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And you thought there was some jockeying and jumping around in the polls last season.

Take a look at the current AP poll soon, because it isn't going to look like this for long. The next two months will feature a bunch of head-to-head matchups between top teams, which will surely jumble the polls whether or not there are a rash of upsets like last season.

With eight weeks to go in college football's regular season, there are 12 matchups between two teams currently ranked in the top 14 of the AP poll, and five games between two top seven teams.

Below are the biggest games remaining.

Games involving two top seven teams:
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Texas -- Saturday, at Dallas
No. 3 Missouri vs. No. 5 Texas -- Oct. 18, at Texas
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 7 Texas Tech -- Nov. 1, at Texas Tech
No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 4 LSU -- Nov. 8, at LSU
No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 7 Texas Tech -- Nov. 22, at Oklahoma

Games involving two Top 14 teams:
No. 4 LSU vs. No. 11 Florida -- Saturday, at Florida
No. 10 Georgia vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt -- Oct. 18, at Georgia
No. 4 LSU vs. No. 10 Georgia -- Oct. 25, at LSU
No. 6 Penn State vs. No. 12 Ohio St. -- Oct. 25, at Ohio St.
No. 10 Georgia vs. No. 11 Florida -- Nov. 1, at Jacksonville
No. 11 Florida vs. No. 13 Vanderbilt -- Nov. 8, at Vanderbilt
No. 9 BYU vs. No. 14 Utah -- Nov. 22, at Utah

And remember, these obviously don't include the Big 12 and SEC conference championship games, which will surely match top 10 teams as well.

All these big games may actually make it easier to determine who should play in the BCS championship game, since there should be some solid head-to-head data to examine. Of course, there could be some sort of "Team A beat Team B, Team B beat Team C and Team C beat Team A" situation, which will leave it muddled as usual. Either way, the next two months promise to be loads of fun.

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