Week 9 brings us two Thursday night games with one ranked team. First at 7:00 PM on ESPN U we get Connecticut at No. 18 East Carolina. Then, overlapping a bit, we get what should be a good one in Miami (of the Florida variety) at Virginia Tech which we can see on good 'ole ESPN. Did you also know there are four games tomorrow night including Oregon's annual Friday night game? May the Football be with you my friends. Did you also know that today is National Mole day celebrating Chemistry until 6:02 PM? I'll bet you didn't and now you know more now then you did 5 seconds ago. You're welcome.
On to the picks.
Last Week's Results
Boring, boring week with lots and lots of perfect slates. The only game missed was Iowa's 7-point loss to Maryland. You can see from above who believed in Iowa (hint: not me). That means not much will change...
There was some mild shuffling in the middle but nothing at the top. You also notice we have a newcomer in Ryan, he joined the party late but he's been religiously giving me his picks so I'll add him to the board but we'll keep him out of the rankings because he has picked so few games.
This week's Games
|Sat||10/25/2014||Maryland @ Wisconsin||Madison, Wis.||ESPN/2/ABC/BTN||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||10/25/2014||Minnesota @ Illinois||Champaign, Ill.||ESPN/2/ABC/BTN||12:00 PM ET|
|Sat||10/25/2014||Ohio State @ Penn State||University Park, Pa.||ESPN/2/ABC||8:00 PM ET|
|Sat||10/25/2014||Michigan @ Michigan State||East Lansing, Mich.||TBA|
|Sat||10/25/2014||Rutgers @ Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||TBA|
Locks this week: Nebraska, MSU, and OSU (sorry). The other two games, I would say Minnesota is a favorite and Wisconsin is a heavy favorite. So what about the panel....
This week's Picks
|Galen||Wisconsin||Minnesota||Ohio State||Michigan State||Nebraska|
|bscaff||Wisconsin||Minnesota||Ohio State||Michigan State||Nebraska|
|Tim A.||Murrland||Goldy||Urbz||SPARTY YES||Huskers|
|Dan||Wisconsin||Minnesota||Ohio State||Michigan State||Nebraska|
|Mike||Wisconsin||Minnesota||Ohio State||Michigan State||Nebrasky|
|RYAN||Wisconsin||Minnesota||Joey Bosa & Co.||Sparty||Nebraska|
Yeah, if it wasn't for Tim A.'s pick of Maryland or Murrland, we'd have a unanimous board for the first time this year, but alas no. I'd also like to point out that I post their responses just like they send them to me now. I've been making mistakes when I hand-copy their answers lately so I fixed that and copy the entire list. Through the power of Microsoft Excel I can now just copy/paste their answers and Excel does the rest. The unintended, added bonus is that you get their answers as they type them verbatim and there's nothing I can do about that. Now you get to have the same fun I have of translating "Joey Bosa & Co." into Ohio State. Amazingly this was a very uncreative week when it comes to naming for my fellow BSD'ers. Anyho, moving on to your picks...