As we get into the month of May, the start of college football is closer than the end of the 2010 season. That is reason enough for excitement, especially with the NFL season in limbo due to the infamous lockout.
It's never too early to look ahead to the first weekend's slate of college games. This slideshow previews 20 programs who face the toughest challenges on the first weekend of the college football calendar.
Sure, plenty of big name schools have scheduled almost guaranteed wins, but there are some very fascinating games. These are listed in a general order from easiest to most difficult. Enjoy!