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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 9

Ohio Stadium aka “The Shoe”

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 5 1 +1
2 Ohio St. 1 6 2 -1
3 Penn St. 3 7 3
4 Georgia 4 1 8
5 Notre Dame 10 3 5 +5
6 Clemson 13 2 4 -1
7 Washington 5 9 6
8 TCU 6 4 12 +1
9 Oklahoma 14 8 7 -3
10 Oklahoma St. 8 12 11 -2
11 Wisconsin 7 15 10
12 Auburn 12 13 9 +2
13 Miami 11 10 14 -1
14 UCF 9 11 19 -1
15 Stanford 16 18 13

WEEK 8 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-4 .636 2-2 .500
Overall 57-35 .620 8-12 .400

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#2 Penn St. at #6 OHIO ST.*
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, FOX

FOUR-STAR GAMES

LOUISVILLE at Wake Forest
Sat., Oct. 28, 9:20 AM, ACCN

#4 TCU at #25 Iowa St.
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#15 WASHINGTON ST. at Arizona
Sat., Oct. 28, 6:30 PM, PAC12

THREE-STAR GAMES

#14 NC State at #9 NOTRE DAME
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, NBC

MISSISSIPPI ST. at Texas A&M
Sat., Oct. 28, 4:15 PM, ESPN

#21 USC at ARIZONA ST.*
Sat., Oct. 28, 7:45 PM, ESPN

UTAH at Oregon
Sat., Oct. 28, 2:45 PM, PAC12

Georgia Tech at #7 CLEMSON
Sat., Oct. 28, 5:00 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#11 OKLAHOMA ST. at #22 West Virginia
Sat., Oct. 28, 9:00 AM, ABC

Houston at #17 SOUTH FLORIDA
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:45 PM, ESPNU

#16 MICHIGAN ST. at Northwestern
Sat., Oct. 28, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Texas Tech at #10 OKLAHOMA
Sat., Oct. 28, 5:00 PM, ABC (ESPN2)

Minnesota at IOWA
Sat., Oct. 28, 3:30 PM, FS1

FLORIDA ST. at Boston College
Fri., Oct. 27, 5:00 PM, ESPN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois
4:00 PM, CBSSN

South Alabama at Georgia St.
4:30 PM, ESPNU

#20 Stanford at Oregon St.
6:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Florida St. at Boston College
5:00 PM, ESPN

Tulane at #24 Memphis
5:00 PM, CBSSN

Tulsa at SMU
6:00 PM, ESPN2

SATURDAY MORNING

Louisville at Wake Forest
9:20 AM, ACCN

#11 Oklahoma St. at #22 West Virginia
9:00 AM, ABC

Rutgers at Michigan
9:00 AM, BTN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#2 Penn St. at #6 Ohio St.
12:30 PM, FOX

#4 TCU at #25 Iowa St. 
12:30 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

#14 NC State at #9 Notre Dame
12:30 PM, NBC

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Utah at Oregon
2:45 PM, PAC12

Minnesota at Iowa 
3:30 PM, FS1

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Mississippi St. at Texas A&M
4:15 PM, ESPN

Georgia Tech at #7 Clemson
5:00 PM, ESPN2 (ABC)

Texas Tech at #10 Oklahoma
5:00 PM, ABC (ESPN2)

SATURDAY NIGHT

#21 USC at Arizona St.
7:45 PM, ESPN

#15 Washington St. at Arizona
6:30 PM, PAC12

Boise St. at Utah St.
7:00 PM, CBSSN

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Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 8

Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Ohio St. 1 5 2 +1
2 Alabama 2 6 1 -1
3 Penn St. 3 4 3 +2
4 Georgia 5 2 7 0
5 Clemson 10 3 4 -2
6 Oklahoma 8 7 6 0
7 Washington 7 10 5 0
8 Oklahoma St. 4 11 11 +4
9 TCU 13 1 13 -1
10 Notre Dame 12 9 8 0
11 Wisconsin 6 18 9 -2
12 Miami 11 8 15 -1
13 UCF 9 13 18 N/A
14 Auburn 14 17 10 -1
15 Stanford 15 16 12 N/A

Dropped from rankings: USC, Florida St.

