Up to this point in the season, there hasn’t been a weekend loaded with marquee games. But college football’s Week 7 slate is as good as it gets.
Some of this Saturday’s best games include: No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas, No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 17 Iowa, No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 24 Texas A&M and finally, No. 9 Notre Dame vs. USC.
But of all the games this weekend, none are better than LSU-Florida. The fifth-ranked Tigers host No. 7 Florida in Saturday’s prime-time game of the week.
ESPN agrees that the LSU-Florida game is the most-important game of the week. College football writer Heather Dinich says the SEC matchup will play a big factor in the College Football Playoff picture.
“If LSU loses to Florida, it’s not done, but it still has to face Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M,” Dinich writes. “The division champions are determined by overall conference record, so Saturday’s loser will be playing from behind in its division race, even though Florida is in the East and LSU the West.”
The SEC is full of playoff contenders. Alabama and Georgia tops the list, but LSU, Florida and even Auburn are still in the conversation.
Saturday’s game will go a long way in potentially deciding the playoff teams.
LSU-Florida kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.
You can find Dinich’s full article here.