Twitter Picks for NFL Divisional Weekend

Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons
Saturday, 4:35 pm ET, FOX
Seattle: 11-5-1, NFC West champion, def. Detroit 26-6 last week
Atlanta: 11-5, NFC South champion, first round bye
Favorite: Falcons by 5

 

Houston Texans at New England Patriots
Saturday, 8:15 pm ET, CBS
Houston: 10-7, AFC South champion, def. Oakland 27-14 last week
New England: 14-2, AFC East champion, first round bye
Favorite: Patriots by 16

 

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys
Sunday, 4:40 pm ET, FOX
Green Bay: 11-6, NFC North champion, def. N.Y. Giants 38-13 last week
Dallas: 14-2, NFC East champion, first round bye
Favorite: Cowboys by 5

 

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, 8:20 pm ET*, NBC
Pittsburgh: 12-5, AFC North champion, def. Miami 30-12 last week
Kansas City: 12-4, AFC West champion, first round bye
Favorite: Chiefs by 1

*Game moved from original time of 1:05 pm ET due to weather conditions

 

 

 

For what it’s worth…

Overall Record: 75-52-1
Last Week: 4-0
College Overall Record: 67-48
NFL Game of the Week: 8-4-1

Game of the Week: 10-5
Big Game Guarantee: 3-7
Upset of the Week: 4-6
Closer Than the Experts Think: 4-6
Not Closer Than the Experts Think: 7-3
Overhyped/Bad Spread Game: 5-5
Group of Five Game of the Week: 7-3
Is This Futbol?: 8-2
Is This Basketball?: 8-2
Toilet Bowl: 6-4
Miscellaneous: 5-5

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College Football: Week Nine Power Rankings and Week 10 Twitter Picks

Power Rankings for Week Nine

1. Alabama (8-0, Last Week: 1st, College Football Playoff Rankings: 1st)
2. Clemson (8-0, 2nd, 2nd)
3. Michigan (8-0, 3rd, 3rd)
4. Washington (8-0, 4th, 5th)
5. Louisville (7-1, 5th, 7th)

6. Ohio State (7-1, 6th, 6th)
7. Wisconsin (6-2, 9th, 8th)
8. Texas A&M (7-1, 10th, 4th)
9. Oklahoma (6-2*, 12th, 14th)
10. Nebraska (7-1, 8th, 10th)

11. Florida (6-1, 14th, 11th)
12. Auburn (6-2, 15th, 9th)
13. Florida State (5-3, 11th, 22nd)
14. Baylor (6-1, 7th, 17th)
15. North Carolina (6-2, 16th, 21st)

16. LSU (5-2, 20th, 13th)
17. Utah (6-2, 19th, 16th)
18. Oklahoma State (6-2, unranked, 18th)
19. Western Michigan (9-0, 21st, 23rd)
20. West Virginia (6-1, 17th, 20th)

21. Virginia Tech (6-2, 24th, 19th)
22. Penn State (6-2, 23rd, 12th)
23. Boise State (7-1, 13th, 24th)
24. Colorado (6-2, 25th, 15th)
25. Tennessee (5-3, 18th, unranked)

Also Ranked in CFP Rankings:  Washington State (5-2, 25th)

Fell from Rankings:  Navy (5-2, Last Week: 22nd)

*Oklahoma improved to 7-2 in their Week 10 game on Thursday night, beating Iowa State 34-24.

 

Twitter Picks for Week 10

Game of the Week

#1 Alabama (8-0) at #13 LSU (5-2)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Alabama by 8
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Alabama- 1st, LSU- 16th

 

Big Game Guarantee

TCU (4-4) at #17 Baylor (6-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Baylor by 8
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  TCU- unranked, Baylor- 14th

 

Upset of the Week

Pittsburgh (5-3) at Miami (4-4)
Saturday, 12:30 pm ET, ACCN
Favorite:  Miami by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

#10 Nebraska (7-1) at #6 Ohio State (7-1)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Ohio State by 17
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Nebraska- 10th, Ohio State- 6th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

#11 Florida (6-1) at Arkansas (5-3)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Florida by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Florida- 11th, Arkansas- unranked

 

Bad Spread Game

#18 Oklahoma State (6-2) at Kansas State (5-3)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2
Favorite:  Kansas State by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Oklahoma State- 18th, Kansas State- unranked

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

Notre Dame (3-5) vs. Navy (5-2)
at Jacksonville, Fla. (EverBank Field)
Saturday, 11:30 am ET, CBS
Favorite:  Notre Dame by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

Missouri (2-6) at South Carolina (4-4)
Saturday, 4:00 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  South Carolina by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Basketball?

