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The Times’ college football experts make their picks: USC will beat Cal and UCLA will lose to Arizona 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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Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 34-31

Ohio State at Michigan State: Ohio State 28-17

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 35-24

North Carolina at Duke: North Carolina 28-21

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 35-28

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 42-31

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 30-20

Oregon at Utah: Oregon 28-21

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 42-14

California at USC: USC 28-17

Mike Hiserman

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 27-24

Ohio State at Michigan State: Michigan State 28-24

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 31-23

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North Carolina at Duke: Duke 35-24

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 34-24

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 34-28

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 30-21

Oregon at Utah: Utah 30-26

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 38-20

California at USC: USC 28-20

J. Brady McCollough

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 31-28

Ohio State at Michigan State: Ohio State 31-24

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 30-17

North Carolina at Duke: Duke 35-21

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 45-17

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 41-27

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 29-24

Oregon at Utah: Oregon 28-16

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 42-21

California at USC: USC 24-20

Blake Richardson

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 35-23

Ohio State at Michigan State: Ohio State 24-20

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 35-27

North Carolina at Duke: North Carolina 24-17

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 34-24

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 35-20

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 30-23

Oregon at Utah: Oregon 33-24

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 38-17

California at USC: USC 30-26

Angel Rodriguez

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 27-13

Ohio State at Michigan State: Ohio State 28-17

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 27-20

North Carolina at Duke: North Carolina 24-14

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 21-20

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 34-20

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Virginia Tech 24-20

Oregon at Utah: Oregon 38-21

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 45-10

California at USC: USC 28-17

David Wharton

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 27-24

Ohio State at Michigan State: Ohio State 28-24

Wisconsin at Penn State: Penn State 23-16

North Carolina at Duke: Duke 34-27

UCLA at Arizona State: Arizona State 27-17

Washington State at Colorado: Washington State 35-27

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 23-20

Oregon at Utah: Utah 24-21

Clemson at Boston College: Clemson 38-17

California at USC: USC 28-21

Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 8-2; 62-38

Hiserman: 8-2; 71-29

McCollough: 9-1; 67-33

Richardson: 6-4; 62-38

Rodriguez: 8-2; 62-38

Wharton: 8-2; 70-30

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