SUZ4RX3RN2MN The college football season is in full swing as many teams are starting to begin conference play. The first 3 weeks of the season are traditionally reserved for non-conference games meant to be “tune-ups” for the games that really count and affect conferences standings. That is not to say powerhouse football programs fill their schedules with cupcake opponents. Certainly some do but even the cupcakes are capable of pulling off some big time upsets. Last weekend exemplified this point as the Wisconsin Badgers lost to Oregon State and the Arkansas Razorbacks lost to Louisiana-Monroe!
Conference play is also the time when fans really start to get interested and ticket prices go up. This week is chock full of match-ups between both conference and non-conference rivals. So without any more delay, here are your top 10 games of the week!
Top 10 College Football Games of Week 3
1. #10 Michigan State Spartans vs #20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
A big battle for supremacy in the midwest! Both teams have looked impressive thus far.
2. #21 Stanford Cardinal vs #2 USC Trojans
PAC 12 play begins with this stellar matchup between two nationally ranked programs.
3. #23 Tennessee Vols vs #18 Florida Gators
Tennessee and Florida are back in the national spotlight after several disappointing years. So far there are 6 SEC teams in the AP Top 25…the loser of this game will likely drop out.
4. Arkansas Razorbacks vs #1 Alabama Crimson Tide
Arkansas will be looking to right the ship after a big upset lose to LA-Monroe. It’s not going to be easy against the #1 team in the country.
5. #12 Ohio State Buckeyes vs Cal Golden Bears
The 12th ranked Buckeyes get a non-conference game against a quality PAC 12 team.
6. Ole Miss Rebels vs #14 Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns appear back in the bowl picture but will have to face a quality SEC team this week. An upset is certainly possible especially since the game is in the unfriendly waters of Mississippi.
7. #5 Florida State Seminoles vs Wake Forest
FSU has a national title in their sights. However, Florida State has yet to be tested and the 2-0 Demon Deacons could put up more of a fight than expected.
8. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Cavaliers
There is no love lost between these two ACC rivals. Neither team is ranked but it should be an exciting game none-the-less.
9. Northwestern Wildcats vs Boston College
Northwestern is looking for another bowl bid and a non-conference win over an ACC team will certainly solidify their credentials.
10. Missouri Tigers vs Arizona State Sun Devils
Should be a fun game between the new members of the SEC Missouri Tigers and the ASU Sun Devils. ASU is 2-0 and Missouri’s only loss came at the hands of the #7 Georgia Bulldogs.