Expert Picks Podcast: Iron Bowl headlines loaded Rivalry Week

Jordan-Hare will host an Iron Bowl for the ages on Saturday. (USATSI)
Jordan-Hare Stadium will host an Iron Bowl for the ages on Saturday. (USATSI)

With the help of Tom Fornelli and Jerry Hinnen, the Eye On College Football Podcast is back for another round of discussing the CBS Sports Expert Picks for Week 14.

The Iron Bowl always feels big because of the intensity of the rivalry, but the stakes haven't been this high in decades as Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers face off in Jordan-Hare Stadium with the SEC West and, potentially, a BCS title on the line. We give this year's Iron Bowl a fair rundown from both sides before diving into a slate full of intriguing rivalry week matchups. The show runs a bit longer than usual, but we know you have the free time and there was just too much good football to cover.

After 13 weeks of selecting every Top 25 game against the spread, we have developed several unproven -- but highly entertaining -- theories about these teams. So kick back, relax and enjoy our preview of the best Week 13 action. Come for the picks, but stick around for "Locks and Quarantines," our way of breaking down the best bets and games you should avoid at all costs.

Games covered in the podcast (in order of appearance)

No. 1 Alabama at No. 4 Auburn (+10.5)

No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines (+12.5)

No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies at No. 5 Missouri Tigers (-4.5)

Arizona Wildcats at No. 12 Arizona State Sun Devils (-12.5)

No. 22 UCLA Bruins at No. 23 Southern California Trojans (-3.5)

No. 25 Notre Dame Fighting Irish at No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (-14.5)

No. 24 Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels (-4.5)

No. 6 Clemson Tigers at No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks (-4.5)

Florida State Seminoles at Florida Gators (+26.5)

Georgia Bulldogs at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (+3.5)

Minnesota Golden Gophers at No. 11 Michigan State Spartans (-14.5)

Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (-24.5)

No. 9 Baylor Bears at TCU Horned Frogs (+13.5)

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Previously on the Eye On College Football Podcast

BCS expert Jerry Palm on Ohio State, Jameis Winston, bowl projections

Week 13 Rewind: A Farewell to Baylor and Oregon; Florida's woes and re-rating the Big Ten

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Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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