After a chaotic Week 4 in college football—one that saw Clemson lose (again), Oklahoma escape West Virginia and Auburn need a wild late touchdown to beat Georgia State—can the momentum keep going this weekend?
A pair of huge SEC matchups pace Week 5, featuring upstart programs traveling to yearly juggernauts: No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 12 Ole Miss, and No. 2 Georgia hosts No. 8 Arkansas. Elsewhere, No. 7 Cincinnati will look to beef up its playoff résumé when meets No. 9 Notre Dame in South Bend, and No. 19 Oklahoma State greets No. 21 Baylor in a battle of Big 12 unbeatens.
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Other intrigue includes No. 25 Clemson looking to bounce back against Boston College, No. 14 Michigan visiting Wisconsin in Camp Randall, No. 5 Iowa traveling to Maryland Friday night and Texas trying to survive a trip to TCU, which has given the Longhorns plenty of trouble in the past.
Who will win 17 of Week 5's biggest games? Sports Illustrated's staff picks are below.
Standings to Date:
Molly Geary: 43–21
John Garcia: 40–24
Pat Forde: 36–28
Ross Dellenger: 35–29
Richard Johnson: 34–30
Week 5 straight-up predictions:
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