One week. Seven days. 168 hours, give or take. 10,080 minutes, give or take. 604,800 seconds, give or take.
That's what stands between us and the start of the college football season. Those seconds can't tick by fast enough.
A few of you have to wait a couple of more days, since your team doesn't play until either Friday or Saturday. Not much we can do about that. Some of the matchups are compelling. Some, not so much.
So your poll question today: Which Pac-12 game are you most looking forward to in Week 1. Here are your options (times are PT).
Washington State at BYU, Thursday, 7:15 p.m (ESPN): The Air Raid offense makes its debut in the Pac-12, and new head coach Mike Leach makes a return trip to his alma mater. We've been hearing how WSU has a sense of confidence they have never felt before. But they are also heavy underdogs.
San Diego State at Washington, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network): Keith Price kicks off his Heisman campaign, and we get our first look at the re-tooled Husky defense. They are facing a former Pac-12 quarterback and wide receiver. Any chance Washington is looking ahead to the showdown with LSU?
Colorado vs. Colorado State, Saturday, 1 p.m. (FX): Year 2 of the Jon Embree era begins, and the Buffs did close last season winning two of three. Will that momentum carry over? We'll see what Jordan Webb brings to the table at quarterback -- just weeks after arriving on campus.
USC vs. Hawaii, Saturday, 4:30 PM (Fox): Few teams have received as much hype as USC this offseason. The bowl ban has been lifted, Matt Barkley's Heisman run will kickoff, and the team with the most offensive weapons in the country will finally be on display for all to see.
Cal vs. Nevada, Saturday, noon (Pac-12 Network): Memorial Stadium is up and running, and so is the Bears' running-back-by-committee. How much has Zach Maynard matured in the offense, and how good will Cal's defense be this season?