NC State @ North Carolina
Iggins!: This is the most ACC matchup yet. NC State just tried to lose to Maryland and UNC lost to Duke, made them bowl-eligible, and tore a hole in time-space. I’ll take North Carolina to win, because lord knows the ACC requires teams who lost to Duke to beat a decent ACC team the next week.
Code Red: I don’t want to pick UNC again. They’ve cost me a lot this year. Oh, dammit. UNC wins.
Mrs. Code Red: UNC wins.
#2 Florida vs. #10 Georgia
Code Red: Florida has gotten me this far. Their defense is very good. Maybe every bit as good as Alabama’s….but that offense. When I saw they beat South Carolina 44-11 I thought “good, finally some offense”...but they had 182 total yards, and SC just imploded with turnovers. Not sure they can score enough to win this one…but they haven’t failed me yet. Florida wins.
Iggins!: Florida wins are almost entirely responsible for how far back I am right now, but… man, if Georgia wins this game they have no competition left in the East. Their remaining games are jokes. I’ll take Georgia to win because I had them winning the East to start the year.
Mrs. Code Red: Georgia wins.
#14 Texas Tech @ #3 Kansas State
Iggins!: Tommy Tuberville has this thing where he beats top 5 teams. It actually seems to be the one thing he’s good at. But I’ll take the old warlock’s magic over Tuberville’s any day. K-State wins.
Code Red: It is, indeed, part of his dark arsenal. But I’m done betting against K-State. K-State wins.
Mrs. Code Red: Kansas State.
#9 USC @ Arizona
Code Red: Seems like every week we get the Arizona or the Arizona State game in here and neither of ‘em ever wins. USC wins.
Iggins!: Yeah, but they’re both top 35 teams, so they keep being in the discussion. USC wins.
Mrs. Code Red: USC wins.
Ohio State @ Penn State
Iggins!: So, this is the first time these two have played since 1996, AMIRIGHT?! Hehe… anyway. How sad is it that these are two of the remaining unbeaten teams in B1G play and neither will go to the title game? So sad. Penn State wins because Braxton got run over by the Madden ambulance and OSU has no defense.
Code Red: So much hatred. Ohio State wins.
Mrs. Code Red: Are you sure I can't pick “neither?” It doesn't matter anyway, right? Ohio State.
Baylor @ Iowa State
Code Red: Iowa State, as usual, put up a valiant fight in OK State before losing. But Baylor is coming on strong with that offense. Baylor wins.
Iggins!: I think iowa State is favored in this game. That is never good for ISU. Baylor wins.
Mrs. Code Red: I'll roll with Iowa State.
#5 Notre Dame @ #8 Oklahoma
Iggins!: Notre Dame is winning games like 2001 OSU. They keep almost losing over and over again. Also, Oklahoma likes to look really great for a few weeks then get stomped. I’ll take Notre Dame to win.
Code Red: You mean 2002 Ohio State, but close enough. It ends here. Oklahoma wins.
Iggins!: …yes. Yes I did.
Mrs. Code Red: Gonna go with Notre Dame. Because I'm Catholic? (ignores all of the previous times she picked against Notre Dame).
#22 Michigan @ Nebraska
Code Red: Oh God. Don’t do it. Don’t pick Nebraska in a huge game again….Nebraska.
Iggins!: On the other side of the coin, the only reason I’m still close this year is because you can’t stop picking UNC and Nebraska. Michigan wins.
Mrs. Code Red: Michigan, although I'm getting concerned about how often I'm aligning with that loser Iggins! this week.
#11 Mississippi State @ #1 Alabama
Iggins!: I want so badly to take MSU. But until they beat Bama or LSU, I can’t do it. Alabama wins.
Code Red: I’m not picking against Saban. That is a fool’s errand. Alabama wins.
Mrs. Code Red: Bama. Roll tide.
#7 Oregon State @ Washington
Code Red: Oregon State is just a damn good team. Mike Riley can coach. Oregon State wins.
Iggins!: Yup. The Civil War is going to be huge this year. Oregon State wins.
Mrs. Code Red: Step 1) Pick Oregon State. 2)?????? 3) Profit. Oregon State wins.