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The Spun's 2018 College Football Staff Picks: Week 1

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Football is back! College football Week 1 is right around the corner, with games running from Thursday all the way through Monday night.

Each year, our staff competes for the best record in our game picks throughout the season.

Every week, we will pick the winner of every game that involved a Power Five program or another ranked team, all the way through to bowl season.

Things have been pretty tight the last few years, with the contest coming down to just a few games separating the top pickers.

This week, we feature picks from Matt Lombardi, Andrew Holleran, Dan Lyons, Matt Hladik, Steve Driscoll, and Andrew McCarty.

There are 57 different match-ups on deck for Week 1 of the season. Only four featured two ranked teams, so we'll have to wait for more prominent match-ups.

The first seven games on the list will be played on Thursday night, and the next six on Friday. LSU vs. Miami is on Sunday, and Virginia Tech at Florida State is Monday.

It is a full long weekend of football, so get ready everyone.

(*On mobile, our College Football Week 1 picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)

Game

Lombardi

Holleran

Lyons

Hladik

Driscoll

McCarty

21 UCF at UConn

New Mexico State at Minnesota

Northwestern at Purdue

Wake Forest at Tulane

Missouri State at Oklahoma State

Weber State at Utah

Northwestern State vs. Texas A&M

Syracuse at Western Michigan

Utah State at 11 Michigan State

Army at Duke

Western Kentucky at 4 Wisconsin

San Diego State at 13 Stanford

Colorado vs. Colorado State

Oregon State at 5 Ohio State

FAU at 7 Oklahoma

Southern at 16 TCU

23 Texas at Maryland

Kent State at Illinois

Texas State at Rutgers

Coastal Carolina at South Carolina

Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech

James Madison at NC State

Furman at 2 Clemson

Alcorn State at Georgia Tech

UMass at Boston College

Austin Peay at 3 Georgia

6 Washington vs. 9 Auburn

Appalachian State at 10 Penn State

Tennessee vs. 17 West Virginia

Albany at Pittsburgh

Central Michigan at Kentucky

Northern Illinois at Iowa

Washington State at Wyoming

UNLV at 15 USC

North Carolina at Cal

UT Martin at Missouri

Eastern Illinois at Arkansas

22 Boise State at Troy

Richmond at Virginia

Cincinnati at UCLA

Indiana at FIU

Nicholls at Kansas

South Dakota at Kansas State

14 Michigan at 12 Notre Dame

Stephen F. Austin at 18 Mississippi State

Charleston Southern at Florida

Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Louisville vs. 1 Alabama

Bowling Green at 24 Oregon

Akron at Nebraska

Abilene Christian at Baylor

South Dakota State at Iowa State

UTSA at Arizona State

BYU at Arizona

8 Miami vs. 25 LSU

20 Virginia Tech at 19 Florida State

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