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The Spun's 2018 College Football Staff Picks: Week 2

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The NFL starts up tonight with the league's annual Thursday night kick-off game. We don't need to wait much longer for the start of College Football Week 2, though.

Friday night only has one game, but it features a ranked team.

No. 16 TCU has a big road tune-up game ahead of next weekend's highly anticipated match-up against Ohio State in Arlington.

The Horned Frogs travel to Dallas to face SMU, now coached by former Cal head coach Sonny Dykes. The Mustangs fell to a tough North Texas team last weekend.

From there, we have a full Saturday slate.Mississippi State-Kansas State, UCLA-Oklahoma, Colorado-Nebraska, and Michigan State-Arizona State.

There are also rivalry games between Iowa and Iowa State, Georgia and South Carolina, and a big Pac-12 battle between ranked Stanford and USC teams, among others.

After Week 1, here are The Spun's staff pick standings.

T-1.

Dan Lyons

47-7

T-1.

Andrew McCarty

47-7

T-3.

Matt Lombardi

45-9

T-3.

Steve Driscoll

45-9

5.

Andrew Holleran

44-10

T-6.

Matt Hladik

43-11

T-6.

Chris Rosvoglou

43-11

Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.

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Game

Lombardi

Holleran

Lyons

Hladik

Driscoll

McCarty

Rosvoglou

16 TCU at SMU

New Mexico at 5 Wisconsin

18 Mississippi State at Kansas State

Western Michigan at 21 Michigan

Towson at Wake Forest

Eastern Michigan at Purdue

Nevada at Vanderbilt

Arizona at Houston

Duke at Northwestern

Georgia Tech at South Florida

Georgia State at NC State

UCLA at 6 Oklahoma

Holy Cross at Boston College

William & Mary at 12 Virginia Tech

Portland State at 23 Oregon

Kansas at Central Michigan

Arkansas State at 1 Alabama

3 Georgia at 24 South Carolina

Rutgers at 4 Ohio State

Ball State at 8 Notre Dame

Colorado at Nebraska

North Carolina at ECU

Wagner at Syracuse

Lamar at Texas Tech

Southern Illinois at Ole Miss

East Tennessee State at Tennessee

North Dakota at 9 Washington

Iowa State at Iowa

Youngstown State at 14 West Virginia

South Carolina State at 19 UCF

Savannah State at 22 Miami

Maryland at Bowling Green

2 Clemson at Texas A&M

Southeastern Louisiana at 11 LSU

Baylor at UTSA

Indiana State at Louisville

Wyoming at Missouri

Samford at Florida State

Alabama State at 7 Auburn

Kentucky at 25 Florida

Western Illinois at Illinois

Virginia at Indiana

Arkansas at Colorado State

Utah at Northern Illinois

Fresno State at Minnesota

13 Penn State at Pittsburgh

South Alabama at Oklahoma State

Tulsa at Texas

Southern Utah at Oregon State

17 USC at 10 Stanford

UConn at 20 Boise State

Cal at BYU

15 Michigan State at Arizona State

San Jose State at Washington State

Season Record

45-9

44-10

47-7

43-11

45-9

47-7

43-11