College football can be the most unpredictable of sports. I mean – ASU losing to San Diego State, playing with an untested, backup QB…are you kidding me? Wisconsin losing…at home…to BYU…who barely held on to beat a bad Arizona team the other week? But that’s what makes this sport so fun. The roller coaster of emotions on a weekly basis is unparalleled.
On to the picks where last week’s Fanatic guest picker, Shawn Crespin went 5-5 SU & ATS last week to keep the guest pickers right there with ‘Bear Down Steve’ (Malina) at the top of both leaderboards. This week’s guest picker, station fill-in co-host Jeff Hoodzow will try to regain the overall lead straight up for the guests. My picks on the other hand…just a complete disaster thus far!
Fanatic Guest Picker Standings:
Week 1 – Chris Schubert: 8-2 SU, 7-3 ATS
Week 2 – Wesley Franco: 7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS
Week 3 – Shawn Crespin: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS
|Eric Cohen||Jon Bell||Shane Dale||Steve Malina||(Fanatic Staff Guest Picker)
|Last Week (SU)||5-5||6-4||3-7||5-5||5-5|
|Last Week (ATS)||4-6||6-4||4-6||5-5||5-5|
|Arizona (-6.5) at Oregon State||OSU 48-38||OSU 48-42||OSU 41-28||AZ 45-35||AZ 48-34|
|ASU at Washington (-18.5)||WASH 31-17||WASH 24-10||WASH 17-14||WASH 27-14||WASH 42-14|
|FAU at UCF (-13.5)||UCF 44-21||UCF 38-28||UCF 34-17||UCF 44-31||UCF 52-20|
|Washington State at USC (-3.5)||WSU 27-24||USC 31-20||USC 30-28||USC 31-27||USC 34-31|
|Notre Dame (-7.5) at Wake Forest||ND 26-20||WAKE 20-13||ND 42-28||ND 31-21||ND 31-10|
|Nebraska at Michigan (-18.5)||MICH 31-10||MICH 34-16||MICH 31-18||MICH 27-20||MICH 30-7|
|Texas A&M at Alabama (-26.5)||ALA 41-20||ALA 51-20||ALA 35-20||ALA 51-20||ALA 52-23|
|TCU (-2.5) at Texas||TEX 31-28||TCU 23-21||TEX 24-21||TCU 27-20||TCU 44-24|
|Stanford (-1.5) at Oregon||ORE 30-24||STAN 31-27||STAN 38-24||ORE 31-28||STAN 24-23|
|Wisconsin (-3.5) at Iowa||WISC 24-16||WISC 20-17||WISC 31-21||IOWA 28-27||WISC 30-23|
This Week’s Bold Prediction:
EC: Clay Helton is fired on Saturday morning after another embarrassing loss, this time to Washington State on Friday night. USC will be piloted by a new head man in Tucson next weekend.
JB: Urban Meyer’s suspension at Ohio State could either derail a special season or motivate an even hungrier group of players. So far so good, and nothing will change with Urban’s return to the sideline this week…but be on the lookout starting next week in Happy Valley.
SD: Kansas upsets Baylor on the road, and suddenly the Jayhawks become a football school. (Kidding about the second part.)
SM: Kansas continues to shock the world and wins outright at Baylor.
Editor’s note: No, Shane and Steve didn’t speak to each other before they submitted the same bold prediction!
JH: Michigan State will lose to Indiana on the road and fall completely out of the top-25.
Cohen’s Weekly College Football Playoff Bowl Forecast:
(Changes from last week in blue)
Peach: Virginia Tech vs. Penn State
Fiesta: West Virginia vs. Central Florida
Rose: Michigan vs. Washington
Sugar: LSU vs. Oklahoma
Cotton (semifinal): Alabama vs. Ohio State
Orange (semifinal): Clemson vs. Georgia
National Championship Game Prediction: Clemson over Alabama