Texas (4-4) at Texas Tech (4-4)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, FS1
Favorite:  Texas by 3.5
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Toilet Bowl

Indiana (4-4) at Rutgers (2-6)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Indiana by 14
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  Commander in Chief’s Trophy, Game #2

Air Force (5-3, 1-0 in Comm. in Chief Trophy) at Air Force (5-3, 0-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, CBSSN
Favorite:  Army by 1
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

NFL Game of the Week

Denver Broncos (6-2) at Oakland Raiders (6-2)
Sunday, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Raiders by 1

 

For what it’s worth…

Overall Record: 59-47-1
Last Week: 7-5
College Overall Record: 56-43
NFL Game of the Week: 3-4-1

Game of the Week: 5-4
Big Game Guarantee: 3-6
Upset of the Week: 4-5
Closer Than the Experts Think: 4-5
Not Closer Than the Experts Think: 7-2
Overhyped/Bad Spread Game: 4-5
Group of Five Game of the Week: 6-3
Is This Futbol?: 7-2
Is This Basketball?: 7-2
Toilet Bowl: 5-4
Miscellaneous: 4-5

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Twitter Picks for College Football Week Eight

Game of the Week

#6 Texas A&M (6-0) at #1 Alabama (7-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Alabama by 18
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Texas A&M- 6th, Alabama- 1st

 

Big Game Guarantee

#23 Ole Miss (3-3) at #25 LSU (4-2)
Saturday, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  LSU by 6
SOS Ranking:  Ole Miss- 20th, LSU- unranked

 

Upset of the Week

#19 Utah (5-1) at UCLA (3-4)
Saturday, 4:00 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  UCLA by 7
SOS Ranking:  Utah- 25th, UCLA- unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

NC State (4-2) at #7 Louisville (5-1)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Louisville by 19
SOS Ranking:  NC State- unranked, Louisville- 7th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

TCU (4-2) at #12 West Virginia (5-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2
Favorite:  West Virginia by 6
SOS Ranking:  TCU- unranked, West Virginia- 17th

 

Bad Spread Game

#17 Arkansas (5-2) at #21 Auburn (4-2)
Saturday, 6:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Auburn by 9.5
SOS Ranking: Arkansas- 19th, Auburn- 24th

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

Memphis (5-1) at #24 Navy (4-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBSSN
Favorite:  Memphis by 2
SOS Ranking:  Memphis- unranked, Navy- 24th

 

Is This Futbol?

#10 Wisconsin (4-2) at Iowa (5-2)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Wisconsin by 3
SOS Ranking:  Wisconsin- 10th, Iowa- unranked

 

Is This Basketball?

#16 Oklahoma (4-2) at Texas Tech (3-3)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Oklahoma by 14
SOS Ranking:  Oklahoma- 12th, Texas Tech- unranked

 

Toilet Bowl

Syracuse (3-4) at Boston College (3-3)
Saturday, 12:30 pm ET, ACCN
Favorite:  Boston College by 5
SOS Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  The Former NFL Coaches Meet

Illinois (2-4) at #3 Michigan (6-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Michigan by 36
SOS Ranking:  Illinois- unranked, Michigan- 4th

 

NFL Game of the Week

Seattle Seahawks (4-1) at Arizona Cardinals (3-3)
Sunday, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Cardinals by 2

 

For what it’s worth…

Overall Record:  45-38
Last Week:  10-2
College Overall Record: 43-34
NFL Game of the Week: 2-4

