The Week 12 weekend slate is upon us. The week before Rivalry Week. The week where it is common to play a ‘cupcake' opponent in advance of your regular-season finale.
With that in mind, there is still a lot to play for in Week 12 as teams around the country remain in the thick of it for their conference championship, playoff aspirations are still alive and others are fighting for bowl eligibility.
Ahead of those games that still mean something for at least one of the teams involved, here are PFF's marquee matchups for Week 12 and each team's corresponding five highest-graded players on either offense or defense.
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Cincinnati vs UCF
Duke vs Clemson
Boston College vs Florida State
Iowa State vs Texas
Wisconsin vs Purdue
Michigan State vs Nebraska
Syracuse vs Notre Dame
Arizona vs Washington State
USC vs UCLA
Colorado vs Utah
West Virginia vs Oklahoma State