MIAMI, FL, Sporting Alert – College football Week 12 schedule continues on Saturday with another loaded fixture, as the battle for CFP playoff places heats up.
The action kicks off at noon ET with a host of top matches and these fixtures will include 10 teams ranked in the Top 25.
No. 1 Alabama is expected to take care of business at home when it hosts Mercer at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide (10-0) survived a scare last week against Mississippi State, but are heavy favorites to beat Mercer, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index.
Fellow undefeated college football side Miami (9-0), which recently jumped into the CFP playoff picture this week, at No. 3, after the win over then-No. 3 Notre Dame last week, will battle at home against Virginia at Hard Rock Stadium.
No. 5 Wisconsin (10-0) will aim to stay in the playoffs race when it takes on the traveling No. 24 Michigan in the lone ranked v ranked matchup in Week 12.
Elsewhere at 12:00 pm, No. 6 Auburn, fresh off its shocking lopsided victory over then-No. 1 Georgia, should take care of business against Louisiana Monroe, while No. 15 UCF (9-0) goes to Temple and No. 16 Mississippi State makes the trip to Fayetteville to face Arkansas.
In other college football games involving ranked teams this week, No. 2 and defending national champion Clemson is at home against The Citadel, No. 9 Ohio State battles Illinois, while No. 4 Oklahoma goes to Kansas in search of an easy win and No. 11 USC welcomes UCLA.
Elsewhere, No. 7 Georgia will aim to bounce back from its first defeat of the season when it hosts Kentucky, No. 8 Notre Dame will try to rebound from the Miami defeat when it plays at home against Navy, while No. 10 Penn State and Nebraska clash at Beaver Stadium in University Park.
Among the networks providing live broadcasting are CBS Sports Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews, CBS, Fox Sports 1 and Fox.
College Football TV Channels and Streams
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
Cincinnati at East Carolina 12:00 pm CBSSN
Delaware State at Florida State 12:00 pm
Virginia at No. 3 Miami, FL 12:00 pm ABC
Mercer at No. 1 Alabama 12:00 pm SECN
Rutgers at Indiana 12:00 pm BTN
SMU at No. 21 Memphis 12:00 pm ESPNews
No. 12 TCU at Texas Tech 12:00 pm FS1
Texas at West Virginia 12:00 pm ESPN
No. 15 UCF at Temple 12:00 pm ESPNU
ULM at No. 6 Auburn 12:00 pm ESPN2
No. 24 Michigan at No. 5 Wisconsin 12:00 pm FOX
Minnesota at No. 23 Northwestern 12:00 pm BTN
No. 16 Mississippi State at Arkansas 12:00 pm CBS
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech 12:20 pm ACCN
The Citadel at No. 2 Clemson 12:20 pm ACCN
Fresno State at Wyoming 2:00 pm
Rice at Old Dominion 2:00 pm ESPN3
Iowa State at Baylor 2:30 pm FSN
Arizona State at Oregon State 3:00 pm Pac-12N
Charlotte at Southern Miss 3:00 pm CUSA.TV
Hawaii at Utah State 3:00 pm
Louisiana Tech at UTEP 3:00 pm CUSA.TV
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 3:00 pm ESPN3
Texas State at Arkansas State 3:00 pm ESPN3
UMass at BYU 3:00 pm BYUtv/ESPN3
Western Carolina at North Carolina 3:00 pm ACCNExtra
Georgia Tech at Duke 3:30 pm RSN
Illinois at No. 9 Ohio State 3:30 pm ABC
Kansas State at No. 13 Oklahoma State 3:30 pm ESPN2
Kentucky at No. 7 Georgia 3:30 pm CBS
Navy at No. 8 Notre Dame 3:30 pm NBC
No. 4 Oklahoma at Kansas 3:30 pm ESPN
Purdue at Iowa 3:30 pm BTN
San Jose State at Colorado State 3:30 pm CBSSN
Syracuse at Louisville 3:30 pm ESPNU
Houston at Tulane 4:00 pm ESPNews
Maryland at No. 17 Michigan State 4:00 pm FOX
Nebraska at No. 10 Penn State 4:00 pm FS1
UAB at Florida 4:00 pm SECN
Wofford at South Carolina 4:00 pm SECN
Coastal Carolina at Idaho 5:00 pm ESPN3
New Mexico State at UL Lafayette 5:00 pm ESPN3
Army at North Texas 6:30 pm beIN SPORTS
Arizona at Oregon 7:00 pm Pac-12N
Boston College vs Connecticut 7:00 pm CBSSN
FIU at Florida Atlantic 7:00 pm
No. 20 LSU at Tennessee 7:00 pm ESPN
Marshall at UTSA 7:00 pm
Texas A&M at Ole Miss 7:00 pm ESPN2
Missouri at Vanderbilt 7:30 pm SECN
No. 19 NC State at Wake Forest 7:30 pm ESPNU
California at No. 22 Stanford 8:00 pm FOX
UCLA at No. 11 USC 8:00 pm ABC
Air Force at No. 25 Boise State 10:15 pm ESPN2
Nevada at San Diego State 10:30 pm CBSSN
Utah at No. 18 Washington 10:30 pm ESPN