Game of the Week:  3-4
Big Game Guarantee:  3-4
Upset of the Week:  2-5
Closer Than the Experts Think:  3-4
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  6-1
Overhyped/Bad Spread Game:  4-3
Group of Five Game of the Week:  6-1
Is This Futbol?:  5-2
Is This Basketball?:  6-1
Toilet Bowl:  3-4
Miscellaneous:  2-5

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Twitter Picks for College Football Week Five

Game of the Week

#3 Louisville (4-0) at #5 Clemson (4-0)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Louisville by 2
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Louisville- 2nd, Clemson- 3rd

 

Big Game Guarantee

#7 Stanford (3-0) at #10 Washington (4-0)
Friday, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Washington by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Stanford- 8th, Washington- 12th

 

Upset of the Week

Missouri (2-2) at LSU (2-2)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  LSU by 13
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

North Carolina (3-1) at #12 Florida State (3-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Florida State by 11
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  North Carolina- 18th, Florida State- 10th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

#11 Tennessee (4-0) at #25 Georgia (3-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Tennessee by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Tennessee- 9th, Georgia- unranked

 

Overhyped Game

Arizona State (4-0) at USC (1-3)
Saturday, 8:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  USC by 10
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

Navy (3-0) at Air Force (3-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBSSN
Favorite:  Air Force by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

#8 Wisconsin (4-0) at #4 Michigan (4-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Michigan by 10
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Wisconsin- 6th, Michigan- 4th

 

Is This Basketball?

Oklahoma (1-2) at #21 TCU (3-1)
Saturday, 5:00 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  TCU by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Oklahoma- 19th, TCU- 24th

 

Toilet Bowl

Kansas (1-2) at Texas Tech (2-1)
Thursday, 8:30 pm ET, FS1
Favorite:  Texas Tech by 29
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  House Divided

Wake Forest (4-0) at NC State (2-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, RSN
Favorite:  NC State by 11
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

NFL Game of the Week

New York Giants (2-1) at Minnesota Vikings (3-0)
Monday, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Vikings by 5

 

 

For what it’s worth…

Overall Record:  23-24
Last Week:  8-4
College Overall Record: 22-22
NFL Game of the Week: 1-2

Game of the Week:  2-2
Big Game Guarantee:  2-2
Upset of the Week:  0-4
Closer Than the Experts Think:  1-3
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  3-1
Overhyped Game:  2-2
Group of Five Game of the Week:  4-0
Is This Futbol?:  2-2
Is This Basketball?:  3-1
Toilet Bowl:  1-3
Miscellaneous:  2-2

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Twitter Picks for College Football Week Four

Game of the Week

#11 Wisconsin (3-0) at #8 Michigan State (2-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Michigan State by 5
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Wisconsin- 10th, Michigan State- 8th

 

Big Game Guarantee

#12 Georgia (3-0) at #23 Ole Miss (1-2)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Ole Miss by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Georgia- 17th, Ole Miss- 22nd

 

Upset of the Week

Pittsburgh (2-1) at North Carolina (2-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ESPNU
Favorite:  North Carolina by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Pittsburgh- unranked, North Carolina- 19th

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

Kent State (1-2) at #1 Alabama (3-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  Alabama by 44
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Kent State- unranked, Alabama- 1st

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

#7 Stanford (2-0) at UCLA (2-1)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Stanford by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Stanford- 7th, UCLA- unranked

 

Overhyped Game

#17 Arkansas (3-0) vs. #10 Texas A&M (3-0)
Saturday, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
at Arlington, Tex. (AT&T Stadium)
Favorite:  Texas A&M by 6
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Arkansas- 25th, Texas A&M- 20th

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

East Carolina (2-1) at Virginia Tech (2-1)
Saturday, 12:30 pm ET, ACCN
Favorite:  Virginia Tech by 12
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

#19 Florida (3-0) at #14 Tennessee (3-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Tennessee by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Florida- unranked (P.S. they’re the first team out), Tennessee- 9th

 

Is This Basketball?

