BSD's Big Ten Challenge/Thursday Night Open thread Week 5

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It's week 5 of the Big Ten Challenge and the Thursday night College football Open thread.

It's time for the B1G show as conference play starts up for most of the Big Ten teams. Last week Illinois and Iowa were huge disappointments and don't look now but Minnesota is undefeated at 4-0. Yeah that made me throw up a little in my mouth too, but that won't last forever, or will it? Are we in some Bizarro World where the Gophers are relevant? Probably not, but they do get Iowa this weekend and what a hot mess they are this season.

But before we move on we have our Thursday night game. This week we get the Stanford Cardinal (3-0) traveling to take on the Washington Huskies (2-1). You may remember Stanford as the team that upset USC... again for the 4th time. Well they've had a bye week to sit and think about it and Washington has had a bye week to sit and think about Stanford. Could this be the making of an upset? Washington's only loss came to #3 LSU. Tune in tonight on ESPN at 9:00 PM to find out. As always, stop by for the open thread.

On to the Picke'm standings.

Last Week's Results

Last week W L
Jeff 8 2
Dan 8 2
bscaff 8 2
Cari 7 3
Devon 7 3
Mike 7 3
Tim Aydin 7 3
Galen 7 3
Jared 7 3
BSD Readers 6 4
Nick 6 4

Like I said in last week's post, everyone agreed on the majority of games so there wasn't going to be much movement, but there was some. You, oh loyal reader of BSD, took a bit of a tumble, but don't worry, Nick was there to break your fall. Everyone got tripped up on Iowa and Illinois (except Dan), and most of us didn't see Minnesota staying undefeated.

Standings

W L Win % Total Games
Tim Aydin 37 9 80.4 46
Devon 36 10 78.3 46
Nick 26 8 76.5 34
Cari 35 11 76.1 46
Dan 35 11 76.1 46
Jeff 35 11 76.1 46
Mike 34 12 73.9 46
BSD Readers 33 13 71.7 46
Galen 32 14 69.6 46
Jared 31 15 67.4 46
bscaff 31 15 67.4 46

Don't look now but you guys have fallen 4 places and are one game ahead of me. God you guys suck! Tim and Devon are neck and neck for the lead and things have closed in across the board.

This Week's Picks

Devon Northwestern Iowa Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska
Jared
Cari Northwestern Iowa Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska
bscaff Northwestern Minnesota Penn State Purdue Michigan State Nebraska
Dan Northwestern Minnesota Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska
Jeff Northwestern Minnesota Penn State Purdue Michigan State Nebraska
Tim Aydin Northwestern Iowa Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska
Mike Northwestern Minnesota Penn State Purdue Michigan State Nebraska
Galen Northwestern Iowa Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska
Nick Northwestern Minnesota Penn State Purdue Ohio State Nebraska

The staff is iffy on Iowa-Minnesota and Ohio State-Sparty, everyone else we pretty much agree on. There are fewer games so they count more and they make my job a lot easier from this point forward. So time to step up BSD!

My Ballot Box
Indiana @ Northwestern




Minnesota @ Iowa




Penn State @ Illinois




Marshall @ Purdue




Ohio State @ Michigan State




Wisconsin @ Nebraska






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