CFB is Back Baby – Week 1 Preview

No one knows anything. Everything is possible. It must be week 1.

There’s not much more to say than that, right? We think we know who’s good. But every year top 10 teams finish unranked, and a few unranked teams make their way into the top 15. (Or the all the way to the title game – see 2022 TCU)

Ignoring week 0 for a second. Week 1 is the only week where you look at all 133 teams and can say: Half of you are about to have a losing record. And the other half gets to start 1-0. The math isn’t that perfect though, there are too many games against FCS teams.

Unfortunately, most week 1 games are unwatchable. Tune up games, cupcakes, preseason, etc. Call it whatever you want. There are a lot of 20+ point favorites that will steamroll lesser teams by the middle of the 2nd quarter.

But there are some games I am looking forward to, and others I will keep an eye on if they get interesting. Week 1 spans 5 days, so this will be a little on the long side for a preview piece. 

  • Odds listed refer to spreads taken from