College Football Picks (Week 1, 2009): 3-2 (+$350) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2009): 2-3 (-$710) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2009): 1-3-1 (-$590) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2009): 2-3 (-$310) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2009): 3-2 (+$130) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2009): 2-3 (-$580) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2009): 4-1 (+$770) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2009): 1-4 (-$1,470)
College Football Picks (2009 Season): 18-21-1 (-$2,410) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the third-annual Walter/Joker Annual Challenge is on, as I'll be competing with the Joker's College Picks. We each pick five games and see who does the best each week.
Duke (4-3) at Virginia (3-4) Line: Virginia by 7. Saturday, 3:30 ET
Virginia put a lot of effort into last week's Georgia Tech game. They tried their hardest and it was close for a while, but the Jackets eventually pulled away.
The Cavs are on an emotional low as a favorite over perennially crappy Duke. The Blue Devils have actually won two ACC games in a row, so they're playing with a ton of confidence. I like them to pull the upset.
Prediction: Duke 24, Virginia 20 Duke +7 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Central Michigan (7-1) at Boston College (5-3) Line: Boston College by 6. Saturday, 3:30 ET
A weird game for Boston College that doesn't mean anything. If they lose to Central Michigan, nothing really happens. This means much more to the visitor.
The Eagles were a huge underdog at Notre Dame last weekend. They put a ton of stock into that contest, but came up short. Now, they have to somehow summon the energy to get up for some MAC squad as a favorite. I don't see that happening.
Oh, and by the way, Central Michigan's a pretty good team.
Prediction: Central Michigan 31, Boston College 24 Central Michigan +6 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550
Georgia (4-3) at Florida (7-0) Line: Florida by 15. Saturday, 3:30 ET at Jacksonville
Last year was an exception, but these teams usually play close. Double-digit underdogs almost always cover in this series.
Also, Florida isn't that good anymore. Ever since Tim Tebow suffered a concussion, the Gators have really struggled in the red zone.
South Carolina (6-2) at Tennessee (3-4) Line: Tennessee by 6. Saturday, 7:45 ET
The Vols put too much stock into that Alabama game. They probably would have missed the field goal at the end, but they never found out because the 800-pound defensive lineman on the Crimson Tide blocked the kick.
I don't think Tennessee will be able to get up for South Carolina as a home favorite. And speaking of the spread, this line is skewed too much based on what happened last weekend. The Vols should be -2 or -3 at the very most.
The Gamecocks thrive as underdogs. I think they win outright.
Prediction: South Carolina 24, Tennessee 10 South Carolina +6 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550