Football: A list of "Games of the Week"

The season starts in seven days, so let's look at the schedule. Here's a list of matchups that a) figure to be pretty close and b) don't involve bottom-feeder teams. (UPDATE: And c) consider the home-field advantage, which is about 54-46 in the CIS. The first comment below reminded me of that.)

2 Mon Sep 1 McMaster @ Queen's
2 Mon Sep 1 Ottawa @ Western

3 Sat Sep 6 Alberta @ UBC
3 Sat Sep 6 Queen's @ Guelph
3 Sat Sep 6 Saskatchewan @ Regina

4 Sat Sep 13 Alberta @ Calgary
4 Sat Sep 13 Guelph @ Windsor

5 Sat Sep 20 Acadia @ StFX
5 Sat Sep 20 Montreal @ Sherbrooke
5 Sat Sep 20 McMaster @ Guelph

6 Sat Sep 27 Western @ Queen's (The Score)
6 Sat Sep 27 UBC @ Calgary

7 Sat Oct 4 Laurier @ Ottawa
7 Sat Oct 4 Concordia @ Montreal
7 Sat Oct 4 Alberta @ Regina

8 Sat Oct 11 Saskatchewan @ Manitoba
8 Sat Oct 11 Montreal @ Saint Mary's
8 Sat Oct 11 Regina @ Calgary

No point in including Weeks 9 and 10 because we don't know how the season will go down between now and then.

Also notable is that in terms of quality of the teams playing, the worst matchup of the year after York/Toronto and Calgary/SFU is the Canada West season opener next Saturday. An unfortunate bit of scheduling, that.
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  1. You don't think that Ottawa@Western on Sept 1 will be a good match-up?

    I note that you say your pick on sept 27 is going to be on the Score.

    I have been looking for a schedule for university rush and have not found one. Do you know what the whole schedule is and can you share it with us?

  2. I do not know the full schedule, unfortunately.

    Good catch on Ottawa/Western. I forgot about home-field advantage. The post has been changed to take that into account for each team, so there are a few different games up there now (in particular, Week 5 actually has three games to watch now).

  3. Jeeze, no love for the Guelph at Western game on the final day of the OUA season? It's a rematch of the Yates Cup. It's one year after Guelph beat Western for the first time in a decade (or so). This could and should have big playoff implications. And it will likely be on TV — the Score maybe, Rogers for sure.

  4. Anyone else for Western?

    I do have love for that game, but I stopped after Week 8 because the importance of the later games depends on what happens in the season. I also have love for Calgary/Manitoba and Sherbrooke/Laval, then Week 10's Manitoba/Regina and Sherbrooke/Concordia matchups.