2007 Schedule Planner - Week 14
Championship Saturday marks end of regular season
Aug. 23, 2007
By Adam Caparell
Adam is CSTV.com's football editor and national football writer.
Over the summer, CSTV.com will be taking a look at the college football schedule, highlighting the top matchups, the can't-miss games and the storylines that make certain contests so intriguing. Check in every Thursday for the heads-up on what games are shaping up to be the best each week, the top offensive matchups, Heisman showcases and a few others that have piqued our interest.
Nearly everyone who has already wrapped up their season is awaiting the final BCS projections released Sunday, Dec. 2 to get an idea of how they fit into the bowl picture.
Of course, this is Championship Saturday. Five different conferences will crown champions as the ACC, Big 12, C-USA, MAC and SEC all hold their annual title games. The BCS conference championship games are must-watches since the winners of each respective game gains automatic entry into one of the five bowls. Plus, there figures to be a potential national title participant or two competing in one of the conference championship games.
So a lot's riding on this weekend, including a Commander-In-Chief Trophy.
Games of the Week
The Big East could be on the line in this revenge game for the Cardinals as
Sat., Dec. 1 -
The Civil War should be heated as usual as the Beavers make the trek to
UCLA pulled off the upset over the Trojans in
BCS Buster of the Week
Sat., Dec. 1 - Washington at
All that could stand between the Warriors and a potential BCS berth is the Huskies, who hope to feature a better defense than the one that ran onto the field last year: Washington finished 95th in total defense in 2006, but fortunately for Ty Willingham, his front four returns intact. They'll need all the pressure they can muster against Colt Brennan, who figures to torch
Rivalry of the Week
Sat., Dec. 1 - Army vs. Navy,
Of course it's not what it used to be, but when the Black Knights and Midshipmen get together, it's still big news. Army hasn't beaten Navy in since 2001 and that doesn't figure to change any time soon. Army was making some strides under Bobby Ross, but can they continue the momentum after Ross unexpectedly resigned last winter? It remains to be seen now that Stan Brock takes over. Plus, Paul Johnson has won a Navy record four-straight Commander-In-Chief Trophies, having posted a perfect 8-0 record against Army and Air Force the past four seasons. He's a vastly underrated coach and Navy simply has a lot more talent than Army.