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1. Boise State vs. LSU: Friday, December 14, 9 p.m.
Tennessee-Wichita State is probably a more noteworthy matchup, but this game represents the first big test of LSU's season. The Broncos have already beaten Creighton on the road this year and played Michigan State close, so they will be tough to beat at home.
2. VCU vs. Alabama: Saturday, December 15, 4 p.m.
Credit Alabama for playing this game on the road, but it will be no easy task for Anthony Grant's new club to beat his old one. Given the Crimson Tide's recent struggles, they could really use a win here.
3. Arizona vs. Florida: Saturday, December 15, 10 p.m.
This game will almost certainly have no impact on next week's rankings, but it is definitely this week's marquee SEC matchup. The Gators will once again put their perfect 2012-13 record to the test, and a win here could go a long way toward netting Florida a potential No. 1 or No. 2 seed in March.