Week 7 of the college football season is filled with dozens of intriguing games, however we have identified eight games this weekend to pay extra attention to.
All of these games include at least one ranked team and for the sides that are not ranked, they have a winning record and could have an outside chance at an upset.
One of the first games on the Saturday slate will feature two ACC teams, with Syracuse taking on Florida State at 12:00 PM ET.
On paper this game looks to be an easy Florida State win. They are 5-0 and are coming off a bye week, but the Seminoles have recently played down to their opponents and are lucky to still be undefeated.
As for Syracuse, they are 4-2 on the season, but recent losses to Clemson and North Carolina set them back.
While this game is not expected to go down to the wire, the Orange could very well start strong with the Seminoles being a little rusty off their bye week.
Syracuse is +600 on the Money Line, while Florida is -900 with a -17.5 spread.
Perhaps the biggest game on Saturday is a top-10 Pac-12 matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies at 15:30 OM ET.
The Ducks and Huskies are both 5-0 and both are coming off of bye weeks. The winner of this game will likely become one of the frontrunners in the PAC-12 with both Conference Championship and National Championship aspirations.
Oregon is -115 ML on the spread, while Washington is -105 ML and -3 on the spread.
While not necessarily as highly touted as Washington and Oregon, this game between Texas A&M Aggies and Tennessee Volunteers at 3:30 PM ET looks to be very important in the SEC.
Texas A&M is 4-2, coming off a loss to Alabama, while Tennessee is fresh off a bye week. The Volunteers are in a must win situation if they are to have any hope of winning the SEC East, so while the Aggies are likely out of the SEC West, they are still looking for the best bowl game possible.
Texas is +140 on the Money Line, while Tennessee is -160 with a -3 spread.
Another one of the ranked matchups this weekend will feature USC and Notre Dame at 7:30 PM ET.
The Trojans come into this game 6-0, while the Fighting Irish are 5-2. Any chance Notre Dame had to make the college football playoffs probably ended last week with their loss to Louisville, but this is a team that could still make a prestigious bowl game.
Meanwhile, the Trojans cannot afford to lose as it will certainly put a dent in their playoff chances.
USC is -105 ML at +2.5 on the spread, while Notre Dame is -115 ML at -2.5 on the spread.
Both Missouri and Kentucky started the season 5-0, but both suffered their first loss last week.
Missouri still has a chance to win the SEC East if they can take down Georgia in a few weeks, so this is a game they will likely need to win.
Kentucky also has an outside chance to win the SEC East, but a loss would likely end their chances.
It will be interesting to see how Miami responds after last week’s debacle against Georgia Tech, a game they ended up losing solely because of a terrible coaching decision.
They will face the North Carolina Tar Heels, who are still undefeated and are looking to keep their ACC Championship hopes alive, at 7:30 PM ET.
This top-20 Pac-12 matchup will see the 4-1 UCLA Bruins take on the 5-1 Oregon State Beavers at 8:00 PM ET.
With both teams having already lost a conference game, neither can afford to lose another. Doing so could very well eliminate them from the Pac-12 title game with about half the season still to play.
Oregon State is -2.5 on the spread and -185 ML, while UCLA is +165 ML.
The Duke Blue Devils have been solid this season and because their only loss came against Notre Dame, they still have a chance to win the ACC.
Meanwhile, NC State is 4-2, but with only one conference loss, they still have a path to the ACC Championship if they can win out and are able to receive some help.
NC State is +145 ML, while Duke is -165 ML and -3 on the spread.