[8] Georgia at [3] Auburn

3:30 p.m., WUSA-9, WJZ-13

Unquestionably the showcase game of the day. Auburn already has sewn up the Southeastern Conference West, and Georgia would need Tennessee to lose to have a chance in the East. Still, it's strength against strength. The Bulldogs score nearly 32 points a game, the Tigers yield less than 10. Auburn has 12 interceptions; Georgia quarterback David Greene has thrown only one. Bulldogs tailback Danny Ware is still battling an ankle injury. Should Georgia win and other things fall correctly (namely, Oklahoma or Southern California losing), it's possible (though unlikely) the Bulldogs could play for the national title without even playing for the SEC crown. This system's great, isn't it?

[21] Boston College

at [13] West Virginia

Noon, WJLA-7, WMAR-2

Somehow, some way, this game matters for those making New Year's Day viewing plans. The winner will have the inside track on the Big East's automatic BCS berth, such as it is. Not that anybody's noticed, but the Eagles (6-2) are two plays away from being undefeated -- a late touchdown pass against Wake Forest and an overtime field goal against Pittsburgh. West Virginia quarterback Rasheed Marshall has 17 touchdown passes and five interceptions, but the Mountaineers average just 159 yards passing, 104th in the nation.

Nebraska at [2] Oklahoma

7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet

Didn't this used to be the Game of the Century at least every five years? No longer. The Cornhuskers (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) are a shadow of those Johnny Rodgers-Turner Gill-Eric Crouch days. Last year's 9-3 record, which got then-coach Frank Solich fired, probably doesn't sound too bad now. And while everyone is (rightfully) in awe of Sooners freshman Adrian Peterson's season, don't forget about the reigning Heisman winner, quarterback Jason White, who has thrown 12 touchdowns and no interceptions in his last three games.

South Carolina at Florida

7 p.m., ESPN2

Think the Ol' Ball Coach will be flippin' on the Ol' TV for this one? It could very well be between Steve Spurrier's former employer and his future employer. The Gamecocks (6-3) already are eligible for a bowl, but quarterback Dondrial Pinkins is out because of a shoulder injury, leaving Syvelle Newton -- part of a platoon -- to operate alone. If Florida (5-4) loses this one -- and South Carolina hasn't beaten the Gators since 1939 -- there's a good chance Ron Zook will leave his job with a losing season. The Gators' only remaining game is at Florida State.

Harvard at Penn

1 p.m.

Both teams are 5-0 in Ivy League play. The winner gains at least a share of the title. Harvard (8-0) is the only remaining Division I-AA unbeaten and has scored fewer than 35 points just once this season. Penn (7-1) hasn't lost an Ivy League game since 2001, when it was beaten by the Crimson. That was 20 wins ago. But the Quakers' last five victories have come by an average of 6.5 points, including a 16-15 squeaker over Princeton last week. Tighten your neckties and grab your argyle sweater. This could be a barn-burner.