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Week 1 2016: College football weekday picks! #CFB #CFBPlayoff

It is once again time to get weekly picks going for this season.  Preseason picks are in the books, and we will be revisiting those in a few months, so in the meantime week 1 picks are starting to come in.  We will be updating this post for the next few days with more weekday picks, and as always we will be back Saturday morning for all of those delicious Saturday morning picks from College Gameday, SEC Nation, Dari & Mel, and whoever else shows up.

UPDATED 9/3

Andrea Adelson:
Miami FL over FAMU
Clemson over Auburn
FSU over Ole Miss
UNC over UGA
GT over BC
Louisville over Charlotte
Wake Forest over Tulane
NC St over W&M
Syracuse over Colgate
VT over Liberty
Pitt over Villanova
UVA over Richmond
Duke over UNC Central
Miami FL over FAMU

Charles Arbuckle:
Houston over OU
UCLA over TAMU
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
Texas over ND
LSU over Wisconsin
FSU over Ole Miss
UNC over Georgia

Mike Bellotti:
Texas over Notre Dame

Lee Corso:
NDSU over Charleston So.
BC over GT

Stanford Steve Coughlin: (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/31)
LSU over Wisconsin
LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
OU over Houston
OU vs Houston over 68
OU-11.5 vs Houston (if he had to pick a side)
TAMU-3 vs UCLA
TAMU over UCLA
Notre Dame over Texas
ND vs Texas Under 60
Fordham+26.5 vs Navy
CSU ML vs Colorado
FSU over Ole Miss

Colin Cowherd:
Alabama over USC 31-13
Stanford over KState (closer than 15)
OU over Houston (close)
LSU over Wisconsin
UCLA over TAMU
UNC over Georgia
Clemson over Auburn
Notre Dame over Texas
Ole Miss over FSU

Heather Dinich:
FSU over Ole Miss

Chris Doering:
Mizzou over WVU 31-30
LSU over Wisconsin 27-10
TAMU over UCLA 33-31
Georgia over UNC 34-20
Clemson over Auburn 31-23
Alabama over USC 35-9

Dusty Dvoracek:
Stanford over KState
Notre Dame over Texas
OU over Houston
LSU over Wisconsin
USC+11 vs Alabama
LSU-10.5 vs Wisconsin
UCLA+3 vs TAMU
Texas+3.5 vs ND
OU-11.5 vs Houston

Brad Edwards:
Texas over Notre Dame

Chris “The Bear” Fallica: (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/31)
LSU over Wisconsin 33-17
LSU vs Wisconsin over 44.5
OU over Houston
OU-11.5 vs Houston
UCLA over TAMU
Tx St+21 vs Ohio
UNC over UGA
UNC ML vs UGA

Paul Finebaum: Predicted no upsets in top 10
ND over Texas (CFB Live 8/19)
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn
OU over Houston
LSU over Wisconsin
Ohio St over BGSU
Michigan over Hawaii
Stanford over KState
Tennessee over App St
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina

Pat Forde:
FSU over Ole Miss
UNC over Georgia
Colorado over CSU
Mich St over Furman
Stanford over KState
Baylor over NW St
Georgia over UNC
Virginia over Richmond
GT over BC
WVU over Mizzou
Iowa St over N Iowa
Okla St over SE Louisiana
Iowa over Mia (OH)
Michigan over Hawaii
Ohio St over BGSU
LSU over Wisconsin
Boise St over UL-Lafayette
BYU over Arizona
Oregon over UCD
Washington over Rutgers
Wash St over EWU
Florida over Mass
S.Miss over Kentucky
Alabama over USC
Arkansas over LaTech
Clemson over Auburn
Houston over OU
UCLA over TAMU
TCU over S. Dakota St
NIU over Wyoming
SMU over UNT
Notre Dame over Texas

Joey Galloway:
Clemson over Auburn
Georgia over UNC
OU over Houston
LSU over Wisconsin
Alabama over USC
FSU over Ole Miss
Colorado over CSU

Kirk Herbstreit:
UNC over Georgia (Twitter 8/25)
NDSU over Charleston So.

Desmond Howard:
NDSU over Charleston So.

Jennifer’s Picks:
NDSU over Charleston So.

