Who’s Going To Win? – Week 1 Picks

Picks in BOLD. Upsets in italics. Please note, upsets are based on betting lines at the time of writing this. They are not necessarily based on rankings.

Upset picks this week:
Colorado St over Colorado
LSU over Wisconsin
Troy over UAB
Utah St over Tennessee

#21 Texas A&M at #9 SOUTH CAROLINA
Boise St vs #18 OLE MISS
WAKE FOREST at LA-Monroe
Tulane at TULSA
Temple at VANDERBILT
Rutgers at WASHINGTON ST
BYU at UConn
BOWLING GREEN at Western Kentucky
COLORADO ST vs Colorado
UTSA at HOUSTON
UNLV at ARIZONA
#1 FLORIDA ST vs Oklahoma St
West Virginia vs #2 ALABAMA
Louisiana Tech at #4 OKLAHOMA
#5 OHIO ST at Navy
Arkansas at #6 AUBURN
#7 UCLA at Virginia
SMU at #10 BAYLOR
#16 Clemson at #12 GEORGIA
#14 Wisconsin vs #13 LSU
Fresno St at #15 USC
Rice at #17 NOTRE DAME
Florida Atlantic at #22 NEBRASKA
#25 WASHINGTON at Hawaii
Penn St vs UCF
Appalachian St at MICHIGAN
Western Michigan at PURDUE
TROY at UAB
Georgia Southern at NC STATE
BOSTON COLLEGE at Umass
Cal at NORTHWESTERN
MARSHALL at Miami (OH)
Ohio at KENT ST
Idaho at FLORIDA
Southern Miss at MISSISSIPPI ST
UTEP at NEW MEXICO
North Texas at TEXAS
UTAH ST at Tennessee
Miami (FL) at LOUISVILLE
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Plan Accordingly: Best Games to Watch – Week 1

UPDATE: I made an error! Three-star and two-star lists have been updated below.

The weekly college football schedule can be daunting. You can try, but you can’t watch all of the games this weekend. Fear not. Here are the ones you need to watch. All times AZ.

5-Star Games (aka Games of the Week)

Boise St vs. No. 18 Ole Miss at Atlanta Thu, Aug 28 6:00 PM ESPN
No. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia Sat, Aug 30 2:30 PM ESPN

4-Star Games

No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina Thu, Aug 28 3:00 PM SECN
No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU at Houston Sat, Aug 30 6:00 PM ESPN

3-Star Games

Penn State vs. UCF at Ireland Sat, Aug 30 5:30 AM ESPN2
Miami (FL) at Louisville Mon, Sep 1 5:00 PM ESPN

2-Star Games

Rutgers at Washington St Thu, Aug 28 7:00 PM FS1
Penn State vs. UCF at Ireland Sat, Aug 30 5:30 AM ESPN2
No. 5 Ohio St at Navy Sat, Aug 30 9:00 AM CBSSN
No. 1 Florida St vs. Oklahoma St at Arlington Sat, Aug 30 5:00 PM ABC
Utah St. at Tennessee Sun, Aug 31 4:00 PM SECN

1-Star Games

BYU at UConn Fri, Aug 29 4:00 PM ESPN
UTSA at Houston Fri, Aug 29 6:00 PM ESPNU
North Texas at Texas Sat, Aug 30 5:00 PM LHN

The Official Stephen Hogg Pre-Season Top 25

Pre-season rankings are the worst. I am completely against them. But here’s my pre-season top 25 anyway.

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida St
  3. Oregon
  4. Stanford
  5. South Carolina
  6. Ohio St
  7. Auburn
  8. LSU
  9. USC
  10. Michigan St
  11. Georgia
  12. Clemson
  13. Oklahoma
  14. UCLA
  15. Arizona St
  16. Texas A&M
  17. Oklahoma St
  18. Wisconsin
  19. Missouri
  20. Baylor
  21. Louisville
  22. Notre Dame
  23. Washington
  24. UCF
  25. Boise St