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College football TV guide: Week 10 schedule, top games to watch

Heisman candidate Tua Tagovailoa and No. 1 Alabama visit No. 3 LSU this week. (USA TODAY Sports)
Heisman candidate Tua Tagovailoa and No. 1 Alabama visit No. 3 LSU this week. (USA TODAY Sports)

The first edition of the College Football Playoff rankings this season are out, and this Saturday lines up perfectly with a slate of games that could shake up the CFP picture at the end of the season.

Here’s your college football TV guide for Saturday, Nov. 3. All times central.

Early window

After snapping a 14-game Big 12 losing streak with a 27-26 win over TCU last week, Kansas (3-5, 1-4) hosts No. 24 Iowa State (4-3, 3-2) this Saturday (11 a.m., FSN). Here’s a preview of that game.

No. 2 Clemson (8-0, 5-0) has been quietly dominant since a close call against Syracuse, outscoring its last three foes 163-23 with freshman Trevor Lawrence quarterbacking. Louisville (2-6, 0-5) is probably the Tigers’ next victim (11 a.m., ABC).

11 a.m. games

Louisville at No. 2 Clemson, ABC

Nebraska at No. 10 Ohio State, Fox

No. 24 Iowa State at Kansas, FSN

Rutgers at Wisconsin, BTN

No. 20 Texas A&M at Auburn, ESPN

Michigan State at Maryland, ESPN2

Memphis at East Carolina, ESPNU

Air Force at Army, CBSSN

Afternoon window

The last of No. 16 Iowa’s (6-2, 3-2) four-road-games-in-five stretch is this week at Purdue (4-4, 3-2) in what looks like a Big Ten West elimination game (2:30 p.m., ESPN2). Here’s what to watch for.

No. 5 Michigan (7-1, 5-0) is undefeated in conference play and atop the Big Ten East. One of the nation’s best defenses will be tasked with stopping Trace McSorley and No. 14 Penn State (6-2, 3-2) this week (2:45 p.m, ESPN).

Maybe college football’s biggest surprise team this season, ninth-ranked Kentucky (7-1, 5-1), can take control of the SEC East race if it knocks off No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 5-1) at home (2:30 p.m., CBS). Another game with potential conference title implications: No. 17 Texas (6-2, 4-1) hosts No. 13 West Virginia (6-1, 4-1) in a pivotal Big 12 showdown (2:30 p.m., Fox).

1 p.m. game

FCS: No. 14 Illinois State at Northern Iowa, KCRG 9.2, NBCS Chicago

2:30 p.m. games

No. 6 Georgia at No. 9 Kentucky, CBS

Florida State at No. 21 North Carolina State, ABC

No. 13 West Virginia at No. 17 Texas, Fox

Minnesota at Illinois, BTN

No. 16 Iowa at Purdue, ESPN2

Navy at Cincinnati, ESPNU

Kansas State at Texas Christian, FS1

Tulane at South Florida, CBSSN

2:45 p.m. game

No. 14 Penn State at No. 5 Michigan, ESPN

Primetime window

It’s the game college football fans have been circling for a month or so now. Will top-ranked Alabama (8-0, 5-0) finally be pushed into the fourth quarter when it battles No. 3 LSU (7-1, 4-1) in Baton Rouge (7 p.m., CBS)?

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Northwestern (5-3) takes a break from its sudden rise to the top of the Big Ten West by trying to end No. 4 Notre Dame’s (8-0) perfect season at Ryan Field (6:15 p.m., ESPN).

6 p.m. games

Duke at Miami, ESPN2

Houston at Southern Methodist, ESPNU

Connecticut at Tulsa, CBSSN

6:15 p.m. game

No. 4 Notre Dame at Northwestern, ESPN

6:30 p.m. games

UCLA at Oregon, Fox

Pittsburgh at No. 25 Virginia, ESPN2

7 p.m. games

No. 7 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, ABC

No. 1 Alabama at No. 3 Louisiana State, CBS

Late night window

Don’t look now, but No. 8 Washington State (7-1, 4-1) controls its own destiny in the Pac-12 North. The Cougars host a stingy Cal (5-3, 2-3) team this week that did them a huge favor by taking down rival Washington, 12-10, last Saturday.

9 p.m. game

Southern California at Oregon State, FS1

9:15 p.m. games

Brigham Young at Boise State, ESPN2

San Diego State at New Mexico, ESPNU

9:30 p.m. game

No. 23 Fresno State at UNLV, CBSSN

9:45 p.m. game

California at No. 8 Washington State, ESPN

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