WEEK 7 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 7-6 .538 1-0 1.000
Overall 50-31 .617 6-10 .375

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

See How the Games are Rated to learn more about…how the games are rated.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#11 USC at #13 NOTRE DAME*
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, NBC

THREE-STAR GAMES

#19 Michigan at #2 PENN ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, ABC

IOWA ST.* at Texas Tech
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, FS1

Louisville at FLORIDA ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ESPN

#25 Memphis at HOUSTON*
Thu., Oct. 19, 5:00 PM, ESPN

Wake Forest at GEORGIA TECH
Sat., Oct. 21, 4:30 PM, ESPNU

#10 OKLAHOMA ST. at Texas
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ABC

OREGON* at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 21, 1:00 PM, PAC12

Indiana at #18 MICHIGAN ST.
Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 PM, ABC

IOWA at Northwestern
Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 AM, ESPN2

#20 UCF at Navy
Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 PM, CBSSN

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

#25 Memphis at Houston
5:00 PM, ESPN

Louisiana at Arkansas St.
4:30 PM, ESPNU

FRIDAY PRIME TIME

Marshall at Middle Tennessee
4:00 PM, ESPN2

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion
3:00 PM, CBSSN

FRIDAY NIGHT

Colorado St. at New Mexico
7:15 PM, ESPN2

Air Force at Nevada
6:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY MORNING

Iowa St. at Texas Tech
9:00 AM, FS1

Louisville at Florida St.
9:00 AM, ESPN

#10 Oklahoma St. at Texas
9:00 AM, ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

Arizona St. at Utah
12:30 PM, FS1

Oregon at UCLA 
1:00 PM, PAC12

Indiana at #18 Michigan St.
12:30 PM, ABC

#20 UCF at Navy
12:30 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#11 USC at #13 Notre Dame
4:30 PM, NBC

#19 Michigan at #2 Penn St.
4:30 PM, ABC

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech
4:30 PM, ESPNU

SATURDAY NIGHT

Colorado at #15 Washington St.
7:45 PM, ESPN

Fresno St. at San Diego St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Wyoming at Boise St.
7:15 PM, ESPN2

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 7

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 2 4 1 0
2 Ohio St. 1 6 2 0
3 Clemson 6 1 3 0
4 Georgia 5 3 7 +2
5 Penn St. 4 9 4 0
6 Oklahoma 8 5 6 -2
7 Washington 3 12 5 0
8 TCU 14 2 12 +2
9 Wisconsin 7 15 8 -1
10 Notre Dame 13 7 10 +2
11 Miami 11 8 13 N/A
12 Oklahoma St. 10 13 11 +1
13 Auburn 9 19 9 +1
14 USC 16 11 16 +1
15 Florida St. 12 21 14 -6

Dropped from rankings: Michigan

WEEK 6 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 5-6 .455 3-3 .500
Overall 43-25 .632 5-10 .333

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

Texas A&M at FLORIDA
Sat., Oct. 14, 4:00 PM, ESPN2

THREE-STAR GAMES

UCLA at Arizona
Sat., Oct. 14, 6:00 PM, PAC12

Oregon at #23 STANFORD
Sat., Oct. 14, 8:00 PM, FS1

#25 NAVY at Memphis
Sat., Oct. 14, 12:45 PM, ESPNU

#21 MICHIGAN ST. at Minnesota
Sat., Oct. 14, 5:00 PM, BTN

#24 TEXAS TECH at West Virginia
Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 AM, ESPNU

#6 TCU at K-State
Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 AM, FS1

#12 OKLAHOMA vs. Texas (in Dallas)
Sat., Oct. 14, 12:30 PM, ESPN

Georgia Tech at #11 MIAMI
Sat., Oct. 14, 12:30 PM, ABC

Boise St. at #19 SAN DIEGO ST.
Sat., Oct. 14, 7:30 PM, CBSSN

#10 AUBURN at LSU
Sat., Oct. 14, 12:30 PM, CBS

SOUTH CAROLINA* at Tennessee
Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 AM, ESPN

#17 MICHIGAN at Indiana
Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 AM, ABC

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

Texas St. at Louisiana
4:30 PM, ESPNU

FRIDAY

#2 Clemson at Syracuse
4:00 PM, ESPN

#8 Washington St. at Cal
7:30 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

#24 Texas Tech at West Virginia
9:00 AM, ESPNU

#6 TCU at K-State
9:00 AM, FS1

South Carolina at Tennessee
9:00 AM, ESPN

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#25 Navy at Memphis
12:45 PM, ESPNU

