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The Times' college football experts make their picks: In battles of unbeatens, go with Clemson and Ohio State

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors.

Ben Bolch

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Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 27-12

West Virginia at Texas Tech: Texas Tech 28-17

Virginia at North Carolina State: North Carolina State 31-24

Purdue at Nebraska: Nebraska 24-21

Florida at Mississippi State: Mississippi State 30-20

Ohio State at Penn State: Ohio State 42-17

Stanford at Notre Dame: Stanford 30-21

Brigham Young at Washington: Brigham Young 27-21

Oregon at California: Oregon 31-20

USC at Arizona: USC 35-17

Mike Hiserman

Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 49-27

West Virginia at Texas Tech: West Virginia 45-31

Virginia at North Carolina State: North Carolina State 24-20

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Purdue at Nebraska: Purdue 31-30

Florida at Mississippi State: Florida 27-26

Ohio State at Penn State: Ohio State 48-38

Stanford at Notre Dame: Notre Dame 30-20

Brigham Young at Washington: Washington 27-16

Oregon at California: Oregon 31-27

USC at Arizona: USC 38-34

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence launches a 53-yard touchdown pass against Georgia Tech on Sept. 22.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence launches a 53-yard touchdown pass against Georgia Tech on Sept. 22. (Scott Cunningham / Getty Images)

J. Brady McCollough

Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 38-17

West Virginia at Texas Tech: West Virginia 44-35

Virginia at North Carolina State: Virginia 21-17

Purdue at Nebraska: Nebraska 35-31

Florida at Mississippi State: Mississippi State 23-20

Ohio State at Penn State: Ohio State 31-27

Stanford at Notre Dame: Notre Dame 24-20

Brigham Young at Washington: Washington 21-13

Oregon at California: California 28-24

USC at Arizona: USC 35-31

Blake Richardson

Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 45-13

West Virginia at Texas Tech: West Virginia 35-27

Virginia at North Carolina State: North Carolina State 27-20

Purdue at Nebraska: Purdue 24-17

Florida at Mississippi State: Mississippi State 30-24

Ohio State at Penn State: Penn State 35-32

Stanford at Notre Dame: Notre Dame 38-27

Brigham Young at Washington: Washington 26-21

Oregon at California: Oregon 30-27

USC at Arizona: Arizona 31-24

Angel Rodriguez

Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 27-14

West Virginia at Texas Tech: West Virginia 48-34

Virginia at North Carolina State: Virginia 24-17

Purdue at Nebraska: Purdue 32-18

Florida at Mississippi State: Florida 27-14

Ohio State at Penn State: Ohio State 34-28

Stanford at Notre Dame: Stanford 24-21

Brigham Young at Washington: Washington 37-10

Oregon at California: Oregon 37-21

USC at Arizona: USC 38-17

David Wharton

Syracuse at Clemson: Clemson 34-10

West Virginia at Texas Tech: West Virginia 35-30

Virginia at North Carolina State: North Carolina State 24-17

Purdue at Nebraska: Purdue 28-21

Florida at Mississippi State: Mississippi State 27-20

Ohio State at Penn State: Ohio State 38-35

Stanford at Notre Dame: Notre Dame 27-21

Brigham Young at Washington: Washington 35-20

Oregon at California: Oregon 30-24

USC at Arizona: USC 28-24

Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 8-2; 26-14

Hiserman: 6-4; 26-14

McCollough: 6-4; 25-15

Richardson: 7-3; 25-15

Rodriguez: 6-4; 23-17

Wharton: 8-2; 26-14

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