Alright here's how this works. I'll come up with 12 games of interest every week for you all to choose from. You'll pick the winners and post them here or on the thread, whether you post them here or not, I will add them to the blog to make them easy to keep up with. I try to pick games between teams in the top 25, or in the other's recieving votes but then I move to teams with winning records then .500 records, and all teams are FBS.
Anybody is welcome to join in at any time, dont worry about missing a week if you decide to join late.
This week's games:(Rankings Reflect AP rankings)
*** Scoreboard ****
California at Nevada Nevada: 52-31
Georgia Tech at North Carolina Georgia Tech: 30-24
Maryland at #21 West Virginia West Virginia: 31-17
East Carolina at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech: 49-27
Air Force at #7 Oklahoma Oklahoma: 27-24
Clemson at #16 Auburn Auburn: 27-24 OT
Notre Dame at Michigan State Michigan State: 34-31 OT
#12 Arknasas at Georgia Arkansas: 31-24
BYU at Florida State Florida State: 34-10
#6 Texas at Texas Tech Texas: 24-14
Fresno State at Utah State Fresno State: 41-24
#9 Iowa at #24 Arizona Arizona: 34-27
My Picks: 8-4
Man, I did NOT play around picking the games this week huh? lol This is a tough one for me. I always want to pick the upsets. This game has the #1 defense in the land (so far) vs. the #1 offense in the land (so far). Now Cal didnt exactly play any offensive juggernauts, and Nevada didnt play any defensive ones so it gets tricky. Nevada is home- thats one up for them. Aggh, the fact that Im writing this much means Im having a hard time picking. question is can Colin Kaepernick go all Vince Young on Cal, at home? I say yes. I cant wait for this game. We'll know a lot more about both of them afterward. Didnt see a Nevada blowout coming. Nevada better than I thought or Cal worse than I thought?
So am I gonna start off with two losses? lol I sure hope not. I really want to pull for the Heels. I mean, gtech lost to Kansas, who loss to NDState lol. NC also gets their starting RB back, they're still missing 3 safeties but the last time I checked G tech didnt exactly throw the ball. Alright here's my loss. got the other right obviously. 2 close losses for this depleted UNC team. Imagine if they were full strength . ..
gotta take WV here. I dont trust maryland's offense at all. Guess this was a free win for everybody
Upset #3. I think Im commiting pick em suicide (pickecide?) East Carolina's offense is ridiculous. VT's looks bad . . . choosing a lot of games based on offense so far. Well it started off like ECU was gonna run them out of the stadium but apparently Va Tech woke up at some point.
another tough one for me. I know Air Force can score and that OK's D cant stop them much, I also know that Oklahoma can score, and Air Force's D... you get the point. Aggh. Taking Oklahoma ONLY because they're home. Now watch Air force win . . . Close final here. Im thinking OK didnt expected to be pushed by Utah state and air force when they looked at their schedule.
Alright so in my eyes Auburn is overrated and Clemson Im still not sure about. In the grand scheme of things at the end of the year a Clemson "upset" wont really be one. Wait, why am I thinking??? Auburn it is. Beat Clemsux! lol (alright really though, this is a toss-up for me) Watched the game with Clemson fans. Never seen emotions change so quickly in a room lol. My friend left before the second kick went up. Just knew it was going to be a miss. lol
Eeeeeeeeeeeverybody's on Notre Dame. Why? should be a good game. im taking state mostly to be contrarian. Their run game is 11th in the country though. a nice plus OT Michigan state win? I'll take it.
Cant take Georgia after last week. I'll take Arkansas. Not sure Georgia can score with them. After this game Im a little bit more confident in my gamecocks' chances against this team.
I think BYU is the better team. buuuuut the traveling across the country thing doesnt work often. gotta go with the Noles here. Though I hear they're having trouble with ticket sales. ouch . . . hmmm, perhaps BYU is worse than I thought
Texas' offense hasnt been great the first two games. Im used to them posting 50s against cupcakes. Tech's D is garbage though. I think Tech can win. I didnt pick them, and I think this is going to be one of those upset weekends (and Im just picking the wrong ones) so a Texas Tech win wouldnt surprise me. Tech gave them 7 free points but came back to tie it at 14. Texas is def. not as good as we're used to.
Watching this Cinci game now. Cinci not looking so hot. Fresno beat them but didnt BEAT them so I think Im safe going with a Utah State team with a great running back. At home. Game was close for a while then Fresno pulled away in the 4th. What do you know. Fresno is good again
Iowa D vs. Arizona offense. this is another upset I think could easily happen but am not picking therefore it likely will. Im not impressed with what Foles has done thus far though. Think he'd need to have a big game for them to take this one. It was hard watching Iowa come all the way back but miss the EP to take the lead and then let Arizona drive right back down the field for the win.
Bradman125-------- -- 9-3
Valencourt----------- - 7-5
Gameday_101 -------- 5-7
ramblinon------------ - 8-4
Broncos #7--------- -- 9-3
R U Kidding---------- -- 8-4
SportsJunkie76------ -- 7-5
ChiefCrazy3 ---------- 7-5
Mattries37315 -------- 9-3
Meuse2win----------- - 7-5
IU Dave Returns----- 8-4
Points. S/N (weeks participated)
29. EagleMtnAirtax (3)
27. Coach Bib13 (3), redwingsNSK (3)*
26. Broncos #7 (3), GeauxTigerFan (3)
25. Valencourt (3), ChiefCrazy3 (3), IamNotFrench (3)*
24. Mattries37315 (3)
23. Bradman125 (3), ramblinon (3), Meuse2win (3)
22. R U Kidding (3), IU Dave Returns (3)
21. TexYat (3)**
20. Gameday_101 (3), SportsJunkie76 (3)
19. wildcatsfan1 (3)
18. geneh_32 (2)
8. LilMagill2 (1), Gamecockrock (1)
6. URINE TROUBLE! (1)
Percentage leader: EagleMtnAirtax (9.67 per week)
* = 1 game un-picked week 1
** = 7 games un-picked week 1
Week 1: Coach Bib13 and EagleMtnAirtax (11-1)
Week 2: GeauxTigerFan (10-2)
Week 3: EagleMtnAirtax (10-2)
Bib's Pick 'em WinnersBib's College Bball Pick 'em 2: SportsJunkie76
Bib's Bowl Pick 'em 2: Valencourt
Bib's College Football Pick 'em 2: Overall-Valencourt. Per Week average-Valencourt (2009)
Bib's College Basketball Pick 'em: Overall - Wingnut 4Life, Per Week Average redwingsNSK
Bib's Bowl Pick 'em: Wingnut 4life
Bib's College Football Pick 'em: Overall - Fresh LA Style and Drookabeeyacht, Per Week Average- Phanaholic (2008)