2018 College Pick 'em Week 1 (Friday game alert)

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  1. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Brief Recap of the rules for those new to PB or who haven’t participated in past years.

    Every PBer in good standing can participate. You don’t have to be an American or even know the rules of college football to compete.

    Pick the team you think can win – it’s a head to head competition, so you don’t have to worry about point spreads.

    For the tiebreaker, you also have to pick the final score as well as the winner.

    All picks have to be in before the kickoff of the first game of the week. Some weeks, like this one, that will be a Friday evening game.

    No matter how good a game looks to be, all Sunday games are disqualified. (Games that complete 4 full quarters before midnight on Saturday night local game time may remain in consideration if overtime continues past midnight). Any game postponed past Monday night due to weather, war, natural disaster or whim of a college administrator will be removed from consideration. If that’s the tiebreaker and it makes a difference, I’ll make up a new, un-appealable rule on the spot after consultation with the commissioner of the competition. If I inadvertently list a game twice, it only counts once.

    I try to pick games that looks close, not big name blowouts or even traditional rivalries (apologies to those who were looking forward to the crosstown battle between Georgia State and Kennesaw State).

    The winners of the weekly competition get to compete in the championship round.

    The winner of the championship round gets to run the competition next year.

    Now for Week 1 (Includes a Friday game) All times Eastern:

    FRIDAY

    Syracuse at Western Michigan 6PM

    SATURDAY

    Ole Miss vs Texas Tech Noon (NRG Stadium, Houston)

    6 Washington vs 10 Auburn 3:30 (MB Stadium, Atlanta)

    Tennessee vs 20 West Virginia 3:30 (BofA stadium Charlotte)

    Northern Illinois at Iowa 3:30

    Marshall at Miami (Ohio) 3:30

    North Carolina at California 4:00

    Boise State at Troy 6:00

    Indiana at Florida International 7:00

    SMU at North Texas 7:30

    Middle Tennessee at Vandy 7:30

    Wake Forest at Tulane 8:00

    BYU at Arizona 10:45

    MONDAY:

    20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida State 7:30 PM

    TIEBREAKER – give both the winner and the final score (SATURDAY)

    14 Michigan at 11 Notre Dame 7:30 PM

    (FSU and VT rankings corrected. See downthread).

    CLARIFICATION: Scores only matter for the tiebreaker. Feel free to post scores for the other games, but they won't impact the results.

    Latest edit: Since some folks make a distinction between Michigan and Michigan State, I've edited that one.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
  2. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    What poll are you using? The AP has the 'Noles at 19 and VT at 20.
     
  3. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Syracuse at Western Michigan Score: 20 38

    Ole Miss vs Texas Tech Score: 30 33

    Washington vs Auburn Score: 34 33

    Tennessee vs West Virginia Score: 29 20

    Northern Illinois at Iowa Score: 23 27

    Marshall at Miami (Ohio) Score: 28 25

    North Carolina at California Score: 24 26

    Boise State at Troy Score: 36 29

    Indiana at Florida International Score: 32 21

    SMU at North Texas Score: 31 33

    Middle Tennessee at Vandy Score: 32 18

    Wake Forest at Tulane Score: 38 27

    BYU at Arizona Score: 21 28

    Virginia Tech at Florida State Score: 24 18

    TIEBREAKER – give both the winner and the final score (SATURDAY)
    Michigan at Notre Dame Score: 25 27
     
  4. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I have no idea where that came from. I looked at USA Today for odds and ESPN for times and locations. I thought I pulled the rankings from ESPN, but that doesn't match anyone - closest is the Sunday game I didn't use (8 vs 25).

    I'll correct that. Let me know if you see anything else wrong.
     
  5. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    Syracuse
    Texas Tech
    Auburn
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Marshall
    California
    Boise State
    Indiana
    North Texas
    Vanderbilt
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State

    TIEBREAKER
    Notre Dame 28-21

    (Edited to adjust projected score of tiebreaker game.)
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2018
  6. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate


    Syracuse
    Ole Miss
    Auburn
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Marshall
    California
    Troy
    Indiana

    SMU
    Vandy
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State

    TIEBREAKER
    Michigan 27 Notre Dame 24

     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018
  7. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    OK. You have a significant error in your list. Michigan (as in, Go Blue) is playing Notre Dame, not Michigan State (as in ugly green).
     
