A Game For Every Week

Be honest—some of you have already started your fall Saturday schedules. For those who haven't, here's your guide to the best games of the college football season. With under two weeks until the Gators report for fall camp, the season is drawing near and some standout games are already starting to jump above the rest.

September 1: Alabama v. Michigan- The primetime matchup between two of college football's most historic programs is a fun way to start off the college football season. Putting it on at a neutral site in Dallas makes it even more interesting. Both fanbases travel well and should create a unique atmosphere.

September 8: Florida at Texas A&M- The national eye will be on the Gators in week two as they travel to College Station for the Aggies' first SEC game. Kyle Field will be electric for that and the program's first game under head coach Kevin Sumlin. The atmosphere at this game will be tough to match.

September 15: USC at Stanford- This is the first test on the schedule for the Trojans. Despite Stanford losing Andrew Luck as the first pick in the NFL Draft, this road game will still be a challenge for USC.

September 22: Michigan at Notre Dame- This matchup was pushed back to the fourth week of the season instead of the second, where it was played in recent years. The second year for Brady Hoke gives him a strong team to take into Notre Dame, where Brian Kelly is starting to feel some heat.

September 29: Texas at Oklahoma State- The national schedule during Florida's bye week isn't the most interesting. Multiple people have picked Texas as a team that could rebound in a big way this year. They'll be challenged by a team that lost first round picks in wide receiver Justin Blackmon and quarterback Brandon Weeden, but Mike Gundy is one of the best offensive minds in the country.

October 6: Georgia at South Carolina- This is the matchup most are circling as the one that could decide the SEC East. Steve Spurrier didn't waste time voicing his disappointment in moving this game to the middle of the season because he wanted to play Georgia when suspensions affected the Bulldogs.

October 13: Oklahoma vs. Texas- The Red River Rivalry hasn't disappointed in recent years. It has featured strong defenses in some games and shootouts in the others. With Oklahoma predicted by most to win the Big 12 and Texas seen as a possible surprise team, this could be another year with an intriguing game.

October 20: Florida State at Miami- Florida State should come out of this game with a win fairly easily, but this matchup is always a fun one to watch. The history and players produced by each school in the past always adds an interesting angle, too. In what is a down weekend of games, this might be the most intriguing.

October 27: Michigan at Nebraska- This game is already penciled in as a night game in prime time. The two historic programs will face off at Nebraska in a game that is important regardless of what year it is. As Nebraska starts to develop rivalries in the Big Ten, this could be one that happens because of the traditions of the two programs.

November 3: Alabama at LSU- Say hello to the easiest choice of the season. I didn't research this date very thoroughly because, quite honestly, there's no other game all season that could be of equal interest nationally. This national title rematch and third game in the past two years between the teams could be another classic.

November 8: Florida State at Virginia Tech. Okay, I cheated. This is a Thursday night game that will get plenty of interest. This could determine the team that wins the ACC Championship, and it'll be a Thursday night showdown that has the entire nation tuned in.

Now, back to your Saturday programing.

November 10: Arkansas at South Carolina: Mark this date down as a weak Saturday for elite games. Even with that said, South Carolina could be making a run at the SEC East title and have an important game here. The Razorbacks have plenty of offensive talent, and a young Gamecocks defense should be maturing by the time this game rolls around.

November 17: Oklahoma at West Virginia: This could be the game that determines the Big 12. It also might be one of the biggest offensive shootouts of the season. Landry Jones of Oklahoma and Geno Smith of West Virginia are two of the most talented and experienced quarterbacks returning in the country.

November 23: LSU at Arkansas: What a fun one this Friday after Thanksgiving game will be. An expected national title run for the Tigers will end its regular season in Fayetteville with the entire country watching. It'll also be a late-season game for head coach John L. Smith to take one last stab at proving to the Arkansas administration that he believes he deserves the head coaching job.

November 24: Michigan at Ohio State: Urban Meyer's first game against Michigan. It'll have the headlines on this Saturday while other rivalry games like Alabama-Auburn, Florida-Florida State and Clemson-South Carolina will also be on televisions across the country.

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