As we get deeper into the season, loads of convention title races are heating up, particularly within the Big 12 and Pac-12. And with the primary College Football Playoff rankings on faucet for subsequent week, there are many video games with upset potential in Week 9 that may have a significant impact on the CFP choice committee’s first Top 25.
(Note: All occasions ET, odds from BetMGM)
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: CBS | Line: UGA -22.5 | Total: 56.5
With a large go to from No. 3 Tennessee looming on Nov. 5, Georgia first must deal with enterprise in opposition to an inconsistent Florida group in one of the SEC’s top rivalries. Like Georgia, Florida can also be coming off a bye. The Gators (4-3, 1-3 SEC) are of their first season beneath head coach Billy Napier and there have been ups and downs to get thus far. Will QB Anthony Richardson and the Gators regroup and put the top-ranked Bulldogs on upset watch in Jacksonville?
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: Fox | Line: KSU -1.5 | Total: 56.5
Oklahoma State and Kansas State every have one loss in Big 12 play, which makes this an enormous recreation within the battle for a spot within the convention title recreation. Injuries will play a key position, with Kansas State beginning QB Adrian Martinez and backup Will Howard each banged up final week, together with a number of key Okay-State defenders and a number of Oklahoma State offensive linemen. Who will be capable to intestine it out on this essential matchup?
Time: 3:30 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Line: UCF -1 | Total: 56
Cincinnati is unbeaten in convention play with UCF (2-1) inside placing distance, making Saturday’s conflict big within the league title race. Cincinnati is 6-1 however has not been enjoying anyplace close to the identical stage as final 12 months when it made the College Football Playoff. UCF, in the meantime, is coming off an unpleasant 34-13 loss to East Carolina. Can UCF bounce again?
Time: 7 p.m. | TV: ESPN | Line: UT -12.5 | Total: 62.5
The emergence of Tennessee has been one of many largest tales of the season. The Vols are 7-0 with impressive wins over Alabama and LSU on their résumé already. They’ll face two extra ranked groups within the coming weeks, together with this week’s contest in opposition to a feisty Kentucky group coming off a bye. Kentucky quarterback Will Levis is again from damage and the offense seems to be significantly better consequently. But can UK do sufficient to maintain up with Tennessee, which ranks No. 1 within the nation in whole offense?