Weekend Picks Panel: Week 5 Top 25 games against the spread

Oregon State will need a strong performance from Sean Mannion to steal a win at Arizona. (US Presswire)

The Weekend Picks Panel returns for Week 5, ready to give you breakdowns and picks for all of the Top 25 games against the spread. Week 5 does not exactly produce a hefty share of marquee games, but the point spreads on the Top 25 slate are much more intriguing. We are back to some of our favorite topics on the podcast, including what favorites might be looking ahead to big games down the road, and could be content to finish the game with a win that falls short of Vegas' projected margin of victory.

Remember you can see all of the Top 25 picks from Bryan, Jerry, Tom and myself at the CBSSports.com Expert Picks page, along with Dennis Dodd, Bruce Feldman, and Matt Hinton.

In a hurry? Check the contents below for specific game breakdowns.

Panelist I - Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer)
0:00 - Fischer Intro
1:00 - No. 8 Stanford Cardinal at Washington Huskies (+7 1/2)
3:00 - No. 18 Oregon State Beavers at Arizona Wildcats (-3 1/2)
6:30 - No. 2 Oregon Ducks at Washington State Cougars (+28 1/2)
9:50 - No. 4 Florida State Seminoles at South Florida Bulls (+16 1/2)
13:30 - No. 24 Boise State Broncos at New Mexico Lobos (+26 1/2)

Panelist II - Jerry Hinnen (@JerryHinnen)
17:15 - Hinnen Intro
20:00 - Ole Miss Rebels at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (-31 1/2)
23:30 - Tennessee Volunteers at No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (-13 1/2)
26:20 - No. 6 South Carolina Gamecocks at Kentucky Wildcats (+21 1/2)
30:00 - Towson at No. 3 LSU Tigers (-49 1/2)
32:30 - No. 19 Louisville Cardinals at Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (+10 1/2)

Panelist III - Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli)
37:45 - Fornelli Intro
39:00 - No. 17 Clemson Tigers at Boston College Eagles (+9 1/2)
41:30 - No. 14 Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 20 Michigan State Spartans (-2 1/2)
45:30 - Wisconsin Badgers at No. 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (-13 1/2)
49:00 - No. 25 Baylor Bears at No. 9 West Virginia Mountaineers (-12 1/2)
53:15 - No. 12 Texas Longhorns at Oklahoma State Cowboys (+2 1/2)

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