Here’s what’s on the schedule this week around the ACC and the immediate region, plus keeping an eye on the Wolfpack’s 2018 opponents and other potentially intriguing national games.
It’s pretty slim pickings for your Thursday and Friday games this week, but football is football and college football is much better than the NFL. That late Friday night game between Washington State and Southern Cal could be entertaining, though.
Not really related to matchups this week, but it is interesting to see the differences between the F/+ rankings and the Sagarin rankings when you look at several teams, notably: Notre Dame, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, and Louisville.
Also, nobody should watch that Charlotte-UMass game... actually, it looks like every broadcasting entity already teamed up to make sure that doesn’t happen.
(Note: F/+ (a combination of FEI and S&P+ rankings) and Sagarin rankings listed for each team. For D1-AA/FCS teams, only the Sagarin ranking is listed.)
89/94 Tulsa @ 60/73 Temple - 7:30pm - ESPN
79/93 Florida Atlantic @ 18/32 Central Florida - 7:00pm - ESPN
10/4 Penn State @ 100/91 Illinois - 9:00pm - FS1
36/30 Washington State @ 26/36 Southern Cal - 10:30pm - ESPN
3/7 Georgia @ 40/37 Missouri - 12:00pm - ESPN
12/26 Notre Dame @ 50/57 Wake Forest - 12:00pm - ABC
21/27 Boston College @ 61/79 Purdue - 12:00pm - ESPN2
69/72 Pittsburgh @ 81/77 North Carolina - 12:20pm - ACCNE
73/49 Louisville @ 66/63 Virginia - 12:30pm - ACCNE
94/96 Western Michigan @ 122/131 Georgia State - 2:00pm - ESPN+
17/18 Texas A&M @ 1/1 Alabama - 3:30pm - CBS
4/5 Clemson @ 54/52 Georgia Tech - 3:30pm - ABC
57/54 Kansas State @ 25/23 West Virginia - 3:30pm - ESPN
27/15 Virginia Tech @ 117/180 Old Dominion - 3:30pm - CBSSN
98/104 Florida International @ 19/19 Miami - 3:30pm - ESPNU
FCS/225 Gardner-Webb @ 34/41 Appalachian State - 3:30pm - ESPN+
123/178 Charlotte @ 121/152 UMass - 3:30pm - [no TV]
FCS/217 NC Central @ 23/20 Duke - 3:30pm - ACCNE
83/78 Northern Illinois @ 48/59 Florida State - 3:30pm - ESPNU
30/38 South Carolina @ 64/56 Vanderbilt - 4:00pm - SECN
129/161 UConn @ 74/42 Syracuse - 4:00pm - ESPNN
22/17 TCU @ 29/25 Texas - 4:30pm - FOX
35/24 NC State @ 62/88 Marshall - 7:00pm - CBSSN
108/119 Coastal Carolina @ 111/139 Louisiana-Lafayette - 7:00pm - ESPN+
114/99 East Carolina @ 49/48 South Florida - 8:00pm - ESPNN
16/16 Stanford @ 31/39 Oregon - 8:00pm - ABC
11/14 Wisconsin @ 24/13 Iowa - 8:30pm - FOX