Titans clash when pairing Top 25 teams, figures in Greek mythology

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If ESPN can come up with theme weeks for college football games (Road Test Saturday, Separation Saturday, Saturday Night Fever), so can I. With four matchups of ranked teams, including two top 10 teams in College Station and a game in Morgantown that has Big Brother rigging up Dumpsters in case of burning living room furniture, we should promote this as -- say it in your best monster-truck show announcer voice -- CLASH OF THE TITANS SATURDAY.

Any mention of Titans makes me harken back to high school, when I carried a dog-eared copy of Edith Hamilton's Mythology to read between classes. (I didn't go on many dates in high school.) So I took a perverse pleasure this week in pairing the members of my Top 25 with figures from Greek mythology.

NCAA Football Power Rankings

Next five: Texas, Ohio State, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Michigan State

Andy Staples' Power Rankings also serve as his ballot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.