#12 Oklahoma vs. Texas 
12:30 PM, ESPN

Georgia Tech at #11 Miami
12:30 PM, ABC

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

Texas A&M at Florida
4:00 PM, ESPN2

#21 Michigan St. at Minnesota
5:00 PM, BTN

Utah at #13 USC
5:00 PM, ABC

SATURDAY NIGHT

#5 Washington at Arizona St.
7:45 PM, ESPN

UCLA at Arizona
6:00 PM, PAC12

Oregon at #23 Stanford
8:00 PM, FS1

Boise St. at #19 San Diego St.
7:30 PM, CBSSN

Weekend Planning Guide – College Football Week 6

Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

Advanced Stats Composite Rankings

NOTE: The computer ratings are going to be a little weird until weeks 8-10 due to the hurricane cancellations. Florida St., for example, is probably rated too highly because the computers only have two games of data on them (compared with four for most other teams) which causes a higher reliance on their pre-season projections. Once the pre-season projections are phased out equally among all teams, we’ll get a better representation of where everyone is at.

RANK TEAM S&P+ FEI FPI Change
1 Alabama 1 2 1 0
2 Ohio St. 2 6 2 0
3 Clemson 5 1 4 +1
4 Oklahoma 3 5 3 -1
5 Penn St. 8 7 6 +1
6 Georgia 10 4 9 +4
7 Washington 7 13 5 +1
8 Wisconsin 4 16 7 -1
9 Florida St. 6 9 12 -4
10 TCU 14 3 11 -1
11 Michigan 9 8 18 +1
12 Notre Dame 16 11 10 +2
13 Oklahoma St. 13 12 13 +2
14 Auburn 12 20 8 N/A
15 USC 15 10 15 -4

Dropped from rankings: Stanford

WEEK 5 PICK RESULTS

All Games Pct. Upset Picks Pct.
Last Week 8-3 .727 0-2 .000
Overall 38-19 .667 2-7 .222

All times AZ. Picks in CAPS.

GAME OF THE WEEK 

#13 MIAMI at Florida St.
Sat., Oct. 7, 12:30 PM, ESPN
Note: I’m taking this week’s game of the week with a grain of salt. See above regarding rankings.

FOUR-STAR GAMES 

#11 Washington St. at OREGON*
Sat., Oct. 7, 5:00 PM, FOX

K-STATE* at Texas
Sat., Oct. 7, 4:00 PM, FS1

#17 LOUISVILLE at #24 NC State
Thu., Oct. 5, 5:00 PM, ESPN

THREE-STAR GAMES

SMU at HOUSTON
Sat., Oct. 7, 4:00 PM, CBSSN

LSU at #22 FLORIDA
Sat., Oct. 7, 12:30 PM, CBS

DUKE* at Virginia
Sat., Oct. 7, 9:20 AM, ACCN/CW

STANFORD* at #20 Utah
Sat., Oct. 7, 7:15 PM, FS1

ARIZONA* at Colorado
Sat., Oct. 7, 5:00 PM, PAC12

Arkansas at SOUTH CAROLINA*
Sat., Oct. 7, 1:00 PM, SECN

Michigan St. at #8 MICHIGAN
Sat., Oct. 7, 4:30 PM, ABC

*Upset pick


What I’m going to watch…

THURSDAY

#17 Louisville at #24 NC State  
5:00 PM, ESPN

FRIDAY

Memphis at UConn
4:00 PM, ESPN

Boise St. at BYU
7:15 PM, ESPN

SATURDAY MORNING

Duke at Virginia
9:20 AM, ACCN/CW

Wake Forest at #2 Clemson
9:00 AM, ESPN2

#4 Penn St. at Northwestern
9:00 AM, ABC

SATURDAY MIDDAY

#13 Miami at Florida St.
12:30 PM, ESPN

LSU at #22 Florida 
12:30 PM, CBS

Arkansas at South Carolina
1:00 PM, SECN

SATURDAY PRIME TIME

#11 Washington St. at Oregon
5:00 PM, FOX

K-State at Texas
4:00 PM, FS1

SMU at Houston
4:00 PM, CBSSN

SATURDAY NIGHT

Stanford at #20 Utah
7:15 PM, FS1

Cal at #6 Washington
7:45 PM, ESPN

#19 San Diego St. at UNLV
7:45 PM, ESPN2