College football Week 15 schedule, TV coverage and predictions

Florida Gators, LSU Tigers. (Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
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The college football Week 15 schedule lost Ohio State-Michigan but there should be plenty of intriguing matchups nonetheless.

With this being the last weekend before conference championship weekend, many ranked teams will try to best position themselves to be dissected by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee one last time in a few weeks. Only four teams will make the playoff, while only 12 will end up making New Year’s Six bowl games. Here is the top 25 schedule for the Week 15 slate.

College Football Playoff Top 25 schedule Week 15

Saturday, Dec. 12 (12:00 p.m. ET)

  • No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (9-0) at Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6) – ESPN
  • No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs (6-2) at No. 25 Missouri Tigers (5-3) – SEC Network
  • Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4) at No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats (5-1) – ESPN2
  • Utah Utes (1-2) at No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) – FOX

Saturday, Dec. 12 (3:00 p.m. ET)

  • No. 13 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-0) at Troy Trojans (5-5) – ESPN+

Saturday, Dec. 12 (3:30 p.m. ET)

  • No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels (7-3) at No. 10 Miami Hurricanes (8-1) – ABC
  • Wisconsin Badgers (2-2) at No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2)

Saturday, Dec. 12 (7:00 p.m. ET)

  • LSU Tigers (3-5) at No. 6 Florida Gators (8-1) – ESPN
  • No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3) at Baylor Bears (2-6) – ESPNU

Saturday, Dec. 12 (7:30 p.m. ET)

  • No. 15 USC Trojans (4-0) at UCLA Bruins (3-2) – ABC

Saturday, Dec. 12 (10:00 p.m. ET)

  • San Diego State Aztecs (4-3) at No. 18 BYU Cougars (9-1) – ESPN2

While I am not projecting any upsets this weekend, there is at least one game of note in each major viewing window worthy of keeping an eye on Saturday. In the early-afternoon slate of games, the No. 25 Missouri Tigers may have what it takes to knock off the No. 9 Georgia Bulldogs up in CoMo, especially with it being a sleepy 11:00 a.m. CT kickoff at Faurot Field.

In the mid-afternoon window, the two games to be on the lookout for an upset are the No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels at the No. 10 Miami Hurricanes, as well as the unranked Wisconsin Badgers at the No. 19 Iowa Hawkeyes. North Carolina has a chance to prove it is the third-best team in the ACC, while a division rivalry between Wisconsin and Iowa could be interesting.

And if we a looking for a potential upset in the nightcap, how about the the unranked UCLA Bruins knocking off the No. 15 USC Trojans. USC may be the Pac-12’s best shot at getting a team into the playoff, but UCLA has been surprisingly competitive under head coach Chip Kelly this year. Given that this is a major rivalry game in the Pac-12 South division, anything could happen here.

Which college football games of note will you be watching this weekend?

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