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2016 CFN Week 1 Expert Picks & Predictions


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.

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CFN Week 1 Expert Picks & Predictions

Fiu Russ Rich Phil CS
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
WVU*
Dave Jeremy Chris Schmo Clucko Clem
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

Expert Prognosticators

EXP - Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell is the lead SEC Columnist and America’s college football radio guest of choice for College Football News. Is always right when it comes to SEC football.

EXP - Phil HarrisonPhil Harrison has been writing for CollegeFootballNews.com for nine years. He is the leading Big Ten featured writer, and can be followed on Twitter @PhilHarrisonCFB.

EXP - SchmoThe Schmo is a brash, overzealous sports junkie that generates a story out of anything he gets his hands on. The Schmo sees himself as an ‘oustider’ on a mission to become an ‘insider’ in the world of sports. Watch him generate the most interesting takes in his video series The Schmo and The Pro.

EXP - CrowleyCrowley Sullivan is a 20-year sports-media veteran having spent ten years at ESPN as a producer, programmer, content creator, business developer, and brand manager.  He now serves a EVP, Planning/GM, Sports for MandtVR, a content creation platform that emphasizes Virtual Reality initiatives.

EXP - Jeremy SimonJeremy Simon is the owner of BlueGoldSports.com covering West Virginia University. He also is a contributor to USA Today Sports, CFN and Athlon Sports.

EXP - Chris WilliamsBased out of the heartland, Chris Williams is the publisher of CycloneFanatic.com. He can also be heard every day from 4-7 ct on Des Moines’ Sports Station, 1460 KXNO.

EXP - Dave CongroveDave 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.

EXP - Rich CirminielloRich Cirminiello joined Campus Insiders in 2013 as the Associate Editor following a long career with College Football News and FoxSports.com. Rich is a frequent contributor to the New York Jets, and he volunteers as the Director of College Awards for the Maxwell Football Club, which annually honors the premier high school, college and NFL players.

EXP - CluckoClucko the Chicken has been America’s premier poultry prognosticator since winning the 2000 Pro Football Weekly college football confidence pool among 37 entries. Clucko makes picks based on two feed dishes representing each team – or on a coin-flip.

EXP - Fiu 3Pete Fiutak writes a lot of articles about college football stuff for CollegeFootballNews.com and is “talent” – not talented – for Campus Insiders.