NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > 2013 Pick'em kickoff
August 14, 2013, 02:04 PM
It is finally time. The games will be below-first here are the ground rules (please read as there are a few tweaks from last year):
-25 games per week, no I-AA squad games though. Given that ranked teams play each other the remaining games will be the most interesting unranked games (and a mix of non-BCS games is included in that). Since the AP poll won't come out until SEP based on the AP website I will use the coaches poll for rankings for now.
-Norka will be doing prizes (please thank him as he is doing this and the tally out of simply being a great Guide Bear, CFB, and decent guy) and can explain the process, but be aware that missed games in a week and missed weeks will hurt you. Missed picks for the week will also count as a loss (Vegas lines gave folks who flaked too much credit last year).
-Please keep stuff civil and light-the last few years have been fun and I hope it stays that way.
August 14, 2013  02:11 PM ET

READY!!!

August 14, 2013  02:28 PM ET

Complaints about scorekeeping can be referred to tGB; band aids will be available is the Ice House bar.

August 14, 2013  02:40 PM ET

Now on to the week one games - a huge quality spread btwn absolute cheese and darn good games. Thankfully the I-AA rule suggested by Norka will limit the frommage. Since there are ranked teams playing each other and some ranked teams don't play the first week the first number is the game number (from 1-25) and the other numbers reflect Coach Poll team rankings.
Story lines-not too many ranked matchups, SEC vs ACC, and two good games that I couldn't fit into 25 games below because of the tiny number of ranked vs ranked games (Utah vs Utah State and Fresno vs Rutgers).

1. Alabama(1) vs VT
2. Ohio St.(2) vs Buffalo
3. Oregon(3) vs Ark State
4. Georgia(5) at Clemson(8)
5. Texas A&M(6) vs Rice
6. South Carolina (7) vs UNC
7. Louisville(9) vs Ohio
8. Florida(10) vs Toledo
9. Notre Dame(11) vs Temple
10. Florida St.(12) at Pitt
11. LSU (13) vs TCU (20)
12. Oklahoma St. (14) at Mississippi State
13. Texas (15) vs NM State
14. Oklahoma (16) vs UL Monroe
15. Michigan (17) vs Cent Michigan
16. Nebraska (18) vs Wyoming
17. Boise St. (19) at Washington
18. UCLA (21) vs Nevada
19. Northwestern (22) at CAL
20. WISC(23) vs MASS
21. USC (24) at Hawaii
22. Oregon State (25) vs Eastern Washington
23. BYU at Virginia
24. Ole Miss at Vandy
25. PSU vs Cuse

August 14, 2013  02:43 PM ET

Oh, and please cut and paste teams for your picks and limit nicknames to keep Norka's tally as easy as it can be.

August 14, 2013  03:16 PM ET

'Bama
tOSU
Quackers
UGAly Dawgs
Sheep Molesters
USCe
Louisville
Gators
Domers
'Noles
Hornytoads
Okie Lite
'Horns
Zero U
TSUN
Corn Aggy
Smurfs
Bruins
Cal
Wiskey
USCw
Beavers
Provo Polygamists
Ole Miss
PSU

August 14, 2013  03:17 PM ET

And in case ModStalker gets its panties in a wad over some of my nicknames.....

August 14, 2013  03:22 PM ET

1. Alabama(1) vs VT - Bama
2. Ohio St.(2) vs Buffalo - tOSU
3. Oregon(3) vs Ark State - Oregon
4. Georgia(5) at Clemson(8) - UGAly
5. Texas A&M(6) vs Rice - TAMU
6. South Carolina (7) vs UNC - SCAR
7. Louisville(9) vs Ohio - Loserville
8. Florida(10) vs Toledo - Da Gatahs
9. Notre Dame(11) vs Temple - Domers
10. Florida St.(12) at Pitt - FSU
11. LSU (13) vs TCU (20) - LUS
12. Oklahoma St. (14) at Mississippi State - MISST yes I did
13. Texas (15) vs NM State - ::sigh:: TU
14. Oklahoma (16) vs UL Monroe - OU
15. Michigan (17) vs Cent Michigan - TSUN
16. Nebraska (18) vs Wyoming -Their Nebs
17. Boise St. (19) at Washington - Washington - I know..out on a limb here
18. UCLA (21) vs Nevada - ruins (recognition to ICE)
19. Northwestern (22) at CAL - Cal
20. WISC(23) vs MASS - Wisc
21. USC (24) at Hawaii - USC
22. Oregon State (25) vs Eastern Washington - Ore Lite
23. BYU at Virginia - BYU
24. Ole Miss at Vandy - Vandy (please)
25. PSU vs Cuse - PSU

