2018 College Pick'em Week 4

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Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
You all know the rules. (If you don’t, see the first couple of weeks of this season.) I’m going to sit out a few, which means you may get some editorial comment along the way. All PB’ers in good standing are welcome to play. All times Eastern. And we’ll even let one of the Michigans back in.

Notre Dame at Wake Forest – Noon
Boston College at Purdue – Noon
Buffalo at Rutgers – Noon
Minnesota at Maryland – Noon
Pitt at NC – 12:20
Louisville at Virginia – 12:30
Northern Illinois at Florida State – 3:30
Kansas at Baylor 3:30
Arizona at Oregon State – 4:00
South Carolina at Vandy – 4:00
Florida at Tennessee – 7:00
Michigan STATE at Indiana – 7:30
Stanford at Oregon – 8:00
Wisconsin at Iowa – 8:30

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

TCU at Texas -4:30
 

Bill The Baptist

Puritan Board Graduate
Notre Dame
Boston College
Rutgers
Maryland
Pitt
Louisville
Florida State
Baylor
Oregon State
South Carolina
Florida
Michigan STATE
Oregon
Wisconsin

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

TCU 28-21
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
I think I will wait till Edward The Greek picks.
Don't wait that long - I'm not going to pick this week. I do plan to offer some commentary after the picks close but before the results come in so you all can either get some digs in (if I'm wrong) or thank me for sitting on the bench this week.
 

Ask Mr. Religion

Flatly Unflappable
Notre Dame
Boston College
Rutgers
Minnesota
NC
Virginia
Florida State
Baylor
Arizona
Vandy
Florida
Indiana
Stanford
Wisconsin

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

Texas 31-26
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
Notre Dame
Boston College
Buffalo
Maryland
Pitt
Virginia
Florida State
Baylor
Arizona
Vandy
Florida
Indiana
Oregon
Iowa – GO HAWKEYES!

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

TCU – 38-28
 

GulfCoast Presbyterian

Puritan Board Junior
Notre Dame
Boston College
Buffalo
Minnesota
Pitt
Virginia
Florida State
Baylor
Arizona
Vandy
Florida
Michigan STATE
Stanford
Wisconsin

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

TCU (24) at Texas (21)
 

greenbaggins

Administrator
Staff member
Notre Dame
Boston College
Buffalo
Minnesota
Pittsburgh
Louisville
Florida State
Baylor
Oregon State
South Carolina
Tennessee
Michigan State
Stanford
Wisconsin

TCU 30, Texas 24
 

Edm

Puritan Board Freshman
Norte Dame
Boston College
Buffalo
Maryland
Pitt
Virginia
Florida State
Kansas
Oregon State
South Carolina
Florida
Indiana
Stanford
Wisconsin

TCU. 31-14
 

GulfCoast Presbyterian

Puritan Board Junior
Looking at these picks, it seems that Texas has totally lost its luster as a football program. Not that my neighbor with "Texas" lawn furniture would ever admit that proposition.
 
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Backwoods Presbyterian

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Notre Dame
Boston College
Buffalo
Minnesota
Pitt
Louisville
Northern Illinois
Baylor
Oregon State
South Carolina
Florida
Indiana
Stanford
Wisconsin
Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

Texas 30-28
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
Looking at these picks, it seems that Texas has totally lost its luster as a football program. Not that my neighbor with "Texas" lawn furniture would ever admit that proposition.
The new coach this year seems to be turning the program around. The program sank pretty low over the last few years (16 - 21 under the former coach.) At least the A&M coach managed to go 24-15 in his last 3 full seasons before he was fired.
 

earl40

Puritan Board Professor
Notre Dame
Boston College
Rutgers
Maryland
NC
Virginia
Florida State
Kansas
Oregon State
South Carolina
Tennessee
Michigan STATE
Stanford
Iowa



TCU 38 at Texas 17
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
Still missing a couple. If anyone changes anything between now and the first kickoff, please PM me as well as changing it on here.

@jwithnell
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
Notre Dame at Wake Forest – Noon
Boston College at Purdue – Noon
Buffalo at Rutgers – Noon
Minnesota at Maryland – Noon
Pitt at NC – 12:20
Louisville at Virginia – 12:30
Northern Illinois at Florida State – 3:30
Kansas at Baylor 3:30
Arizona at Oregon State – 4:00
South Carolina at Vandy – 4:00
Florida at Tennessee – 7:00
Michigan STATE at Indiana – 7:30
Stanford at Oregon – 8:00
Wisconsin at Iowa – 8:30

Tiebreaker: Pick the winner AND the final score:

TCU at Texas -4:30 - 42-24
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
As for my comments, as promised.

FSU really is that bad this year; Vandy and Texas are better than most folks are willing to credit. And as bad as the Pac10 South is, Stanford is the best of a bad lot and should be competitive.
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
To get started, I would have missed with Vandy and Northern Illinois, but hit with Texas and Stanford. Maybe FSU isn’t really THAT bad this year (but they are still really bad) but Nebraska certainly appears to be. Stupid play of the week goes to the Dawgs.


That being said


Patrick 9 and taking the tiebreaker (even hitting the Texas score exactly) :flamingscot:

EdM 9
BilltheBaptist 8
Mark 8
Lane 8
Ben G 8
Earl 8
BenD 7 (and the only other one to pick the Longhorns)
Todd 7
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
As a group, I am happy none of us pick teams for a living. LOL
This season, I think we're probably doing about as good of a job as the bookies. Look at some of the blowouts in games I chose because they were supposed to be close. And then games I didn't use, like Oklahoma - Army.

I'll get up the new list this evening.
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
Edward -

In your accounting do you take the first 14 games, total them, and then look to the tiebreaker game only to break ties between those who have the same score after the 14? Or do you count the totals out of 15, and then use the tiebreak game?

If you count the first 14 only for the first go-around, then I have Mark Edwards at a total of 10 correct picks, and Patrick with 9. (and Ben D and I both have 8 in either case). Something seems a bit haywire.

T
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
Edward - I think you have Ben G and me confused... I mistakenly picked TCU, not Texas... he picked Texas. And by my count I have 8 regardless.
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
Edward - I think you have Ben G and me confused... I mistakenly picked TCU, not Texas... he picked Texas. And by my count I have 8 regardless.
First you all complain about me getting the various Michigans mixed up, then you complain about me getting the various Bens mixed up.
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
do you count the totals out of 15, and then use the tiebreak game?
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In short, yes. That's the way that I've read the interactions between rows 36 and 38. If it didn't get counted with the other 14, I would have thought row 36 would have been omitted and the results for the 15th game only would have showed up under 38.
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
First you all complain about me getting the various Michigans mixed up, then you complain about me getting the various Bens mixed up.
I know, I know… We can’t stop quibbling. What difference does it make anyway... after all, we are both pastors and we both have beards. :hunter:
 
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