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.