The College Football schedule has arrived upon us with some intriguing matchups that could have early playoff implications for the season.

What does The College Football Power Index computer prediction model say about the most exciting games? Let's take a look at what the index thinks about the Week 1 game.

ESPN Football Power Index (FPI) college football rankings as well as computer prediction models are measures of team strength that predicts the team's future performance.

The rankings and score predictions are made using the simulation of 20,000 games during the season of a team, by combining analysis,

which includes scores up to date, the quality of opponents, as well as the schedule of a team.

College football schedule

Thursday College Football Picks Central Michigan at No. 12 Oklahoma State Thurs., Sept. 1 | 7 p.m. | FS1 Prediction: Oklahoma State 94.2%

West Virginia at No. 17 Pittsburgh Thurs. Sept. 1 | 7 p.m. | ESPN Prediction: Pittsburgh 78.1% every State in Tennessee Thurs. September. 1 | 7 p.m. | SECN Prediction: Tennessee 95.1%

VMI at No. 22 Wake Forest Thurs. September. 1 | 7:15 p.m. ACCN Prediction: Wake Forest 99.6% Penn State at Purdue Thurs. September. 1 | 8:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Fox Prediction: Penn State 60.2%