So you’ll have to forgive us, September, if we’re more than ready to turn the calendar. Because starting this Saturday, contenders start facing contenders. The stakes rise a little higher. The weeding out begins.
Florida at Alabama. Stanford at Oregon. Oklahoma vs. (diminished) Texas. By day’s end, the SEC and Pac-10 will each have a decided front-runner, as will the Big 12 South. And the intrigue is only intensified by the fact that none of these teams have looked immortal.