-- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

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-- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Cane from the Bend » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:35 am

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I know Eric said he was not likely to do the Predictions game this season. However, seeing as it has been a staple of the message board since C'Ville Sooner [Boomer Sooner!!!!!!!] brought it to the old forum, something of 14 years ago: I thought I would take the opportunity to initiate the 2017 game ... [Larry & I had taken a few weeks back in 2004 & 2005 when C'Ville took an occasional sabbatical]

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In the Tradition of the Original Game --- all picks are open until after Kickoff of the first game of that weeks Predictions:
*Extra Large Prediction Field to make up for missing Week 1 -- subsequent weeks will be between 10 and 15 games*

Thursday, August 31st

(1.) FIU @ UCF
(2.) [FCS] Presbyterian College @ Wake Forest
(3.) Tulsa @ #10 Oklahoma State
(4.) #2 Ohio State @ Indiana
(5.) Louisiana Monroe @ Memphis
(6.) [FCS] Sacramento State @ Idaho

Friday, September 1st

(7.) Fordham @ Army
(8.) Charlotte @ Eastern Michigan
(9.) Navy @ FAU
(10.) Colorado State vs. Colorado [Rocky Mountain Showdown - Denver, CO]
(11.) Utah State @ #9 Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College @ Northern Illinois

Saturday, September 2nd

(13.) Maryland @ #23 Texas
(14.) Ball State @ Illinois
(15.) Wyoming @ Iowa
(16.) Bowling Green @ Michigan State
(17.) Cal @ North Carolina
(18.) South Carolina vs. NC State [Charlotte, NC]
(19.) UTEP @ #7 Oklahoma
(20.) #11 Michigan vs. #17Florida [Arlington, TX]
(21.) Temple @ Notre Dame
(22.) Nevada @ Northwestern
(23.) William & Mary @ Virginia
(24.) Troy @ Boise State
(25.) Kentucky @ Southern Mississippi
(26.) Western Michigan @ #4 USC
(27.) Appalachian State @ #15 Georgia
(28.) Miami (OH) @ Marshall
(29.) [FCS] Southeast Missouri State @ Kansas
(30.) Purdue vs. #16 Louisville {Indianapolis, IN}
(31.) South Alabama @ Ole Miss
(32.) #3 Florida State vs. #1 Alabama [Atlanta, GA]
(33.) Arkansas State @ Nebraska
(34.) Vanderbilt @ Middle Tennessee
(35.) BYU vs. #13 LSU {Houston, TX}
(36.) [FCS] Montana State @ #24 Washington State
(37.) [FCS] Northern Arizona @ Arizona

Sunday, September 3rd

(38.) #22 West Virginia vs. #21 Virginia Tech {Landover, MD}
(39.) Texas A&M @ UCLA

Monday, September 4th

(40.) Tennessee @ Georgia Tech

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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Cane from the Bend » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:03 am

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(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Memphis
(6.) Idaho
(7.) Army
(8.) Charlotte
(9.) FAU (Kiffin has put together a semi Power 5 team with all the transfers)
(10.) Colorado
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College
(13.) Texas
(14.) Illinois
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) North Carolina
(18.) NC State
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) Michigan
(21.) Temple
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Kentucky
(26.) USC
(27.) Georgia
(28.) Marshall
(29.) Kansas
(30.) Louisville
(31.) Ole Miss
(32.) Alabama
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Middle Tennessee
(35.) LSU
(36.) Washington State
(37.) Arizona
(38.) West Virginia (this one was the most difficult for me)
(39.) UCLA
(40.) Georgia Tech

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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Spence » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:36 pm

Usually there are only 20 picks. Are you sure you want to keep up with 40 game every week? That is 400+ games for the season. It is going to be hard to keep the tally.
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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Cane from the Bend » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:28 pm

Spence wrote:Usually there are only 20 picks. Are you sure you want to keep up with 40 game every week? That is 400+ games for the season. It is going to be hard to keep the tally.


Actually, I hadn't planned to ~ From the original post:

Cane from the Bend wrote:In the Tradition of the Original Game --- all picks are open until after Kickoff of the first game of that weeks Predictions:
*Extra Large Prediction Field to make up for missing Week 1 -- subsequent weeks will be between 10 and 15 games*


Even still --- 40 predictions a week would have not been anywhere near as hectic as keeping track of the 60 cross reference teams Tuesday through Saturday, as with the fantasy conference game.

I'll post as many as 20, if that's what everyone would prefer.

