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Week 1 2012: Friday night picks

Well ladies and gents, the picks are rolling in as I continue to play catch-up on this Friday night.  As I sit here sipping on a rum and coke, we have put together an updated spread of predictions for you below.  You can see the early week picks HERE if you want to see what has already been picked this week.  Of particular note is the fact that as of the end of our business day here on Friday night, the predictions for this week’s big game are in favor of Bama over Michigan at a staggering 15 to ZERO.  Not one of our experts so far has picked Michigan to knock off the reigning champs.  About the best you’ve heard this week if you’re rooting for the Wolverines is Todd McShay saying something non-committal like “Michigan has a chance to upset, just not much of a chance” on today’s podcast with Ivan Maisel.  For anyone that cares what Bill Plaschke thinks, he also said Michigan has a chance to upset on Around the Horn this afternoon, but I couldn’t really tell if he was calling for the upset or just trolling the rest of the panel for picking Bama.  Take it for what you will.  We’ll be back first thing in the morning with the REAL picks from the Gameday crew, so until then enjoy your evening.

 

Jason Sehorn:
NC St over Tennessee
Mich St over Boise St
Auburn over Clemson
S.Carolina over Vandy

 

Tom Luginbill:
Mich St over Boise St
Clemson over Auburn
Bama over Michigan

 

Colin Cowherd:
S.Carolina over Vandy
Mich St over Boise St
Clemson over Auburn
USC over Hawaii
UCLA over Rice
Bama over Michigan

 

Robert Smith:
S.Carolina over Vandy
BYU over Wash St
Tennessee over NC St
Mich St over Boise St

 

Skip Bayless:
Bama over Michigan

 

Todd McShay:
Mich St over Boise St

 

Trevor Matich:
S.Carolina over Vandy
BYU over Wash St

 

Woody Paige:
Bama over Michigan

 

Bob Ryan:
Bama over Michigan

 

Dr. Lou Holtz:
Mich St over Boise St
Notre Dame over Navy
Clemson over Auburn
Ohio over Penn St
Bama over Michigan

 

Mark May:
Mich St over Boise St
Navy over Notre Dame
Auburn over Clemson
Ohio over Penn St
Bama over Michigan

 

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Week 1 2012: Early picks

The week 1 picks are slowly trickling in folks.  The Gameday preseason predictions brought us some Penn St predictions from the Gameday crew.  College Football Daily has brought us a good bit from Dari Nowkhah (who it appears will be joining us full time this season on my blog), Coach Mike Bellotti, and Tom Luginbill.  In addition, today on the Herd, Colin Cowherd broke down Bama/Michigan with Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo.  The trends so far seem to be a lot of love for Bama, none for Michigan, and everyone piling on NC St to beat the favored Tennessee Vols.  We’ll be back soon with more as they keep rolling in.

Dari Nowkhah:
Bama over Michigan
NC St over Tennessee
Mich St over Boise St
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt

Jason Sehorn:
Bama over Michigan

Mike Bellotti:
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
Bama over Michigan
NC St over Tennessee

Tom Luginbill:
NC St over Tennessee
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt

Colin Cowherd:
Bama over Michigan

Scott Van Pelt:
Bama over Michigan

Ryen Russillo:
Bama over Michigan

Pat Forde:
Bama over Michigan
Wash St over BYU

David Pollack:
Bama over Michigan

Desmond Howard:
Penn St over Ohio

Kirk Herbstreit:
Penn St over Ohio

Lee Corso:
Penn St over Ohio

2012 Gameday Preseason predictions

This morning is a great day every year for the Gameday blog; the day we get the College Gameday preseason predictions.  This is the day that our Gameday crew likes to throw out bold predictions which usually look ludicrous at the end of the year.  Example: see here (I’m looking in your direction Skip Bayless for that Notre Dame undefeated prediction).  So this year, we are of course back with more preseason predictions, but as always the preseason predictions do not count towards the official record due to how outlandish they may be when all is said and done.  Here’s how things are starting out for us going into the season:

Desmond Howard:
Louisville to win Big East
FSU to win ACC
OU to win Big 12
Michigan to win Big 10 (shocking development)
USC to win Pac 12
LSU to win SEC
FSU over OU for National Championship
Denard Robinson to win the Heisman (also incredibly shocking)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Pitt to win Big East
FSU to win ACC
OU to win Big 12
Michigan St to win Big 10
USC to win Pac 12
Bama to win SEC
FSU over USC for National Championship
Matt Barkley to win the Heisman

Lee Corso:
Bama to lose 2 games
Texas to make a BCS Bowl
Ohio St to win a national championship in 3 years (he said write it down!)
Louisville to win Big East
FSU to win ACC
OU to win Big 12
Mich St to win Big 10
USC to win Pac 12
Georgia to win SEC
USC over OU for National Championship
Landry Jones to win the Heisman (same for the third year in a row)

You may have noticed something peculiar in these picks.  Even though the SEC has won the last six national championships (and last year BOTH competitors were SEC teams), none of our three experts picked an SEC team to win it all.  They didn’t even pick an SEC team to PLAY for the national championship.  I find this to be absurd, especially with how much the voters get aroused by SEC football.  Good luck with these predictions guys.

I’m also proud to say that Jennifer’s picks will be returning to the blog this year.  We are very excited to see how my girlfriend stacks up against the cream of the crop as well as the rest who make vast fortunes being very mediocre at picking wins.  Last year she took the rankings by storm and put up a 66.67% winning record coming in late to the game in week 7.  I cannot tell you how excited she is to get a full season under her belt, and continue to make Todd Mcshay her bitch.  Here is her preseason predictions, which will be HEAVILY scrutinized as the year goes on.

Jennifer’s Picks:
Pitt to win Big East
Clemson to win ACC (Dabo Swinney don’t give a crap about that)
WVU to win Big 12
Mich St to win Big 10
USC to win Pac 12
LSU to win SEC
WVU to be a sleeper for national championship
USC over LSU for national championship
Landry Jones for Heisman

Check back next Saturday.  We are having an ALL DAY EXTRAVAGANZA for Week 1 and will be live blogging from 7AM Central until the clock at the Toledo-Arizona game says zero.  Also, we will be monitoring our sources and posting hot picks all week from all your favorite and most hated personalities.  Good luck this season.