As college football enters its fourth week, teams and fans are gearing up to see some long-awaited conference matchups.
While USC already has two conference games under its belt, this will be the first time most teams are playing a conference foe.
Week 4 Pac-12 Matchups: Saturday, September 25 (all times CST)
Washington State vs. Utah: 1:30 PM
#24 UCLA vs. Stanford: 5:00 PM
California vs. Washington: 8:30 PM
Oregon State vs. USC: 9:30 PM
Colorado vs. Arizona State: 9:30 PM
Arizona vs. #3 Oregon: 9:30 PM
Week 4 Big 12 Matchups: Saturday, September 25 (all times CST)
Texas Tech vs. Texas: 11:00 AM
#14 Iowa State vs. Baylor: 2:30 PM
#25 Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State: 6:00 PM
West Virginia vs. #4 Oklahoma: 6:30 PM
Which Big 12 and Pac-12 teams will play in the 2021 Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29?
Remember, this is the eighth straight year the Valero Alamo Bowl will feature the #1 selections from the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences after the College Football Playoff selections.
For 2021, the winners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 Championship games will head to the Rose and Sugar bowls, respectively, unless they finish ranked in the Top 4 of the final CFP Poll. Then, they will move to a semifinal game at either the Cotton or Orange Bowl and the second-place team will move into their normal Rose or Sugar bowl slot.
The Fiesta and Peach Bowls could also host a Pac-12 or Big 12 team as an at-large selection in the they finish in the Top 12 in final CFP rankings.
Current Media Bowl Projections
Media projections of bowl matchups made before conference play begins should be written in pencil. In fact, there have already been 10 different teams picked to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl over the first three weeks of predictions. The most common teams each week thus far are Texas and Arizona State.
ESPN (Kyle Bonagura): Iowa State vs. Arizona State
ESPN (Mark Schlabach): TCU vs. Stanford
College Football News: Texas vs. UCLA
CBS Sports: Texas vs. Arizona State
247 Sports (Brad Crawford): Texas vs. USC
Action Network (Brett McMurphy): Kansas State vs. USC