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Week 3 preview: SEC West heats up with 2 top early matchups

The Southeastern Conference's West Division commands the spotlight Saturday, with top-ranked Alabama opening league play at Mississippi, and No. 7 Auburn hosting No. 12 LSU.

The Crimson Tide rolled Ole Miss 66-3 last year and head to Oxford as three-touchdown favorites. Don't write off the Rebels, not with Jordan Ta'amu throwing to the best receiving corps in the nation.

There are two nonconference games involving Top 25 teams. No. 4 Ohio State plays No. 15 TCU at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and No. 17 Boise State travels to No. 24 Oklahoma State.

Five things to know about college football's Week 3:


LSU at Auburn.