August 14, 2013  03:23 PM ET

Alabama
Ohio State
Oregon
Georgia
Texas A&M
South Carolina
Louisville
Florida
Notre Dame
Florida State
Texas Christian University
Oklahoma State
University of Texas
Oklahoma
Michigan
Nebraska
Boise State
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Berkeley
Wisconsin
University of Southern California
Oregon State
Brigham Young University
University of Mississippi
Penn State

August 14, 2013  04:06 PM ET

1. Alabama
2. Ohio St.
3. Oregon
4. Clemson
5. Texas A&M
6. South Carolina
7. Louisville
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida St.
11. TCU
12. Oklahoma St.
13. Texas
14. Oklahoma
15. Michigan
16. Nebraska
17. Boise St.
18. UCLA
19. Northwestern
20. WISC
21. USC
22. Oregon State
23. BYU
24. Ole Miss at Vandy
25. PSU vs Cuse

August 14, 2013  04:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

24. Ole Miss at Vandy25. PSU vs Cuse

You want to make a selection on these two? or just too worried about them?

August 14, 2013  04:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You want to make a selection on these two? or just too worried about them?

Damn vandy had me all flustered.

VANDY
State Penn

August 14, 2013  05:08 PM ET

1 Alabama
2 Ohio State
3 Oregon
4 Georgia
5 Texas A&M
6 South Carolina
7 Louisville
8 Florida
9 Notre Dame
10 Florida St.
11 TCU
12 Oklahoma St
13 Texas
14 Oklahoma
15 Michigan
16 Nebraska
17 Boise St.
18 UCLA
19 Northwestern
20 Wisconsin
21 USC
22 Oregon St.
23 BYU
24 Mississippi
25 Penn State

August 14, 2013  07:53 PM ET

Isn't Eastern Washington a FCS school?

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August 14, 2013  08:15 PM ET

Alabama
Ohio St
Oregon
Clemson
Texas A&M
South Carolina
Louisville
Florida
Notre Dame
Florida St (I really want to pick Pittsburgh here, but just can't)
TCU
Oklahoma St
Texas
Oklahoma
Michigan
Nebraska
Boise St (This will be close. Have to go see it in person. :-) )
UCLA
Northwestern
WISC
USC
Oregon State
BYU
Vandy
PSU

August 14, 2013  08:16 PM ET

1.Bama - - 2.tOSU - - 3.Oregon - - 4.Clem - - 5.TAMU

6.SCar - - 7.LVille - - 8.Florida - - 9.ND - - 10.FSU

11.LSU - - 12.OKSt - - 13.Tex - - 14.Okla - - 15.Mich

16.Neb - - 17.UDub - - 18.UCLA - - 19.NW - - 20.Wisc

21.USC - - 22.OrSt - - 23.BYU - - 24.Vandy - - 25.Syr

August 14, 2013  08:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

You missed one! Of course you have a couple of weeks to change your pick!!

Troublemaker!

August 14, 2013  08:21 PM ET

Oh boy! AP's pick 'em. Season's got to be getting close.

1. Alabama
2. Ohio St.
3. Oregon
4. Clemson
5. Texas A&M
6. South Carolina
7. Louisville
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Florida St.
11. LSU
12. Mississippi State
13. Texas
14. Oklahoma
15. Michigan
16. Nebraska
17. Washington
18. UCLA
19. CAL
20. WISC
21. USC
22. Oregon State
23. BYU
24. Ole Miss
25. PSU

 
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