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The preliminaries are over. Or nearly over. Three weeks into the season — four if you count Week 0 — it’s time to look ahead to conference play.
Georgia broke the seal on the SEC season by shooting a giant warning flare into the air in its evisceration of South Carolina. Ohio State has issued several alerts, scoring 20 touchdowns in the nonconference slate before kicking off Big Ten play this week. Michigan has 22 touchdowns — tied for No. 2 nationally — but hasn’t played a Power Five opponent yet.
USC plays perhaps the biggest Pac-12 game to date traveling to surprising Oregon State this week. ESPN’s “College GameDay” has chosen Florida-Tennessee much to the disgust of Kansas, which is hosting Duke with both teams off to 3-0 starts (the Jayhawks for the first time in 13 years). The Gators, after beating then-top 10 Utah in Week 1, failed their first SEC test losing to Kentucky. Josh Heupel has done his job, molding the SEC’s highest-scoring offense at Tennessee going into its conference opener.
Arkansas and rehabilitated 13 Texas A&M play one of those prove-it games in Jerry World. The Aggies have won nine of the last 10. To the winner goes the honor of “deciding” Alabama’s fate beginning in October. The Crimson Tide play at the Razorbacks on Oct. 1 and host the Aggies on Oct. 8.
It may seem like the season just started, but it’s actually a quarter complete.
We ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Out: Michigan State, Texas Tech, Marshall
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