CFN Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 1 of the college football season.
What’s going to happen in all the big games kicking off Week 1? CFN enlisted the help of experts and dignitaries across the board to give their picks for the big battles.
Scroll to the bottom of the picks for info on each of the prognosticators. Picks in bold are the sure-thing, rock-solid ATS locks of the century this week. THE Picks are the consensus of all the expert selections.
Click on each link for the full Fearless Prediction Game Preview & Prediction (game previews not linked up coming soon).
CFN Week 1 Expert Picks & Predictions
|Cal -20 vs. Hawaii||Cal||Cal*||Cal||Cal*||Cal*|
|So Car at Vandy -3||USC||Van||USC||USC||USC|
|Oreg St at Minn -11.5||Min*||Min*||Min*||Min||Min*|
|K-St at Stan -15.5||KSU||Stan*||Stan*||Stan*||Stan*|
|Ga Tech -3.5 vs. BC||GT||BC||BC||GT||GT|
|WMU at NW -6.5||NW*||NW||NW||NW||NW|
|BG at Ohio St -27.5||OSU||OSU||OSU||OSU*||OSU*|
|Mizz vs. WVU -10.5||WVU*||WVU||WVU*||WVU*||WVU*|
|Clemson -7.5 at Aub||Clem*||Clem||Clem||Clem*||Clem|
|UCLA at TA&M -1.5||A&M||A&M||A&M||UCLA||A&M||THE Picks|
|LSU -9.5 vs. Wisc||LSU*||LSU*||LSU||LSU||LSU||Cal*|
|UNC vs. Georgia -3||UGA||UGA*||UGA||UGA||UGA||USC|
|OU vs. Houston -10||OU||OU*||OU*||OU*||OU||Min*|
|USC vs. Bama -10.5||Bama*||Bama||Bama||Bama||Bama||Stan*|
|BYU vs. Arizona -2||BYU||BYU||Ariz||BYU||BYU||GT|
|ND -4.5 at Texas||Tex||ND*||ND||ND||Tex||NW|
|Ole Miss vs. FSU -4.5||FSU||Ole||FSU||FSU||FSU||OSU|
|Cal -20 vs. Hawaii||Cal*||Cal*||Cal||Cal*||Haw||A&M|
|So Car at Vandy -3||Van||USC||Van||USC||Van||LSU*|
|Oreg St at Minn -11.5||Min*||Min||Min||OSU||Min||UGA|
|Ka-St at Stan -15.5||Stan||Stan||Stan||Stan||KSU||OU*|
|GT -3.5 vs. BC||BC||GT||GT||GT||GT||Bama|
|WMU at NW -6.5||NW||NW||NW||NW||WMU||BYU|
|BG at Ohio St -27.5||OSU*||OSU||OSU||OSU*||BGSU||ND*|
|Mizz vs. WVU -10.5||WVU||WVU||WVU*||WVU||WVU||FSU|
|Clemson -7.5 at Aub||Clem*||Clem||Clem*||Clem||AUB|
|UCLA at TA&M -1.5||A&M*||UCLA||A&M||A&M||UCLA|
|LSU -9.5 vs. Wisc||LSU*||LSU*||LSU||LSU*||Wis|
|UNC vs. Georgia -3||UNC||UGA||UGA||UNC||UNC|
|OU vs. Houston -10||OU*||OU||OU*||OU||HOU|
|USC vs. Bama -10.5||Bama||Bama||Bama||Bama*||Bama|
|BYU vs. Arizona -2||BYU||BYU||BYU||Ariz||Ariz|
|ND -4.5 at Texas||ND*||Tex||ND||Tex||ND|
|Ole Miss vs. FSU -4.5||FSU||FSU||FSU||FSU*||FSU|
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Dave Congrove – Owner of CollegeFootballPoll.com and creator of the Congrove Computer Rankings (1993). The computer’s preseason forecast has picked half of the final 4 in each of the first 2 years of the playoff system, and 11 BCS title participants in the 16 BCS seasons. The picks provided are the computer’s picks.
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