10 must-know Week 1 college football spreads Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 10 Curtis Compton / firstname.lastname@example.org Georgia Bulldogs are an 11-point favorite when they host Appalachian State at Sanford Stadium. (Sept. 2 @ 6:15 p.m. on ESPN) 2 / 10 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Butch Jones' Tennessee Volunteers are a 3-point favorite over Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Sept. 4 @ 8 p.m. on ESPN) 3 / 10 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Alabama is a 4-point favorite over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Sept. 2 @ 8 p.m. on ABC) 4 / 10 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images The Clemson Tigers, the defending national champions, open as 40-point favorites at home against Kent State. (Sept. 2 @ Noon on ESPN) 5 / 10 Jamie Squire/Getty Images Gus Malzahn and the Auburn Tigers open the season at home as 36-point favorites over Georgia Southern. (Sept. 2) 6 / 10 Leon Halip/Getty Images Michigan will meet Florida as a 3-point favorite at AT&T in Arlington, Texas. (Sept. 2 @ 3:30 p.m. on ABC) 7 / 10 Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Jim Mora and UCLA open as 4-point favorites over Texas A&M at home. (Sept. 3 @ 7:30 p.m. on Fox) 8 / 10 Michael Shroyer/Getty Images Virginia Tech faces West Virginia as a 5-point favorite on a neutral site, FedEx Field in Landover, Md. (Sept. 3 @ 7:30 p.m. on ABC) 9 / 10 Grant Halverson/Getty Images North Carolina Tar Heels open at home as 2-touchdown favorites over Cal. (Sept. 2) 10 / 10 Brett Deering/Getty Images The biggest point spread of the opening weekend is 48 for Texas-El Paso at Oklahoma. (Sept. 2) Related Photos: 2017 Georgia Tech football schedule Georgia Bulldogs’ 2017 football schedule SEC over/under win projections for 2017 college football season 6 SEC quarterbacks to watch in 2017 Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.