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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Dossenator » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:26 pm

Lots of games in the pick but not Ark vs Famu:(

(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) #2 Ohio State
(5.) Memphis
(6.) Idaho

Friday, September 1st

(7.) Army
(8.) Eastern Michigan
(9.) FAU
(10.) Colorado State
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College

Saturday, September 2nd

(13.) Texas
(14.) Illinois
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) North Carolina
(18.) NC State [Charlotte, NC]
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) #11Michigan
(21.) Notre Dame
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Southern Mississippi
(26.) #4 USC
(27.) #15 Georgia
(28.) Miami (OH)
(29 Kansas
(30.) #16 Louisville {Indianapolis, IN}
(31.) South Alabama
(32.) #1 Alabama [Atlanta, GA]
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Vanderbilt
(35.) #13 LSU {Houston, TX}
(36.) #24 Washington State
(37.) Arizona

Sunday, September 3rd

(38.) #22 West Virginia
(39.) UCLA

Monday, September 4th

(40.) Georgia Tech



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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Spence » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:51 pm

My suggestion would be to pick 20 games and only use games that are on Saturday. If you go with the earlier games you lose players. Still if you are doing it, you should have the final decision on what games to use and when. Your game, your rules.
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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby donovan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:32 am

How come we aren't doing this is the pick section....as if I care.. This year I am going to be spot on.

(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Memphis
(6.) Idaho
(7.) Army
(8.) Charlotte 
(9.) FAU 
(10.) Colorado State 
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College
(13.) Texas
(14.)Ball State
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) North Carolina
(18.) NC State
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) Florida
(21.) Temple
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Kentucky 
(26.) USC
(27.) Georgia
(28.) Miami
(29.) Kansas
(30.) Louisville
(31.) Ole Miss
(32.) Florida State
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Middle Tennessee
(35.) LSU
(36.) Washington State
(37.) Arizona
(38.) West Virginia 
(39.) Texas A & M
(40.) Georgia Tech
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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Vileborg » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:04 pm

Thursday, August 31st

(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Memphis
(6.) Idaho
(7.) Army
(8.) Eastern Michigan
(9.) Navy
(10.) Colorado State
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College
(13.) Texas
(14.) Illinois
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) Cal
(18.) South Carolina
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) Michigan
(21.) Notre Dame
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Kentucky
(26.) USC
(27.) Georgia
(28.) Marshall
(29.) Kansas
(30.) Louisville
(31.) Ole Miss
(32.) Alabama
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Vanderbilt
(35.) LSU
(36.) Washington State
(37.) Arizona
(38.) Virginia Tech
(39.) Texas A&M
(40.) Tennessee

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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby highfly24 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:24 pm

1. UCF
2. Wake
3. OK State
4. Ohio State
5. Memphis
6. Idaho

7. Army
8. EMU
9. navy
10. Colorado
11. Wisconsin
12. BC

13. Maryland
14. Illinois
15. Iowa
16. Mich State
17. UNC
18. NC State
19. Oklahoma

20. Michigan
21. Temple
22. Northwestern
23. Virginia
24. Boise
25. So Miss
26. USC
27. Georgia
28. Marshall
29. Kansas
30. Louisville

31. Ole Miss
32. Alabama
33. Nebraska
34. MTSU
35. LSU
36. Wazzou
37. Arizona

38. WVU
39. UCLA
40.Tennessee

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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Derek » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:06 pm

Thursday, August 31st

(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Louisiana Monroe
(6.) Idaho

Friday, September 1st

(7.) Army
(8.) Eastern Michigan
(9.) Navy
(10.) Colorado State
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College

Saturday, September 2nd

(13.) Texas
(14.) Illinois
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) North Carolina
(18.) South Carolina
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) #11 Michigan
(21.) Notre Dame
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Kentucky
(26.) USC
(27.) Georgia
(28.) Miami
(29.) Kansas
(30.) Louisville
(31.) Ole Miss
(32.) Alabama
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Vanderbilt
(35.) LSU
(36.) Washington State
(37.) Arizona

Sunday, September 3rd

(38.) Virginia Tech
(39.) Texas A&M

Monday, September 4th

(40.) Georgia Tech
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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Spence » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:33 pm

(1.) UCF
(2.) Wake Forest
(3.) Oklahoma State
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Memphis
(6.) Idaho

Friday, September 1st

(7.) Army
(8.) Eastern Michigan
(9.) Navy
(10.) Colorado
(11.) Wisconsin
(12.) Boston College

Saturday, September 2nd

(13.) Texas
(14.) Illinois
(15.) Iowa
(16.) Michigan State
(17.) North Carolina
(18.) NC State
(19.) Oklahoma
(20.) Florida
(21.) Notre Dame
(22.) Northwestern
(23.) Virginia
(24.) Boise State
(25.) Kentucky
(26.) USC
(27.) Georgia
(28.) Miami OH
(29.) Kansas
(30.) Louisville
(31.) Ole Miss
(32.) Alabama
(33.) Nebraska
(34.) Vanderbilt
(35.) LSU
(36.) Washington State
(37.) Arizona

Sunday, September 3rd

(38.) West Virginia (my niece goes there)
(39.) UCLA

Monday, September 4th

(40.) Tennessee

That was exhausting.
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Re: -- 2017 Opening Picks Game --

Postby Cane from the Bend » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:23 am

:lol:

I already have next week's list all set up --- though depending on this week's winners & losers, I may have to adjust some ranking information.

Next week, we'll be back to 20 ... [all Saturday games] :wink:

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