It's that time of year.
The true contenders for the BCS National Championship have begun to emerge, exposing those who are simply pretenders in the process, and this week that process will continue, as Week 10 of the college football season presents us with an intriguing slate of games that will have serious implications on the BCS rankings.
Here's a look at Week 10's biggest matchups that will impact the BCS rankings, and a complete television schedule for the weekend.
Texas A&M at Mississippi State
Anytime two top-25 teams meet in a conference matchup late in the season, it usually results in a wildly entertaining contest with tempers flaring throughout. That should be the case on Saturday when the No. 16 Aggies (BCS) take head to No. 15 Mississippi State for a pivotal Week 10 clash.
Will Johnny Football take down a Bulldogs team licking its wounds following a rough loss to Alabama?
Oregon at USC
No. 4 Oregon won't be an easy opponent, but one has to think that Matt Barkley and No. 17 USC have at least one big game left in him.
Oregon is no doubt upset that No. 3 Notre Dame jumped it in the BCS standings this week, so a win here on the road in Los Angeles may leapfrog the Ducks back over the Irish.
Alabama at LSU
The No. 1 Crimson Tide haven't been challenged at all in the last two years, except of course when Nick Saban's boys fell to the LSU Tigers last fall. A.J. McCarron and the Tide won't be easy to stop, but No. 5 LSU will come out hungry.
If the Tigers win this battle, the top five shakeup will be cataclysmic.
Thursday November 1
|6:00 pm||Eastern Michigan Eagles||24 Ohio Bobcats||ESPU|
|7:30 pm||Virginia Tech Hokies||Miami (FL) Hurricanes||ESPN|
|9:15 pm||Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||Western Kentucky Hilltoppers||ESPU|
Friday November 2
|9:00 pm||Washington Huskies||California Golden Bears||ESP2|
Saturday November 3