Danny Kanell:
Michigan over Hawaii
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Alabama over USC
OU over Houston
UNC over Georgia
LSU over Wiscsonsin
Ole Miss over FSU
OU-11.5 vs Houston
UCLA+3 vs TAMU
Wisconsin+11 vs LSU
UNC+3 vs Geoergia
USC+11.5 vs Alabama
Auburn+7.5 vs Clemson

Joel Klatt:
Colorado over CSU

Greg McElroy:
Texas over ND (CFB Live 8/19)
Alabama over USC
Arkansas over LT
Clemson over Auburn
UNC over Georgia
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Tennessee over App St

Booger McFarland:
LSU over Wisconsin 31-13
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Alabama over USC 24-3
Clemson over Auburn 45-21
Georgia over UNC 17-14
Ole Miss over FSU
Mizzou over WVU 21-17
TAMU over UCLA 35-28

Brett McMurphy:
Alabama over USC
Clemson over Auburn

Todd McShay:
Texas over Notre Dame

Dari Nowkhah:
FSU over Ole Miss

David Pollack:
NDSU over Charleston So.
LSU over Wisconsin

Jordan Rodgers:
Florida over UMass
Kentucky over S.Miss
FSU over Ole Miss
WVU over Mizzou
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina

Ryen Russillo:
OU over Houston
TAMU over UCLA
Clemson over Auburn
OU-11.5 vs Houston
TAMU-3 vs UCLA
Wisconsin+11 vs LSU
UNC+3 vs Georgia
USC+11.5 vs Alabama
Clemson-7.5 vs Auburn

Mark Schlabach:
SDSU over New Hampshire

Jason Sehorn:
OU over Houston
Georgia over UNC
Alabama over USC
Texas over ND
FSU over Ole Miss

Robert Smith:
Stanford over KState

Marcus Spears:
Florida over UMass
Georgia over UNC
LSU over Wisconsin
Miss St over S.Alabama
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina
Tennessee over App St

Phil Steele:
Texas over Notre Dame
Cal over Hawaii 46-26 (High scoring game of the week)
Alabama over USC (by two touchdowns)
LSU over Wisconsin (by two touchdowns)
OU over Houston
Georgia over UNC
Clemson over Auburn
UCLA over TAMU
FSU over Ole Miss
Michigan over Hawaii

Matt Stinchcomb:
WVU over Mizzou
Tennessee over App St
Vanderbilt over S.Carolina

Clint Stoerner:
Alabama over USC
Arkansas over LT
Clemson over Auburn
Kentucky over S.Miss
FSU over Ole Miss
Miss St over S.Alabama

Tim Tebow:
S.Carolina over Vanderbilt
Tennessee over App St

Scott Van Pelt:
W.Michigan+5 vs NW
Auburn+7.5 vs Clemson
Houston+11.5 vs OU
SJSU+5 vs Tulsa
Texas+3.5 vs ND

Dave Wannstedt:
Stanford over KState

 

 

 

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2016-17 College Gameday Season Preview #cfb #cfbplayoff

With the first game in the books last night, all we needed to get ready for next week is the official College Gameday Season Preview.  The Gameday boys were back at it this morning giving us bold season predictions, conference winners, Heisman winners, and all sorts of other information which will surely be irrelevant three weeks into the season.  Without further adieu I present to you this year’s official predictions.  Take these to the bank.

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Lee Corso:
Christian McCaffrey to win Heisman
FSU to win ACC
Michigan to win Big 10
OU to win Big 12
UCLA to win Pac 12
LSU to win SEC
Final Four: FSU, Michigan, OU, LSU
LSU over Michigan for championship

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Kirk Herbstreit:
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Clemson to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10 (over Minnesota)
TCU to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12 (over UCLA)
Alabama to win SEC (over Tennessee)
Final Four: Clemson, Alabama, Ohio St, TCU
Clemson over Alabama in championship

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Desmond Howard:
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Clemson to win ACC
Michigan to win Big 10
Texas over Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
LSU to win SEC
Final Four: LSU, Michigan, Clemson, Stanford
Clemson over LSU for championship

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David Pollack:
ACC to get two playoff teams (Clemson / FSU)
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Clemson to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10
TCU to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
Final Four: Clemson, Alabama, FSU, Ohio St
Clemson over FSU for championship

Chris Fallica:
FSU over Alabama for championship

Jennifer’s Picks:
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Clemson to win ACC
Michigan to win Big 10
TCU to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
Alabama to win SEC
Final Four: Clemson, TCU, Alabama, Michigan
Clemson over Michigan for championship

Cole’s Picks:
The week 6 Heisman lock won’t win the Heisman
Leonard Fournette to win Heisman
Mich St to win Big 10
TCU to win Big 12
UCLA to win Pac 12
LSU to win SEC
LSU over UCLA for championship

2016-17 College Football Preseason Predictions MEGA-POST! #cfb #cfbplayoff

Welcome back guys and gals.  We are sitting here watching official Week 0 college football with Cal and Hawaii battling it out in Australia and we could not be more excited.  For this reason, we are here with a late night Friday night post which will be our penultimate preseason MEGA-POST!!!!  Tomorrow we will be back with the greatest of college football traditions: the College Gameday Season Preview.  Until then, check out the full slate of insane predictions below.  Many of them came waaaay too early to take seriously, and I don’t count these in any official record, but it sure is fun to look at now and it is even MORE fun to look back at these in January.  Enjoy.

