2018 College Pick'em Week 4

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  1. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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
     
  2. Bill The Baptist

    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
     
  3. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I think I will wait till Edward The Greek picks. :)
     
  4. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  5. Ask Mr. Religion

    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
     
  6. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    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
     
  7. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    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)
     
  8. greenbaggins

    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
     
  9. Edm

    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
     
  10. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    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.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018
  11. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    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
     
  12. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  13. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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
     
  15. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    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
     
  16. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  17. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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
     
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  18. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    As a group, I am happy none of us pick teams for a living. LOL
     
  19. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  20. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    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
     
  21. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    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.
     
  22. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Regardless you also still look like Grizzly Adams.
     
  23. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    First you all complain about me getting the various Michigans mixed up, then you complain about me getting the various Bens mixed up.
     
  24. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

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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.
     
  25. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    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:
     
  26. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm not a pastor, I'm a lowly deacon. And despite my picture, my facial hair is more limited.
     
  27. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    The “we” to whom I was referring was to the other Ben and me... ;)
     
  28. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    That works a little better.
     
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