Wednesday, November 23, 2011

College Football 2011, Preweek 13

Polls and Match-ups.

Happy Thanksgiving!

After last week's upsets, there are many changes in the postions of teams in the pools.

This is an unusual week in that there are many games being played on Thursday and Friday as well as Saturday. In addition, being a holiday weekend, we have some games with lots of tradition behind them. AND, with the season winding down, teams are looking to solidify their position as division or conference champions.

Some key games this week include these Top 25 Plus match-ups: #1 LSU vs #3 Arkansas; #2 Alabama vs Auburn (one of the “Plus” teams); #4 Stanford vs#22 Notre Dame; #6 Virginia Tech vs #24 Virginia; #8 Houston vs Tulsa (another “Plus” team); #13 Georgia vs #25 Georgia Tech; #14 South Carolina vs #18 Clemson; and #15 Wisconsin vs #20 Penn State.

So, if you get tired of watching the same old teams playing on Thursday and, if you’ve no desire to go shopping on Black Friday, you’ve got plenty of exciting options.

(Polls are AP, Coaches’, the CBSSports120 and the BCS. NR = not ranked)

1/1/1/1 LSU (11-0) The Tigers host the #3 Arkansas Razorbacks (10-1) Friday afternoon.

2/2/3/2 Alabama (10-1) The Crimson Tide goes on the road to play the Auburn Tigers (7-4).

3/3/11/3 Arkansas (10-1) The Razorbacks are on the road to Baton Rouge to play the #1 LSU Tigers (11-0) on Friday afternoon.

4/5/7/6 Stanford (10-1) The Cardinal host the #22 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (8-3).

5/6/2/4 Oklahoma State (10-1) The Cowboys are idle this week.

6/4/9/5 Virginia Tech (10-1) The Hokies hit the road to play the #24 Virginia Cavaliers (8-3).

7/8/5/7 Boise State (9-1) The Broncos host the Wyoming Cowboys (7-3).

8/7/10/8 Houston (11-0) The Cougars travel to Tulsa to play the Golden Hurricane (8-3) Friday afternoon.

9/9/8/10 Oregon (9-2) The Ducks host the Oregon State Beavers (3-8).

10/NR/13/NR Southern California (9-2) The Trojans host the Bruins of UCLA (6-5).

11/10/22/14 Michigan State (9-2) The Spartans are on the road to play the Northwestern Wildcats (6-5).

12/11/4/9 Oklahoma (8-2) The Sooners will host the Iowa State Cyclones (6-4).

13/14/16/13 Georgia (9-2) The Bulldogs are on the road to play the #25 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-3).

14/13/14/12 South Carolina (9-2) The Gamecocks will host the #18 Clemson Tigers (9-2).

15/12/17/16 Wisconsin (9-2) The Badgers host the #20 Nittany Lions of Penn State (9-2).

16/15/12/11 Kansas State (9-2) The Wildcats are idle this week.

17/16/6/15 Michigan (9-2) The Wolverines host the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-5).

18/17/19/17 Clemson (9-2) The Tigers will be on the road to face the #14 Gamecocks of South Carolina (9-2).

19/18/15/20 TCU (9-2) The Horned Frogs are idle this week.

20/19/18/19 Penn State (9-2) The Nittany Lions are on the road to play the #15 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2).

21/20/20/18 Baylor (7-3) The Bears will host the Red Raiders of Texas Tech (5-6).

22T/22/25/21 Nebraska (8-3) The Cornhuskers host the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4).

22T/24/21/22 Notre Dame (8-3) The Irish head west to play the #4 Stanford Cardinal (10-1).

24/25/NR/NR Virginia (8-3) The Cavaliers host the #6 Virginia Tech Hokies (10-1).

25/21/NR/23 Georgia Tech (8-3) The Yellow Jackets host the #13 Georgia Bulldogs (9-2).

NR/NR/23/NR Southern Mississippi (9-2) The Golden Eagles will host the Memphis Tigers (2-9).

NR/NR/24/NR Tulsa (8-3) The Golden Hurricane host the #8 Houston Cougars (11-0) Friday afternoon.

NR/NR/NR/24 Auburn (7-4) The Tigers are hosting the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1).

NR/NR/NR/25 Texas (6-4) The Longhorns play on the road against the Aggies of Texas A&M (6-5) on Thursday night.

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