The 2022 college football season has arrived. Although the season soft-launched with “Week 0” on Aug. 27, the real meat of the season’s opening starts this Thursday and continues through a long Labor Day weekend that college football gets all to itself (the NFL is still over a week away from kicking off its regular season).
A full Week 1 schedule is here, and below are seven college football games that I think will be particularly interesting to watch during this stretch. Don’t consider this a list of the juiciest matchups between the highest-ranked teams—those rankings will be useless a few weeks after the season starts anyway. Instead, think of it as a list of games that might teach us something about the teams involved.
Let’s start with the first one of the week.
The Best Week 1 College Football Games to Watch This Season
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