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  8. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Syracuse
    Texas Tech
    Auburn
    West Virginia (go Tennessee!)
    Iowa
    Miami (OH)
    North Carolina
    Boise State
    Indiana
    SMU
    Vandy
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Virginia Tech
    Michigan 30, Notre Dame 27.
     
  9. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Syracuse
    Texas Tech
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Miami (Ohio)
    California
    Troy
    Florida International
    North Texas
    Middle Tennessee
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State

    TIEBREAKER –

    Michigan 31 - ND 24
     
  10. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    Syracuse
    Ole Miss
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Marshall
    California
    Boise State
    Florida International
    North Texas
    Vandy
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State
    TIEBREAKER
    Michigan (21) at 11 Notre Dame (17)
     
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  11. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    Syracuse
    Texas Tech
    Auburn
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Marshall
    North Carolina
    Troy
    Indiana
    SMU
    Vanderbilt
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State

    TIEBREAKER
    michigan 21-14
     
  12. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    @Edm @GulfCoast Presbyterian @Backwoods Presbyterian @greenbaggins @fredtgreco @earl40 @SolaScriptura @kainos01 @Ask Mr. Religion

    Anyone who wants to make any changes feel free to make them until the first kickoff. Take note of the change in opponent in the Notre Dame game per Fred in deciding whether to make a change. Please don't edit a post containing choices after the first kickoff.

    If you do make a change after midday Thursday, please PM me that you have done so, so I can be sure to have the correct entries if I've already input yours.
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Syracuse
    Ole Miss
    Auburn
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Marshall
    California
    Boise State
    Indiana
    North Texas
    Vandy
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Virginia Tech

    TIEBREAKER – give both the winner and the final score (SATURDAY)

    14 Michigan 24 at 11 Notre Dame 28
     
  14. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    Syracuse
    Texas Tech
    Auburn
    West Virginia
    Iowa
    Miami (Ohio)
    California
    Boise State
    Indiana
    North Texas
    Vandy
    Wake Forest
    Arizona
    Florida State

    TIEBREAKER – give both the winner and the final score (SATURDAY)

    14 Michigan (21) at 11 Notre Dame (24)
     
  15. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    Syracuse at Western Michigan
    Ole Miss vs Texas Tech
    6 Washington vs 10 Auburn
    Tennessee vs 20 West Virginia
    Northern Illinois at Iowa
    Marshall at Miami (Ohio)
    North Carolina at California
    22 Boise State at Troy
    Indiana at Florida International
    SMU at North Texas
    Middle Tennessee at Vandy
    Wake Forest at Tulane
    BYU at Arizona
    20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida State

    TIEBREAKER

    14 Michigan 24, at 11 Notre Dame 27
     
  16. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    Looking over my picks, I seem to have mistakenly gotten my sports confused and thought we scored this like golf.
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Update - the first week is going to come down to a final game matchup between me and Ben D. (Sola Scriptura). If VT wins, I win the week, if FSU wins, Ben and I tie, and then he wins the tiebreaker on points. (He has a 4.0, I have a 5.2915, low number wins the tiebreaker points). I'll post the final tallies later in the week.
     
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  18. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Edward 13 :flamingscot:
    Ben D (Sola Scriptura) 11
    Steve (Kainos) 10
    Mark (Gulf Coast Presbyterian) 9
    Patrick (Ask Mr. Religion) 9
    Lane (Green Baggins) 8
    Todd 6
    Earl 6
    EdM 6
    Ben G. (Backwoods Presbyterian) 5
     
  19. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    I am just going with the betting odds lines. Not a bad showing for the first round.
     
  20. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm trying to find games with less than a 14 point spread. I missed some close games, and hit some games that weren't that close, but I'm trying to find ones with upset potential, at the expense of including some of the big name teams.
     
  21. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    See:
    https://www.oddsshark.com/ncaaf/odds
     
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