College football 2012: Top games to watch

  • Updated: August 28, 2012 - 9:26 PM

Michigan and head coach Brady Hoke tangle with 2010 national champion Alabama on Saturday.

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Saturday: Alabama vs. Michigan (in Arlington, Texas)

Alabama begins defense of its title against the Big Ten's top team.

Sept. 8: Georgia at Missouri

Mizzou gets its first taste of life inside the SEC.

Sept. 15: Alabama at Arkansas

SEC West Division game should be a matchup between top-10 teams.

Sept. 22: Clemson at Florida State

The ACC's top two teams seek an early lead in the Atlantic Division.

Sept. 29: Wisconsin at Nebraska

The Huskers don't need any extra motivation after losing to the Badgers by 31 points in Madison last season.

Oct. 6: Louisiana State at Florida

The Tigers begin difficult four-game stretch in the Swamp.

Oct. 13: Texas vs. Oklahoma (in Dallas)

One of the great rivalries in college football.

Oct. 20: Michigan State at Michigan

The Wolverines look to end a four-game losing streak to their in-state rival.

Oct. 27: Notre Dame at Oklahoma

Two historic programs have met only nine times.

Nov. 3: Oregon at USC; Alabama at LSU

Two matchups potentially with

national title implications.

Nov. 10: Arkansas at South Carolina

This could be an important SEC matchup depending on what happens earlier in the season.

Nov. 17: Oklahoma at West Virginia

New Big 12 rivals feature terrific QBs: the Sooners' Landry Jones vs. the Mountaineers' Geno Smith.

Nov. 24: Michigan at Ohio State

It doesn't get much better than this rivalry.

Jan. 7: BCS Championship Game prediction: USC vs. LSU

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