Welcome back to the ninth edition of the PSF College Football Weekly Pick’em. It’s been an incredible season to date and it feels unreal to say that it is already Week 9 of the college football season. Week 8 was once again a very interesting week for the landscape and outlook towards the rest of the year. There was a huge upset, with Purdue dominating a previously second ranked Ohio State team to push the Buckeyes down the board. There were so many more exciting moments in the week, but we’ve got stuff to get to. With all of that said, this sets up another exciting week of action-packed college football for us! Your favorite writers are set to pick tons of this week’s games, and hopefully gain ground in the overall standings.
Each week of the season, the crew will pick a select group of games and we will publish our picks on Pro Sports Fandom. At the conclusion of the week, we will calculate the results and update our standings. If you need a reminder of how this format works, I’ll discuss that here. Points will be rewarded each week based on the weekly standings (based on everybody’s weekly record). One note of importance is that one point is still rewarded for each correct pick (excluding Game of the Week picks, which are worth three points).
And don’t forget to check out all of our writers on Twitter:
- Tristan Beckmann (@TBeckmann24)
- Travis Calvin (@GSPTCal)
- Chris Chastain (@ChrisC_01)
- Ian Cusick (@IanMCusick)
- Eric Jensen (@eric18utah)
- Heath Kyser (@RollCubsRoll)
- Brian Willis (@RealBrianWillis)
- Tim (@obstructedview2)
Now before we unveil the picks for all of this week’s action, let’s take a closer look at the standings through eight weeks of play!
1. Tristan Beckmann (144 PTS)
2. Travis Calvin (126 PTS)
3. Chris Chastain (124 PTS)
4. Brian Willis (121 PTS)
5. Obstructed Viewer (119 PTS)
6. Eric Jensen (107 PTS)
7. Heath Kyser (94 PTS)
8. Ian Cusick (90 PTS)
Now let’s get the ball rolling with the game picks that everyone agreed on for some of the week 9 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)
#13 West Virginia over Baylor.
Virginia Tech over Georgia Tech.
#19 Oregon over Arizona.
#15 Washington over California.
#6 Texas over Oklahoma State.
Now let’s look at the game picks that most of the staff agreed on for the week 9 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)
Missouri over #12 Kentucky. Travis Calvin and Heath Kyser were the only writers who picked #12 Kentucky to win.
#17 Penn State over #18 Iowa. Obstructed Viewer was the only writer who picked #18 Iowa to win.
#2 Clemson over Florida State. Chris Chastain was the only writer who picked Florida State to win.
#20 Wisconsin over Northwestern. Obstructed Viewer was the only writer who picked Northwestern to win.
#7 Georgia over #9 Florida. Travis Calvin was the only writer who picked #9 Florida to win.
Now let’s look at the game picks that the staff had a lot of mixed feelings on for some of the week 9 games. (The predicted winners are noted in bold.)
Miami (FL) over Boston College. Tristan Beckmann, Heath Kyser, and Obstructed Viewer all picked Boston College to win.
The writers split on #16 Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Tristan Beckmann, Travis Calvin, Eric Jensen, and Brian Willis all picked Mississippi State to win. Chris Chastain, Ian Cusick, Heath Kyser, and Obstructed Viewer all picked #16 Texas A&M.
Michigan State over Purdue. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, and Obstructed Viewer all picked Purdue to win.
#21 USF over Houston. Tristan Beckmann, Eric Jensen, and Brian Willis all picked Houston to win.