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BTD’s Top 25 College Football Staff Picks: Week 9

A tight race atop the American Conference will begin to unwind in Week 9.

College Football- SMU @ Navy

Week 8 Recap: The return of the Big Ten lived up the billing, with Indiana-Penn State alone coming down to maybe the closest call we’ll see in college football this season. But in the world of staff picks, that’s only one game. We lost more sleep over Wake Forest’s upset of Virginia Tech than a 50-50 call to decide a league opener. Ole Miss may have a legitimate gripe in their defeat at the “hands” of Auburn, as it sure did look like the Tigers touched a kick-off that the Rebels recovered in the endzone, yet that’s water under the bridge now. As for us, John and Ross tied with less than impressive six-loss weeks and The_Coach must be stealing signs or something to have another strong showing, this time tallying up fifteen correct choices in the process.


Saturday, October 31st: Week 9

#1 Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles

  • Clemson: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Boston College: None

Kentucky Wildcats vs. #5 Georgia Bulldogs

  • Kentucky: None
  • Georgia: The_Coach, John, Ross

#7 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Memphis Tigers

  • Cincinnati: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Memphis: None

#13 Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans

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

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #16 Kansas State Wildcats

  • West Virginia: The_Coach
  • Kansas State: John, Ross

Georgia State Panthers vs. #20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

  • Georgia State: None
  • Coastal Carolina: The_Coach, John, Ross

Kansas Jayhawks vs. #23 Iowa State Cyclones

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

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. #4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • Georgia Tech: None
  • Notre Dame: The_Coach, John, Ross

#17 Indiana Hoosiers vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  • Indiana: The_Coach, John
  • Rutgers: Ross

#6 Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Longhorns

  • Oklahoma State: The_Coach, John
  • Texas: Ross

Air Force Falcons vs. #25 Boise State Broncos

  • Air Force: None
  • Boise State: The_Coach, John, Ross

#2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

  • Alabama: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Mississippi State: None

#18 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. #3 Ohio State Buckeyes

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

#8 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Texas A&M: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Arkansas: None

#10 Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers

  • Florida: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Missouri: None

#22 SMU Mustangs vs. Navy Midshipmen

  • SMU: John, Ross
  • Navy: The_Coach

Virginia Cavaliers vs. #15 North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Virginia: None
  • North Carolina: The_Coach, John, Ross

Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. #24 Oklahoma Sooners

  • Texas Tech: Ross
  • Oklahoma: The_Coach, John

#11 BYU Cougars vs. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

  • BYU: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Western Kentucky: None

Bonus Picks

Houston Cougars vs. UCF Knights

  • Houston: John
  • UCF: The_Coach, Ross

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats

  • Iowa: The_Coach, John, Ross
  • Northwestern: None