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LSU at Arkansas (11/23)
It is the final weekend of the regular season, and there is no holding back for rivalry week. There are a bevy of vital games with conference championships on the line, and often, BCS title aspirations on the line as well.
LSU at Arkansas has the makings of becoming one of the best games of the season because there could potentially be another three-way tie atop the West standings.
TCU at Texas (Perhaps 11/22)
The TCU offense should be the one to carry the Horned Frogs in 2012, but it will be matched up against one ferocious, athletic Longhorns defense.
Michigan at Ohio State
“The Game” between Michigan at Ohio State has arguably more anticipation than ever before because Urban Meyer will pull out all stops to ruin a trip to Pasadena or perhaps more for Brady Hokes and the boys.
Plus, Michigan wants nothing more than to give Meyer and the Buckeyes a loss for a second straight season, with this one coming in Columbus.
Wisconsin at Penn State
The Nittany Lions could be your dark horse from the Big Ten, but they would have to knock off the Badgers to complete any sort of a dream season.
The Badgers should already have their division locked up, but this game will mean a lot in terms of momentum heading into their Big Ten title matchup.
Notre Dame at USC
If the Trojans were to have no more than one loss this would be quite the game regardless if the Irish are ranked or not. Matt Barkley could have a Heisman moment in this game against Notre Dame, but his Trojans should have more important things on their minds in this one.
South Carolina at Clemson
Sammy Watkins against the Gamecocks defense will be interesting, but can the Clemson defense slow down Marcus Lattimore in what could be be his final game of his Gamecocks career before their bowl game?
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
Two seasons ago was a classic thriller, but last year was a joke. Todd Monken made some comments toward Landry Jones that were not exactly appropriate since you should build up your top competition.
So, expect Landry and the boys attempt to hang half a hundred against a Cowboys defense that is respectable, but they will be challenged.
Nebraska at Iowa (11/23)
Rex Burkhead will take on an underrated Hawkeyes defense, and Iowa could be looking for their ninth or 10th win coming into this game.
The Huskers might have a chance to play in the Big Ten title game if they were to catch a few breaks, including a victory in Iowa City.
Florida at Florida State
The Gators and Noles lost some offensive swagger last season, but the defenses are still right there with one another. They are both legit, but UF has to improve, and this should finally be the season where the Noles return to glory if E.J. Manuel can take that next step.
Auburn at Alabama
The “Iron Bowl” figures to take the landscape of college football as one of the better rivalries in the sport. A few rivalries are dying down a tad, but this one keeps on adding more spice each and every year.
The SEC has so many special rivalries, but this one takes the cake for now (LSU-Bama is heating up too).
Best Weekend of Season?
The simple rivalry games between all of the prestigious programs make the final weekend of the season the most anticipated of the 2012 season. The pageantry and the passion all of these fanbases show towards their schools is remarkable.
Many of the players will be playing in their final home games of their career, but the stakes are way too high to not make this the top projected weekend of the 2012 season.
Excitement Level: 11 of 10