While some power schools like to schedule cupcake opponents in Week 1, others tend to pit themselves against marquee opponents as an early test of their squad's fortitude.
The great thing about the College Football Playoff is that one loss to a good team in Week 1 is no longer a death sentence, so more and more power conference teams will start facing each other earlier on in the year as time progresses.
But for this year, we've already got some high-profile games, including Oklahoma State vs. Florida State, Alabama vs. West Virginia and even an SEC match between Auburn and Arkansas.
Unfortunately for some of those teams, among others, the cards aren't in their hands this year, and they'll be starting at an 0-1 record after the opening week.
Let's check out which teams are doomed for that fate.