[7] Michigan at Ohio State

1 p.m., pay-per-view

All the off-the-field troubles at Ohio State have taken attention from the Buckeyes' problems with playing football. Only twice since 1971 have the Buckeyes won just six games. OSU (6-4) must either beat the arch-rival Wolverines or win a very, very minor bowl game to avoid that fate. The Buckeyes' offense (300.1 yards per game) is the worst in the Big Ten. Michigan would sew up the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl berth with a win.

[2] Auburn at Alabama

3:30 p.m., WUSA-9

The pregame focus will be whether Auburn runs up the score to try to impress pollsters, who will ultimately have a huge say as to whether the Tigers (10-0) play for the national title. But as much as folks have discussed Auburn's running game and stout defense, Alabama ranks first in the SEC in rushing yards (215 per game) and total defense (229.7 per game). These teams have met 13 times when one is undefeated and untied, and only twice has that team lost.

[9] Wisconsin at [17] Iowa

4:30 p.m., ESPN

Some "Rivalry Week," huh? This is the only game between two ranked teams. It's still difficult to fathom how Wisconsin -- which had allowed nine touchdowns in its first nine games -- gave up seven to Michigan State last week. Only two teams in the nation rush for fewer yards than the Hawkeyes, yet quietly, Iowa has won six straight. If Michigan wins, this game is for second place in the Big Ten -- and, most likely, a berth in the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day.

BYU at [5] Utah

7 p.m., ESPN2

Last year, well out of the national spotlight, these teams played through snow in a 3-0 Utah victory. Now, with ESPN's GameDay crew on hand, only a few snow showers are expected, and almost nothing could obscure the spotlight on the Utes. Quarterback Alex Smith has one last chance to push for Heisman votes, and he'll only get them if the Utes win big -- and thus almost certainly wrap up a BCS berth. BYU (5-5) needs to win to become eligible for a bowl, but hasn't scored a touchdown against Utah since 2001.

Florida at [10] Florida State

7:45 p.m., ESPN

Last regular season stop on the Ron Zook Memorial Tour. Whoever replaces the outgoing Gators coach (Hello, Urban Meyer of Utah!) won't exactly have a bare cupboard. Only three quarterbacks have thrown more touchdown passes than Florida's Chris Leak, who has 27. Junior running back Ciatrick Fason leads the SEC in rushing. Remember last year, when the Seminoles beat Florida in Gainesville, then stomped on the "F" in the middle of the field? The Gators do. "I don't think Florida State really respected us last year," Florida defensive tackle Ray McDonald told the Orlando Sentinel.

Florida quarterback Chris Leak has thrown 27 touchdown passes, tied for the fourth most in the nation.