Andrea Adelson: espn.com 8/23
Final four: Alabama over FSU, Clemson over Stanford
Clemson over Alabama for championship

Charles Arbuckle: ACC Preview 8/23
Pitt ACC Surprise Team
Miami FL Overhyped ACC Team
UNC to win ACC Coastal
Clemson to win ACC Atlantic
UCLA best chance for Pac-12 to make playoff

Mike Bellotti: ACC Preview 8/23
Miami FL ACC Surprise team
Louisville Overhyped ACC team
Miami FL to win ACC Coastal
Clemson to win ACC Atlantic
Stanford best chance for Pac-12 to make playoff
Final Four: Clemson, Alabama, OU, Ohio St

Kevin Carter:
Clemson to win championship (ESPN the Magazine preview 8/8)
Tennessee 10-2 (SEC Preview 8/22)
Florida 10 wins
Alabama over 10 wins
Chad Kelly SEC POY
Bama to win SEC
Baker Mayfield Big 12 POY
OU to win Big 12

Stanford Steve Coughlin: (Behind the Bets podcast 8/9)
LSU/Tennessee winner, Clemson, Ohio St, FSU to make playoff
UCF over 5 wins (#1 value bet)
Kansas over 1.5 wins
OU under 10 wins
TCU to win Big 12
UNC over 8.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
SDSU over 8.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Mich St over 7.5 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Michigan under 10 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Alabama under 10 wins (regular season) R&K 8/24
Alabama under 10 wins (Behind the Bets Podcast 8/26)
Clemson over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
OU under 10 wins
FSU over 9.5 wins
LSU to go 10-2, no play on 10 win total
Ohio St over 9.5 wins
Stanford under 8.5 wins
Tennessee under 9.5 wins
Notre Dame over 9.5 wins
UCLA over 8.5 wins
Washington over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
Iowa over 8.5 wins

Colin Cowherd:
Iowa over 8.5 wins (Twitter 8/19)

Heather Dinich: espn.com 8/23
Final four: LSU over OU, Clemson over ND
Clemson over ND for championship

Chris Fallica: (Behind the Bets podcast 8/9)
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio St, Notre Dame to make playoff
Wake Forest over 5.5 wins
LSU under 10 wins
Tennessee under 10 wins
TCU to win Big 12
Alabama over 10 wins (Behind the Bets podcast 8/26)
Clemson over ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
OU under 10 wins
FSU under 10 wins
LSU under 10 wins
Ohio St over 9.5 wins
Stanford over 8.5 wins
Michigan under 10 wins
Tennessee under 9.5 wins
Notre Dame over 9.5 wins
UCLA over 8.5 wins
Washington under ?? wins (didn’t give a total)
Louisville over 8.5 wins

Paul Finebaum: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
Bama over Tennessee in SEC Championship
Kentucky to have 6 or 7 wins this year
Alabama and Clemson to the National Championship (CFB Live 8/22)

Joey Galloway:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins (10-2)
UCLA to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
LSU to win SEC
Clemson to go undefeated
Clemson to win ACC
Ohio St to win Big 10
UCLA to win Pac 12
Big 12 to miss playoff
TCU as sleeper to make playoff

Kirk Herbstreit:
Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio St, TCU (Finebaum 8/25 on Twitter)

Desmond Howard:
Michigan to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)

Danny Kanell:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins
Nobody undefeated
Clemson to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
LSU to win SEC West
Georgia to win SEC
Clemson loses to FSU but wins ACC
Michigan to win Big10
OU to win Big 12 (not undefeated)
UCLA to win Pac 12
Big 10 to miss playoff
Nobody will go undefeated
UNC sleeper to make playoff

