College Football Week 6: Half Way Done

College Football Week 6: Half Way Done

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The college football season is approaching the half way mark for some teams, as the sixth week of the season begins tonight. Many teams have already taken their byes, while others won’t do so until later this month or next. Among top ranked teams ready to play their sixth game of the season are LSU, Clemson, Alabama, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Illinois and West Virginia.

Top Games

Key match ups this weekend include #3 Oklahoma at #12 Texas, a pair of Big 12 Conference teams that are bent on leaving the league for greener pastures. Both schools have been rumored to be heading to the Pac 12, with some analysts suggesting the SEC. This game should be one of the most watched of the weekend with the winner having an inside track on the Big 12 championship.

The Florida Gators are fresh off of a 38-10 beat down in the swamp last week at the hands of Alabama. The Gators played the Tide evenly until quarterback John Brantley was injured, falling apart after that. LSU looms, a road game that against the nation’s top-ranked team. Brantley will be out this week, thus the #17 Gators have little hope of pulling an upset.

Auburn, ranked #15 takes on #10 Arkansas in a game pitting a pair of one-loss teams. Losing again would put a severe crimp in either team’s chances at a BCS berth this season, with Auburn the defending national champion. Arkansas rallied from a deep hole last week against Texas A&M to win. This week they’ll need to contain a Tigers team that has only lost to another Tiger this year: Clemson.

All other games this weekend are between ranked and unranked teams, with no games appearing as an upset threat. That, of course, is a personal assessment of mine as on any given weekend a top team could be knocked off by another team gunning for a win.

Conference Shifts

In conference news, the University of Missouri is looking to make a move away from the Big 12. The conference is down to nine schools following Texas A&M’s planned departure and will officially implode if other schools take leave. Missouri is being courted by the Big Ten, Big East and the SEC. Our guess is that Missouri will join the Big Ten.

UConn may be wanting to leave the Big East for the ACC, but no announcement has been made. The Huskies may want to wait to see if Temple and Villanova are accepted by the conference as both teams would call Lincoln Financial Field home turf. Villanova currently plays a notch below FBS, but has been asked to jump up. Both schools would replace Pitt and Syracuse which were accepted into the ACC in September.

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