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The Spun 2017 College Football Staff Picks: Week 5

The Spun's Week 5 picks.

College football Week 5 gets underway early, with big games on Thursday and Friday. Here are our picks.

Once again, The Spun's weekly staff picks contest has been turned on its head by a wild week of results. After taking a two-full game lead last week, Aaron Nanavaty has fallen to third, three games behind Andrew McCarty. Matt Lombardi remains in the basement, but he picked up a game on first place, and is now joined by Steve Driscoll.

McCarty and Jen X. Williams finished tied for the best Week 4, going 30-6 each.

Here are the full standings after Week 4.

Rank

Player

Record

Games Back

1

McCarty

154-31

0

2

Lyons

153-32

1

3

Nanavaty

151-34

3

4

Williams

150-35

4

T-5

Holleran

149-36

5

T-5

Hladik

149-36

5

T-8

Lombardi

146-39

8

T-8

Driscoll

146-39

8

Here are our staff picks for every Power Five and Top 25 game for College Football Week 5.

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Game

Lombardi

Holleran

Lyons

Hladik

Driscoll

McCarty

Nanavaty

Williams

Iowa State vs. Texas

Duke vs. 14 Miami

Illinois vs. Nebraska

16 Washington State vs. 5 USC

10 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern

ECU vs. 18 USF

21 Florida vs. Vanderbilt 

Arkansas vs. New Mexico State

Minnesota vs. Maryland

Pitt vs. Rice

Georgia Tech vs. UNC

NC State vs. Syracuse

Boston College vs. Central Michigan 

4 Penn State vs. Indiana 

Tennessee vs. 7 Georgia

17 Louisville vs. Murray State

Wake Forest vs. Florida State

Kansas State vs. Baylor

Stanford vs. Arizona State

Kentucky vs. Eastern Michigan

Michigan State vs. Iowa

22 Notre Dame vs. Miami (OH)

13 Auburn vs. 24 Mississippi State

25 LSU vs. Troy

Rutgers vs. 11 Ohio State

Texas A&M vs. South Carolina

12 Virginia Tech vs. 2 Clemson

Oregon State vs. 6 Washington

Texas Tech vs. 15 Oklahoma State

1 Alabama vs. Ole Miss

19 San Diego State vs. NIU

UCLA vs. Colorado

Oregon vs. Cal

Season Record

146-39

149-36

153-32

149-36

146-39

154-31

151-34

150-35