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Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State have 10 players within the draft for every of this year's picks. the highest two teams within the NFL draft for the primary time in four years have all been picked. The Sooners aren't any. 1 within the rankings prior Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia. they're looking to win a national title in next year's C-PNC championship game against Washington State University, which is ranked No. 2 within the top 10 within the national football rankings.
USC won the Pac-12 South Division title but lost 31-24 to Oregon within the championship game. Coach Clay Helton is just 18-13 within the past three seasons. The Trojans are scheduled to play at Notre Dame next season but will avoid Oregon and Washington within the January 1 Six bowl game. The defense improved under new coordinator Todd Orlando; USC's defense ranked third within the league in scoring defense and run defense (153.3 yards per game) USC's offensive football coach Tim Drevno fired and strength and conditioning coach Aaron Ausmus.
The return of faculty football remains over two months away, but that does not mean fans can't start planning for opening weekend and a slew of huge games that may be commencing across the season.
ESPN on Tuesday announced times for a few of the highest matchups this year, led by four games that may happen on national holiday weekend.
Clemson facing Georgia headlines the Week 1 slate on Sept. 4 with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on ABC. The non-conference game are going to be played on neutral ground at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both the Tigers and Bulldogs are expected to be College Football Playoff contenders, therefore the winner of the sport gets a significant resume-boost before the conference schedule.
Another ACC-SEC showdown comes earlier that day with defending champion Alabama meeting Miami (Fla.) at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Crimson Tide are breaking in an exceedingly new quarterback as they start their title defense. The Hurricanes are going to be hoping to play spoiler and begin their campaign with a serious boost.
The Sunday of opening weekend sees Notre Dame jaunt Florida State. That game are at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC. Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin face Louisville on national holiday at 8 p.m. on ESPN to shut out the primary full weekend of the season. That game also will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
In other games already assigned to clock time, Texas travels to Arkansas and Michigan hosts Washington in Week 2. the subsequent Saturday, Penn State gets a visit from Auburn.
Rivalry games for Oklahoma against Texas and Oklahoma State also will air ESPN or ABC later within the season, together with Clemson-Florida State and Notre Dame-Virginia Tech.
Saturday, Sept. 4
Alabama vs. Miami (Fla.), Atlanta, ABC, 3:30 p.m.
Clemson vs. Georgia, Charlotte, N.C., ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Mississippi, Atlanta, ESPN, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 11
Texas at Arkansas, ESPN, 7 p.m.
Washington at Michigan, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Auburn at Penn State, ABC, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Oklahoma vs. Texas, Dallas, TBD
Notre Dame at Virginia Tech, TBD
Saturday, Oct. 30
Florida State at Clemson, TBD
Saturday, Nov. 27
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, TBD