Yeah, I know, the 2018 FBS season is still far off in the horizon like a desert mirage, but that shouldn't prevent us from sprinting forward in hopes of whetting our palates with the sweet nectar of the gods that is week 1 college football lines.
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Here are your initial week 1 college football point spreads along with one sentence of commentary about each game. We'll have a complete update of all the week 1 spreads when they become available.
[divider]COFFARO: 2018 FBS Win Total Odds[divider]
Purdue -1.5 vs. Northwestern
The first Thursday evening of the season gets going in an ultimate coin-flip contest out of the Big Ten.
Colorado -8 vs. Colorado State
A Friday night neutral site matchup, the Buffalos have won the past three straight Rocky Mountain Showdowns and lead the series 65-22-2 all time.
Alabama -31 vs. Louisville
Played in Orlando, the Crimson Tide are notorious for absolutely demolishing Power 5 opponents in these season openers.
Auburn -4.5 vs. Washington
The Tigers will have a major "home field" advantage for this neutral site game played in Atlanta.
West Virginia -7 vs. Tennessee
Will this neutral site contest held in Charlotte be the first of many painful afternoons for Volunteers' fans similar to 2017's disaster?
Texas Tech -1.5 vs. Ole Miss
Played in Houston, this game has the potential to hit 100 points combined … by halftime.
Texas -12 at Maryland
Remember last year's opener in Austin where the Terrapins rocked their hosts 51-41 as massive 18.5-point underdogs?
UCLA -11.5 vs. Cincinnati
The Bearcats make the trek to the West Coast following a 4-8 campaign last year while the Bruins look to break in a new starter behind center.
Ohio State -32.5 vs. Oregon State
To be honest, I'm surprised this line isn't -40 or more.
California -4 vs. North Carolina
The Tar Heels travel to California to get revenge on a Golden Bears team that stunned them in Chapel Hill last year as 13.5-point dogs during week 1.
Stanford -16.5 vs. San Diego State
Speaking of revenge: The Cardinal were completely out-muscled in last year's 20-17 loss inside SDCCU Stadium.
Arizona -11 vs. BYU
I still can't get over the Cougars 16-10 home loss to UMass late last season so things can only get better in 2018.
Washington State -7 at Wyoming
The post-Josh Allen era gets going against one of the best passing attacks in the FBS.
Boise State -9.5 at Troy
The Trojans had every chance to win this game in last year's opener, but three turnovers did them in during a 24-13 defeat on the blue turf.
Duke -9.5 vs. Army
Army appears to be getting little respect despite coming off an epic 10-3 season a year ago.
Navy -11.5 vs. Hawaii
The Midshipmen make one of the longest trips humanly possible to open the season.
Oklahoma -22.5 vs. Florida Atlantic
If Lane Kiffin can orchestrate this upset in Norman, he very well may get a Power 5 offer by week 2.
Michigan -2.5 at Notre Dame
No clue why the Wolverines are favored on the road so I would keep an eye out for a Fighting Irish moneyline in late August.
LSU -2.5 vs. Miami (FL)
Tigers and Hurricanes do battle in Arlington on a Sunday night.
Florida State -6.5 vs. Virginia Tech
No one, and I mean no one, was more horrific at covering the spread last year than the Seminoles who failed to do so until the season finale against UL Monroe.