Rivals.com breaks down the top 102 (?) games of the 2009 season, and the No. 1 selection shouldn't be a surprise.
Does Oct. 17 at the Cotton Bowl ring a bell? The lure of Texas-Oklahoma extends far beyond the fan bases or even the two states. Writes Tom Dienhart:
"In the 1990s, Florida-Florida State was college football's can't-miss game. In the 1980s, the Florida State-Miami game was the rivalry that annually had the most national-title implications.
"Now, center stage belongs to the Red River Rivalry. It not only determines supremacy in the Big 12 South - and the entire conference, for that matter - but also the pecking order for the BCS title game. That will be the case again, as Texas opens the season ranked No. 2 in the AP poll and Oklahoma No. 3."