By The SI Staff
November 12, 2014

Can Mississippi State keep its perfect season alive during Saturday’s marquee matchup with Alabama? Will Florida State take another step toward a College Football Playoff berth at Miami? How will Georgia running back Todd Gurley perform in his return to the field against Auburn?

The race for a spot in the four-team field is heating up. Which teams will keep trending in the right direction this week?

SI.com’s college football experts Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Martin Rickman, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman make their picks for this weekend’s biggest games.

For more coverage leading into Week 12, check out Power Rankings, the Walkthrough and much more.

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Staples

Thamel

Evans

Ellis

Rickman

Schnell

Hamilton

Glicksman

East Carolina at Cincinnati

California at USC

Ohio State at Minnesota

Clemson at Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech at Duke

South Carolina at Florida

Pittsburgh at North Carolina

Miss. State at Alabama

Northwestern at Notre Dame

Nebraska at Wisconsin

Oklahoma at Texas Tech

Washington at Arizona

Utah at Stanford

Auburn at Georgia

Missouri at Texas A&M

Texas at Okla. State

Florida State at Miami

Michigan State at Maryland

LSU at Arkansas

Arizona State at Oregon State

LAST WEEK

8-6

7-7

8-6

10-4

11-3

10-4

8-6

7-7

SEASON

130-54

120-64

132-52

132-52

131-53

119-65

133-51

119-65

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