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BTD’s Top 25 College Football Staff Picks: Week 8

The return of the Big Ten turns Week 8 into one of the season’s most anticipated.

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Week 7 Recap: Somehow, The_Coach pieced together one of his best weeks yet, as he correctly picked South Carolina’s upset of Auburn, Florida State’s victory over North Carolina, Liberty’s win over Syracuse and for some reason was the only one in the group to believe in ‘Bama. Roll damn Tide. As for Ross and John, the duo was split among their hits and misses, as another college football week had it’s overwhelming share of quirks. With the Big Ten joining the mix in Week 8, there’s sure to be some surprising results.

Friday, October 23rd: Week 8

#14 Wisconsin Badgers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

  • Wisconsin: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Illinois: None

Saturday, October 24th: Week 8

#20 Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

  • Kansas State: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Kansas: None

#1 Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange

  • Clemson: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Syracuse: None

#14 North Carolina Tar Heels vs #23 North Carolina State Wolf Pack

  • North Carolina: The_Coach, Ross
  • North Carolina State: John

#5 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Ohio State: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Nebraska: None

#25 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles

  • Coastal Carolina: The_Coach
  • Georgia Southern: John, Ross

#22 Marshall Thundering Herd vs. Florida Atlantic Owls

  • Marshall: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Florida Atlantic: None

Tennessee Volunteers vs. #2 Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Tennessee: None
  • Alabama: The_Coach, John, Ross

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Pittsburgh: None
  • Notre Dame: The_Coach, John, Ross

#6 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. #17 Iowa State Cyclones

  • Oklahoma State: The_Coach, Ross
  • Iowa State: John

Indiana Hoosiers vs. #8 Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Indiana: The_Coach
  • Penn State: John, Ross

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. #19 Virginia Tech Hokies

  • Wake Forest: None
  • Virginia Tech: The_Coach, John, Ross

#21 Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. #18 Michigan Wolverines

  • Minnesota: The_Coach, Ross
  • Michigan: John

#11 Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Cavaliers

  • Miami: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Virginia: None

#16 SMU Mustangs vs. #9 Cincinnati Bearcats

  • SMU: John
  • Cincinnati: The_Coach, Ross

#12 BYU Cougars vs. Texas State Bobcats

  • BYU: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Texas State: None

Bonus Picks

Ole Miss Rebels vs. Auburn Tigers

  • Ole Miss: The_Coach, Ross
  • Auburn: John

LSU Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

  • LSU: The_Coach, John
  • South Carolina: Ross