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Now this is the way to start the college football season. Wholesale Nuggets Jerseys .The usual steady stream of games from Thursday through Monday night this year includes four matchups of ranked teams and six more ranked teams facing Power Five opposition, four of those away from home.In some cases, regardless of the quality of the competition, the names alone scream big-time college football game. Alabama vs. USC. Texas vs. Notre Dame.Since the NFL moved the start of its season to the week following Labor Day in 2001, college football has turned summers last hurrah weekend into a delightful opening act. But it tended to be quantity -- lots of games on TV spread out over five games -- over high quality. Most top teams were playing cupcakes.The College Football Playoff has encouraged teams to play step-up nonconference scheduling since one loss early wont kill a teams national championship hopes. The demands of television networks and fans -- who are paying the bills in college football -- also pushed schools to accept more challenging games.This opening weekend is not quite the greatest in college football history. In 1998, eight games matched Top 25 teams. But it is better than most.The last time four games paired ranked teams in the first week of the season was 2009. The opening slate that year included a top-10 matchup in Atlanta between No. 5 Alabama and No. 7 Virginia Tech, won by the Crimson Tide, and No. 20 BYU upsetting No. 3 Oklahoma at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas.A third-ranked Sooners team losing in an NFL stadium to a school from outside the power conferences? Houston fans would like to see a repeat of that Saturday.The picks:SATURDAY MAIN EVENTSNo. 1 Alabama (minus 11 1/2) vs. No. 20 Southern California at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TexasThe thought of losing to the defending national champions might not be so bad for USC fans. The thought of losing to former Trojans coach Lane Kiffin, now the Tides offensive coordinator, probably wont be as easy to take ... ALABAMA 27-14.No. 3 Oklahoma (minus 11) vs. No. 15 Houston at NRG Stadium in HoustonThe last time the Cougars went into a huge early season game this highly ranked was 1991 against Miami, and it did not turn out well for Houston. Can another much-hyped bunch of Coogs be heading for a similar fate? ... OKLAHOMA 38-24.No. 18 Georgia (minus 2 1/2) vs. No. 22 North Carolina at the Georgia Dome in AtlantaThe Kirby Smart era begins for the Bulldogs. More importantly, the Nick Chubb era continues after last years knee injury put it on hold ... GEORGIA 28-23.UNDERCARDNo. 2 Clemson (minus 7 1/2) at AuburnQB DeShaun Watson was last seen putting up 478 total yards against Alabamas defense. Auburn does not have Alabamas defense. ... CLEMSON 35-21, BEST BET.No. 5 LSU (minus 10) vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WisconsinBadgers best bet to stop RB Leonard Fournette was defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, but he is with the Tigers now ... LSU 28-10.No. 16 UCLA (plus 3) at Texas A&MPac-12-SEC matchup could feature the No. 1 pick in this years NFL draft, Aggies DE Myles Garrett, and next years, Bruins QB Josh Rosen ... UCLA 27-24, UPSET SPECIALEASY OPENERSBowling Green (plus 28) at No. 6 Ohio StateUrban Meyer gets to ease in a bunch of new Buckeyes ... OHIO STATE 45-14.Hawaii (plus 40) at No. 7 MichiganBack-to-back road trips to Australia and Ann Arbor. The Rainbow Warriors might need a new travel agent ... MICHIGAN 48-7.Rutgers (plus 26 1/2) at No. 14 WashingtonThe Huskies hype machine is not likely to be interrupted by a visit from the rebuilding Scarlet Knights ... WASHINGTON 31-7.Miami of Ohio (plus 27) at No. 17 IowaKirk Ferentz begins his 18th season at Iowa, tied with Bob Stoops of Oklahoma as the longest tenured coach in major college football ... IOWA 45-10.UMass (plus 35) at No. 25 FloridaThe first of three SEC opponents for the Minutemen. Only SEC teams play more ... FLORIDA 56-13.SUNDAY SHOWDOWNNo. 10 Notre Dame (minus 3) at TexasThe first of many referendum games for Longhorns coach Charlie Strong ... NOTRE DAME 24-20.MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLNo. 4 Florida State (minus 4) vs. No. 11 Mississippi at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FloridaAmong running backs with at least 100 carries, the Seminoles Dalvin Cook had the highest average per carry against Power Five opponents at 7.69 ... 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Before, during and after their A-League fight, it was plain that theres no love lost between John Aloisi and John van t Schip.The former A-League allies competed vociferously at AAMI Park on Saturday night, only for Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.Prior to the match, Aloisi stoked the fire by putting the microscope on referee Shaun Evans treatment of Bruno Fornaroli.Van t Schip countered by calling him a whingeing baby that should focus on his own affairs.After kickoff, Brisbanes Jade North took the Roars attention on Fornaroli to a new level by diving in an attempt to get the A-Leagues leading scorer in hot water.It didnt work.City played on while the defender was on the ground, scoring an equaliser that didnt previously look like coming.Cue hysterics on both benches, Citys goalkeeper remonstrating in front of Brisbanes bench and Roar assistant Ross Aloisi throwing the ball at City defender Josh Rose.And that was before either coach sat down in front of a microphone.Van t Schip lashed Aloisi for his hypocrisy over Citys alleged diving, and North for his act.A coach accusing us of diving ... and having a player like North doing that, he said.He tried to get Bruno sent off and in the end they got punished.Credit to (Citys playerrs). Cheap Nuggets Jerseys China. They understood what was going on and they made a good goal.Aloisi said he would address the incident with North but backed the defenders integrity.He obviously got hit but was it hard enough to go down? I dont think so, he said.Jades not a player to try and get someone sent off.Van t Schip suggested Aloisis ploy to influence Evans paid off after Fornaroli was not awarded free kicks that he might otherwise have won.Ask the referees. It looks like it. But you have to be careful about those comments, he said.Aloisi said he couldnt influence a referee, saying his biggest gripe was Dean Bouzanis act of running from the City goal to deliver a riposte.It was a bit poor to run all that way to have a go at me, he said.If my players sledged the opposition coach, Id be disappointed. Its a lack of respect.But both managers bit back on the idea that a personal animosity existed between the two.Aloisi said he saw a manager trying to protect his own team and understood why hed be jeered by AAMI Park fans.The Dutchman said it was just part of the game.It shows hes been worried about his own team, thats all I can make of it, he said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '