College Football Picks (Week 1, 2011): 3-2 (+$50) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2011): 2-2-1 (+$370) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2011): 2-3 (-$380) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2011): 3-2 (+$270) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2011): 4-1 (+$580) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2011): 2-3 (-$570)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 16-13-1 (+$320) College Football Picks (2010 Season): 37-31-2 (+$190) College Football Picks (2009 Season): 34-34-2 (-$3,820) College Football Picks (2008 Season): 49-38 (+$3,020)
By the way, the fourth-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.
Michigan at Michigan State Line: Michigan State by 2. Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (though not this year); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
I love Michigan in this matchup. It seems like no one respects them; hell, I wondered what they were doing in ESPN's mock BS top 10 rankings myself, although I am biased since I'm a Penn State alumnus. Still though, Michigan is undefeated and should be favored.
College Football Pick: Michigan +2 (5 Units) -- Incorrect; -$550
Navy at Rutgers Line: Rutgers by 4. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
I don't like this spot for Rutgers; they're now favorites after two consecutive underdog victories. This type of dynamic change can be disastrous.
College Football Pick: Navy +4 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Western Kentucky at Florida Atlantic Line: Florida Atlantic by 3. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
I find it ridiculous that Florida Atlantic is favored. They stink.
College Football Pick: Western Kentucky +3 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Kansas State at Texas Tech Line: Texas Tech by 3.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Another instance in which an undefeated team is an underdog. This line is way off.
College Football Pick: Kansas State +3.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Arizona State at Oregon Line: Oregon by 14. Saturday, 10:15 p.m.
Everyone seems really down on Oregon because LaMichael James is out. Well, the Ducks have plenty of other great players - and they're going to be determined to prove that against the Sun Devils on Saturday night.
College Football Pick: Oregon -14 (2 Units) -- Push; $0
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.