playing each other.
So smooth sailing for the nation’s top teams, especially the playoff contenders. Right?
That wasn’t the case for Texas A&M, which entered last week at No. 4 in the first College Football Playoff standings. But QB Trevor Knight went down with an injury and Nick Fitzgerald did his best Cam Newton/Johnny Manziel impression to lead Mississippi State to the upset win.
No. 1 Alabama gets the Bulldogs at home this week. Second-ranked Clemson is home against Pittsburgh and No. 3 Michigan travels to Iowa.
Here’s the rundown of this week’s Top 25 schedule with time and TV information.
Top 25 college football schedule
No. 23 Western Michigan at Kent State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 21 North Carolina at Duke, 7:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
No. 16 Utah at Arizona State, 9:30 p.m., FS1
Boston College at No. 22 FSU, 7:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
No. 17 Baylor at No. 14 Oklahoma, noon, ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN
Mississippi State at No. 1 Alabama, noon, ESPN/WatchESPN
South Carolina at No. 11 Florida, noon, CBS/CBSSports.com
No. 20 West Virginia at Texas, noon, FS1
No. 12 Penn State at Indiana, noon, ABC/ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 9 Auburn at Georgia, 3:30 p.m., CBS/CBSSports.com
Pittsburgh at No. 2 Clemson, 3:30 p.m., ABC/WatchESPN
Georgia Tech at No. 19 Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN
No. 6 Ohio State at Maryland, 3:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
Texas Tech at No. 18 Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., FS1/Fox Sports Go
No. 24 Boise State at Hawaii, 7 p.m., CBSSN
Wake Forest at No. 7 Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPN2/WatchESPN
No. 13 LSU at Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN
Minnesota at No. 10 Nebraska, 7:30 p.m., BTN
Ole Miss at No. 4 Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network/WatchESPN
USC at No. 5 Washington, 7:30 p.m., Fox/Fox Sports Go
No. 3 Michigan at Iowa, 8 p.m., ABC/WatchESPN
No. 15 Colorado at Arizona, 10 p.m., FS1/Fox Sports Go
California at No. 25 Washington State, 10:30 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN