That calendar you received as a holiday present has been sitting on the wall, so lonely, just waiting to get marked up with important dates for the new year. The birthdays and anniversaries are listed, but it still feels like something is missing.
And then you remember: the 2016 college football season! Gotta get those Saturdays charted out, so in case someone tries to invite you to a fall wedding, you can say you already have plans.
The 2016 slate is not fully complete, as a few leagues—cough, Atlantic Coast Conference—haven't released their schedules, and there's always the possibility of some games getting shifted to a weeknight for TV purposes. For the most part, though, things are set enough to start looking ahead to the most anticipated games of the fall.
And there are plenty. We almost could have filled the list just with games on the opening weekend, which promises to be among the most intriguing first weeks ever, though interesting games are set for every weekend.
Check out our list of the 50 most anticipated games of 2016 and then give us your thoughts in the comments section.