The first weekend of November features two high profile showdowns, Alabama playing LSU and Oregon facing their first test of the season at the Coliseum against USC. Those two games showcase an intriguing contrast between two stifling defenses and high-octane offenses. Whatever your football preference, this weekend has it all! But even in lieu of all that, it’s the Oklahoma Sooners that have risen to the forefront.
Despite losing to Notre Dame in Norman last weekend, the Oklahoma Sooners top our charts for the latest week in college football. While a slice of those page views can be attributed to Sooners fans looking to make the trek up to Ames to see them take on Iowa State, many of those page views were last minute fans looking to scoop up a ticket to see the Irish last weekend. The next two teams on our list have monster, season-defining home games this weekend: the USC Trojans and the LSU Tigers. The Oregon-USC game lost a little luster when the Trojans fell last Saturday to Arizona in Tucson, but their home date against the No. 4 Ducks will still be a thrilling affair. The LSU Tigers, who come into this weekend’s game ranked fifth in the country, are hosting their annual slugfest against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The football team and all LSU Tigers fans are primed to welcome the number one team into Death Valley Saturday night as they look to finally get a chance to avenge their 21-0 beatdown in the National Championship Game last year. Rounding out the top five are the Florida Gators, which return home to face Missouri, and Ohio State, which play host to Illinois and remain undefeated despite their ineligible for the postseason.