This weekend doesn’t offer much, on paper.
Week seven of the 2017 college football season may turn out to be fantastic, but it won’t be because we’ve got tons of great matchups – at least not on paper.
This weekend, there are zero games being played between two teams that are both ranked. That’s right – despite being in the thick of conference play, we somehow don’t have any ranked squads taking each other on.
Here’s the schedule for games involving ranked teams.
- No. 2 Clemson at Syracuse
- No. 8 Washington State at California
- No. 6 TCU at Kansas State
- No. 17 Michigan at Indiana
- No. 20 NC State at Pittsburgh
- No. 24 Texas Tech at West Virginia
- Purdue at No. 7 Wisconsin
- No. 10 Auburn at LSU
- Georgia Tech at No. 11 Miami
- No. 12 Oklahoma vs. Texas
- Baylor vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State
- No. 25 Navy at Memphis
- East Carolina at No. 22 UCF
- Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama
- Missouri at No. 4 Georgia
- No. 9 Ohio State at Nebraska
- Cincinnati at No. 18 South Florida
- Utah at No. 13 USC
- No. 21 Michigan State at Minnesota
- Boise State at No. 21 San Diego State
- No. 5 Washington at Arizona State
- Oregon at No. 23 Stanford
Of course, college football has a way of providing drama regardless of which teams are playing. This could turn out to be a weekend that features a ton of upsets.
Either way, the first “big” matchup comes Friday night when No. 2 Clemson heads to Syracuse.