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 (Week 6, 2011): 3-1-1 (+$150)
College Football Picks (2011 Season): 19-14-2 (+$470) 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.
UCLA at Arizona Line: Arizona by 4.5. Thursday, 9:00 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 think it's ridiculous that Arizona is favored. This team has dropped five games in a row. They have no right to be laying points against a competent team.
College Football Pick: UCLA +4.5 (2 Units) -- Incorrect; -$220
Oregon at Colorado Line: Oregon by 30.5. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
I'm taking a bunch of heavy favorites this week, including Oregon. Colorado is complete garbage. The Ducks are looking like they're about to get on a roll, so I think they should be able to cover this spread pretty easily.
College Football Pick: Oregon -30.5 (2 Units) -- Correct; +$200
Air Force at Boise State Line: Boise State by 31. Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Another large favorite. The Broncos are getting screwed over by the stupid NCAA again, so they need to impress the computers and voters. They're going to demolish Air Force.
College Football Pick: Boise State -31 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
Tennessee at Alabama Line: Alabama by 28.5. Saturday, 7:15 p.m.
Alabama's my favorite play of the week. Nick Saban has sand in his vag right now, so he's definitely going to make sure that his team destroys Tennessee. The Crimson Tide is on a roll, and I think this spread is about 15 points too short.
College Football Pick: Alabama -28.5 (5 Units) -- Correct; +$500
Texas Tech at Oklahoma Line: Oklahoma by 29. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.
Same story - the Sooners need to impress the computers and pollsters against a crappy conference opponent. This has blowout written all over it.
College Football Pick: Oklahoma -29 (3 Units) -- Incorrect; -$330
I have no problems with your mock draft for the Raiders. I'm sure you're aware of the need at MLB, but doubling up on defensive tackles would make as much sense given the lack of pass rush outside of Mack.
@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.
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.