Top 5 College Football Matchups: Week 11

Week 10 was another exciting slate of games where we saw nine teams in the top 25 lose. Week 11 should be another rollercoaster ride, featuring four matchups between ranked teams, including two top-10 showdowns. Here are the top five matchups of week 11.

5. No. USC (7-3) at No. 6 Oregon (8-1)

When: Saturday, 10:30 pm ET

Where: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

Where to watch: CBS

Spread: Oregon (-15.5)

The Pac-12 matchups for week 11 will be great, which is why two of those games made the list. This game won’t carry the same level of importance I was hoping for at the beginning of the season, but it will still feature two Heisman candidates at quarterback. USC’s defense is what it is at this point, and last week defensive coordinator Alex Grinch was fired following their 52-42 loss to Washington. While the Ducks are gunning for a playoff berth, the Trojans still have a shot to reach the Pac-12 Championship if they can win out.

4. No. 13 Tennessee (7-2) at No. 14 Missouri (7-2)

When: Saturday, 3:30 pm ET

Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MI

Where to watch: CBS

Spread: Missouri (-1.5)

The SEC also has an exciting week 11 ahead with a couple of ranked matchups on tap. This SEC East game will decide second place in the division. Believe it or not, Tennessee has the number-one rushing attack in the Power 5, averaging 227.8 yards per game. This could cause problems for a Missouri team that has allowed big numbers to other good rushing teams like LSU and Kentucky. But the Tigers have an elite weapon of their own in Luther Burden, a former 5-star wide receiver. The sophomore has 7 touchdowns and already racked up 958 receiving yards, good for 8th in the nation.

3. No. 18 Utah (7-2) at No. 5 Washington (9-0)

When: Saturday, 3:30 pm ET

Where: Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA

Where to watch: FOX

Spread: Washington (-8.5)

Our next Pac-12 matchup will feature another team in a must-win situation to reach the conference championship, while the Huskies are looking to get one step closer to the Playoff. Last week we saw Utah’s inconsistent offense get exposed by Oregon. Without Cam Rising, it will be tough to believe they can keep up with a potent offense like this. For the Utes to stay alive, they’ll need to avoid playing from behind so their offense doesn’t get too one-dimensional.

2. No. 9 Ole Miss (8-1) at No. 2 Georgia (9-0)

When: Saturday, 7:00 pm ET

Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

Where to watch: ESPN

Spread: Georgia (-11)

This top ten SEC matchup could decide the winner of the SEC East with a Georgia win. The Dawgs have taken nine of the last ten matchups in this series, but Ole Miss won the last meeting in Oxford. The Rebels’ offense ranks 12th in the nation while Georgia’s defense ranks 9th. Despite how well Ole Miss has looked, the spread is still in double digits because they will be playing a Georgia team that hasn’t lost a game at home since 2019.

1. No. 3 Michigan (9-0) at No. 10 Penn State (8-1)

When: Saturday, 12:00 pm ET

Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

Where to watch: FOX

Spread: Michigan (-4.5)

After another week of off-field turmoil, Michigan will face its biggest test on the field at Penn State. The Nittany Lions have won seven straight at home and boast the nation’s No. 1 defense against the run. Despite all the outside distractions, Michigan has remained dominant on the field and just took down Purdue 41-13. While Penn State will be working hard to limit Michigan’s rushing attack behind Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, they’ll need to pay attention to J.J. McCarthy, who has made the leap in his junior year. Another great performance from McCarthy will thrust him into the middle of the Heisman conversation.

Honorable Mentions:

Miami (6-3) at FSU (9-0)

Florida (5-4) at LSU (6-3)

No. 8 Alabama (8-1) at Kentucky (6-3)

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All point spreads taken from DraftKings Sportsbook