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2. Oregon at Southern California, Nov. 3. Could be the first of two meetings in less than a month; the Ducks and Trojans are favored to win their respective Pac-12 divisions.

3. Florida State at Virginia Tech, Nov. 8. A possible conference title game preview on a Thursday night in Blacksburg is one of the highlights of the ACC schedule.

4. Oklahoma at West Virginia, Nov. 17. The Mountaineers could contend for a league crown in their first season in the Big 12. A visit from the Sooners could be the biggest test facing West Virginia.

5. Louisiana State at Arkansas, Nov. 23. The Razorbacks remain dangerous, even with Bobby Petrino riding high on his Hog elsewhere. This could determine the SEC West title.

6. Michigan at Ohio State, Nov. 24. Brady Hoke had a solid debut in Ann Arbor, and Urban Meyer is a near-sure thing to thrive in Columbus. Yes, The Game is again relevant on a national scale.