It's a big week on the West Coast, where the eventual finalists in the Pac-12 Championship Game could be determined. USC will square off with Colorado in a battle for first place in the South, while Myles Gaskin and the Huskies batt Oregon for control of the north.
Conference play begins in earnest, with top matchups including West Virginia-Texas Tech, Ohio State-Penn State, and Oregon-California. All that plus Stanford traveling to Notre Dame to take on Ian Book and the Fighting Irish.
The preliminaries are over, and now it's time for the main events of bowl season. The headliner: the College Football Playoff, where Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma face Georgia in the Rose Bowl, while Alabama faces Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.