Oklahoma State (2-1) at #16 Baylor (3-0)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Baylor by 8
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Oklahoma State- 18th, Baylor- 13th

 

Toilet Bowl 

South Carolina (2-1) at Kentucky (1-2)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  Kentucky by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  Game Most Likely To Be Won By Tigers, Volume II

#18 LSU (2-1) at Auburn (1-2)
Saturday, 6:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  LSU by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  LSU- 11th, Auburn- unranked

 

NFL Game of the Week

Houston Texans (2-0) at New England Patriots (2-0)
Thursday, 8:25 pm ET, CBS/NFLN
Favorite:  even

 

For what it’s worth…

Overall Record:  15-20
Last Week:  4-8
College Overall Record: 15-18
NFL Game of the Week: 0-2

Game of the Week:  2-1
Big Game Guarantee:  1-2
Upset of the Week:  0-3
Closer Than the Experts Think:  1-2
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  2-1
Overhyped Game:  1-2
Group of Five Game of the Week:  3-0
Is This Futbol?:  1-2
Is This Basketball?:  2-1
Toilet Bowl:  0-3
Miscellaneous:  2-1

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College Football: Power Rankings and Twitter Picks

Power Rankings for Week Two

The second Saturday of college football didn’t have much to offer, other than Central Michigan’s upset of Oklahoma State, and even that only happened because the rules were misapplied by game officials.

As a result of a college football Saturday lacking much drama, there is not much drama in this week’s rankings.  Other than Oklahoma State dropping due to their loss, there is little other movement other than a spot here and there, with only one team climbing more than two spots above their ranking a week ago.

1. Alabama (2-0, Last Week: 1st, AP Poll: 1st)
2. Florida State (2-0, 2nd, 2nd)
3. Clemson (2-0, 3rd, 5th)
4. Michigan (2-0, 4th, 4th)
5. Houston (2-0, 5th, 6th)

6. Stanford (1-0, 6th, 7th)
7. Tennessee (2-0, 7th, 15th)
8. Iowa (2-0, 9th, 13th)
9. Louisville (2-0, 13th, 10th)
10. Oklahoma (1-1, 11th, 14th)

11. Wisconsin (2-0, 12th, 9th)
12. LSU (1-1, 14th, 20th)
13. Baylor (2-0, 15th, 21st)
14. Ole Miss (1-1, 16th, 19th)
15. Georgia (2-0, 10th, 16th)

16. Texas (2-0, 17th, 11th)
17. Nebraska (2-0, 18th, unranked)
18. Michigan State (1-0, 19th, 12th)
19. Notre Dame (1-1, 20th, 18th)
20. Washington (2-0, 21st, 8th)

21. Ohio State (2-0, 22nd, 3rd)
22. North Carolina (1-1, 23rd, unranked)
23. Oregon (2-0, 24th, 22nd)
24. Boise State (2-0, 25th, unranked)
25. Oklahoma State (1-1, 8th, unranked)

Also ranked in AP Poll:  Texas A&M (2-0, 17th), Florida (2-0, 23rd), Arkansas (2-0, 24th), Miami (2-0, 25th)

Twitter Picks for Week Three

Game of the Week

#2 Florida State (2-0) at #10 Louisville (2-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Florida State by 2
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Florida State- 2nd, Louisville- 9th

 

Big Game Guarantee

#3 Ohio State (2-0) at #14 Oklahoma (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Ohio State by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Ohio State- 21st, Oklahoma- 10th

 

Upset of the Week

#25 Miami (2-0) at Appalachian State (1-1)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Miami by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

#1 Alabama (2-0) at #19 Ole Miss (1-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, CBS
Favorite:  Alabama by 11
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Alabama- 1st, Ole Miss- 14th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

#16 Georgia (2-0) at Missouri (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, SECN
Favorite:  Georgia by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Georgia- 15th, Missouri- unranked

 

Overhyped Game

USC (1-1) at #7 Stanford (1-0)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Stanford by 9
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  USC- unranked, Stanford- 6th

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

#6 Houston (2-0) at Cincinnati (2-0)
Thursday, 7:30 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Houston by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Houston- 5th, Cincinnati- unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

#12 Michigan State (1-0) at #18 Notre Dame (1-1)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Notre Dame by 8
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Michigan State- 18th, Notre Dame- 19th

 

Is This Basketball?

