The Gators are back in the BCS National Championship picture after Florida leap-frogged the South Carolina Gamecocks following their loss to LSU last week. The two will get a chance to go head to head in this week’s game of the week (GOTW).
Another crazy week of college football is in the books and now it’s time to look forward to the week 8 games that are trending on Tickifieds.com. It comes as no surprise that this week’s top games are dominated by Big 12 and SEC games. However, ACC football is certainly starting to garner some attention with 3 games in our top 10 this week.
With many teams on the cusp of becoming bowl eligible, games are becoming more and more important. This is true not just for the top 25 teams (which frequently appear in our Top 10 lists) but also for non-ranked teams having strong seasons. Teams like Arizona State, Northwestern, Nebraska, Duke, and North Carolina will be looking to build upon their winning ways.
College Football Top 10 Games Week 8 (2012)
1. #2 Florida Gators vs #7 South Carolina Gamecocks
The Gators look to continue their unbeaten streak with a big win over 7th ranked South Carolina. South Carolina lost a heart breaker last week to LSU.
2. #13 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #4 Kansas State Wildcats
WVU will look to rebound after getting destroyed by Texas Tech. It won’t be easy against the 4th ranked K State Wildcats!
3. #18 Texas A&M Aggies vs #6 LSU Tigers
Texas A&M’s stock has risen with the Gators (their only loss of the season). A win for Texas A&M and you would have to consider them one of the top 10 teams in the nation (if not the Top 5). LSU badly needs another win over a quality opponent to get back in the national championship discussion.
4. #23 TCU Horned Frogs vs #17 Texas Tech Red Raiders
Two 5-1 teams will battle it out for the Big 12 supremacy. Ticket for this game are in big demand as the 2 Texas school get ready for thier first Big 12 showdown!
5. #19 Clemson Tigers vs Virginia Tech Hokies
The 19th ranked Clemson Tigers will look to put away ACC powerhouse VA Tech on Saturday. The Hokies have been inconsistent but still have the talent to win the ACC.
6. Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
A huge game between these two Big 10 teams. With the conference down, a win could be the difference between a bid to the Rose Bowl.
7. Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tarheels
The Duke – North Carolina rivalry is always big but who woulda thunk that this game would actually mean something? With both teams sitting at 5-2, the winner becomes bowl eligible.
8. Miami Hurricanes vs #14 Florida State Seminoles
Another big in-state rivalry game… FSU should easily handle the ‘Canes but winning in Miami is never an easy task.
9. Arizona State Sun Devils vs #3 Oregon Ducks
Although ASU is not ranked, they are sitting at 5-1 and present a tough match-up for the Ducks. Tempe will be rocking for this game!
10. #25 Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears
The Longhorns got destroyed last week by Oklahoma and will look to rebound against Baylor. Texas will need to win convincingly to avoid dropping out of the top 25.