The Big Ten is on the road this week, the Big 12 is back at home this week and the Pac-12 is back in the East.
The games will all take place on Sunday night, and each team will be looking to rebound from the first two weeks of the season when the conference lost a conference title game.
It’s going to be fun to watch.
Here’s a look at the top games of the week, starting with the Big Ten: Penn State at Ohio State (8:30 p.m., CBS, ESPN2) The Big Blue will try to make up ground in the Big 10 this week with a win over the Buckeyes, but the Buckeye defense has been inconsistent over the last month and a half.
The Badgers are averaging just 35.5 points and 40.4 percent shooting, but they’re playing their best defense of the year and have allowed just 18.3 points per game.
Penn State has played well in conference play so far, averaging 88.5 yards per game on the season, but has struggled against quality teams like Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Indiana.
They have also lost three straight to Iowa State.
Northwestern at Wisconsin (8 p.g., ESPN2, ESPNU) The Badger defense is still struggling against elite teams like Wisconsin, but Northwestern’s offense has been clicking lately.
The Wildcats have averaged more than 23 points per contest and are averaging over 40.5 percent shooting.
Wisconsin has allowed just 11.6 points per conference game, but its defense is improving.
Northwestern has played very well against elite competition in the last couple of weeks, holding Oklahoma State to 18.0 points per play and forcing the Badgers to commit just 11 turnovers.
Notre Dame at Miami (10:30 a.m.
ET, ESPN) The Fighting Irish are on a roll and are scoring well at home and on the roads.
The Hoosiers are averaging a whopping 71.6 field goal attempts per game, and are holding opponents to 30.5 field goal percentage.
Miami has allowed a league-low 27.3 field goal tries per game and has scored at least 30 points in three of its last four games.
This is a game the Hoosier defense could use a bounce-back performance, but is the Hurricanes offense clicking as well?
Miami has been playing really well on the defensive end this season, allowing just 23.6 ppg on the year.
However, the Hurricanes are averaging 31.3 ppg at home, so it’s difficult to judge their offensive prowess when the defense is allowing 29.5 ppg per game at home.
Washington at Washington State (11 a.l., ESPN) This will be a tough one for Washington.
The Huskies have struggled to score points in recent weeks, allowing 106.8 points per 100 possessions and allowing opponents to shoot 43.2 percent from 3-point range.
Washington State has allowed the most 3-pointers in the Pac 12 and has allowed opponents to score at least 25 points in five of the last six games.
The Big Sky is looking to bounce back after being eliminated in the quarterfinals by Utah, and has given up the most points in the conference.
The Sky are averaging 35.4 points per night and are allowing just 10.4 ppg.
Washington has been allowing opponents at least 29.2 ppg in three straight games, but this could be the toughest road test yet for the Huskies.
Utah at Boise State (12 p.t., ESPNU, ESPN3) Boise State has been anemic offensively the last few weeks, but it’s still going to have to do a lot to win this game.
The Broncos are averaging 29.6 turnovers per game after allowing just 24.4 the previous four weeks.
The worst defense in the country has allowed at least 21 points per outing in five straight games.
Boise State is also allowing 28.6 percent shooting in its last three games.
However that could change in this one, as the Broncos have struggled offensively in conference games and are shooting 37.5 percentage from the field in the two games.
Washington is coming off of a big win over Arizona State, but could lose a lot of key contributors for the Broncos to win.
Oklahoma at Texas Tech (7 p.p.m.: ESPNU), Big 12 Networks title game (9:30p.p., ESPN, ESPN, Fox, CBS, Fox Sports 1, ESPN Radio) Oklahoma’s road to the title game starts this week in Houston.
The Sooners will look to get back to the Big 8 championship game for the second straight season after dropping two straight there in 2016.
The Longhorns have averaged 28.7 points per half, but have allowed 28.3 per half.
Oklahoma is allowing at least 35 points in each of its two games this season.
Texas Tech is coming in off of its bye week