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The best games of next year's opening weekend

Great news, college football fans! There are only 235 days before Labor Day weekend marks the full return of your favorite pastime.

A full Saturday slate may seem impossibly far away, but the sport's opening weekend is stuffed with matchups that should once again make it worth the wait. To help take the sting out of your first day of college football withdrawal, here's a look at a few of the Week 1 games in 2018 that are worth marking down on your brand new calendars.

Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando, Florida)

The champs are back, and they just might have a new frontman.