Published October 24, 2012 - 10:45am
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Week nine promises to be one of the best weeks in the country, much like last week. They just keep coming. That’s why it’s the best regular season of any sport in the world.
Here are the five most interesting games for week eight:
1. #2 Florida vs. #10 Georgia
How can the World’s Largest Cocktail Party not be the #1 game in the country? These two teams hate each other. Georgia fans wear dresses, khakis and Bieber cuts, while Florida fans wear jorts and want to fight everyone. And there is more on the line this year than in recent memory, as the winner will represent the East in Atlanta. Seemingly, Mark Richt could start to really feel the pressure if he loses Saturday. That makes for can’t miss football.
2. #5 Notre Dame at #8 Oklahoma
The Catholics and Sooners getting ESPN College GameDay was the equivalent of “spreading the wealth”. However, the game does have many implications riding on it. Let’s face it, we all just want Notre Dame to lose so we can quit saying things like, “Well, what if the Irish run the table?” Every SEC fan is tired of including them in possible championship scenarios. Maybe the Sooners end that Saturday.
3. #14 Texas Tech at #3 Kansas State
Aside from Oklahoma, these two teams look like the two best in the Big 12. Why? Because they actually play some defense to go along with an offense. Kansas State could make a serious push for a national championship if they beat the Red Raiders Saturday, because they play only one ranked team in Texas at the end of the season. This is the last best shot for the Wildcats to lose. Besides, Colin Klein is a hawse.
4. #11 Mississippi State at #1 Alabama
The battle of the unbeatens. It’s the only game in the country that features two undefeated teams. And College GameDay shows no respect and goes to OU-UND. No big deal, though. Will Alabama get bored with beating everyone by such a crazy margin? To Mississippi State players, coaches and fans, this game is all about respect. Bama opened up as a 24-point favorite on the #11 team in the country.
5. Duke at #12 Florida State
I know we all hate the ACC, but Duke has amassed six wins and is bowl eligible. Who would have thought? David Cutcliffe has done a fabulous job with this team. FSU has now lost their best offensive and defensive weapons, and we’re going to find out whether Duke can win the division.
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