I know I’m a day late with these (missed South Carolina and USC), but here are the remainder of this weekend’s top 25 games.
Week 1 doesn’t usually see a lot of even matchups, so most of my picks are for the favorites. I wanted to pick Clemson at home, but I just can’t quit the SEC. (Ole Miss at Vanderbilt was about as good as it gets to an opening night game, by the way.) I didn’t include any games versus I-AA teams (despite the Towsons of the world).
Upset of the week: TCU over LSU. It’s basically a home game for the Frogs and G.P.’s defense is going to be ready to go.
Here are the picks (picks in bold):
|No. 1 ALABAMA vs. Virginia Tech|
|Buffalo at No. 2 OHIO STATE|
|No. 5 GEORGIA at No. 8 Clemson|
|Rice at No. 7 TEXAS A&M|
|Ohio at No. 9 LOUISVILLE|
|Toledo at No. 10 FLORIDA|
|No. 11 FLORIDA STATE at Pittsburgh|
|No. 12 LSU vs. No. 20 TCU|
|Mississippi State vs. No. 13 OKLAHOMA STATE|
|Temple at No. 14 NOTRE DAME|
|New Mexico State at No. 15 TEXAS|
|Louisiana-Monroe at No. 16 OKLAHOMA|
|Central Michigan at No. 17 MICHIGAN|
|Wyoming at No. 18 NEBRASKA|
|No. 19 BOISE STATE at Washington|
|Nevada at No. 21 UCLA|
|No. 22 NORTHWESTERN at California|
|Massachusetts at No. 23 WISCONSIN|
Tell me why I’m wrong in the comments.