The upcoming 2017 college football season looks like it is going to be one of the best we’ve seen in years. After back-to-back seasons of Alabama and Clemson meeting in the College Football Playoffs Championship Game, many are hoping and even expecting a rubber match to break the tie between these two storied programs. However, there will be ample opportunity for new contenders to emerge, as nothing is guaranteed in the crazy world of football.
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Here’s a few of the games you can’t afford to miss in 2017. These matchups will shape the Top-25 polls and help determine which team wins it all this season.
Alabama vs. Florida State
Watch It: September 2, 8pm on ABC
This is an unbelievable kick-off game that will start the season with a bang. Top-ranked Alabama is coming off a heartbreaking defeat to the Clemson Tigers in last year’s title game and is hungry for revenge. If they want to get back to the national championship game, the Crimson Tide will need to win this game in order to jump-start a championship run.
It won’t be easy, however, as the Seminoles are expected to be one of the top teams in the country. With a preseason ranking of No. 3, FSU is projected to be the team to beat in the ACC—even ahead of defending champs Clemson. They could make a big statement by upsetting the Tide in this Chik-Fil-A Kickoff Game.
Alabama is a 6.5-point favorite here, but as mentioned, nothing is for sure in college football. Make sure you tune in to watch what may be one of 2017’s most thrilling games.
Ohio State at Michigan
Watch It: November 25, 12pm on FOX
The Big Ten is arguably the most stacked conference in college football, boasting a handful of elite teams that have the capability of winning a national title. Ohio State and Michigan, are two of the best the Big Ten has to offer, will clash in a post-Thanksgiving showdown that will play a big role in identifying the top squad in the conference’s East division.
Ohio State will go into 2017 as the No. 2 ranked team, while Michigan is a bit behind at No. 11. These teams have a ton of history, dating back to their first showdown in in 1897. There have been 113 total meetings and almost all of them have been action-packed affairs. This should be no different, as the Wolverines look to avenge their double-overtime loss in Columbus last year. With the game occurring in Ann Arbor, it will be interesting to see if the Buckeyes can keep their five-year winning streak going in “The Game”. Make sure you tune in to FOX on DISH Network to watch it all go down.