Following a bit of a down week in college football aside from one headlining clash between SEC East foes Georgia and Florida battling for position atop the division, the week 11 college football schedule is loaded with battles between top-tier teams. Early Saturday afternoon, the Minnesota Golden Gophers play host to the Penn State Nittany Lions in a clash between undefeated Big Ten teams battling for positioning both in the Big Ten conference and the College Football Playoff rankings. Penn State enters this weekend ranked 4th in the first iteration of the rankings, while the committee showed Minnesota far less respect for their undefeated record, ranking them 17th in the nation. Minnesota's schedule has been a bit of a cakewalk through the first two-thirds of the season, but this weekend presents an excellent opportunity to prove their true talent against top-tier opposition. Then, heading back down south to the SEC, the number 2 and 3 teams in the nation face off when the Alabama Crimson Tide play host to the LSU Tigers in a game featuring a couple of comparatively strong offensive and weak defensive sides, relative to preseason expectations. This clash of top-flight offenses will not only have implications in the SEC and College Football Playoff rankings, but also in the Heisman race. Quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa enter this game as two mid-season frontrunners for the Heisman trophy, and a strong showing in a marquee matchup this weekend would work wonders for their respective campaigns. While all of this entertaining collegiate action is going on, let's try to make some money on the DraftKings main slate of games this weekend.
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