Heading into week five of the schedule there is an ever so slight edge among the prognosticators in This Week’s Football Picks.
Four games deep sixed a great deal of forward progress for all three of our prickly pickers. Will and Xayveon started off at 30-8 while Jim was 32-6 coming out of last week.
Losses by Boston College, Pitt and Virginia Tech threw a proverbial wrench into the works for all three. Will and Jim took a hit going out on a limb with their selection of Wake Forest. Xayveon took the high road with Notre Dame.
You’ll want to check out the most recent video highlights at College Football Rewind to get a better feel for team strengths and weaknesses.
Be sure to see where teams rank in the most recent ACC Nation Power Poll before you decide on your weekly picks.
Last Week’s Picks
|GAME||WILL 30-8||XAYVEON 30-8||JIM 32-6|
|Boston College @ Purdue||Boston College||Boston College||Boston College|
|Notre Dame @Wake Forest||Wake Forest||Notre Dame||Wake Forest|
|Pitt @ North Carolina||Pitt||Pitt||Pitt|
|Louisville @ Virginia||Virginia||Virginia||Virginia|
|FIU @ Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami|
|Clemson @ Georgia Tech||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson|
|NC Central @ Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke|
|NIU @ Florida State||Florida State||Florida State||Florida State|
|Virginia Tech @ ODU||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech||Virginia Tech|
|UConn @ Syracuse||Syracuse||Syracuse||Syracuse|
|NC State @ Marshall||NC State||NC State||NC State|
This Week’s Picks
|GAME||WILL 37-12||XAYVEON 38-11||JIM 39-10|
|North Carolina @ Miami||Miami||Miami||Miami
|Temple @ Boston College||Boston College||Boston College||Boston College|
|Syracuse @ Clemson||Clemson||Clemson||Clemson|
|Bowling Green @ Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech||Georgia Tech|
|Virginia @ NC State||NC State||Virginia||NC State|
|Pitt @ UCF||UCF||UCF||UCF|
|Rice @ Wake Forest||Wake Forest||Wake Forest||Wake Forest|
|Florida State @ Louisville||Florida State||Florida State||Florida State|
|Virginia Tech @ Duke||Duke||Virginia Tech||Duke|
|Stanford @ Notre Dame||Notre Dame||Stanford||Stanford|
When we consider wildcards we look very closely at stats, video highlights and keep a check on player information (like this story on Josh Jackson).
The difference makers last week were mostly coming from the upset losses by Boston College and Virginia Tech. The Pitt loss to North Carolina was not quite as big of a surprise as the preceding games.
How about this week? What games should we be keeping an eye on?
- Virginia @ NC State – Xayveon picks the Cavaliers
- Virginia Tech @ Duke – Will and Jim go with Duke while Xayveon picks the Hokies
- Stanford @ Notre Dame – Xayveon and Jim say it’s all Stanford while Will selects the Irish
What other games are far from being locks?
- Syracuse @ Clemson – Has either team had their “bad” week yet?
- Pitt @ UCF – On the face of it this is not a good matchup for the Panthers
- Florida State @ Louisville – Desperate times call for desperate measures
What teams did you add to your picks this week?