This week we’re doing things a bit differently with the picks. Instead of us posting a long article with all of our staff picks, I’m going to drop the ten games to pick below, with a quick preview, and the staff, along with all of you readers, will be able to make your picks in the comments.
We’ll start the standings fresh this week so that next week, we’ll have full standings with everyone’s picks.
So, here are the games for this week.
Texas Tech (2-1, 0-0) vs. Kansas (1-2, 0-0) (Thursday)
Pat Mahomes is off to a ridiculous start to the season. He’ll continue that against Kansas, who hasn’t won a Big 12 game since 2014, right?
No. 21 TCU (3-1, 1-0) vs. Oklahoma (1-2, 0-0)
As Gary Patterson said in his Tuesday press conference, the road to the Big 12 still goes through Norman (or at least, Norman coming to Fort Worth). Can the Frogs overcome their inconsistent play to this point and get a win over a “down” Sooners bunch?
Iowa State (1-3, 0-1) vs. No. 13 Baylor (4-0, 1-0)
Weird things tend to happen in Ames, Iowa, and the Cyclones definitely have an improved offense from a season ago.
Oklahoma State (2-2, 0-1) vs. No. 22 Texas (2-1, 0-0)
Both of these teams have an absolutely abysmal passing defense, so a shootout might be in order here.
West Virginia (3-0, 0-0) vs. Kansas State (2-1, 0-0)
Kansas State has a sneaky good defense this season. Can they pull off the upset against the Mountaineers?
Around the Country
No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 1-0) vs. No. 3 Louisville (4-0, 2-0)
Lamar Jackson is the clear Heisman frontrunner right now. Now, he has a chance to knock off the 2015 Heisman third-place finisher, Deshaun Watson, and prove that Louisville is the real, real deal.
No. 4 Michigan (4-0, 1-0) vs. No. 8 Wisconsin (4-0, 1-0)
Defense on defense. Let’s see who comes out on top.
No. 10 Washington (4-0, 1-0) vs. No. 7 Stanford (3-0, 2-0)
Washington is still a relative unknown thanks to a soft early schedule, but Stanford has lost some key bodies for this matchup.
No. 25 Georgia (3-1, 1-1) vs. No. 11 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0)
Tennessee looked like the SEC East favorite in the second half against Florida last Saturday. Can they keep that momentum up against a Georgia squad that got shelled by Ole Miss?
Navy (3-0, 0-0) vs. Air Force (3-0, 0-0)
A battle of unbeaten military schools that features the beauty of the triple option vs. an intriguing 3-3-5 defense.