The Three Best Weekends of the Upcoming College Football Season

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This month marks the final month without football as the College Football Season officially kicks off in August. Whether you plan on traveling to games or enjoying every game at home, this part of the year you start to schedule some of the most exciting weekends of the season. In the SEC and Nationally, three weekends standout above the rest as the best weekend slates of the season.

Week 7

Right at the mid-point of the College Football season, we'll get one of the best slates of the College Football Season. In conference, we'll get to see LSU face off against Ole Miss in a game where both teams very well could be unbeaten. The Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers will face off in their yearly third Saturday of September matchup.

Conference realignment gives us our first look at the Red River Rivalry with both Oklahoma and Texas now in the SEC. We'll see Penn State travel West to California in a conference game against USC which will certainly take some getting used to. Heading west is also the Ohio Buckeyes to take on the Oregon Ducks in a matchup between two likely top-five opponents.

Week 8

After a jam-packed weekend of games in Week 7 the Week 8 slate offers top-tier matchups that may be better than the previous weeks. In the SEC we'll see Kalen DeBoer and Alabama travel to Neyland after the Alabama-Tennessee game two years ago was one of the best of the season. The Texas Longhorns will play host to the Georgia Bulldogs which could easily be a matchup between the Nation's top two teams. Matchups like LSU vs Arkansas, Kentucky Vs Florida, and Auburn Vs Missouri could all be highly entertaining depending how the teams start.

Outside the SEC, Colorado will face Arizona in a game that will feature two elite quarterbacks in Noah Fifita and Shedeur Sanders. The slate doesn't have many matchups that excited outside the SEC but, the in-conference schedule is unbelievable.

Week 14

Perhaps the Greatest weekend in College Football and all of sports by far is rivalry week in college football. This year rivalry week reaches a whole new level with conference realignment and the expanded playoff as some rivalries return while most of these games will have playoff implications.

This year, Rivalry Weekend will feature The Iron Bowl, The Game, The Egg Bowl, The Sunshine Showdown, and the Palmetto Bowl. This year brings back the Lone Star showdown between Texas and Texas A&M for the first time since 2011. There are also games that may have playoff implications like LSU vs Oklahoma, Maryland Vs Penn State, Washington Vs Oregon, Notre Dame Vs USC, and NC State vs North Carolina.

This weekend every year has determined who plays in the Conference Championship games and in some instances has killed college football playoff hopes. Nearly every game mentioned could decide who makes it into the expanded 12-team College Football Playoff and losses by some teams in these rivalries could see their coaches fired.