Rivalry Week 2009: Top 25 Style
Get your Thanksgiving leftovers ready for a weekend of college football rivalries and enjoy it.
With the fun all starting on Thanksgiving night and ending on Saturday college football fans have three days to sit down and relax.
Hopefully there will be some upsets for all of us to talk about next week.
BCS standings reflect as of 11/22.
#3 Texas vs. Texas A&M
Thursday 11/26 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN
Texas (10-0) heads to College Station to take on Texas A&M (6-5) on Thanksgiving night so get your desert ready, if you can handle it, for a good old fashion rivalry.
#2 Alabama vs. Auburn
Friday 11/27 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on CBS
Alabama (11-0) heads to Auburn (7-4) for the Iron Bowl for the Sportsmanship Trophy.
#9 Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia
Friday 11/27 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN 2
Pittsburgh (9-1) heads to Morgantown to take on West Virginia (7-3) for a good old fashion Backyard Brawl.
Prediction: Pittsburgh in a close one.
Florida State vs. #1 Florida
Saturday 11/28 at 3:30 p.m Eastern on CBS
Florida State (6-5) heads to the Swamp to take on Florida (10-0) in the Sunshine Showdown for the Governors Trophy.
Prediction: Gators chomp the 'Noles.
#12 Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma
Saturday 11/28 at 12:30 p.m
Oklahoma State (9-2) heads to Oklahoma (6-5) to face off in the Bedlam game.
Prediction: Oklahoma State finds a way to win
Georgia vs. #7 Georgia Tech
Saturday 11/28 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on ABC
Georgia (6-5) heads to Georgia Tech (10-1) for a game of some good Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.
Prediction: Georgia's upset bid falls short.
#14 Virginia Tech vs. Virginia
Saturday 11/28 at 3:30 p.m Eastern on ESPN/ESPN360.com
Virginia Tech (8-3) heads to Virginia (3-8) to play for the Commonwealth Cup.
Prediction: Va. Tech
#18 Clemson vs. South Carolina
Saturday 11/28 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN/ESPN360.com
Clemson (8-3) heads to South Carolina (6-5) for the Battle of the Palmetto State.
Prediction: This a tough one. South Carlonia goes for the upset.
#21 Utah vs. #19 BYU
Saturday 11/28 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Utah (9-2) heads to BYU (9-2) for the Holy War with both teams going for second in the MWC.
Prediction: BYU in a close one
UCLA vs. #20 USC
Saturday 11/28 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern
UCLA (6-5) heads to the Coliseum to face USC (7-3) for the victory Bell.
Prediction: USC gets back on track.
Rice vs. #23 Houston
Saturday 11/28 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Rice (2-9) heads to Houston (9-2) for the Bayou Bucket.
Prediction: Houston 'raids' Rice
#24 North Carolina vs. North Carolina State
Saturday 11/28 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2/ESPN360.com
UNC (8-3) heads to N.C. State (4-7) for one of the many in state rivalries that North Carolina has.
#25 Mississippi vs. Mississippi State
Saturday 11/28 at 12:21 p.m. Eastern time Gameplan/ESPN360.com
Ole Miss (8-3) heads to Mississippi State (4-7) for the Egg Bowl.
Prediction: Mississippi State gets the best of the Rebels.
Grambling State vs. Southern University
I know this isn't a top 25 game or even two FBS schools but its one of the better rivalries out there. Plus they have one sweet half time show
Grambling State (6-5) face Southern University (6-3) in the Bayou Classic at the Super Dome.
Prediction: Southern University