Time for title contenders to do battle, weeding out process to begin

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.