The Week 5 schedule for the top 25 teams in the US LBM Coaches Poll isn’t quite as laden as last week’s buffet table. But even though six ranked teams have an open date, there are still plenty of tasty dishes for our expert prognosticators to nosh on, including a couple of traditional basketball schools looking to shake up the status quo on the gridiron.
In all, there are four Top 25 clashes on the docket. The headliner is No. 13 Notre Dame, looking to bounce back from the Ohio State heartbreaker, facing a trip to No. 16 Duke. Over in the Big 12, No. 24 Kansas puts its perfect record and newly acquired poll position on the line at No. 5 Texas. The weekend gets a jump start Friday night in the Pac-12 as No. 10 Utah heads to Corvallis to take on No. 21 Oregon State. The SEC West clash of No. 12 LSU at No. 20 Mississippi rounds out the quartet.
How do our staffers see those games unfolding, and where else might potential upsets occur as conference play heats up? Have a look.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: College football Week 5 picks, predictions for every Top 25 game