College Football Week 3 is coming up soon. As has happened a few years in a row, big games are being cancelled or postponed due to hurricane season.
The Carolinas are expected to be hit hard by Hurricane Florence. NC State-West Virginia, a prominent game featuring star quarterback Will Grier, has already been cancelled. ECU isn’t heading up to Blacksburg to play Virginia Tech, and UVA’s game against Ohio is being moved to Nashville.
There are still plenty of games set to go down this weekend though.
Among the biggest match-ups on Saturday: No. 7 Auburn hosts No. 12 LSU, No. 17 Boise State travels to Stillwater to face No. 24 Oklahoma State, No. 1 Alabama is at Ole Miss for its SEC opener, No. 4 Ohio State heads to Arlington to face No. 15 TCU, and No. 22 USC is on the road to face Texas.
Through two weeks, things are very tight. Only five picks separate the entire The Spun staff in our weekly picks contest.
After Week 2, here are The Spun’s staff pick standings.
Here are our picks for the upcoming week. We choose every game involving a Power Five/Top 25 team.
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|Boston College at Wake Forest|
|5 Oklahoma at Iowa State|
|Kent State at 11 Penn State|
|21 Miami at Toledo|
|Florida State at Syracuse|
|Troy at Nebraska|
|Rutgers at Kansas|
|Ball State at Indiana|
|Temple at Maryland|
|Murray State at Kentucky|
|UTEP at Tennessee|
|Georgia Tech at Pitt|
|UC Davis at 9 Stanford|
|Vanderbilt at 8 Notre Dame|
|Georgia State at 2 Clemson|
|BYU at 6 Wisconsin|
|12 LSU at 7 Auburn|
|17 Boise State at 24 Oklahoma State|
|SMU at 19 Michigan|
|South Florida at Illinois (in Chicago)|
|Duke at Baylor|
|Miami (OH) at Minnesota|
|UTSA at Kansas State|
|Colorado State at Florida|
|North Texas at Arkansas|
|Houston at Texas Tech|
|Ohio vs. Virginia (in Nashville)|
|San Jose State at 20 Oregon|
|New Hampshire at Colorado|
|Idaho State at Cal|
|1 Alabama at Ole Miss|
|Oregon State at Nevada|
|Middle Tennessee at 3 Georgia|
|Louisiana-Lafayette at 16 Mississippi State|
|UL Monroe at Texas A&M|
|Missouri at Purdue|
|Northern Iowa at Iowa|
|Akron at Northwestern|
|Western Kentucky at Louisville|
|4 Ohio State at 15 TCU (in Arlington)|
|22 USC at Texas|
|Eastern Washington at Washington State|
|10 Washington at Utah|
|23 Arizona State at San Diego State|
|Fresno State at UCLA|
|Southern Utah at Arizona|