#22 Oregon (2-0) at Nebraska (2-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ABC
Favorite:  Nebraska by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Oregon- 23rd, Nebraska- 17th

 

Toilet Bowl

Duke (1-1) at Northwestern (0-2)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Northwestern by 4
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  Game With The Most Empty Seats

Western Carolina (1-1) at East Tennessee State (1-0)
at Bristol, Tenn. (Bristol Motor Speedway)
Saturday, 1:30 pm ET, SoCon Digital Network
Favorite:  n/a
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

NFL Game of the Week

Green Bay Packers (1-0) at Minnesota Vikings (0-1)
Sunday, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Packers by 2

 

For What It’s Worth…
Overall Record:  11-12
College Overall Record: 11-11
NFL Game of the Week: 0-1

Last Week:  6-6
Game of the Week:  2-0
Big Game Guarantee:  1-1
Upset of the Week:  0-2
Closer Than the Experts Think:  0-2
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  2-0
Overhyped Game:  0-2
Group of Five Game of the Week:  2-0
Is This Futbol?:  1-1
Is This Basketball?:  1-1
Toilet Bowl:  0-2
Miscellaneous:  2-0

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Twitter Picks for College Football Week Two

A week after “the greatest opening weekend in college football history,” the second weekend of this college football season looks more like what we’re used to in the first weekend.  Solid games are hard to come by.

That said, there are still football games being played, so here are my picks for 12 of them, including tonight’s Super Bowl rematch in the NFL opener.

Game of the Week

Virginia Tech (1-0) vs. #17 Tennessee (1-0)
Saturday, 8:00 pm ET, ABC
at Bristol, Tenn. (Bristol Motor Speedway)
Favorite:  Tennessee by 12
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Virginia Tech- unranked, Tennessee- 7th

 

Big Game Guarantee

Arkansas (1-0) at #15 TCU (1-0)
Saturday, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  TCU by 7.5
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Upset of the Week

BYU (1-0) at Utah (1-0)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, FOX
Favorite:  Utah by 3
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Closer Than the Experts Think

Iowa State (0-1) at #16 Iowa (1-0)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  Iowa by 15
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Iowa State- unranked, Iowa- 9th

 

Not Closer Than the Experts Think

North Carolina (0-1) at Illinois (1-0)
Saturday, 7:30 pm ET, BTN
Favorite:  North Carolina by 9
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  North Carolina- 23rd, Illinois- unranked

 

Overhyped Game

South Carolina (1-0) at Mississippi State (0-1)
Saturday, 7:00 pm ET, ESPN2
Favorite:  Mississippi State by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Group of Five Game of the Week

California (1-0) at San Diego State (1-0)
Saturday, 10:30 pm ET, CBSSN
Favorite:  San Diego State by 7
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Futbol?

Penn State (1-0) at Pittsburgh (1-0)
Saturday, 12:00 pm ET, ESPN
Favorite:  Pittsburgh by 5
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Is This Basketball?

Washington State (0-1) at Boise State (1-0)
Saturday, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN2
Favorite:  Boise State by 11
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Washington State- unranked, Boise State- 25th

 

Toilet Bowl

Wake Forest (1-0) at Duke (1-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ESPNU
Favorite:  Duke by 5
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  both teams are unranked

 

Miscellaneous:  Good Luck, Hilltoppers

Western Kentucky (1-0) at #1 Alabama (1-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm ET, ESPN2
Favorite:  Alabama by 29
Stiles on Sports Ranking:  Western Kentucky- unranked, Alabama- 1st

 

NFL Game of the Week

Carolina Panthers (0-0) at Denver Broncos (0-0)
Thursday, 8:30 pm ET, NBC
Favorite:  Panthers by 3

 

Season to Date

Overall:  5-6
Game of the Week:  1-0
Big Game Guarantee:  1-0
Upset of the Week:  0-1
Closer Than the Experts Think:  0-1
Not Closer Than the Experts Think:  1-0
Overhyped Game:  0-1
Group of Five Game of the Week:  1-0
Is This Futbol?:  0-1
Is This Basketball?:  0-1
Toilet Bowl:  0-1
Miscellaneous:  1-0