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The highest-graded players in every Week 12 marquee matchup in college football

Nov 10, 2018; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Alize Mack (86) celebrates after Notre Dame defeated the Florida State Seminoles at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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.

This preview slate of games is brought to you by Eckrich, the Official Smoked Sausage of the College Football Playoff.

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


Colorado vs Utah

West Virginia vs Oklahoma State

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