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ARTICLE: No shortage of big games in this week's Super 25

By Jim Halley, USA TODAY High School Sports, 08/25/16, 12:15PM EDT


(Photo: Steve Mitchell USA TODAY Sports Images).

Last week’s Super 25 schedule was a nice tasty appetizer, but this week’s slate is the main course.

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The top seven teams in the Super 25 football rankings are all playing ranked teams. I can’t ever remember a week like this. For comparison, next week, when the college football season kicks off in earnest, only three of the top 10 teams in the USA TODAY/Amway Coaches Poll are playing ranked opponents, with a whole lot of Bowling Greens and Appalachian States in between.

Let that sink in. It’s expensive to play out of state teams and yet more high schools are going past state borders this week to play opponents than Division I superpowers.