Sooners-Longhorns 2008, they’re still talking about and will until kickoff on Oct. 17.
I also had OU-Chattanooga No. 96, and with a halftime score of 50-0, that seems pretty solid.
The rankings are based on three factors: likely importance, matchup attractiveness and likely competitiveness. For instance, an OU-Brigham Young game is strong in the first two categories but doesn’t figure to go to the wire. OSU-Georgia hits the mark in all three.
Likewise, an Iowa State-Texas A&M game is higher ranked than Iowa State-Nebraska. At least ISU-A&M might be close past the first quarter.
This exercise points out the ridiculous non-conference scheduling. Exactly half the football games this season involving Big 12 teams will be non-conference.
But of my top 20 games, only five are non-conference. Of my top 30, only eight are non-conference.
Of my bottom 20 games, 19 are non-conference games.
I can’t wait for September. But when it arrives, I’ll be ready for October.
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