This weekend’s CFB games include undefeated, top-ranked teams

Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (“Reqiuem for a Pylon Route” T-shirts sold separately in College Station):

FIRST QUARTER

THE OCTOBER BLOCKBUSTER WEEKEND IS COMING

This week is why college football always wins, in spite of itself. No matter how much the people in charge try to screw it up, they can’t fully ruin it. No matter how greedy the power brokers are, how reckless they are with money, how much they push around the fans, how rudderless the entire enterprise is—the sport always delivers. It gives us weeks like this.

We are heading into one of the greatest October Saturdays in recent memory. Three matchups of undefeated teams. Two top-ten clashes. Major showdown games in every Power 5 conference. There are College Football Playoff implications. Conference championship implications. Heisman trophy implications. This is going to be big.

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