Watching the Top 25

Originally Published: November 10, 2004
ESPN.com

Most of the Top 25 is in action this week. In fact, 23 of the 25 teams will hit the field, including the highly anticipated No. 5 Georgia at No. 3 Auburn contest. In other top games, No. 17 Miami travels to No. 11 Virginia and No. 25 Texas Tech visits No. 23 Texas A&M.

Saturday, Nov. 13

ARIZONA WILDCATS  at
No. 1 USC TROJANS
Los Angeles
10:15 p.m. ET - FSN
The Wildcats picked up their first Pac-10 win under Mike Stoops last week, but the 'Cats don't have the horses to stop Reggie Bush and Co.
• Insider breakdown: Will USC call off the dogs?

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS  vs.
No. 2 OKLAHOMA SOONERS
Norman, Okla.
7 ET - FSN
Some of the greatest college football teams have faced off in the Sooners-Huskers rivalry, but only OU qualifies this year.
• Insider Preview: Can the Cornhuskers shock the world?

No. 5 GEORGIA BULLDOGS  vs.
No. 3 AUBURN TIGERS
Auburn, Ala.
3:30 p.m. ET - CBS
Winningest Division I-A QB David Greene and the Dawgs are the first of three hurdles between the Tigers and a possible title shot.
• Insider Preview: Will Georgia's defense rise to the challenge?

No. 4 WISCONSIN BADGERS  at
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS
East Lansing, Mich.
3:30 p.m. ET - ABC
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While the Badgers offense finally had a breakthrough performance, the Spartans must recover quickly from back-to-back heartbreaking losses.
• Insider breakdown: Can the Spartans pull off the upset?

No. 6 CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS  at
WASHINGTON HUSKIES
Seattle
3:30 p.m. ET
Can the Huskies contain the passing of Heisman candidate Aaron Rodgers and the running of J.J. Arrington?
• Insider breakdown: Will Washington show any pride?

No. 7 TEXAS LONGHORNS  vs.
KANSAS JAYHAWKS
Lawrence, Kan.
Noon ET - FSN
The Horns are back on their annual post-OU roll, while the Jayhawks have lost six of their last seven.
• Insider breakdown: Can Texas keeps its Big 12 title hopes alive?

No. 8 UTAH UTES  at
WYOMING COWBOYS
Laramie, Wyo.
7 p.m. ET - ABC
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Snow showers are in the forecast for Laramie on Saturday, but can the Cowboys survive the Utes' offensive blizzard?
• Insider breakdown: Will Wyoming mess with perfection?

NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS  at
No. 9 MICHIGAN WOLVERINES
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Noon ET - ABC
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Can the Wildcats defense stop Michael Hart from rushing for more than 200 yards in a fourth consecutive game?
• Insider breakdown: Can Northwestern contain Michigan's attack?

No. 21 BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES  at
No. 10 WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS
Morgantown, W.Va.
Noon ET - ABC
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The Mountaineers are headed to a BCS bowl with a win, but if the Eagles win and run the table, they are Big East champs.
• Insider Preview: Will the Eagles' defense rise to the challenge?

No. 17 MIAMI HURRICANES  at
No. 11 VIRGINIA CAVALIERS
Morgantown, W.Va.
3:30 p.m. ET
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Can the Cavaliers exploit the suddenly porous Miami defense or will the 'Canes snap a rare two-game losing streak?
• Insider Preview: Will the 'Canes snap out of their funk?

No. 13 BOISE STATE BRONCOS  at
SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS
San Jose, Calif.
Noon ET - ESPN2
The Broncos' No. 3-ranked offense could bury the Spartans before brunch is over on the West Coast.
• Insider breakdown: Can Boise State avoid a letdown?

ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE  at
No. 15 LSU TIGERS
Baton Rouge, La.
7:45 p.m. ET - ESPN
Neither the Crimson Tide nor the Tigers can catch Auburn, but the winner will be in good shape to finish second in the SEC West.
• Insider Preview: Can the Tide win without QB Brodie Croyle?

No. 19 IOWA HAWKEYES  at
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
Minneapolis
Noon ET - ESPN
Despite losing their top four tailbacks, defense and special teams have led the Hawkeyes to five straight games.
• Insider breakdown: Will Iowa remain in Big Ten contention?

WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS  at
No. 20 ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS
Tempe, Ariz.
7 p.m. ET
Can the Cougars slow down Sun Devil quarterback Andrew Walter, who just broke John Elway's TD passing record?
• Insider breakdown: Will the Sun Devils take care of business?

No. 25 TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS  at
No. 23 TEXAS A&M AGGIES
College Station, Texas
3:30 p.m. ET - ABC
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Can the Aggies recover in time from a heartbreaking loss to OU to deal with Mike Leach's high-octane offense?
• Insider breakdown: Can either defense make a stop?

BAYLOR BEARS  at
No. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS
Stillwater, Okla.
2 p.m. ET
Will the Cowboys who jumped out to a 35-7 lead in Austin show up? Or will it be the OSU team that gave up 49 straight points to Texas?
• Insider breakdown: Can Oklahoma State recover from last week?