NCAA Football: Week 6 Game Rankings
But which games are the best of the best on this Saturday? Let's find out.
5. West Virginia at #17 Baylor - 8 PM ET, Fox Sports 1
The Mountaineers surprised everyone by knocking off Oklahoma State last Saturday, especially considering that they were pounded by Maryland the week before. The competition increases quite a bit this weekend as they head to take on Baylor. The Bears have played a cupcake schedule to this point (Wofford, Buffalo, UL-Monroe), but their offense is still incredible and has yet to score under 69 points. This is the first chance for Art Briles' team to prove themselves against quality competition.
4. #22 Arizona State at Notre Dame - 7:30 PM ET, NBC
Arizona State has a chance to take down USC and Notre Dame in consecutive weeks, which isn't something to scoff at. Sure, neither traditional powerhouse is all that good this season, but it's still never a bad thing when you can pull off that feat. My guess is that the Sun Devils won't put up 62 like they did against the Trojans. And to be honest, I think the Irish win this game. Arizona State might be due for a letdown here after such an intense victory a week ago.
3. #25 Maryland at #8 Florida State - 12 PM ET, ESPN
Jameis Winston has pretty much taken over the college football world and has Florida State rolling right now. They'll need to be ready for a sneaky good Maryland team that has surprised everyone with a 4-0 start, including the aforementioned shellacking of West Virginia. While FSU's forte has been offense, Maryland's has been defense, only allowing 41 points through four games. They haven't faced an offense like the one they'll see today in Tallahassee though.
2. #15 Washington at #5 Stanford - 10:30 PM ET, ESPN
This Pac-12 affair should be a lot of fun. Washington comes in with a ton of momentum after beating Arizona in convincing fashion, and Stanford has showed no signs of slowing down offensively. If you want to see two very talented talent quarterbacks battle it out, this is the game for you. Keith Price and Kevin Hogan are among the nation's best, and there's no doubt in my mind that this could be a game that reaches the high 30s or low 40s for both teams.
1. #4 Ohio State at #16 Northwestern - 8 PM ET, ABC
The atmosphere should be electric with undefeated Northwestern hosting undefeated Ohio State. The Buckeyes passed a huge test last week against Wisconsin, but this is a different animal. They are on the road in prime time against a Northwestern team with so much to prove. The Wildcats haven't exactly played juggernauts, so the big question right now is whether or not they are for real. If they can beat Braxton Miller and Ohio State, those doubts will be gone. And along with it should come a Top 10 ranking. Don't miss this one.
Which games are you looking forward to most today?