They know you don’t really really care about week one, but to change the definition of a week? Absurd.
Welcome to an early “week one” CFB primer. The NCAA is now exercising its unquestioned authority by changing the definition of a week. Week one will last from August 25th to September 5th, which is eleven days. That is closer to two weeks than one. Bullshit.
In spite of the NCAA’s new definition of a week, I will power rank the right amount of days in a week.
The NCAA jamming everything on Saturday is the only right way to do things as far as I’m concerned. From a blogger’s perspective, this is great because I have time to recap the week before and preview the week ahead while keeping to a strict schedule. Thursday and Tuesday football make this tough, yet manageable. Now the NCAA has invented the eleven day week. Now I’m grumpy I have to do this early. Rant ended.
(We’re changing up the formula from the past few years. Hope you enjoy!)
Oklahoma @ Houston
The Cougars are everyone’s bold prediction of the year, so don’t pat yourself on the back too hard. Here are some more things people with “insight” will say about this game:
It’s going to be good, you don’t need pretext.
North Carolina @ Georgia
If you don’t care for the South, UNC is your bold prediction of the year. I’m sorry to say, but they are probably going to destroyed by a Georgia team that is just miles ahead. UNC’s offence is killer, but not killer enough to beat the Georgia defence. Nick Chubb is probably going to run all over UNC’s defence, the Tarheels’ only flaw. Not a good flaw to have.
Ole Miss @ Florida State
FSU has some redeemin’ to do. Ole Miss does too, after shitting away their previous season in horrific fashion. I don’t think either of these teams is a serious playoff contender later in the season, so enjoy them now.
North Texas @ SMU
This game is technically in prime time, so I guess you have better things to watch in the same timeslot. For example,
You know what, do whatever is best for you.
Rhode Island vs. Kansas
Rhode Island won one more game than Kansas last year. I couldn’t make up anything better than that.
USC vs Alabama (Cowboys Classic)
Remember that terrible ESPN magazine cover that argued that Lane Kiffin and Matt Barkley were the best hopes at destroying Alabama’s dynasty? That was supposed to be the historical turning points for both schools. Now it’s a punchline, and this is the the setup joke. Lots of sadness here.
Maine vs. Connecticut
Both mascots are screaming at each other, how could you not be entertained?
Colorado vs. Colorado State
It’s a bit early for a Rocky Mountain Showdown, but it’s better to get this out of the way sooner rather than later.
I got nothing for ya. Sorry this week is full of ass. Maybe Texas and Wisconsin will pretend to be competitive for two quarters against Notre Dame and LSU. Otherwise, phhbbbbt.
Maybe Georgia Tech and Boston College will be entertaining until it turns into a defensive showdown with neither team gaining a yard for 39 minutes.
Here are the five teams this week who will have their dreams smashed this week.
We here at BCS Buddy encourage a good dose of healthy eating alongside school pride, so this section will provide a good breakfast for a random school (decided by random number generator). This week, SMU fans will munch down on what I call: “The Pony Express,” a nod to SMU’s many traditions and proud past.
What you’ll need
The best SMU tradition is repeatedly clowning on it for things you weren’t alive for or aren’t relevant anymore, especially when they are still really bad.
Hawaii vs. Cal- Cal
Presbyterian @ CMU- CMU
Charlotte @ Louisville- Louisville
Tulane @ Wake Forest- Wake Forest
Tennessee-Martin @ Cincinnati- Cincinnati
Maine @ Connecticut- Connecticut
William & Mary @ NC State- NC State
Indiana @ FIU- Indiana
Appalachian State @ Tennessee- Tennessee
South Carolina @ Vanderbilt- South Carolina
Southern Utah @ Utah- Utah
Weber State @ Utah State- USU
Rice @ WKU- WKU
Oregon State @ Minnesota- Minnesota
South Dakota @ UNM- UNM
Montana State @ Idaho- Idaho
Jackson State @ UNLV- UNLV
Mississippi Valley State @ Eastern Michigan- EMU
Ball State @ Georgia State- GSU
Albany @ Buffalo- Buffalo
Colgate @ Syracuse- Syracuse
Army @ Temple- Temple
Furman @ Michigan State- MSU
Northwestern State @ Baylor- Baylor (fuck Baylor though)
Colorado State @ Colorado- Colorado
Kansas State @ Stanford- Stanford
Toledo @ Arkansas State- Toledo
Cal Poly @ Nevada- Nevada
Georgia Tech @ Boston College- Georgia Tech
Oklahoma @ Houston- Oklahoma (GOTW)
Fordham @ Navy- Navy
Eastern Kentucky @ Purdue- Purdue
Bowling Green @ Ohio State- OSU
Western Michigan @ Northwestern- NW
Hawaii @ Michigan- Michigan
Boise State @ ULL- Boise
South Alabama @ Mississippi State- MSU
Missouri @ WVU- WVU
Howard @ Maryland- Maryland
Liberty @ Virginia Tech- VTech
Villanova @ Pitt- Pitt
Abilene Christian @ Air Force- Air Force
Rutgers @ Washington- Washington
UCLA @ Texas A&M- UCLA
LSU vs. Wisconsin- LSU
Richmond @ Virginia- Virginia
Kent State @ Penn State- PSU (fuck PSU though)
Miami (OH) @ Iowa- UNDEFEATED IOWA
Texas State @ Ohio- Ohio
Murray State @ Illinois- Illinois
Southeastern Louisiana @ Oklahoma State- OkST
LA Tech @ Arkansas- Arkansas
UC Davis @ Oregon- Oregon
Georgia vs. UNC- Georgia
Southern Illinois @ FAU- FAU
Hampton @ ODU- ODU
North Carolina Central @ Duke- Duke
Western Carolina @ East Carolina- ECU
Florida A&M @ Miami- Miami
Savannah State @ Georgia Southern- GSU
Austin Peay @ Troy- Troy
VMI @ Akron- Akron
Alabama A&M @ MTSU- MTSU
SMU @ North Texas- SMU
San Jose State @ Tulsa- Tulsa
Towson @ USF- USF
South Carolina State @ UCF- UCF
Rhode Island @ Kansas- Kansas (This was close)
Southeast Missouri State @ Memphis- Memphis
Alabama State @ UTSA- UTSA
Southern @ ULM- ULM
Southern Miss @ Kentucky- Southern Miss (BATTER DOWN THE HATCHES, IT’S AN UPSET ALERT)
UMass @ Florida- Florida
USC vs. Alabama- Bama
Northern Iowa @ Iowa State- Iowa State
Fresno State @ Nebraska- Nebraska
Eastern Washington @ Wazzu- Wazzu
New Mexico State @ UTEP- UTEP
South Dakota State @ TCU- TCU
Stephen F. Austin @ Texas Tech- TTU
New Hampshire @ San Diego State- SDS
Clemson @ Auburn- Clemson
Arizona @ BYU- BYU
Northern Illinois @ Wyoming- NIU
Northern Arizona @ Arizona State- ASU
ND @ Texas- ND
Ole Miss @ FSU- FSU
Have fun folks (these are subject to change at any time)!