NCAA Football: Week 11 Game Rankings

11/6/13 in NCAAF   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Oct 26, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball against the UCLA Bruins at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY SportsSaturday is usually the day when the biggest college football games take place. But, this week, Thursday should steal the show with two battles between top 10 teams on the schedule.

Let's take a look at the must-see games for Week 11:

5. Houston (7-1) at #21 UCF (6-1) - 7 PM ET, ESPN2

If UCF wins this game, they should pretty much have the AAC's BCS bowl bid on lockdown. There's absolutely no doubt in my mind that this will be a high-scoring game since both teams are hovering around the 40 points per game mark. It's also likely that this game will be close the entire way, but in the end, George O'Leary's Knights should prove to the better team as they'll lock up the AAC and a trip to a BCS bowl game.

4. #19 UCLA (6-2) at Arizona (6-2) - 10 PM ET, ESPN

Stanford/Oregon may be the Pac 12's main event this week, but this game between UCLA and Arizona is certainly no slouch. The Bruins ended their two-game slide with a win over Colorado and Arizona has won three straight. Both teams are 3-2 in the conference, and whoever comes out on top will still have a chance at a Pac-12 title game appearance if they can continue to take care of business. The Wildcats are probably a step behind Jim Mora's team, but the atmosphere may allow for the upset here.

3. #13 LSU (7-2) at #1 Alabama (8-0) - 8 PM ET, CBS

Every time these two get together, we know that it's going to be a physical game between two elite teams. The gap between the Tigers and Crimson Tide may be larger this year though, as LSU has looked vulnerable at times, hence the two conference losses to Georgia and Ole Miss. Bama, on the other hand, is only getting better by the week. It won't be a huge blowout, but I'll take Bama by double digits.

2. #10 Oklahoma (7-1) at #6 Baylor (7-0) - 7:30 PM ET, FOX Sports 1 (Thurs.)

Baylor finally gets its chance to win a meaningful game. The Bears haven't played a ranked team all season long but now faces a stretch of three in a row against Top 25 competition. Keep in mind that Baylor is still averaging 63.9 points per game, but something tells me the Sooners won't be allowing anywhere close to that on Thursday night. While the Bears may not throw up 70, they're still the better team and may win by a couple of touchdowns.

1. #3 Oregon (8-0) at #5 Stanford (7-1) - 9 PM ET, ESPN (Thurs.)

The talk all year long has been that Stanford is the only team capable of slowing down Oregon. Well, here's the Cardinal's chance to do just that. I think Marcus Mariota is too good though. There's a reason why the guy hasn't thrown an interception this season. At this point, the only two teams that I see with the personnel to stop the Ducks are Alabama and Florida State. Oregon finds a way to pull away in the fourth quarter and walk out with a still unblemished record.

Which games are you most looking forward to this week in college football? Let us know by commenting below! For more college football talk, follow @FanIQ or myself on Twitter!
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11/6/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I can't even focus with my anticipation for the Stanford-Oregon game tomorrow night (which i will be attending!)