Who’s Going to Win? – Week 5 Picks

What I learned last week:

  • ECU is pretty good.
  • Cal is my new second most-hated team in the country. (At least for this week.)
  • Nobody’s dominant and you have to take every opponent seriously (e.g. Auburn/K-State, Oregon/Wazzu, Florida/Alabama, Oklahoma/West Virginia, Mississippi St/LSU).
  • Ohio St’s loss to Va Tech looks worse every week.
  • Louisiana Tech really misses Sonny Dykes.
  • Never pick Michigan to win anything.

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.

Last week’s results: 32-14 (.696), upset picks: 1-5 (.167)
Overall: 134-46 (.744), upset picks: 5-12 (.294)

Upset picks this week:
NEW MEXICO over Fresno St
MIDDLE TENNESSEE over Old Dominion
TEXAS ST over Tulsa

Upset of the Week: ARIZONA ST over UCLA

#11 UCLA at #15 ARIZONA ST
Texas Tech at #24 OKLAHOMA ST
Appalachian St at GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Fresno St at NEW MEXICO
MIDDLE TENNESSEE at Old Dominion
#1 FLORIDA ST at NC State
Louisiana Tech at #5 AUBURN
Arkansas vs. #6 TEXAS A&M (in Arlington)
#7 BAYLOR at Iowa St
#8 NOTRE DAME vs. Syracuse (in East Rutherford)
Wyoming at #9 MICHIGAN ST
Memphis at #10 OLE MISS
Tennessee at #12 GEORGIA
Missouri at #13 SOUTH CAROLINA
#16 STANFORD at Washington
New Mexico St at #17 LSU
Oregon St at #18 USC
South Florida at #19 WISCONSIN
Illinois at #21 NEBRASKA
Cincinnati at #22 OHIO ST
UTEP at #25 KANSAS ST
Northwestern at PENN ST
Vanderbilt at KENTUCKY
Tulane at RUTGERS
IOWA at Purdue
TCU at SMU
Colorado St at BOSTON COLLEGE
Western Michigan at VIRGINIA TECH
Maryland at INDIANA
Akron at PITT
BOWLING GREEN at UMass
Minnesota at MICHIGAN
Western Kentucky at NAVY
Miami (OH) at BUFFALO
Florida International at UAB
Wake Forest at LOUISVILLE
Kent St at VIRGINIA
TEMPLE at UConn
Colorado at CAL
TEXAS at Kansas
SOUTH ALABAMA at Idaho
UTSA at Florida Atlantic
North Carolina at CLEMSON
Central Michigan at TOLEDO
BOISE ST at Air Force
Troy at LOUISIANA-MONROE
RICE at Southern Miss
Duke at MIAMI
Washington St at UTAH
TEXAS ST at Tulsa
UNLV at SAN DIEGO ST
NEVADA at San Jose St

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