College Football: 10 Best Week 1 Matchups

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College Football: 10 Best Week 1 Matchups
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Hope springs eternal the opening week of the college football season.

Every BCS squad thinks it has a shot at a bowl game if it can spring an upset or two. Every team in the Top 10 believes a national title is within its grasp.

Heck, Lou Holtz probably even thinks Notre Dame is going to win it all.

Three weeks from tomorrow, it all begins.

While the script for college football’s first week usually begins with a BCS squad paying a smaller school hundreds of thousands of dollars to receive a heavy thrashing, there are always a couple of marquee games.

This year is no different. Here are the 10 best matchups of the opening week.

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