College Football Week 10 TV Schedule: 3 Matchups That Will Affect BCS Rankings

Ryan DavenportContributor IOctober 29, 2012

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.


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12:00 pm Air Force Falcons  Army Black Knights  CBSS    
12:00 pm Miami (OH) RedHawks  Buffalo Bulls     
12:00 pm Syracuse Orange  Cincinnati Bearcats  ESP3    
12:00 pm Houston Cougars  East Carolina Pirates  FSN    
TBA Missouri Tigers  2 Florida Gators  ESP2    
12:00 pm Vanderbilt Commodores  Kentucky Wildcats  ESPU    
12:00 pm Temple Owls  16 Louisville Cardinals  ABC    
12:00 pm 22 Michigan Wolverines  Minnesota Golden Gophers  BTN    
12:00 pm 20 Texas A&M Aggies  11 Mississippi State Bulldogs  ESPN    
12:00 pm Troy Trojans  Tennessee Volunteers  ESP3 FSN    
TBA TCU Horned Frogs  19 West Virginia Mountaineers   
12:21 pm Tulsa Golden Hurricane  Arkansas Razorbacks  ESP3 SECN    
12:30 pm New Mexico State Aggies  Auburn Tigers  ESP3 CHSS    
12:30 pm Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Maryland Terrapins  ESP3 ACCN    
12:30 pm Virginia Cavaliers  North Carolina State Wolfpack  ESP3 ACCN    
1:00 pm Western Michigan Broncos  Central Michigan Chippewas  ESP3    
TBA 8 Oklahoma Sooners  Iowa State Cyclones     
TBA 23 Texas Longhorns  14 Texas Tech Red Raiders     
2:00 pm 17 Stanford Cardinal  Colorado Buffaloes  FX    
2:00 pm Akron Zips  Kent State Golden Flashes  STOH ESP3    
2:00 pm Memphis Tigers  Marshall Thundering Herd     
3:00 pm Washington State Cougars  Utah Utes  PACN    
3:00 pm Texas State Bobcats  Utah State Aggies     
3:30 pm Kansas Jayhawks  Baylor Bears  FSN    
3:30 pm Mississippi Rebels  10 Georgia Bulldogs  CBS    
3:30 pm Iowa Hawkeyes  Indiana Hoosiers  BTN    
3:30 pm Nebraska Cornhuskers  Michigan State Spartans  ABC    
3:30 pm Florida Atlantic Owls  Navy Midshipmen  CBSS    
3:30 pm Massachusetts Minutemen  Northern Illinois Huskies     
3:30 pm Pittsburgh Panthers  5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish  NBC    
3:30 pm Illinois Fighting Illini  Ohio State Buckeyes  ESPN    
3:30 pm Penn State Nittany Lions  Purdue Boilermakers  ESPU    
3:30 pm FIU Golden Panthers  South Alabama Jaguars     
3:30 pm Rice Owls  Tulane Green Wave     
3:30 pm Boston College Eagles  Wake Forest Demon Deacons  ESP3 ESGP CHSS    
4:00 pm Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners  Louisiana Tech Bulldogs  ESP3 ESGP MASN    
4:00 pm Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns  Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks  ESP3    
4:00 pm New Mexico Lobos  UNLV Rebels     
4:30 pm Colorado State Rams  Wyoming Cowboys  TMTN    
5:00 pm San Jose State Spartans  Idaho Vandals     
5:00 pm Arkansas State Red Wolves  North Texas Mean Green     
7:00 pm 18 Clemson Tigers  Duke Blue Devils  ESP2    
7:00 pm Hawaii Warriors  Fresno State Bulldogs     
7:00 pm Connecticut Huskies  South Florida Bulls  ESPU    
7:00 pm Southern Methodist Mustangs  UCF Knights  CBSS    
7:00 pm 4 Oregon Ducks  9 USC Trojans  FOX    
7:30 pm UAB Blazers  Southern Miss Golden Eagles  CHSS    
8:00 pm Oklahoma State Cowboys  3 Kansas State Wildcats  ABC    
8:00 pm 1 Alabama Crimson Tide  6 LSU Tigers  CBS    
10:30 pm San Diego State Aztecs  21 Boise State Broncos  CBSS    
10:30 pm Arizona Wildcats  UCLA Bruins  PACN    
10:35 pm Arizona State Sun Devils  7 Oregon State Beavers 


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