Week 6 of the college football season features four ranked matchups, with the top three-ranked teams in the AP Top 25 Poll and one of college football’s most storied rivalries as No. 22 Texas and Oklahoma collide in the Red River Showdown.
For the first time since 2005, the Sooners arrive in Dallas as a non-ranked team after falling to 1-2 following a 37-30 loss against Iowa State last week, their first road loss to the Cyclones since 1960 and the first time they have lost back-to-back regular-season games since 1999. The Longhorns, meanwhile, have fallen from No. 9 to No. 22 after losing at home 33-31 to TCU last week.
Aside from the Red River Showdown, three of the top four teams in the nation— Clemson, Georgia and Florida—all face programs ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. Clemson, top of the rankings since preseason, hosts No. 7 Miami, looking to extend its winning streak against the Hurricanes to three games. Both teams are 3-0, with the Tigers dispatching Virginia 43-21 last week to notch up a 24th consecutive win at home, while Miami returns from a Week 5 bye.
No. 3 Georgia, meanwhile, faces a ranked opponent for the second consecutive week when it hosts No. 14 Tennessee in an all-SEC East affair. The Bulldogs climbed from fourth to third in the AP Top 25 Poll after defeating then-No. 7 Auburn 27-6 at home last week, while the Volunteers moved up seven spots from 21st following a convincing 35-12 win at home against Missouri.
Elsewhere, No. 4 Florida faces No. 21 Texas A&M on the road in one of the five games in the 12 p.m. ET slot. The Gators won 38-24 at home against South Carolina last week but slipped down a spot in the rankings, while the Aggies lost eight places after being on the receiving end of a 52-24 shellacking in Tuscaloosa against No. 2-ranked Alabama.
The Crimson Tide is the only top-four program to not face a ranked opponent this week, as it travels to Oxford to face Ole Miss, while No. 5-ranked Notre Dame welcomes Florida State. Elsewhere, defending champion LSU looks to climb up the rankings when it takes on Missouri on the road early Saturday. The Tigers plunged from sixth to 20th in the AP poll after a shock defeat in their season opener at home against Mississippi State, but climbed up to 17th after winning 41-7 on the road against Vanderbilt last week.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of Week 6.
Week 6 TV coverage and live stream
As usual, college football games are carried across ESPN, FOX, CBS, ABC, SEC Network and the ACC Network.
Live streams of games broadcast on ESPN are available on WatchESPN, while games carried on FOX can be streamed via FOX Sports GO and those on CBS can be streamed via CBS Total Access.
Live streams of all the nationally televised games will also be available via fuboTV and SlingTV.
Week 6 TV schedule for Top-25 ranked programs (All times ET)
- (No. 4) Florida @ (No. 21) Texas A&M—12 p.m., ESPN
- (No. 17) LSU @ Missouri—12 p.m., TBD
- (No. 22) Texas vs. Oklahoma—12 p.m., FOX
- (No. 19) Virginia Tech @ (No. 8) North Carolina—12 p.m., ABC
- Coastal Carolina @ (No. 23) Louisiana—12 p.m., ESPN2
- (No. 14) Tennessee @ (No. 3) Georgia—3:30 p.m., CBS
- UTSA @ (No. 15) BYU—3:30 p.m., ESPN2
- Texas Tech @ (No. 24) Iowa State—3:30 p.m., ABC
- Arkansas @ (No. 13) Auburn—4 p.m., SEC Network
- (No. 2) Alabama @ Ole Miss—6 p.m., ESPN
- Florida State @ (No. 5) Notre Dame—7:30 p.m., NBC
- (No. 7) Miami @ (No. 1) Clemson—7:30 p.m., ABC