(12) Florida at South Carolina

12:30 p.m., pay-per-view

South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier had hoped to beat one of the Big Three this season. His team already has accomplished that by knocking off Tennessee in Knoxville. Spurrier has dominated this series in the past, but from the opposite sideline. He was 10-0 against South Carolina while coaching Florida. South Carolina will have a difficult time running the ball. The Gamecocks average only 2.7 yards per carry and the Gators give up only 3.1 yards per rush. If the Gators were to lose this game, after being fortunate to beat Vanderbilt at home last week, fans likely will be telling Coach Urban Meyer exactly where he can put his spread-option offense.

(5) Louisiana State at (4) Alabama

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

This will go one of two ways: It will be either low scoring or really low scoring. Both teams excel defensively. LSU gives up 13.9 points per game despite allowing a total of 61 points in two early season games against Arizona State and Tennessee. It should be enough to contain Alabama, which is ranked 74th nationally in scoring offense. But don't expect LSU to rack up too many points. Alabama allows just 8.2 points per game. Opposing quarterbacks have thrown five touchdown passes and 11 interceptions. Mississippi State had only eight first downs and 103 total yards against Alabama. LSU has 14 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns, numbers that won't improve a great deal today.

[1] Southern Cal at California

3:30 p.m., pay-per-view

Get this: If USC had not lost to Cal, 34-31, in triple overtime two years ago, the Trojans' winning streak would now be at 43. Aside from historical symmetry, though, there are few reasons to believe the Golden Bears will triumph today. Cal quarterback Joe Ayoob is not exactly a Heisman finalist in his first year as a starter. He has completed 49.4 percent of his passes and has 15 touchdowns to offset 10 interceptions. USC, meantime, is rolling. Since the Oct. 15 epic victory at Notre Dame, quarterback Matt Leinart has completed 66 of 88 passes and thrown 11 touchdowns and only one interception in three games.

(15) Auburn at (9) Georgia

7:45 p.m., ESPN

The Bulldogs can clinch a slot in the SEC title game by beating Auburn and Kentucky. Florida also has a rooting interest in this game, and Gators Coach Urban Meyer joked this week that he was going to send a good luck card to Tigers Coach Tommy Tuberville. Florida wins the East Division with a victory over South Carolina and a Georgia loss tonight. Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, who missed the Florida game because of injury, is expected to make his return tonight. Shockley leads the SEC and is 11th nationally in pass efficiency. He also is third on the team with 215 rushing yards. Eighteen Auburn players hail from Georgia, so they will have extra motivation tonight.

Texas A&M at Oklahoma

Noon, pay-per-view

We're just kidding. Before the season, this game appeared like a must-see, but the programs proved to be among the most disappointing in the nation. This game would be brutal to watch. No other games deserve recognition.