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Posted by Gracie Blackburn on July 9, 2012

ESPNU Marathon of Top 25 2011-2012 College Football Games: Nation Decides Top Five Matchups

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ESPNU began a marathon of the Top 25 college football games of the 2011 season last Sunday that will continue to air through Monday, July 16, with Nos. 19-21 airing today. The order of the final five games will be decided by fans through a SportsNation poll on ESPN.com.  To Tweet about the lineup: #Top25CFB

ESPN’s Stats & Info team, led by BCS guru Brad Edwards (@BradEdwards_BCS), determined Nos. 6-25:

Stanford (38) vs. Oklahoma State (41)
Oklahoma (38) vs. Baylor (45)
Michigan State (33) vs. Georgia (30)
Kansas State (45) vs. Oklahoma State (52)
10 Wisconsin (38) vs. Oregon (45)
11 Oklahoma State (31) vs. Iowa State (37)
12 Texas A&M (38)  vs. Arkansas (42)
13 Wisconsin (29) vs. Ohio State (33)
14 Texas A&M (50) vs. Kansas State (53)
15 LSU (9) vs. Alabama (6)
16 Ohio State (27) vs. Nebraska (34)
17 Utah State (38) vs. Auburn (42)
18 Texas (27) vs. Texas A&M (25)
19 Northern Illinois (63) vs. Toledo (60)
20 South Carolina (45) vs. Georgia (42)
21 Missouri (30) vs. Arizona State (37)
22 Ohio State (34) vs. Michigan (40)
23 Mississippi State (34) vs. Auburn (41)
24 Washington (56) vs. Baylor (67)
25 Clemson (56) vs. Maryland (45)

The Top 5 games of 2011 were narrowed down to:

Fans are invited to rank the games here, and compare their order to other voters. ESPNU will air America’s choice rankings of Nos. 5-3 on Sunday, July 15, beginning at 4 p.m., followed by No. 1 and No. 2 on Monday, July 16.

Relive every seat-gripping moment of last season’s best matchups daily at the following times:

No. Date Time Top 2011-2012 Matchup
No. 21 Mon, July 9 1 p.m. Missouri vs. Arizona State
No. 20   7 p.m. South Carolina vs. Georgia
No. 19   9:30 p.m. Northern Illinois vs. Toledo
No. 18 Tue, July 10 7 p.m. Texas vs. Texas A&M
No. 17   9:30 p.m. Utah State vs. Auburn
No. 16 Wed, July 11 7 p.m. Ohio State vs. Nebraska
No. 15   9:30 p.m. LSU vs. Alabama
No. 14 Thu, July 12 7 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Kansas State
No. 13   9:30 p.m. Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
No. 12 Fri, July 13 7 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Arkansas
No. 11   9:30 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
No. 10 Sat, July 14 1 p.m. Wisconsin vs. Oregon
No. 9   4 p.m. Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State
No. 8   7 p.m. Michigan State vs. Georgia
No. 7   9:30 p.m. Oklahoma vs. Baylor
No. 6 Sun, July 15 1 p.m. Stanford vs. Oklahoma State
No. 5   4 p.m.

TBD

No. 4   7 p.m.

TBD

No. 3   9:30 p.m.

TBD

No. 2 Mon, July 16 7 p.m.

TBD

No. 1 9:30 p.m.

TBD

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