Last week's upset of Oklahoma State over Texas A&M in College Station was just the latest version in what has almost become a Saturday ritual this college football season. Week one gave us #3 Oregon vs. #4 LSU, a game in which the Tigers sent last year's BCS runner up to the back of this year's bus and established LSU as a legitimate championship contender. Week two gave gave us Bama's blowout of Penn State to establish the Tide as a contender and the following week separated Oklahoma from Florida State on a #1 vs. #5 match-up.
With a list of Oregon, Penn State, Florida State and now Texas A&M on the outside looking in the list of pretenders is growing. Two massive showdowns this weekend will no doubt add to it though.
#3 Alabama (4-0,1-0) at #12 Florida (4-0,2-0)
"Their strength as a team has been their ability to run the ball and consistently make big plays running the ball. Even though it's a little bit different style, they're still featuring the same players doing things that they're very, very good at, which is making plays in space, running the ball on the perimeter, and making it difficult for you to match up." - Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban