The week 10 college football schedule is going to create even more 2010 BCS chaos, with TCU vs. Utah and Alabama vs. LSU leading the way on the schedule. Having four of the top 10 teams in the country playing against each other guarantees that two more teams are about to have their national championship dreams expunged. How this weekend turns out will not only help the one loss teams in the rankings, but decide which SEC school will be eliminated from a chance at the 2010 SEC Championship Game.
The most exciting game of the weekend is going to be No. 3 TCU playing No. 5 Utah in a game matching two of the remaining five undefeated teams against each other. TCU just passed Boise State in the rankings and has their best chance to prove that they belong in the NCAA National Championship Game. Utah is still on the outside of things, and they need this win to prove to the voters that they belong in the mix. Maybe a more interesting scenario here is that Utah joins the Pac-10 Conference for next year, and it could make that conference even more interesting.
The Alabama vs. LSU game puts two of the best one loss teams against each other, all with the chance to decide if Alabama still has a shot at the 2010 SEC Championship Game. No. 6 Alabama has to win this game and then beat Auburn to end the season, but because No. 10 LSU already lost to N. 2 Auburn, the Tigers are in this game for respect and possibly an at-large BCS bowl invite. This is definitely the SEC game of the week, especially with Auburn playing Chattanooga in their non-conference game.
No. 1 Oregon plays a hurting Washington team, No. 4 Boise State hosts the WAC leader in Hawaii, and No. 7 Nebraska travels to Iowa State for a Big 12 game they have to win. One game that might have slipped off the radar is the Arizona vs. Stanford game, matching up the second and third best teams in the Pac-10 this year to decide which team gets a good bowl invite. Stanford has still been undervalued by the voters, and this is another chance to prove they deserve to be ranked better than No. 13.
Week 10 College Football Schedule
No. 22 Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech (4:30 p.m. PT / Thursday Night Game)
No. 1 Oregon vs. Washington (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 2 Auburn vs. Chattanooga (10 a.m. PT)
No. 3 TCU vs. No. 5 Utah (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 4 Boise State vs. Hawaii (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 6 Alabama vs. No. 10 LSU (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 7 Nebraska vs. Iowa State (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 8 Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M (4 p.m. PT)
No. 9 Wisconsin vs. Purdue (9 a.m. PT)
No. 12 Missouri vs. Texas Tech (5 p.m. PT)
No. 13 Stanford vs. No. 15 Arizona (5 p.m. PT)
No. 14 Michigan State vs. Minnesota (9 a.m. PT)
No. 16 Iowa vs. Indiana (9 a.m. PT)
No. 17 Oklahoma State vs. No. 21 Baylor (9:30 a.m. PT)
No. 18 Arkansas vs. No. 19 South Carolina (4 p.m. PT)
No. 23 Nevada vs. Idaho (2 p.m. PT)
No. 24 Florida State vs. North Carolina (12:30 p.m. PT)
No. 25 North Carolina State vs. Clemson (9 a.m. PT)
Maryland vs. Miami (FL) (9 a.m. PT)
Northwestern vs. Penn State (12:30 p.m. PT)
Texas vs. Kansas State (5 p.m. PT)