NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Week 8... The meat of the season pick'em.
October 17, 2011, 10:07 AM
Will use BCS polls from here on out (unless USC gets into the top 20 in the AP again).

The games (not too many good ones on the surface of it):

1 LSU vs 20 Auburn
2 Alabama vs TENN
3 Oklahoma vs TT
4 Oklahoma State at Missouri, maybe an upset special at home
5 Boise State vs AFA
6 Wisconsin at 16 MSU
7 Clemson vs UNC
8 Stanford vs 25 UW -good game to see where Stanford is at
9 Arkansas at Ole Miss
10 Oregon at Colorado
11 Kansas State at Kansas-been awhile since this game meant anything
12 Virginia Tech vs BC
13 Nebraska at MINN, good thing NEB had that bye week for prep time...
15 West Virginia at Cuse on Friday night
17 Texas A&M at ISU
19 Houston vs Marshall
21 Penn State at NW
22 Georgia Tech at Miami -maybe the best game (on field) for the week
23 Illinois at Purdue

Notables:
USC at ND.... One team is going to be banished from the rankings for the season, perhaps, after this one.
USF at Cincy-two teams that are all over the map week to week
SMU at the other SMU.... Southern Miss is the home team
ECU at Navy-Big game for Navy's bowl hopes
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October 17, 2011  01:22 PM ET

1 LSU beats 20 Auburn
2 Alabama puts in the second team 8 minutes in at TENN
3 Oklahoma beats TT
4 Oklahoma State steals victory from Missouri (without an extra down)
5 Boise State beats AFA
6 Wisconsin comes out the victor at 16 MSU (Sparty sets NCAA 15-yrd penalty record)
7 Clemson finds a way against UNC
8 Stanford overcomes 25 UW
9 Arkansas beats Ole Miss
10 Oregon eats Colorado, then fertilizes the field
11 Kansas State beats Kansas
12 Virginia Tech swats BC
13 Nebraska has their way with MINN
15 WV beats 'Cuse
17 Texas A&M avoids ISU
19 Houston crushes Marshall
21 Penn State avoids NW
22 Georgia Tech rebounds at Miami
23 Illinois beats Purdue

Notables:
USC "Everybody's gotta die sometime, Red" at ND
USF fails at Cincy
SMU defeats Southern Miss
ECU falls to Navy

October 17, 2011  02:30 PM ET

1 Tigers
2 Bama
3 Okie
4 Okie Lite
5 BSU
6 Wisky
7 Tigers
8 Cardinal
9 Hogs
10 Ducks
11 KSU
12 Hokies
13 COC
15 WVA
17 aTm
19 Houston
21 PSU
22 Canes
23 ILL

Notables
USC
Cincy at home
SMU Texas style
Midshipmen

Not too many up in the air games, bet everyone ends up with close to the same record this week.

October 17, 2011  04:22 PM ET

1 LSU vs 20 Auburn- LSU
2 Alabama vs TENN- Bama
3 Oklahoma vs TT- Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State at Missouri- OSU
5 Boise State vs AFA - Boise St
6 Wisconsin at 16 MSU- Wisconsin
7 Clemson vs UNC - Clemson
8 Stanford vs 25 UW -Stanford
9 Arkansas at Ole Miss - Arkansas
10 Oregon at Colorado - Oregon
11 Kansas State at Kansas-Kansas St
12 Virginia Tech vs BC - VA tech
13 Nebraska at MINN- Nebraska
15 West Virginia at Cuse- WVU
17 Texas A&M at ISU- A&M
19 Houston vs Marshall- Houston
21 Penn State at NW- Penn St
22 Georgia Tech at Miami -Miami
23 Illinois at Purdue- Illinois

Notables:
USC at ND- Notre Dame
USF at Cincy- Cincy
SMU at the other SMU- Southern Miss
ECU at Navy- ECU

October 17, 2011  04:23 PM ET

Norka?

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October 18, 2011  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Can't see a single upset among the ranked teams.

I only saw GT losing myself.

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October 18, 2011  02:07 PM ET

Best game this week will be Notre Dame and Southern Cal, with Notre Dame winning of course. But, I can see MSU beating Wisconsin in another good game.

