Alabama vs Florida State as starting off the 2017-2018 College Football season a first preseason #1 vs #2 matchup come September 2nd. There crazy thing is regardless of who loses its likely as long as the team doesn't lose another game through the season they could meet again in the four team playoff at the end of the year. Much better to lose at the seasons beginning than at the end. Also for both teams it is an out of conference game so they still could easily win their own conference and wind up being both top rated at the years end.
For the Tennessee VOL fans it looks like Tennessee had been looked down upon to start the season all in a year Butch Jones really needs to secure some signature wins to avoid fan revolt in VOL country. Tennessee starts off the year not even being mentioned in the top 25, not that it really means anything though. Starting off against ACC's Georgia Tech could give them some early credence or a devastating loss which would set many on a pessimistic outlook for the soon to follow, must win to complete in the SEC East, Florida game. Tennessee fans are always crowing about how they are going to beat Bama each year but somehow lose sight of Florida and/or Georgia and become irrelevant before they ever make it into the third week of October. Each year Tennessee says this will be their year and true to form they give Alabama a tough game usually but Tennessee best worry about Florida and Georgia first and take Bama as Bama comes. Roll Tide, War Eagle, Go Vols, How bout them Dogs it's almost time.