I was wrong about last week. I was very very wrong. I did not see the teams ranked 2 through 4 going down.Embed from Getty Images
A major shakeup in the top 4 will occur. I totally expect that Ohio State and Louisville will climb inside the top 4. Ohio State will most likely be the number 2 team with Louisville taking the third slot. Now for number 4, I think we see Michigan take that spot. I say that because the Wolverines lost by a point on the road, so they clearly, in my opinion, could still be undefeated. Then at the 5 spot, I would pivk Wisconsin. That is based off the fact that Clemson and Washington both lost games at home. Honestly, Clemson should drop from 2 to 7 or 8, they should not have lost to Pitt. Making Washington ranked 6th, but what do I know.
So now for my picks last week, I went 3-2. I caught the upset bug, but hey, it’s time to move onto this week.Embed from Getty Images
Let’s start on Thursday night. Yes, you are reading that right, Thursday Night Football will belong to the college game. Louisville travels down to Houston. This game should be AWESOME. Greg Ward Jr. vs Lamar Jackson. I am in awe, and totally forgot that these two teams will play each other. There may be 1000 points scored in this game too because both teams like to score so I am shaking in excitement.Embed from Getty Images
An extremely interesting matchup is Washington State visiting Colorado. If we go back to my preseason conference predictions, I have both of these teams with a combined 6 wins. So this is a shock to me. What makes it even more exciting is that they both stand atop their Pac-12 divisions. WSU is undefeated and Colorado has a single loss. Also, the Buffalo’s cannot afford another loss. The Washington State passing attack could really exploit the Buffs in this one since they’re ranked 2nd in that category in the nation.
The big prime time game is Oklahoma traveling to Morgantown to take on West Virginia. The Mountaineers once controlled their own destiny, but now sit 5-1 in the Big 12. Oklahoma was my preseason pick for the Big 12 and they sit atop the division at 7-0, after starting out 1-2 in overall play. Baker Mayfield will be the story of this game. As he goes, so do the Sooners. If Mayfield can control the ball, and lead a stealthy attack, the Sooners should win this game. Joe Mixon running the ball could be a big problem for WVU as well, so he gets going too then it will be game over.
MY PICKS (Rankings go along with the AP Poll)
LOCK: (6) Wisconsin over Purdue
(20) Washington State over (12) Colorado
(3) Louisville over Houston
(8) Oklahoma over (10) West Virginia
(16) LSU over (21) Florida
That’s it for this week, keep on being handsome everyone.