Monday, August 27, 2007

Yahoo! Sports: For openers, Cal-Tennessee tops list

Here are arguably the five best matchups of the season's first week:

1. Tennessee at California

The only first week matchup of top 25 teams – Cal is 12th, Tennessee is 15th - is also a rematch of a beat-down from last season. Tennessee physically overwhelmed Cal 35-18 (it wasn't that close) in Knoxville last season. This time, Cal gets its chance for redemption in front of its home crowd. Both teams feel they have legitimate championship aspirations, but the Bears must prove they're tough enough up front to avoid another embarrasment. Meanwhile, Tennessee is unsettled in the secondary, which is especially worrisome when facing Cal's explosive receiver DeSean Jackson.

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