After another weekend filled with some incredible college football action, it’s time to take a look ahead and see what is on the schedule for Week 5. With over a 100+ college football games on the schedule each week, it can be a difficult task determining which games warrant both your attention as a fan, and as a marketer of event tickets. That is why each week we bring you our list of our top 10 college football games- so you can laser focus your attention on only the games that matter.
Although the season is still relatively young, we still have many undefeated teams jockeying for position in the top 25. Our game of the week is no exception as two undefeated Big 12 teams will be looking to move up the ranks with a big win over a conference foe. This game is even more important as neither team has really been tested. The winner will likely secure their spot in the top 10, the loser will fall back to the pack. There is no doubt that Mountaineers fans are anixously awaiting Saturday to prove to the rest of the Nation that WVU belongs in the Big 12 and is deserving of their #9 rank.
College Football Top 10 Games Week 5 (2012)
1. #9 West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0) vs #25 Baylor Bears (3-0)
The Big 12 is shaping up to be a heck of a conference this year. Two of the 7 undefeated Big 12 teams will go head to head this week in our Week 5 game of the week. Fan interest is BIG in this game as both teams will be looking to prove that they are for real.
2. #14 Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) vs #20 Michigan State Spartans (3-1)
Ohio State has looked a little shaky thus far but it’s hard to argue with 4-0. MSU on the other hand was expected to have a big year but lost to Notre Dame. If Notre Dame turns of to be the real deal than Michigan State could get back into the BCS Bowl game picture if they can beat OSU.
3. Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-1) vs #12 Texas Longhorns (3-0)
The Texas Longhorns are on the cusp of returning to national prominence. However, there is nothing more the OK State Cowboys would like to do than to deflate UT’s chance at a BCS Bowl.
4. #22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-1) vs Wisconsin Badgers (3-1)
Two of the Big 10’s best will go head to head in Lincoln this weekend. Both teams are off to slows starts (relatively speaking) and need a win over a quality opponent.
5. Tennessee Volunteers (3-1) vs #5 Georgia Bulldogs (4-0)
The surprising Tennessee Volunteers will have a chance to get in the national spotlight with a game against the top 5 Georgia Bulldogs. There only loss came at the hands of #18 Florida.
6. #1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) vs Ole Miss Rebels (3-1)
The top ranked Crimson Tide will face a tough Ole Miss squad in Tuscaloosa. If Bama doesn’t take this game seriously, there could be a major upset…
7. Washington Huskies (2-1) vs #8 Stanford Cardinal (3-0)
The Washington Huskies will face a tough test against one of the best teams in the PAC 12, if not the nation in Stanford. Seattle will be rocking for this game!
8. Miami Hurricanes (3-1) vs NC State Wolf Pack (3-1)
Two of the better teams in the ACC will go head to head this week in Miami. A win for the home Hurricanes will ensure the lead in the ACC Coastal Division.
9. Virginia Cavaliers (2-2) vs Louisana Tech Bulldogs (3-0)
Louisiana Tech will look to put up another win against a solid team from a solid conference. LA Tech beat up on the Big 10’s Illinois putting up an impressive 52 points. In fact LA Tech has score over 50 in every game so far. A win over Virginia and the Bulldogs might crack the top 25!
10. Iowa State Cyclones (3-0) vs Texas Tech Red Raiders (3-0)
These may not be two of the more storied football programs in the Big 12 but both teams are sitting at 3-0. Should be a great game for some hillside seats!