[10] Texas Tech at [2] Texas

3:30 p.m., WJLA-7, WMAR-2

For a game featuring two undefeated teams in late October, this one has received little fanfare, if only because few expect the Red Raiders to win. But no one says it won't be interesting. Texas Tech Coach Mike Leach is a quirky dude with a quirky offense. There is no playbook. Players say they could find a play on a video game and recommend it to Leach. Quarterback Cody Hodges racked up 643 passing yards last week against Kansas State. But Hodges can't be compared to Texas's Vince Young, who has emerged as the closest Heisman Trophy competition to Southern California's Reggie Bush.

[17] Tennessee at [5] Alabama

3:30 p.m., WUSA-9

This is usually a heated rivalry anyway, but wait until Tennessee Coach Phillip Fulmer leads his team into its first game in Tuscaloosa after being involved in the NCAA investigation that put the Tide on probation. While the game undoubtedly will be hotly contested, most signs point to an Alabama victory. Tennessee still has not solved its quarterback quandary; Fulmer said he could use both Rick Clausen and Erik Ainge today. No player has more than 16 catches this season. And the running game is averaging 2.9 yards. Alabama's defense, meanwhile, is one of the nation's best and is holding opponents to 28 percent on third down conversions.

[16] Auburn at [7] Louisiana State

7:45 p.m., ESPN

This is a matchup of two programs that have been overlooked since each suffered an early-season loss. Auburn lost loads of talent from last season's undefeated team and was dismissed by many following a season-opening loss to Georgia Tech. Since then, Auburn has scored at least 28 points in five victories. Auburn is surrendering just 10.7 points per game and its quarterbacks have been sacked just seven times. LSU, on the other hand, has 19 sacks and survived last week against Florida despite committing five turnovers. An LSU victory would go a long way to bolstering Coach Les Miles's fan club.

Oregon State at [8] UCLA

7 p.m., TBS

The only team perhaps as dramatic as Southern California is that other school from Los Angeles. UCLA has outscored opponents 56-6 in the fourth quarter and in overtime during its past three comeback victories. Last week's was simply ridiculous: UCLA spotted Washington State a 21-0 lead before rallying to win in overtime. Oregon State is capable, having beaten Boise State and California. The matchup to watch is at quarterback. Two years ago at UCLA, Matt Moore and Drew Olson competed for the starting quarterback job. Moore has since transferred to Oregon State and wouldn't mind beating his former teammates.

Brigham Young at [9] Notre Dame

2:30 p.m., WRC-4, WBAL-11

I know, you're asking, "Why is this game here?" For starters, this week does not offer a slew of strong games because Georgia Tech-Miami has been postponed because of the hurricane and Michigan-Iowa lost its attraction because both teams have struggled. Let's also not forget that BYU beat Notre Dame last season. The Fighting Irish still have not won a home game this season and need to beat the Cougars to keep their strong BCS hopes alive. If more than 40,000 turned out for a Notre Dame pep rally and 30 million watched USC edge Notre Dame, this game is relevant.