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Sports USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 13

21:51  25 november  2020
21:51  25 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Week 13 of the college football season sees showdowns in the Big Ten and SEC with Ohio State hosting Penn State and Georgia clashing with USA TODAY Sports . It's arguably the Big Ten game of the year with the winner getting the inside track on conference title game and a spot in the College

Week 13 brings four matchups of ranked opponents with College Football Playoff implications. USA TODAY Sports staff picks all the top games. Rivalry weekend means lots of food, games with bragging rights and major changes to the College Football Playoff picture. This year is no exception

Thanksgiving weekend typically is the time where team are crafting their final cases for inclusion into the College Football Playoff or playing for conference championships or bragging rights with rivals.

The season, of course, is different. There's still three weeks to go after Saturday, meaning the weekend has a new feel. Those in-state showdowns of non-conference opponents are gone. Some of the bigger games of the season have been pushed later.

There's still much to savor during the holiday.

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There's the Iron Bowl, where No. 1 Alabama hosts No. 19 Auburn. It's the last ranked opponent on the schedule for the Crimson Tide before a potential showdown in the SEC title game with Florida. The Tigers would like nothing better than to spoil the season of their biggest rival.

No. 2 Notre Dame travels to No. 23 North Carolina in what is its toughest challenge before a likely appearance in the ACC championship game. The Irish need only win two of their final three games to secure their spot. But the Tar Heels are eager to earn a signature win in Mack Brown's second season.

a group of football players on the field: Alabama running back Najee Harris carries the ball while being tackled by Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain during their game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. © John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports Alabama running back Najee Harris carries the ball while being tackled by Auburn linebacker Zakoby McClain during their game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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USA TODAY Sports staff picks all the matchups. After 14 weeks , the College Football Playoff field emerged with Alabama and Oklahoma heading to the Orange Bowl and Clemson and Notre Dame facing off in the Cotton Bowl.

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The third game matching ranked opponents has big ramifications in the Big 12. No. 15 Iowa State can all but secure a spot in its first conference title game with a win at No. 21 Texas. The Longhorns also would be in prime position to reach Arlington, Texas, by knocking off the Cyclones.

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