Week 5 is the earliest in a season that a single week has featured three Top 10 matchups – in or out of conference play — according to ESPN research.
None of those games, of course, involves USC or UCLA.
Beth Mowins, who has made a mark as a potential full-time NFL play-by-play broadcaster in her recent work doing Raiders’ exhibition games, has the call of UCLA-Arizona from the Rose Bowl (Saturday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN) with former NFL (St. Louis Rams) and University of West Virginia tight end Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman.
Meanwhile, Dodgers play-by-play man Joe Davis has a second week in a row calling USC as he does the Trojans playing host to Arizona State at the Coliseum (Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Channel 11) with Brady Quinn and Jenny Taft.
In the Pac-12:
= Stanford at Washington, Friday at 6 p.m., ESPN, with Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe
= Oregon State at Colorado, Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Pac-12 Network, J.B. Long, Glenn Parker, Jill Savage
= Utah at Cal, Saturday at 3 p.m., Pac-12 Network, Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth, Cindy Brunson
= Oregon at Washington State, Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network, Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson
The best of the rest:
= UConn at Houston, 5 p.m., ESPN, Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer and Laura Rutledge
= Kansas at Texas Tech, 5 p.m., FS1, Justin Kutcher, Petros Papadakis
= Toledo at BYU, 7:15 p.m., ESPN2, Adam Amin, Mack Brown, Molly McGrath
= Texas at Oklahoma State, 9 a.m., Channel 7, Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch
= Notre Dame at Syracuse, 9 a.m., ESPN, Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams
= Miami at Georgia Tech, 9 a.m., ESPN2, Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden
= Baylor at Iowa State, 9 a.m., FS1, Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman
= Florida at Vanderbilt, 9 a.m., SEC Network, Tom Hart, Andre Ware
= Rutgers at Ohio State, 9 a.m., Big Ten Network, Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen
= Wisconsin at Michigan, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 with Dave Flemming or Steve Levy (depending on the outcome of the World Cup of Hockey final series), Brian Griese and Todd McShay.
= North Carolina at Florida State, 12:30 p.m., ESPN, Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich
= Illinois at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2, Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Caraterra
= Tennessee at Georgia, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2, Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson
= Navy at Air Force, 12:30 p.m., CBSSN, Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor
= Texas A&M at South Carolina, 1 p.m., SEC Network, David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb
= Oklahoma at Texas Christian University, 2 p.m., Channel 11, with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt
= Kentucky at Alabama, 4 p.m., ESPN, Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill
= Memphis at Mississippi, 4 p.m., ESPN2, Anish Shroff, Ahmad Brooks
= Missouri at LSU, 4:30 p.m., SEC Network, Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung
= Louisville at Clemson, 5 p.m., Channel 7, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder. (ESPN “College GameDay” starts at Clemson at 6 a.m. Saturday).
= San Diego State at South Alabama, 5 p.m., ESPNEWS, Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen
= Michigan State at Indiana, 5 p.m., Big Ten Network, Eric Collins, Glen Mason
= Utah State at Boise State, 7:15 p.m., ESPN2, Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey