This post is courtesy from the guys and Blue Ribbon. While we disagree with some of the rankings the overall list is pretty solid. Be sure to visit Maddux Sports for winning college football picks against the spread this season.
The college football season is almost upon us, with 11 games kicking off Aug. 30. And while more than 700 Football Bowl Subdivision games will be played this autumn, like any other season, a select few will be slated as potential Games of the Year. That said; here’s a look at the 10 regular-season games we’re most looking forward in 2007:
10) (tie) Miami at Oklahoma, TCU at Texas, Sept. 8–Seems more programs are coming around to the idea of not scheduling Austin Prey and friends in the early goings.
First up, there’s the rematch of the 1987 Orange Bowl in which Miami won, 20-14, to claim the national title. The programs haven’t met since.
As for TCU-Texas, the former Southwest Conference rivals haven’t met since 1995, and while the Frogs upset of OU in 2005 was monumental for the program, a win in Austin would mean tenfold in terms of in-state recruiting and pride.
Incidentally, the Hook ’em Horns hand signal originated at the 1955 TCU-Texas game.
9) LSU at Alabama, Nov. 3–To many Crimson Tide fans, Nick Saban (above right) could earn his entire contract with a defeat of his former team in Tuscaloosa. LSU has won four straight over ‘Bama.
8) UCLA at USC, Dec. 1–A season removed from losing to Southern California, 66-19, the Bruins stunned the college football world by knocking USC out of the BCS title game via a 13-9 win last December. This game is also likely to have BCS implications.
7) Virginia Tech at LSU, Sept. 8–This game follows the path of Ohio State-Texas the last two seasons in terms of two top-10 teams meeting before conference play. The battle up front between Tech OT Duane Brown and LSU DT Glenn Dorsey should be a treat.
6) Louisville at West Virginia, Nov. 8–This was among the more-entertaining games of 2006, and Cardinals QB Brian Brohm and Mountaineers TB Steve Slaton are each top-5 Heisman Trophy contenders.
5) Boise State at Hawaii, Nov. 23–Every college football fan should see Hawaii QB Colt Brennan play at least once. Make it this game.
4) Texas vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 6–It’s difficult to articulate to those outside of these two states how much this game means each year; never mind with each being a national title contender.
3) Ohio State at Michigan, Nov. 17–This is supposed to be the Year of the Wolverines in the Big 10, but remember, Ohio State has won three straight and five-of-six.
2) USC at Cal, Nov. 10–There’s a legitimate chance that these are the best two teams in country this season. And while USC QB John David Booty might win the Heisman, there isn’t a more exciting player in college football than Cal WR/PR DeSean Jackson.
1) Florida at LSU, Oct. 6–Was there any doubt?