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College football schedule today: TV channels, start times for every Week 12 top 25 game

Sporting News — (Zac Al-Khateeb)

A telling week of college football is upon us: the last slate of games before the College Football Playoff rankings unveils its first rankings.

What will that first top 25 look like? It's likely the usual suspects will be at or near the top, but there are several games worth monitoring this weekend that could affect those rankings. Of particular interest will be No. 9 Indiana and No. 3 Ohio State, which face off in a battle to help determine the Big Ten East champion.

The Hoosiers have already beaten Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State, so a win over the Buckeyes — which hasn't occurred since 1988 — could clinch the division for Indiana. Easier said than done: Ohio State, led by Justin Fields, looks to be the real deal not only in the Big Ten, but also in the Playoff race. Look for a similarly important race in the Big Ten West when No. 10 Wisconsin takes on No. 19 Northwestern.

The only other ranked game this week — No. 14 Oklahoma State (5-1, 4-1 Big 12) at No. 18 Oklahoma (5-2, 4-2 Big 12) — could decide whether the Big 12 has a slim chance at making the Playoff, or none at all. No two-loss team has ever made the final four teams, and the Cowboys will be keenly aware of that when they take on the Sooners in Norman. Oklahoma State has not won in Bedlam since 2014.

Also of note: No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU, undefeated non-Power 5 teams, face outmatched competition this week. No Group of 5 team and only one independent (Notre Dame) has ever made the Playoff; will this be the first year that trend breaks? If so, they may need to pour it on to pass the Playoff committee's eye test.

With that, Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every game involving a top-25 and Power 5 team:

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College football schedule Week 12: What games are on today?

Thursday, Nov. 19

GameTime (ET) TV channel
Tulane at No. 25 Tulsa7:30 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Nov. 20

GameTime (ET) TV channel
Syracuse at Louisville7 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV
Purdue at Minnesota7:30 p.m.Big Ten Network, fuboTV

Saturday, Nov. 21

GameTime (ET) TV channel
No. 9 Indiana at No. 3 Ohio StateNoonFox, fuboTV
No. 6 Florida at VanderbiltNoonABC, fuboTV
Appalachian State at No. 15 Coastal CarolinaNoonESPN, fuboTV
Central Arkansas at No. 24 LouisianaNoonESPN2
Illinois at NebraskaNoonBTN, fuboTV
LSU at NetworkNoonSEC Network, fuboTV
North Alabama at No. 8 BYU3 p.m.ESPN3
No. 7 Cincinnati at UCF3:30 p.m.ESPN
UCLA at No. 11 OregonTBDTBD
No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern3:30 p.m.ABC, fuboTV
Cal at Oregon State3:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1, fuboTV
Iowa at Penn State3:30 p.m.BTN, fuboTV
Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama4 p.m.SECN, fuboTV
Kansas State at No. 17 Iowa State4 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
Abilene Christian at Virginia4 p.m.ESPN3
Virginia Tech at Pitt4 p.m.ACC Network, fuboTV
Tennessee at No. 23 Auburn7 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV
Mississippi State at No. 13 Georgia7:30 p.m.SECN, fuboTV
No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma7:30 p.m.ABC, fuboTV
No. 21 Liberty at N.C. State7:30 p.m.ESPN3
Missouri at South Carolina7:30 p.m.SECN alternate
Michigan at Rutgers7:30 p.m.BTN, fuboTV
Arizona at Washington8 p.m.Fox, fuboTV
No. 20 USC at Utah10:30 p.m.ESPN, fuboTV
Washington State at Stanford11 p.m.FS1, fuboTV

How to watch, live stream college football games

The Week 12 games involving ranked teams will be broadcast live on national TV, with games appearing on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and Fox Live streaming options include WatchESPN, or fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

College football scores Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 19

No. 25 Tulsa 30, Tulane 24

Friday, Nov. 20

Louisville 30, Syracuse 0
Minnesota 34, Purdue 31

Saturday, Nov. 21

No. 9 Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State
No. 6 Florida at Vanderbilt
Appalachian State at No. 15 Coastal Carolina
Illinois at Nebraska
LSU at Network
Central Arkansas at No. 24 Louisiana
North Alabama at No. 8 BYU
No. 7 Cincinnati at UCF
UCLA at No. 11 Oregon
No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 19 Northwestern
Cal at Oregon State
Iowa at Penn State
Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama
Kansas State at No. 17 Iowa State
Abilene Christian at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Pitt
Tennessee at No. 23 Auburn
Mississippi State at No. 13 Georgia
No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma
No. 21 Liberty at N.C. State
Missouri at South Carolina
Michigan at Rutgers
Arizona at Washington
No. 20 USC at Utah
Washington State at Stanford