Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast

TCU and NC State host huge ranked matchups this weekend with both having a chance to make big statements. Should ranked teams in the Big Ten be worried or are we inventing fake intrigue this weekend? LSU visits Florida for some more karmic payback but will any other game in the SEC be close? Wazzu must prove itself on the road while Clemson and Va Tech should stay the course. Mitch also gives his picks against the spread - he is 15-10 on the season thus far.

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Friday night featured two huge wins by Washington State and Miami. On Saturday, two teams proved to be head-and-shoulders above the rest of college football, but would a rubber match between Bama and Clemson be a good thing for the sport? The Hot Seat conversation has begun in Knoxville, Baton Rouge and Lincoln but how will the new recruiting rules impact coaching changes? And everything else on the Week 5 recap.

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Week 5 features a lot of undercard games with teams that could be good but no one is sure yet. Virginia Tech hosts Clemson, Texas Tech hosts Oklahoma State, Duke hosts Miami and Wisconsin hosts Northwestern. USC also travels to face unbeaten Wazzu on Friday night. Meanwhile, in the SEC, Auburn and Alabama look to make the West a two horse race against the state of Mississippi while Tennessee and Vandy try to rebound against Georgia and Florida.

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TCU and Georgia made the biggest statements of Week 4 but so did Alabama and Washington. What is the level of concern with the rest of the top 10? What do we make of the SEC East race after an awful weekend? Is the Coastal more wide open than we previously thought? Could Notre Dame be really good?

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Six of the top eight teams in college football will go on the road this weekend and most will face pesky challenges. But which will fall and could this be a shake-up weekend? TCU visits Oklahoma State and Mississippi State travels to Georgia in the only two ranked match-ups of the weekend. Conference games in the SEC, Pac-12 and ACC kickoff as well. We also have our five top picks against the spread.

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Is there such a thing as a "statement loss?" The SEC East was wild with three huge wins and four big losses. And could Mississippi State be the second-best team in the SEC West? Meanwhile, really out West the Pac-12 had by far the most interesting week in the nation. USC goes to OT, Stanford and UCLA lose to Group of 5 teams and Oregon and Cal continue to impress. What the hell is happening in Nebraska?

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The undercard in Week 3 is loaded with intriguing games but the nation will be focused on the big three: Clemson at Louisville, Tennessee at Florida and LSU at Mississippi St. Otherwise, can Texas upset USC? Will Kansas St prove itself? Can Pitt hang with Ok-State? Will Oregon and UCLA survive tricky road trips? How will The Grove mix with Tight Wad Hill? And will South Carolina move to 2-0 in the SEC?

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Is Baker Mayfield the best player in college football? Are you worried about Auburn or is Clemson that good? What do we make of the Big Ten East after both Ohio State and Michigan struggled while Penn State rolled? Is the Big 12 back? Where does USC's offensive performance rank the Trojans? And what the hell happened to the bottom of the Power 5?

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Four monster games highlight Week 2. Can Auburn go into Death Valley and win? Will Baker Mayfield dance his way out of The Shoe? Will USC reverse some negative trends against Stanford? Is Notre Dame back (against a freshman QB)? The Holy War, a sneaky good SEC game and lots of Big Ten non-conference action also dot the landscape this weekend.

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Alabama and Michigan were big winners in Week 1 but what do we make of Florida State and Florida in the aftermath? What in the hell happened to the state of Texas? Are we concerned about the ACC? Were the SEC and Big Ten the biggest winners? And how will a bunch of major QB injuries impact the direction of the season? Oh, by the way, the Pac-12 went 11-0.

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