Although it's tough to top a Holy War, when rivals meet with conference and national titles on the line -- as many did in the 2000s -- sparks fly.
The SEC and Big Ten are the main attractions, but there's even more to watch this weekend.
From September's lessons to October's forecasts to the coaches' corner, The Dash runs through it all.
With spring practices over, and the start of the season less than four months away, it's time to take a look at the revised way-too-early 2009 Top 25.
Which programs found starting quarterbacks? How is Oklahoma's rebuilt offensive line looking? Did ND rediscover its running game? Here are the top 12 developments from spring practice.
With signing day over and early departures for the NFL set, it's time to take a look at the revised way-too-early 2009 Top 25.
With so many games, it was easy to cull out the best (and worst) of the bowl season crop.
Out with the old and bring in the new in 2009? Not quite. Mark Schlabach has unveiled an early Top 25 and finds some familiar names at the top.
Alabama got a big boost from a senior defender while Oklahoma State's defense is sinking. Todd McShay has that and more in his Week 11 Stock Report.
In a normal season, the two best conferences beat each other into submission and a third conference gets a team in the BCS title game. This year should be different.
With a heavy police escort, Nick Saban returned to Tiger Stadium wearing crimson. He barely got out of town with Alabama still unbeaten and No. 1.
No. 1 Alabama's hard-fought, hard-earned win over No. 16 LSU in Nick Saban's hate-stained homecoming marks a changing of the Tide in the SEC West.
Skip Holtz's rebuilding job at East Carolina hit the mark Saturday. Tommy Bowden's first carry call missed badly. Mark Schlabach runs down all the weekend's hits and misses.
Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench examines Week 1 story lines, including the LSU and UCLA quarterbacks, Alabama's offense and potential fireworks between Michigan State and Cal.
From quarterbacks to Heisman hopefuls, Mark Schlabach has 25 reasons to be excited about the upcoming season.
SEC? Still hot. Notre Dame? Warming up. ACC? Not so much. What else is hot (and not) for the 2008 college football season? Mark Schlabach has the answers.