October 18, 2011  07:12 PM ET

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 Boise State
16 MSU upset
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Arkansas
10 Oregon
11 Kansas State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Nebraska
15 West Virginia
17 Texas A&M - for the WHOLE game
19 Houston
21 Penn State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Illinois

Notables:
USC at ND.... One team is going to be banished from the rankings for the season, perhaps, after this one.
USF at Cincy-two teams that are all over the map week to week
SMU at the other SMU.... Southern Miss is the home team
ECU at Navy-Big game for Navy's bowl hopes

October 18, 2011  07:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Can't see a single upset among the ranked teams.

Well, get that crap out of your nose and look again....

October 18, 2011  08:40 PM ET

Will use BCS polls from here on out (unless USC gets into the top 20 in the AP again).

The games (not too many good ones on the surface of it):

1 LSU vs 20 Auburn-----LUS
2 Alabama vs TENN-------Bama
3 Oklahoma vs TT-------OU
4 Oklahoma State at Missouri---------Okie LIte
5 Boise State vs AFA-----Smurfs
6 Wisconsin at 16 MSU-WIsky
7 Clemson vs UNC--------Clemson
8 Stanford vs 25 UW ------Stanford
9 Arkansas at Ole Miss ----------Pigs
10 Oregon at Colorado--------Ducks
11 Kansas State at Kansas-----------K State
12 Virginia Tech vs BC---------Va Tech
13 Nebraska at MINN------COC
15 West Virginia at Cuse------Couch Burners
17 Texas A&M at ISU ---------aggies
19 Houston vs Marshall -----------Cougs
21 Penn State at NW--------Northwestern
22 Georgia Tech at Miami ---------THe U
23 Illinois at Purdue-------------Ilini

Notables:
USC at ND-------------Condoms
USF at Cincy----------USF
SMU at the other SMU-----------Southern Miss
ECU at Navy-------Navy

October 18, 2011  09:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Will use BCS polls from here on out (unless USC gets into the top 20 in the AP again).The games (not too many good ones on the surface of it):1 LSU vs 20 Auburn-----LUS 2 Alabama vs TENN-------Bama3 Oklahoma vs TT-------OU 4 Oklahoma State at Missouri---------Okie LIte5 Boise State vs AFA-----Smurfs6 Wisconsin at 16 MSU-WIsky7 Clemson vs UNC--------Clemson 8 Stanford vs 25 UW ------Stanford9 Arkansas at Ole Miss ----------Pigs10 Oregon at Colorado--------Ducks 11 Kansas State at Kansas-----------K State 12 Virginia Tech vs BC---------Va Tech 13 Nebraska at MINN------COC 15 West Virginia at Cuse------Couch Burners17 Texas A&M at ISU ---------aggies19 Houston vs Marshall -----------Cougs21 Penn State at NW--------Northwestern22 Georgia Tech at Miami ---------THe U 23 Illinois at Purdue-------------IliniNotables:USC at ND-------------CondomsUSF at Cincy----------USFSMU at the other SMU-----------Southern MissECU at Navy-------Navy

That is so good....condoms....

for the SMS vs SMU I was going to say "the SMU from my home state...and prepared to move if necessary"...that way I would have at least 1 win...

October 18, 2011  10:16 PM ET

1 LSU
2 Alabama
3 Oklahoma
4 Oklahoma State
5 Boise State
6 Wisconsin
7 Clemson
8 Stanford
9 Arkansas
10 Oregon
11 Kansas State
12 Virginia Tech
13 Nebraska
15 West Virginia
17 Buttmunching Aggies
19 Houston
21 Penn State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Illinois

Notables:
USC
Cincy
SMethodistU
Navy

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October 19, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Ok, which one of the first notables is your pick??? I do not understand the reference?

Too early in the AM for sarcasm...

The notables are the only real difference makers this week. Surprised to see so many USC picks so far.

October 19, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Surprised to see so many USC picks so far.

To clarify, "Everybody gotta die sometime, Red" is not an allusion to USC victory. On the contrary, despite the fact that Red survived via cowardice and Barnes died by the hand of Taylor in 'Platoon', USC will not prevail in South Bend.

As always, my calls are straight up. Points are for gamblers and odds makers. I ignore them and look to the outcome on the field, where one team claims victory over the other.

 
October 19, 2011  09:38 AM ET

Be forewarned, since the loss of Hunter and Bray to the Volunteers, my fondness for certain distilled spirits has been all too frequently indulged. In addition to the mental haze wrought by copious imbibing, my despondence hampers both my foresight and judgment. Wistful, ill-favored picks grow like cancers in my weekly lists. If I'm still motivated and capable of slapping the keyboard come the Bowls, my predictions are likely to extend beyond the absurd and into the realm of fevered fantasy.

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