It’s Week 0. What does that mean exactly?
Well, it means you don’t get a spreadsheet to start the season. There wouldn’t be much point as there’s only one game in each time slot. You also don’t get my picks for your best viewing options throughout the day (for the same reason).
But what you do get is... football!!! Sort of. And a prime opportunity to mock the state of college football in the state of Florida. Which is nice.
Here’s one way you could choose to spend your Saturday:
Villanova Wildcats @ Colgate Raiders, 12:00 pm, CBSSN
Last year Colgate’s only losses were to a ranked Syracuse, a ranked Army, and North Dakota State in the playoff. They were champions of the Patriot League. Villanova finished 5-6 and was 10th in the Colonial. *shrugs*
Samford Bulldogs vs. Youngstown St. Penguins (Montgomery, AL), 3 pm, ESPN
I spent 30 seconds of my life looking up Youngstown State’s mascot. I don’t feel great about that. I feel like doing almost anything else would have been a more productive use of my time. I do know that I’m not wild about other teams calling themselves Bulldogs... so put some money on the Penguins, I guess?
#8 Florida Gators vs. Miami-Florida Hurricanes (Orlando, FL), 7 pm, ESPN
I’m not exactly sure what the AP voters are seeing that I’m missing (and I do not claim objectivity), but if Miami manages to pull this one off, I’m probably going to reply to a few tweets I’ve got bookmarked in a less than empathetic fashion.
Arizona Wildcats @ Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, 10:30 pm, CBSSN
Time to find out what Year 2 of the Kevin Sumlin experiment looks like. I mean, what else are you gonna be doing at 1 am Sunday morning?
That’s it for now, folks. Next week you get the real thing.