Mel Kiper Jr.: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Indiana as Big 10 sleeper
Michigan St and Iowa overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 player of the year
Tennessee to win the SEC
TAMU as the SEC sleeper
Ole Miss overrated
Jalen Hurd as SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
Louisville as the ACC sleeper
Miami (FL) overrated
Dalvin Cook ACC Player of the Year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
TCU as Big 12 sleeper
Oklahoma State overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Colorado as Pac 12 sleeper
USC overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year-
Final Four: Tennessee, Ohio State, FSU, Oklahoma
Oklahoma to win championship over FSU

Tom Luginbill:
FSU to win championship (ESPN the Magazine preview 8/8)
Tennessee 10-2 (SEC Preview 8/23)
Georgia 7-5
Kentucky to make bowl game, 6 wins
L Fournette SEC POY
LSU to win SEC
Iowa to win Big 10 West
Ohio St to win the Big 10 East
JT Barrett Big 10 POY
Ohio St to win Big 10
Final four: Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ohio St

Ivan Maisel: espn.com 8/23
Final Four: Clemson over FSU, OU over Alabama
Clemson over OU for championship

Greg McElroy: Arkansas Preview 8/22
Alabama to go 11-1
Auburn to go 6-6
Georgia to go 7-5
S.Carolina to go 4-8
Tennessee to go 10-2

Booger McFarland: Dari & Mel 8/20
LSU to win SEC
Florida as SEC Sleeper
TAMU overrated
Leonard Fournette as the SEC player of the year
Mich St to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)
LSU to go 11-1
S.Carolina to go 4-8

Todd McShay:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins (11-1)
Clemson to win championship
Texas over ND (Week 1)

Dari Nowkhah: (Dari & Mel 8/20)
Ohio St to win the Big 10
Nebraska as the Big 10 sleeper
Michigan overrated
JT Barrett Big 10 Player of the Year
LSU to win the SEC
Georgia the SEC sleeper
Tennessee overrated
Jonathan Allen SEC player of the year
FSU to win the ACC
UNC the ACC sleeper
Clemson overrated (only because they won’t win the ACC)
Dalvin Cook ACC player of the year
Oklahoma to win Big 12
Baylor as Big 12 sleeper
TCU overrated
Baker Mayfield Big 12 player of the year
Oregon to win Pac 12
Washington St as Pac 12 sleeper
UCLA overrated
Royce Freeman Pac 12 player of the year
Final Four: Oklahoma, Clemson, LSU, FSU
Clemson to have one loss
FSU undefeated
FSU over LSU to win championship

David Pollack:
ESPNU Schedule Analysis Show (8/16)
Alabama over 9.5 wins
Alabama to win championship
ESPNU Path to the Playoff (8/16)
Alabama to win SEC
Ohio St to win Big 10 (CFB Live 8/23)
TCU to win Big 12
Stanford to win Pac 12
Pac 12 to miss playoff
Louisville a sleeper to make playoff

Jordan Rodgers:
Florida to go 8-4
Kentucky to go 6-6
Ole Miss to go 9-3
Mizzou to go 4-8

Ryen Russillo:
UNC over 8.5 wins (R&K 8/24)

Mark Schlabach: (espn.com 8/8)
Alabama to win championship over Michigan (espn.com 8/23)
Final Four: Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, OU
Deshaun Watson to win Heisman
Pac-12 Left out of playoff
Michigan to beat Ohio St, win Big 10
Tom Herman hired by a Power 5 school by 12/1
Tennessee to win SEC East, but won’t be Florida
Big 12 to add 2 teams (probably Houston/Cinci)
SDSU undefeated

Jason Sehorn:
Iowa to win Big 10 West
Ohio St to win Big 10 East
JT Barrett Big 10 POY
Ohio St to win Big 10
Baker Mayfield Big 12 POY
OU to win Big 12

Marcus Spears: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
LSU over Tennessee in SEC Championship
Florida to go 8-4
Georgia to go 10-2
LSU to go 11-1
Miss St to go 6-6

Phil Steele: (ESPN the Magazine preview ESPNU 8/8)
Alabama, FSU, OU, LSU to make playoff
FSU to win national championship
Texas over 7 wins
Texas to win 8 games (Phil Steele podcast 8/18)
Navy over 6.5 wins (Podcast 8/18)
Navy to win 8

Matt Stinchcomb:
Mizzou to go 5-7
Tennessee to go 10-2

Clint Stoerner: Arkansas Preview 8/22
Alabama to go 11-1
Arkansas to go
Arkansas to beat Florida
LSU over Arkansas
Auburn to go 6-6
Kentucky to go 8-4
Ole Miss to go 8-4
Miss St to go 6-6

Tim Tebow: (SEC NATION PREVIEW 8/17)
Bama over Tennessee in SEC Championship