The college football season began last weekend with a nice appetizer of four games that featured at least one FBS team. This week, the season begins in earnest with a full slate of games, headlined by three matchups on our list of the top 50 games of the 2018 season — Washington-Auburn in Atlanta, LSU-Miami (Fla.) in Arlington, Texas, as well as Michigan at Notre Dame.
These, however, are just four of the great games that you need to put on your calendar for the upcoming season. It was a difficult task, but we managed to trim our list to 50. (And yes, it is kind of heavy with Big Ten games, but that’s what happens when one division has four teams ranked in the top 12). Here it is.
1. Michigan at Ohio State (Nov. 24)
Whether “The Spot” was good or not in 2016, Jim Harbaugh hopes to avoid becoming the first Michigan coach to begin his tenure 0–4 vs. Ohio State.
Fun fact: Ohio State has scored at least 30 points in each of the last five meetings in the series. It’s the first time either team has accomplished the feat in the rivalry.
2. Auburn at Alabama (Nov. 24)
The defending national champions visit the defending SEC West champs in the latest installment of the top rivalry in college football. Once again, a trip to the SEC Championship Game could be on the line.