Football is back! College football Week 1 is right around the corner, with games running from Thursday all the way through Monday night.
Each year, our staff competes for the best record in our game picks throughout the season.
Every week, we will pick the winner of every game that involved a Power Five program or another ranked team, all the way through to bowl season.
Things have been pretty tight the last few years, with the contest coming down to just a few games separating the top pickers.
This week, we feature picks from Matt Lombardi, Andrew Holleran, Dan Lyons, Matt Hladik, Steve Driscoll, and Andrew McCarty.
There are 57 different match-ups on deck for Week 1 of the season. Only four featured two ranked teams, so we’ll have to wait for more prominent match-ups.
The first seven games on the list will be played on Thursday night, and the next six on Friday. LSU vs. Miami is on Sunday, and Virginia Tech at Florida State is Monday.
It is a full long weekend of football, so get ready everyone.
(*On mobile, our College Football Week 1 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)
|21 UCF at UConn|
|New Mexico State at Minnesota|
|Northwestern at Purdue|
|Wake Forest at Tulane|
|Missouri State at Oklahoma State|
|Weber State at Utah|
|Northwestern State vs. Texas A&M|
|Syracuse at Western Michigan|
|Utah State at 11 Michigan State|
|Army at Duke|
|Western Kentucky at 4 Wisconsin|
|San Diego State at 13 Stanford|
|Colorado vs. Colorado State|
|Oregon State at 5 Ohio State|
|FAU at 7 Oklahoma|
|Southern at 16 TCU|
|23 Texas at Maryland|
|Kent State at Illinois|
|Texas State at Rutgers|
|Coastal Carolina at South Carolina|
|Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech|
|James Madison at NC State|
|Furman at 2 Clemson|
|Alcorn State at Georgia Tech|
|UMass at Boston College|
|Austin Peay at 3 Georgia|
|6 Washington vs. 9 Auburn|
|Appalachian State at 10 Penn State|
|Tennessee vs. 17 West Virginia|
|Albany at Pittsburgh|
|Central Michigan at Kentucky|
|Northern Illinois at Iowa|
|Washington State at Wyoming|
|UNLV at 15 USC|
|North Carolina at Cal|
|UT Martin at Missouri|
|Eastern Illinois at Arkansas|
|22 Boise State at Troy|
|Richmond at Virginia|
|Cincinnati at UCLA|
|Indiana at FIU|
|Nicholls at Kansas|
|South Dakota at Kansas State|
|14 Michigan at 12 Notre Dame|
|Stephen F. Austin at 18 Mississippi State|
|Charleston Southern at Florida|
|Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt|
|Louisville vs. 1 Alabama|
|Bowling Green at 24 Oregon|
|Akron at Nebraska|
|Abilene Christian at Baylor|
|South Dakota State at Iowa State|
|UTSA at Arizona State|
|BYU at Arizona|
|8 Miami vs. 25 LSU|
|20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida State|
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