The noon slate this week is pretty dull, which I suppose is fine since, you know, NC State is playing during that time. Of course, I say this now, and there'll probably end up being five different games that go down to the last second.
The mid-afternoon schedule is loaded with potential, with LSU-Ole Miss and Ohio State-Michigan State, plus a bunch of games that could end up close, like USC-Oregon, Utah-UCLA, Pitt-Louisville, Northwestern-Wisconsin, and Arizona-Arizona State.
Pittsburgh is the only team other than UNC that can win the Coastal Division, though the Panthers are going to need to win out while the Tar Heels lose out. Not a likely scenario, but wouldn't it be just delightful if NC State could be the team to keep UNC out of the ACC title game? Virginia Tech's got to find a way to beat Carolina before we could even start that discussion, though.
The night games should help clarify the college football playoff picture, with Baylor at Oklahoma State and TCU at Oklahoma. If the home teams hold serve, next week's Bedlam game might be a de facto play-in playoff game.