There are many ranked conference foes battling for position in their respective leagues today. Week 5 has the most AP top-10 vs. top-10 games of any week since 2002 (one of those games, Stanford at Washington, happened last night).
Florida was on the road again this week, and played in their first noon game of the season, defeating Vanderbilt 13-6. Now that the Gators have left the field, feel free to use this thread to comment while watching the rest of today’s games.
Here are our picks for today’s viewing windows:
Afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern)
Tennessee at Georgia (3:30 p.m., CBS): Who is ready for a bunch of highlights from last week’s Florida loss? The No. 11 Volunteers and No. 25 Bulldogs meet in an important game in the SEC East. As far as the Gators are concerned, a Tennessee loss here helps them in the east race, but far be it from me to suggest that anyone should actively root for Georgia.
Wisconsin at Michigan (3:30 p.m., ABC): The No. 8 Badgers and No. 4 Wolverines meet in a cross-divisional Big 10 game. Wisconsin is in the top-10 after surprisingly beating LSU and Michigan State already this season, while Michigan has yet to face much of a real test. Both teams also have top-15 defenses so this may be a low scoring affair.
North Carolina at FSU (3:30 p.m., ESPN): The No. 12 Seminoles rebounded with a win over USF after being bulldozed by Louisville the prior week. The Tarheels opened the season with a loss to Georgia but have won their last three games.
Texas A&M at South Carolina (4:00 p.m., SECN): The No. 9 Aggies have looked impressive so far and should be able to handily defeat the Gamecocks.
Evening (7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern)
Memphis at Ole Miss (7:00 p.m., ESPN): Will the No. 16 Rebels lose to Memphis two years in a row? Probably not! At seven o’clock you can either watch this or watch Kentucky get destroyed by Alabama.
Missouri at LSU (7:30 p.m., SECN): More Tiger on Tiger action for LSU, who fired Les Miles after a strange loss to Auburn last week. Interim head coach Ed Orgeron will lead the Bayou Bengals against visiting Mizzou.
Louisville at Clemson (8:00 p.m., ABC): Undoubtedly the biggest game of the day (and maybe even of the year so far?). The No. 3 Cardinals will take the Lamar Jackson show on the road to the No. 5 Tigers. The two played a close game last year, which ended in a 20-17 Clemson victory, but Jackson only played a few snaps. The defending ACC Champion Tigers should be fired up at home for this one.