UPDATE: The numbers gave some weird results this week. We’ll see how everything pans out.
Games are ranked like recruits: 5 stars, 4 stars, and 3 stars. Just like in recruiting, 2-star and 1-star games won’t be given much attention.
Games are ranked using a super-scientific system comparing the overall quality of the two teams and the closeness of the match-up. The quality of each team is found using Brian Fremeau’s, Bill Connelly’s, and ESPN’s advanced stats ranking systems.
The percentages below are projected “watchability” percentage scores. This is the likelihood that the game will be “good.” Five-star games will have a percentage of 90% or greater, four-star will be 75-89%, and three-stars will be 55-74%.
Last week’s picks: 9-8 (.529); Upset picks: 0-4 (.000)
Overall: 46-30 (.605); Upsets: 6-10 (.375)
Without further ado: the games. All times AZ.
GAME OF THE WEEK
|#3 Utah at USC||77%||Sat.||4:30 PM||FOX||USC**|
|#15 Texas A&M at #24 Ole Miss||76%||Sat.||4:00 PM||ESPN||Ole Miss**|
|#20 Cal at UCLA||73%||Thu.||6:00 PM||ESPN||Cal***|
|Wisconsin at Illinois||71%||Sat.||12:30 PM||BTN||Wisconsin|
|Tennessee at #8 Alabama||70%||Sat.||12:30 PM||CBS||Bama|
|Western Kentucky at #5 LSU||70%||Sat.||4:00 PM||ESPNU||LSU|
|Washington at #10 Stanford||70%||Sat.||7:30 PM||ESPN||Stanford|
|Northwestern at Nebraska||67%||Sat.||9:00 AM||ESPN2||Nebraska|
|#23 Duke at Virginia Tech||65%||Sat.||12:30 PM||ESPNU||Duke***|
|#9 Florida St. at Georgia Tech||64%||Sat.||4:00 PM||ESPN2||FSU|
|Georgia Southern at Appalachian St.||61%||Thu.||4:30 PM||ESPNU||App St.|
|Boston College at Louisville||61%||Sat.||9:30 AM||ESPN3 (Streaming)||Louisville|
|Auburn at Arkansas||61%||Sat.||9:00 AM||SECN||Arkansas|
|#22 Temple at East Carolina||58%||Thu.||4:00 PM||ESPN2||Temple***|
|Missouri at Vanderbilt||56%||Sat.||1:00 PM||SECN||Vanderbilt*|
|#6 Clemson at Miami (FL)||56%||Sat.||9:00 AM||ABC||Clemson|
**Vegas favorite despite lower ranking
***Vegas underdog despite higher ranking