College Football Picks (Week 1, 2012): 1-4 (-$460) College Football Picks (Week 2, 2012): 3-2 (+$170) College Football Picks (Week 3, 2012): 2-3 (-$140) College Football Picks (Week 4, 2012): 2-3 (-$50) College Football Picks (Week 5, 2012): 4-1 (+$570) College Football Picks (Week 6, 2012): 4-1 (+$790) College Football Picks (Week 7, 2012): 3-2 (+$380) College Football Picks (Week 8, 2012): 3-2 (+$250)
College Football Picks (2012 Season): 22-18 (+$1,510) College Football Picks (2011 Season): 36-32-2 (-$390) 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.
Cincinnati at Louisville Line: Louisville by 3. Friday, 8:00 p.m.
As a disclaimer, don't go nuts with my college football picks. I'm much better at picking NFL games (at least I used to be); I'm just doing these upon request. Follow @walterfootball for updates.
Louisville is 7-0, but the team is due for a loss. It's been barely getting by the likes of South Florida, Southern Miss and Florida International. Cincinnati should be able to knock them off.
College Football Pick: Cincinnati +3 (2 Units) -- Push; $0
Colorado at Oregon Line: Oregon by 45.5. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.
I bet USC as a huge favorite over Colorado last week and won, and I'm going to do the same with Oregon. Colorado just doesn't have the talent to compete with these Pac-12 powerhouses.
College Football Pick: Oregon -45.5 (3 Units) -- Correct; +$300
Ohio at Miami of Ohio Line: Ohio by 7. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I'm going to have another undefeated team go down. Ohio has barely gotten by 1-7 Akron (at home), 1-6 Buffalo (at home) and winless UMass. Miami of Ohio is much better than those teams and should be able to give the Bobcats their first loss.
College Football Pick: Miami of Ohio +7 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Ohio State at Penn State Line: Pick. Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
I've been a part of so many of these emotional "White Out" games. Penn State will take down an Ohio State team that has barely beaten the likes of Purdue and Indiana. This is a great time to fade them because they're traveling off an overtime victory.
College Football Pick: Penn State PK (4 Units) -- Incorrect; -$440
Syracuse at South Florida Line: South Florida by 2.5. Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
A small play to end the day. South Florida is a junk team that doesn't deserve to be favored over Syracuse.
College Football Pick: Syracuse +2.5 (1 Unit) -- Correct; +$100
@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.