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Gerald Herbert, AP
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) drops back to pass between running back Jeremy Hill (33) fullback J.C. Copeland (44) and in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. LSU won 35-21.

After a week that featured just one matchup between two ranked teams and plenty of cupcake contests, week five of the 2013 college football season looks to be more exciting than its predecessor.

Two of this week's key matchups involve ranked teams atop the SEC, including Ole Miss traveling to Alabama and LSU visiting Georgia.

There will also be several key league contests for BCS teams around the country and opportunities for some teams to show they merit national discussion.

Here's a look at five top games to pay attention to this week.

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