Fearless Predictions

2016 CFN Week 4 Expert Picks & Predictions


CFN Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 4 of the college football season.


Week 4 Fearless Predictions & Game Previews 
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Yup … while the Expert Picks as a whole are rocking – going 36-20-2 among the consensus – Clucko The Chicken is leading the pack. The random pick-a-feed-dish, 50/50 selection is crushing against the spread. But everyone else is doing a fantastic job, too.

Scroll to the bottom of the picks for info on each of the prognosticators. Picks in bold are the all-time, sure-thing ATS locks of the century this week. CONSEN 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).

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– Expert Picks: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3
Week 4 TV Listings & Lines

Fiu Russ Rich Phil Crow CON
Clem -10 at GT GT CL CL CL CL CL
USC at Utah -2 UT UT UT SC UT UT
ECU at VT -11 VT* VT* VT* VT VT VT*
PSU at Mich -17 MI MI MI MI MI MI
BYU at WV -6 WV WV* WV WV WV WV
PIT at NC -7 NC NC* NC NC* PI NC*
Ok St at BU -10 OS BU BU* BU* BU BU*
UL -24.5 at Mar UL UL UL UL UL UL
Kent St at Ala -43 AL AL* AL AL* AL* AL*
Duke at ND -21.5 ND ND ND ND* ND ND
WI at MSU -5.5 MS* MS MS* WI MS MS*
Ark vs. AM -6 AR AR AM* AR AM AR
UGA at OM -7.5 OM* OM OM* OM* GA OM*
FL at Ten -6.5 TN TN* FL TN* FL TN*
FSU -6 at USF FS FS FS FS FS FS
Neb -7 at NW NE NE NE* NE NE NE
LSU -3 at Aub LS LS LS LS LS LS
BSU -14 at Or St BS* BS* BS* BS* BS BS*
Cal at ASU -3.5 AS CA AS AS AS AS
Stan -2.5 at UCLA LA ST ST ST ST ST
Straight Up 46-12 41-17 46-12 45-13 45-13 48-10
Against Spread 31-25 31-25 31-25 25-31 32-24 36-20
Sure Thing ATS 5-3-1 4-5 4-5 4-5 6-3
Dave Jer Chris Schmo Clucko
Clem -10 at GT CL CL CL CL CL
USC at Utah -2 UT SC SC SC SC
ECU at VT -11 VT VT* VT VT EC
PSU at Mich -17 MI* MI MI MI* PS
BYU at WV -6 BY WV WV WV* BY
PIT at NC -7 NC* PI NC* NC NC
Ok St at BU -10 OS BU OS BU BU
UL -24.5 at Mar UL* UL UL* UL* UL
Kent St at Ala -43 AL* AL* AL* AL* AL
Duke at ND -21.5 ND* ND ND* DU DU
WI at MSU -5.5 MS* MS MS* MS* WI
Ark vs. AM -6 AR AM AM AM AR
UGA at OM -7.5 OM OM* OM GA GA
FL at Ten -6.5 TN FL TN TN* FL
FSU -6 at USF FS FS FS FS SF
Neb -7 at NW NW NE NE NE NW
LSU -3 at Aub LS LS LS LS AU
BSU -14 at Or St BS BS* BS* BS* OS
Cal at ASU -3.5 CA AS AS* AS AS
Stan -2.5 at UCLA ST ST ST ST ST
Straight Up 38-20 46-12 43-15 39-19 33-25
Against Spread 30-26 33-23 28-28 30-26 34-22
Sure Thing ATS 2-6-1 4-4-1 1-8 4-5 4-5

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’s 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-congrove-2Dave 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.