If the SEC behemoths can get through Oct. 10 still atop the AP Top 25, the six-week, 1-2 stint will be the longest for two teams from the SEC since 2000. In 2011, LSU and Alabama held the top two spots in the poll for five straight weeks leading into their Game of Century in early November.
Outside the SEC, the longest recent 1-2 run by two teams in the same conference came in 2006, when Michigan and Ohio State from the Big Ten held those positions for six week before their regular-season finale.
The Rebels and Razorbacks have a chance to inject some real chaos into a season that already has been a roller coaster. Or Alabama and Georgia will continue on their collision course.
The picks, with lines from FanDuel Sportsbook:
No. 5 Iowa (minus 3 1/2) at Maryland
This is probably the best offense the Hawkeyes have faced … MARYLAND 28-23.