Good things come to those who wait in college football. On the heels of a feeble weekend slate devoid of any marquee matchups, the Bowl Subdivision returns with an historic Week 4 smorgasbord jampacked with games between teams ranked in the US LBM AFCA Coaches Poll.
There are seven games matching teams in the coaches poll on Saturday, the most in any single weekend since there were six on Nov. 11, 2017. According to the Associated Press football poll, there have been only six weekends with seven games between teams in the rankings since the rankings debuted in 1936.
While most make-or-break weekends don’t occur until deeper into the second half of the regular season, this Saturday promises to have an outsize impact on conference races across the Power Five and the eventual makeup of the College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six bowls.
From brunch through lunch, second lunch, midday snack, dinner and dessert, the buffet is open with seven of the tastiest matchups of the 2023 season:
No. 3 Florida State at No. 23 Clemson (12 p.m. ET, ABC)
Clemson’s offense has rebounded from a disastrous season-opening loss to No. 18 Duke to put up over 1,000 yards in wins against Charleston Southern and Florida Atlantic. Likely looking ahead to this weekend, Seminoles survived a hiccup against Boston College to remain unbeaten. At stake is the answer to one of the national subplots of this season: Is FSU ready to take the ACC back from the Tigers?
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No. 19 Colorado at No. 11 Oregon (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC)
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Publish date : 2023-09-19 10:45:33
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