NCAA Football: South Carolina at Florida

The 2023 college football season is here and there is already plenty of hype surrounding the Week 1 matchup between TCU and Colorado on Saturday, September 2. The Horned Frogs will face a team that went 1-11 last season, but the game will mark Deion Sanders' debut as the Buffs' head coach. The Pro Football Hall-of-Famer put Jackson State on the map and ended his tenure in Mississippi with a 27-4 record. Which side should you back with your college football office pool picks?

With so many big games kicking off the 2023 college football season at the same time, you'll want to read up on which games are the best to target with your college football pool picks. And even once you've made your Week 1 college football picks, it's never too early to look at the schedule for other marquee matchups further along in the season. If you're up for it, CBS Sports has the perfect game to keep you locked in all season long.

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Eric Cohen is a college football aficionado who gained more than 11 units with his SEC college football parlays last fall. He is a daily contributor to SportsLine's YouTube show "Early Edge in 5" and will be a member of SportsLine's weekly college football programming this fall. He's giving away one team to consider backing during college football's Week 1 schedule.

For Week 1, Cohen is picking Utah straight up in a high-profile Power Five matchup against Florida in which Utah is favored by eight points. The two-time Pac-12 Championship winners ended their 2022 season 10-4, one of those losses occurring at the Swamp in Week 1 when the Gators pulled off a late score for a 29-26 victory.

The Utes have a larger cast of returning players in 2023, compared to Florida, which only has 11. Those departed players include starting quarterback Anthony Richardson, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2023 NFL Draft. Breaking in a new quarterback in Week 1 will be even more difficult for the Gators since they kick off the season on the road. Make your college football office pool picks here.

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