It’s October, but it doesn’t get much better than this. Week 7 of the 2019 college football season offers a great slate of games that matters for rankings positioning (and bragging rights). Check out our preview below, including top games, what to watch out for and the Top 25 rankings.

There are four games between ranked teams, with No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas and No. 5 LSU vs. No. 7 Florida sharing top billing. 

College football Week 7 preview: Top games

All times ET and on Saturday unless otherwise noted.

Appalachian State at Louisiana | 8 p.m. ET Wednesday | ESPN2

Don’t forget to watch this Wednesday night. The Sun Belt’s two best teams meet in a cross-division meeting. Appalachian State might see itself as a darkhorse New Year’s Six contender from the Group of Five, but the Ragin’ Cajuns have been lethal on offense. Louisiana averages 540 yards per game, with 314 on the ground — and 7.3 yards per rushing attempt.

No. 20 Virginia at Miami | 8 p.m. Friday | ESPN

No, this hasn’t been the turnaround season as hoped for in Miami. But if the Hurricanes (0-2 in the ACC) can upset the Cavaliers (2-0 ACC), that would throw the Coastal Division race wide open. But Miami will have to be better with the football, as it had five turnovers in a 7-point loss to Virginia Tech last week.

No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas (in Dallas, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FOX

Last season, Texas shocked the Sooners in Dallas before OU won the rematch in the Big 12 title game. It’s possible the two could meet twice again this season. It’s going to be fun watching OU QB Jalen Hurts try to outscore Texas QB Sam Ehlinger.

No. 23 Memphis at Temple | 12 p.m. | ESPN2

Like the above Sun Belt game, here’s a sneakily good matchup that might not get the attention it deserves. The AAC has a handful of teams thinking this is their season to win the conference now that UCF looks vulnerable. Even if Memphis wins, the Tigers still have to play vs. Tulane, vs. SMU, at Houston and vs. Cincinnati.

FCS No. 7 Villanova at FCS No. 2 James Madison | 1:30 p.m. | FloSports

The FCS has two top-10 games this weekend. JMU opened at No. 2 and has remained there, though the Dukes needed overtime to beat Stony Brook last week. Villanova has had a different story, as the Wildcats started unranked but have climbed into the top 10 thanks to wins against Colgate, Towson and Maine.

FCS No. 10 Northern Iowa at FCS No. 1 North Dakota State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

It’s homecoming for the No. 1 Bison, who have won 26 in a row (tied for second all-time in the FCS behind NDSU’s 33-game run from 2012-14). North Dakota State QB Trey Lance has 698 passing yards and 282 rushing yards with 15 touchdowns this season.

No. 1 Alabama at No. 24 Texas A&M | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

A&M plays the No. 1 team in the country for the second time this season. The first one didn’t end well, as the Aggies lost 24-10 at Clemson. Texas A&M gets a visit from the top-ranked Tide, but it hasn’t shown much this season to expect an upset win. Alabama might have looked leaky on rush defense, but QB Tua Tagovailoa has 1,718 passing yards and 23 touchdowns without an interception.

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Florida State at No. 2 Clemson | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

The Tigers play without the No. 1 ranking for the first time this season. They’ve won four in a row against the Seminoles, who are 3-2 and on a little two-game winning streak as they head to Death Valley. Much attention will be on Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, who has thrown five interceptions this year.

Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame | 7:30 p.m. | NBC

Notre Dame escaped Los Angeles last year to secure a College Football Playoff spot. The Irish might need some help to make it back to the CFP this year, so style points could matter here. Notre Dame has only one more game against a team that’s currently ranked: Michigan on Oct. 26.

No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Iowa has spoiled an undefeated Penn State season before, notably on a game-winning field goal to end the 2008 game. But in the last visit to Kinnick Stadium, Trace McSorley threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson on the final play of the 2017 game.