Traditional matchups against in-state foes puts school pride on the line. Several games in the next two weeks also could make the difference in BCS spots, bowl bids or a program's future.
Which coaches enter the 2011 season on the hot seat? The list may include more than you think.
Former Colorado coach Dan Hawkins probably felt like South Park's oft-whacked character Kenny on many Sunday mornings. At least, he ended his Buffaloes career in the Bottom 10, along with nine other comical teams.
Remember when Washington gave us its so-called "Seattle Sound." Now, the Apple State is giving us some really bad football.
"In a world gone mad, yer so bad." Gainesville native Tom Petty must have been referring to Florida and the Bottom 10.
Week 2 wasn't any prettier for the Bottom 10, who are quickly becoming Legends of the Loss.
The Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" inspires this week's Bottom 10, where the season seemed to end before it even started for some teams.
Everybody hurts sometimes. But this week's crop of Bottom 10 teams have been hurting all season long.
In the 11th week of the Bottom 10, college football teams are getting what they pay for.
Michigan is one of the latest teams to be livin' on a prayer. Rich Rodriguez and the Wolverines join the pack as it moves to Bon Jovi's beats.
Florida, Big 12 QBs and neutral-site games are hot. Rich Rodriguez, soft schedules and Big 12 tiebreakers: not so much.
Conference championship games have arrived. On The Mark breaks down what to look for in each contest.
Texas was supposed to beat Texas Tech. Didn't happen. Oklahoma State was picked to beat the Red Raiders, too. Cowboys lost. Now Texas Tech is ready to face another favorite in Oklahoma.
The quarterbacks in the Ohio State-USC showdown will need to be on the mark this Saturday. Off the mark last week were Florida's running game and Syracuse coach Greg Robinson.
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.
As signing day approaches, Mark Schlabach takes a look at the recruiting needs of each Pac-10 team.