Top-ranked Penn State journeys away from the friendly confines of Beaver Stadium for the first time in the young season to battle Iowa in the Big Ten opener for both schools. Meanwhile, The Nittany Lions have yet to be tested, outscoring their opponents 141-14 while registering bookend shutouts around a 19-point win over state rival Pittsburgh.
A 59-game slate kicks off Thursday with Temple at USF. Some big games this week send highly-ranked teams on the road to face worthy opponents.
Clemson flexed its muscle, USC pulled a rabbit out of its hat, and Mississippi State looked nothing like the divisional bottom-feeder we thought it would be.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, presented the Congrove Computer Rankings an award for having the best against-the-spread record of any system in 2016.
The CCR was also awarded for the best (least) bias in 2006 and straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014
Voters in the poll consist of FWAA writers and College Football Hall of Famers who were selected to create a balanced-geographical perspective.
The American Athletic Conference announced several adjustments to football schedules, with 4 of the 5 changes affecting USF. Meanwhile, a solution has yet to be found for the Memphis at UCF game that was supposed to have taken place this past weekend.
Another week. Another hurricane, More cancellations. And as I write this, I'm still in Mississippi waiting for power to be restored back in Florida.
Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey blasted southeast Texas, Hurricane Irma took its toll on most of Florida and other parts of the southeast. Seven games have now been canceled altogether, and another moved, due to the subtropical hell that's been unleashed on the U.S.
The game featuring SEC East rivals Tennessee and Florida will remain in Gainesville, but 2 other games have been canceled in the aftermath of the devastating rampage by Hurricane Irma.
Mike Mitchell's Feature Picks are 12-2 on the year SU, 10-4 ATS. Each week, he examines the computer's picks and selects those which he believes have the best chance of being correct.
The Congrove Computer Rankings is entering it's 25th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
While the CFP website started in 1999, the rankings started during the 1993 season
The week 4 picks from the Congrove Computer Rankings are now available, but a better question other than who's beating who might be how many games are going to be canceled.
I am writing this in my hotel room in Biloxi, Mississippi where my family fled to escape the wrath of Hurricane Irma which is, right now, battering the Keys as it moves into south Florida and only beginning to wreak devastation on the state. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Irma's path.