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  • Week 4 in college football features a host of intriguing conference matchups, including Stanford-UCLA, Michigan State-Wisconsin and Texas A&M-Auburn.
By The SI Staff
September 21, 2016

One major benefit of the College Football Playoff is the incentive it provides for teams to schedule challenging non-conference games. The selection committee has shown it doesn’t just look at wins and losses—it also looks at who you play. A host of intriguing non-league contests that took place over the last few weeks will help shape the next final four, but it’s time to set those results aside for now. Conference play is upon us. Teams are beginning challenging stretches of tests against familiar opponents. Among the highlights this week are LSU’s trip to Auburn, USC’s visit to Utah and Stanford’s bout with UCLA in Los Angeles. A panel of Sports Illustrated writers and editors (Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton, Joan Niesen, Colin Becht and Gabriel Baumgaertner) made its picks for those games and more.

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Staples

Thamel

Schnell

Hamilton

Niesen

Becht

Baum-
gaertner

Clemson at GT

USC at Utah

UGA at Ole Miss

FSU at USF

Wisc. at Mich. St.

Florida at Tenn.

Pitt at UNC

Penn St. at Mich.

Colo. at Oregon

LSU at Auburn

Nebraska at NU

Ok. St. at Baylor

Stanford at UCLA

Ark. at TAMU

LAST WEEK

11-6

11-6

12-5

11-6

11-6

9-8

13-4

SEASON

34-13

33-14

34-13

33-14

32-15

29-18

30-17

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