South Carolina at Florida
The Gamecocks are playing a third straight top team in three weeks, and they look to win the series after beating Georgia and falling at LSU. Florida may be the toughest of the tasks. The Gators were second in the first BCS standings and have already defeated LSU. The winner takes control of the division, especially if its South Carolina, which will have beaten the top two teams. The Gamecocks have to contain Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, who rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns against Vanderbilt last week.Upset of the week
Virginia Tech over Clemson
The Tigers beat the Hokies twice last season, the second time in the ACC title game. Give the Hokies a revenge motive. It looked like another losing Saturday for Tech last week after falling behind Duke 2-0, but the Hokies found new life and scored 41 straight. Clemson has given up 31 in each of the last two weeks to Boston College and Georgia Tech teams that are a combined 3-9. The Hokies win a scoring fest.Others to watch
Kansas State at West Virginia
Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Collin Klein might be 1-2 in the minds of Heisman votes at the moment, so this becomes a statement game. Smith hasn’t thrown an interception in his 259 attempts this season, and Klein has thrown two in 118 attempts. All eyes will be on the K-State defense, which did a terrific job holding down Miami’s Stephen Morris and Oklahoma’s Landry Jones because of an effective pass rush.
Minnesota at Wisconsin
The Badgers are a big favorite and should cruise at home. The deeper meaning here is Wisconsin can take another big step closer to the Big Ten Leaders Division title. The Badgers are 2-1, and no other team in the division that is eligible for the title — Purdue, Indiana and Illinois — have a victory.On the horizon
Florida vs. Georgia in Jacksonville, Fla.
World’s Largest Cocktail Party with SEC East meaning
Michigan at Nebraska
If the Huskers want to take a Big Ten division, they better win this one
Notre Dame at Oklahoma
Irish ended Sooners’ 47-game winning streak in 1957
Mississippi State at Alabama
First of three ranked for Tide (Mississippi State, LSU, Texas A)