College Football Week 13 Schedule: Complete Listing of Saturday's Top 25 Action

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2012

EUGENE, OR - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks eludes the rush of defensive tackle Terrence Stephens #99 of the Stanford Cardinal during the first quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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College football heats up in Week 13 as Rivalry Week sweeps the nation.

Across the country, some of the best college football rivalries will be played out as teams make that final push to position themselves for postseason play. For those who love the pageantry and tradition of college football, this is the weekend for you.

Looking across the board at the Top 25 matchups, there are plenty of games that you won't want to miss. Here's a guide to all of the action set to go down.


Key Games

No. 5 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State

The Oregon Ducks won't have time to feel sorry for themselves after suffering their first loss of the season to Stanford. They travel to Corvallis to take on a tough Oregon State team in their annual rivalry game.

The Beavers are 8-2 on the season and boast a physical defense that will test the Oregon offense.

The Ducks are 10-1 after losing to Stanford last week and feature the most explosive offense in college football. Oregon blew out the Beavers 49-21 last season in Eugene, so the desire to remain on top in this rivalry will be strong when they hit the road.


No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State

SEC and ACC rivals collide when the Florida Gators make the trip to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles.

The Gators are the higher ranked team, but the Seminoles are actually favored (-7 according to Bovada). The Gators have put together a great season at 10-1, but Seminoles fans would argue that they should be ranked just as high as their in-state rival with the same record.

With both teams meeting Saturday, the unofficial title of "best team in Florida" will be on the line. This one should get really physical, really fast.


No. 8 Stanford at No. 17 UCLA

This isn't exactly a rivalry, but it is a matchup between the two hottest teams in the Pac-12.

The Cardinal are coming off of their best win of the season after an overtime victory against Oregon. The Bruins are coming off a monumental 38-28 win over their crosstown rival, USC.

With both teams on huge highs right now, they'll both be looking to avoid a letdown performance to close out the season. There's also a good chance that these two teams could be seeing each other again in the Pac-12 championship game, so this is a huge game for the conference.


No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson

Another SEC vs. ACC rivalry as the Gamecocks take on the Tigers in the Battle of the Palmetto State.

South Carolina has taken three straight in this series, but will travel to Death Valley as an underdog (+3.5 according to Bovada). This is truly a battle of contrasting styles as Clemson's high flying offensive attack will take on South Carolina's elite defense.

A year's worth of bragging rights and BCS implications are on the line, so this is sure to be another memorable chapter in this intense rivalry.


Full Top 25 Schedule


12:00 PM Georgia Tech at No. 3 Georgia ESPN
12:00 PM No. 18 Rutgers at Pittsburgh ESPN2
12:00 PM No. 19 Michigan at Ohio State ABC
12:00 PM Connecticut at No. 20 Louisville Big East Network
3:00 PM No. 5 Oregon at No. 15 Oregon State Pac-12 Network
3:30 PM Auburn at No. 2 Alabama CBS
3:30 PM No. 4 Florida at No. 10 Florida State ABC
3:30 PM No. 21 Oklahoma State at No. 13 Oklahoma ESPN
6:30 PM No. 8 Stanford at No. 17 UCLA FOX
7:00 PM Missouri at No. 9 Texas A&M ESPN2
7:00 PM No. 12 South Carolina at No. 11 Clemson ESPN
8:00 PM No. 1 Notre Dame at USC ABC