2014 College Football Picks: Week 1

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College football is finally here. And with the opening kickoff, comes the first projection picks of the season. Since no games have actually been played yet, the first week’s picks are made up entirely of preseason projections. Those will slowly fade out as the season goes on.

So without further ado, here they are.

Week 1 Picks

Note: * next to a team signifies the game is played at a neutral location.

Thursday Proj. Score Win Probability
South Carolina 36 66.46%
Texas A&M 22 33.54%
     
Louisiana-Monroe 23 72.07%
Wake Forest 16 27.93%
     
Boise State* 25 56.60%
Mississippi 21 43.40%
     
Tulsa 27 69.23%
Tulane 16 30.77%
     
Vanderbilt 36 72.71%
Temple 20 27.29%
     
Washington State 37 55.13%
Rutgers 24 44.87%
     

Friday Proj. Score Win Probability
Connecticut 16 41.11%
BYU 25 58.89%
     
Western Kentucky 28 34.03%
Bowling Green 35 65.97%
     
Colorado State* 31 47.27%
Colorado 32 52.73%
     
Houston 34 77.03%
UTSA 17 22.97%
     
Arizona 49 85.11%
UNLV 22 14.89%
     
Saturday Proj. Score Win Probability
Penn State* 18 37.47%
UCF 23 62.53%
     
Navy 31 42.12%
Ohio State 34 57.88%
     
Virginia 12 19.45%
UCLA 33 80.55%
     
Michigan 54 96.79%
Appalachian State 9 3.21%
     
Purdue 32 72.21%
Western Michigan 21 27.79%
     
UAB 36 68.65%
Troy 30 31.35%
     
North Carolina State 34 86.24%
Georgia Southern 13 13.76%
     
Massachusetts 16 34.12%
Boston College 27 65.88%
     
Alabama* 37 80.12%
West Virginia 16 19.88%
     
Notre Dame 39 86.56%
Rice 14 13.44%
     
Nebraska 40 89.66%
Florida Atlantic 11 10.34%
     
Northwestern 39 85.42%
California 16 14.58%
     
Miami (Ohio) 18 29.34%
Marshall 38 70.66%
     
Auburn 41 85.73%
Arkansas 22 14.27%
     
Georgia 33 71.55%
Clemson 19 28.45%
     
Kent State 26 72.96%
Ohio 15 27.04%
     
Oklahoma 40 92.50%
Louisiana Tech 8 7.50%
     
Florida 36 93.63%
Idaho 9 6.37%
     
USC 50 87.04%
Fresno State 19 12.96%
     
Mississippi State 54 93.61%
Southern Mississippi 11 6.39%
     
Florida State* 27 55.00%
Oklahoma State 22 45.00%
     
New Mexico 50 65.58%
UTEP 30 34.42%
     
Texas 34 75.26%
North Texas 13 24.74%
     
Wisconsin* 22 43.00%
LSU 32 57.00%
     
Hawai’i 26 32.72%
Washington 44 67.28%
     
Sunday Proj. Score Win Probability
Tennessee 23 53.14%
Utah State 22 46.86%
     
Baylor 53 91.65%
SMU 20 8.35%
     
Monday Proj. Score Win Probability
Louisville 30 67.38%
Miami 22 32.62%
     
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