***** Games featuring two Power 5 playoff contenders
**** Games featuring two Power 5 teams, including one playoff contender
*** Games featuring two Power 5 teams
** Games featuring two FBS teams
* Games featuring one FCS team
(For the purpose of our ratings, Notre Dame, BYU and Boise State are considered Power 5 teams)
(All Times Eastern)
Thursday, Oct. 8
**SMU at Houston, ESPN2, 8 p.m.
****Washington at USC, ESPN, 9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 9
**Southern Miss at Marshall, CBSSN, 7 p.m.
***North Carolina State at Virginia Tech, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 10
***Baylor at Kansas, FS1, noon
**Duke at Army, CBSSN, noon
***Indiana at Penn State, ESPN2, noon
***Illinois at Iowa, ESPNU, noon
****Maryland at Ohio State, BTN, noon
**New Mexico State at Mississippi, SEC Network, noon
****Oklahoma vs. Texas in Dallas, ABC, noon
**Tulane at Temple, ESPNews, noon
*****Northwestern at Michigan, BTN, 3:30 p.m.
***Minnesota at Purdue, ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.
***Georgia at Tennessee, CBS, 3:30 p.m.
****South Carolina at LSU, ESPN, 3:30 p.m.
****Georgia Tech at Clemson, ABC/ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.
***Iowa State at Texas Tech, FSN, 3:30 p.m.
***Navy at Notre Dame, NBC, 3:30 p.m.
**Syracuse at South Florida, CBSSN, 3:30 p.m.
***Wisconsin at Nebraska, ABC/ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.
**Connecticut at Central Florida, ESPNews, 3:45 p.m.
***Oregon State at Arizona, FS1, 4 p.m.
**Troy at Mississippi State, SEC, 4 p.m.
***Washington State at Oregon, Pac-12 Network, 6 p.m.
***Arkansas at Alabama, ESPN, 7 p.m.
**Boise State at Colorado State, CBSSN, 7 p.m.
****Oklahoma State at West Virginia, ESPN2, 7 p.m.
****Florida at Missouri, SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.
**East Carolina at BYU, ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.
****TCU at Kansas State, FOX, 7:30 p.m.
****MIami at Florida State, ABC, 8 p.m.
****Michigan State at Rutgers, BTN, 8 p.m.
****California at Utah, ESPN, 10 p.m.
***Colorado at Arizona State, Pac-12 Network, 10 p.m.
**Wyoming at Air Force, ESPN2, 10:15 p.m.
**Utah State at Fresno State, CBSSN, 10:30 p.m.