Much will be made when October and November roll around of a scheduling quirk that forces Alabama to play six SEC opponents coming off bye weeks.
But how about in the ACC? Who is the annual winner in bye week roulette?
That would be Boston College, which is the only likely conference contender that doesn't have to deal with a a major-college program coming off a bye this season. Duke, Virginia and Wake Forest also have that luxury.
In fact, the entire ACC Atlantic Division doesn't have too many instances of teams getting two weeks to prepare for them. Clemson draws Maryland off a bye, and Maryland gets Wake Forest after an open date. Florida State and N.C. State share a bye, then meet on a Thursday night.
It's a different story in the Coastal Division.
Georgia Tech gets four teams coming off byes: Georgia, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The game with the Hokies is a Thursday night date.
Miami gets three teams in that scenario, including Clemson, Duke and Pittsburgh. The Hurricanes' meeting with Pittsburgh is another Thursday game with a mutual bye the preceding week.
Virginia Tech also draws Boston College off its week off.
That all could give a slight edge in league play to North Carolina, but it's not the most ideal schedule for the Tar Heels; they must face East Carolina and Rutgers after those teams have an open date.