The time has come once again for us to help you plan your Saturday college football viewing. To reiterate, we attempt to choose the best games based on the importance of the matchups, likely entertainment value and the potential to surprise. We make these selections as neutral observers, so of course if you have a rooting interest in a particular team your priorities will differ.
With all that out of the way, we submit for your approval this promising handful of Week 6 games. The list includes the season’s second top-five showdown, three other clashes of ranked opponents, and a team looking for an upset in prime time. No, not Texas A&M against Alabama – even though one of our so-called experts pegged it as a candidate for game of the year.
This is the clear headliner, though it could be repeated later in the Big Ten championship game. The Nittany Lions would appear to have the more treacherous path to get there through the East Division, but while the West might seem more manageable for the Hawkeyes even with a loss here, they won’t be keen to test this theory.