College football season is fewer than two weeks away, and that means preseason polls, press conferences and predictions.
The following did not predict a winner of the Big Ten Conference Game—because that is almost impossible given what could happen over the course of the next three months—but it did predict division champions. One comes as no surprise, while some might find the other a bit of a stretch.
The "swing games" concerned the games that would make the difference in a team's best- and worst-case scenarios. These are potentially winnable or losable games, and these are the games—as opposed to major upsets—where the better coaches have to shine.
Primetime is when the college football big moments happen. Players make a name for themselves and teams prove a point. It's when everybody is glued to the television set and waiting for something earth-shattering to take place.
The college football schedule isn't set in stone, as there are a ton of games that don't have a set time. This prime-time scheduling is serious business. Games will receive the best television times depending on which teams play well and who is in the national championship conversation.
There are a few rivalry matchups that are obvious choices, but there are also a couple of sleepers that will force big networks to schedule for evening programming.
Note: All chosen games don't have a set time at the moment, but they should be prime-time selections.