College football TV schedule: Clemson still top cat, Baylor-Okla. top game
The Tigers are in the driver's seat again this week in the CFP poll. Meanwhile, some are calling the Bears-Sooners contest a Big 12 elimination game.
Following a stirring victory over ACC nemesis Florida State last Saturday, Clemson held onto the top spot in this week's College Football Playoff (CFP) poll. Alabama moved up to No. 2 after thrashing LSU. Ohio State remained in third place and Notre Dame is now fourth-ranked.
Speaking of CFP-ranked teams, those with games kicking off at noon Eastern time include No. 11 Florida on the road at South Carolina, which you can watch on ESPN.
No. 3 Ohio State is also on the road at Illinois for a noon game on ABC.
TCU, now having fallen from the ranks of the unbeaten, looks to bounce back at home against Kansas. The 15th-ranked Horned Frogs and Jayhawks will be televised on Fox Sports 1 at noon Eastern.
Michigan State, as well, suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday night at Nebraska. The Spartans, now at No. 13, hope to get back on the winning track against Maryland at noon on ESPN2.
No. 18 Northwestern will host Purdue at noon on the Big Ten Network.
At 12:30 p.m. Eastern, Florida State, still the 16th-ranked team in the land, will host North Carolina State. This game will be live streamed on ESPN3.
Notre Dame returns home for an encounter against Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m. on NBC.
No. 8 Oklahoma State looks to continue its winning ways of late at Iowa State. ESPN is televising this Big 12 clash at 3:30 p.m.
Michigan, ranked 14th, travels to Indiana to meet the Hoosiers. ABC will broadcast this game at 3:30 p.m.
Navy, ranked for the first time this year at No. 20 after knocking off previously undefeated Memphis last Saturday night, will host SMU at 3:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.
No. 22 Temple travels to Tampa to take on South Florida at 7 p.m., also on the CBS Sports Network.
LSU goes home to lick its wounds after the Alabama loss and will play Arkansas, who outlasted Mississippi in overtime last Saturday night. This game between the now ninth-ranked Tigers and Razorbacks will be broadcast by ESPN at 7:15 p.m. Eastern.
Stanford can clinch a spot in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game with a with over Oregon Saturday night. You can watch the No. 7 Cardinal and Ducks on Fox at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
No. 5 Iowa quietly remains undefeated at 9-0. The Hawkeyes will host Minnesota in a Big Ten affair, also at 8 p.m., on the Big Ten Network.
Tenth-ranked Utah will be at Arizona. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast this Pac-12 clash, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Finally, No. 19 UCLA will meet Washington State late Saturday night. ESPN will televise this contest, with kickoff at approximately 10:45 p.m. Eastern.