No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson are facing ranked foes this weekend, but the conventional wisdom is neither will be tested.
The Crimson Tide, after running roughshod over LSU last week, returns home to face No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Alabama is a 25-point favorite. Later, the Tigers visit No. 17 Boston College, where they are favored by almost three touchdowns.
The weekend doesn’t have a nickname, like Showdown Saturday, but with only four more weeks of football until the playoff field is set, they are all big.