Week 11 college football open thread

James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

We break down the Week 11 college football matchups of note, and provide an open thread for discussion

Chris Steuber did not get out his list of where scouts are in attendance, so we don't have that information for you today. I'd imagine they are plenty busy with a full slate of football, but we'll be left guessing where they might be. The horror of it all!

Week 10 was a big one for sizable matchups and things quiet down a little bit in Week 11. There are three matchups of ranked opponents. No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 15 Texas A&M in their final ranked matchup of the regular season. A win over Texas A&M clinches the SEC West for Alabama and secures them a spot in the SEC championship game.

The other ranked matchup features No. 7 LSU hosting No. 21 Mississippi State. LSU suffered a tough, last-second loss to the Tide last week in Baton Rouge. The Tigers appear to technically still be alive in the hunt for a berth in the BCS Title game, but their odds are pretty slim with three SEC teams ahead of them. Crazy things tend to happen with the BCS, but it will take a decent amount for LSU to climb back into the national title hunt.

The Bay Area gets the third ranked matchup as No. 14 Stanford hosts No. 11 Oregon State. The Cardinal are in the midst of a pretty brutal closing stretch. After the Beavers, Stanford travels to No. 3 Oregon and No. 18 UCLA. That does mean Stanford has some measure of control over their bowl destination, but it's hard to say they have "control" over anything when they have to travel to Oregon.

The other Bay Area matchup involves the Cal Bears hosting the Ducks. The Bears are having a miserable season and there is no reason to think they can hang with Oregon, let alone spring an upset. It could be a long down for Cal.

Down below is the Week 11 Saturday schedule, but first, a look at Dan Rubenstein's picks. Dan is hitting on 60% for the year.

TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
12:00 PM Arkansas at No. 8 South Carolina CBS Tickets
12:00 PM No. 9 Louisville at Syracuse ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Iowa State at No. 17 Texas Longhorn Network Tickets
12:00 PM Kansas at No. 22 Texas Tech Tickets
12:00 PM Army at No. 23 Rutgers Tickets
12:00 PM No. 24 Northwestern at Michigan Tickets
12:00 PM Wisconsin at Indiana Tickets
12:00 PM Cincinnati at Temple Big East Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Miami (FL) at Virginia ESPN 3 Tickets
12:00 PM Purdue at Iowa Big Ten Network Tickets
12:21 PM Louisiana-Lafayette at No. 6 Florida SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:21 PM Missouri at Tennessee SEC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
12:30 PM Georgia Tech at North Carolina ACC Network ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Kent State at Miami (OH) ESPN 3 Tickets
1:00 PM Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan Tickets
1:30 PM Colorado at Arizona FX Tickets
2:00 PM Massachusetts at Akron Tickets
3:00 PM No. 11 Oregon State at No. 14 Stanford FOX Tickets
3:00 PM Arizona State at No. 19 USC Pac-12 Network Tickets
3:00 PM Wake Forest at North Carolina State ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM No. 15 Texas A&M at No. 1 Alabama CBS Tickets
3:30 PM Baylor at No. 12 Oklahoma Tickets
3:30 PM Maryland at No. 13 Clemson Tickets
3:30 PM Penn State at No. 16 Nebraska
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3:30 PM Air Force at San Diego State NBC Sports Network Tickets
3:30 PM San Jose State at New Mexico State ESPN 3 Tickets
3:30 PM Wyoming at New Mexico Tickets
3:30 PM West Virginia at Oklahoma State
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3:30 PM Minnesota at Illinois Big Ten Network Tickets
3:30 PM Western Michigan at Buffalo Tickets
3:30 PM Navy at Troy ESPN 3 Tickets
4:30 PM Marshall at UAB Tickets
5:00 PM Tulsa at Houston CBS Sports Network Tickets
5:00 PM South Alabama at North Texas Tickets
5:00 PM McNeese State at UTSA Tickets
7:00 PM No. 2 Kansas State at TCU FOX Tickets
7:00 PM No. 5 Georgia at Auburn Tickets
7:00 PM No. 21 Mississippi State at No. 7 LSU Tickets
7:00 PM No. 20 Louisiana Tech at Texas State Longhorn Network Tickets
7:00 PM UNLV at Colorado State Tickets
7:00 PM Boise State at Hawaii NBC Sports Network Tickets
7:00 PM Vanderbilt at Ole Miss Tickets
7:00 PM Tulane at Memphis Tickets
7:00 PM Southern Miss at Southern Methodist Tickets
7:00 PM UCF at UTEP Tickets
8:00 PM No. 4 Notre Dame at Boston College Tickets
10:15 PM Idaho at Brigham Young Tickets
10:30 PM No. 3 Oregon at California Tickets
10:30 PM No. 18 UCLA at Washington State Tickets
10:30 PM Utah at Washington Pac-12 Network Tickets
10:35 PM Fresno State at Nevada NBC Sports Network Tickets
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