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The Times’ college football experts make their picks: Nearly all agree, go with USC over UCLA

The Times’ college football experts make their picks: Nearly all agree, go with USC over UCLA
USC defensive back Ajene Harris, left, brings down UCLA wide receiver Theo Howard in the fourth quarter on Nov. 18, 2017. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — make picks 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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USC at UCLA: UCLA 28-27

Michigan State at Nebraska: Michigan State 35-24

Northwestern at Minnesota: Northwestern 31-28

Utah at Colorado: Utah 31-17

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame 42-21

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: West Virginia 38-28

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 30-20

Stanford at California: California 24-21

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 35-21

Arizona State at Oregon: Arizona State 38-28

Mike Hiserman

USC at UCLA: USC 28-27

Michigan State at Nebraska: Michigan State 27-24

Northwestern at Minnesota: Minnesota 27-24

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Utah at Colorado: Utah 28-20

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame 35-24

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: West Virginia 38-34

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 28-24

Stanford at California: Stanford 24-22

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 27-23

Arizona State at Oregon: Arizona State 34-30

J. Brady McCollough

USC at UCLA: USC 28-20

Michigan State at Nebraska: Nebraska 27-24

Northwestern at Minnesota: Minnesota 23-21

Utah at Colorado: Utah 34-20

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame 35-24

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State 45-38

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 26-21

Stanford at California: Stanford 17-14

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 42-34

Arizona State at Oregon: Oregon 28-27

Blake Richardson

USC at UCLA: USC 27-20

Michigan State at Nebraska: Nebraska 26-17

Northwestern at Minnesota: Minnesota 30-24

Utah at Colorado: Utah 36-20

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame 35-17

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: West Virginia 33-28

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 34-30

Stanford at California: California 27-17

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 33-24

Arizona State at Oregon: Arizona State 27-20

Angel Rodriguez

USC at UCLA: USC 27-10

Michigan State at Nebraska: Michigan State 21-10

Northwestern at Minnesota: Northwestern 27-10

Utah at Colorado: Utah 34-17

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Syracuse 27-24

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: West Virginia 42-17

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 32-28

Stanford at California: Stanford 24-21

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 27-24

Arizona State at Oregon: Oregon 37-14

David Wharton

USC at UCLA: USC 28-24

Michigan State at Nebraska: Michigan State 21-17

Northwestern at Minnesota: Northwestern 24-23

Utah at Colorado: Utah 28-21

Syracuse vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame 34-24

West Virginia at Oklahoma State: West Virginia 45-38

Wisconsin at Purdue: Wisconsin 27-20

Stanford at California: Stanford 31-28

Iowa State at Texas: Texas 35-33

Arizona State at Oregon: Oregon 37-30

Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 7-3; 69-41

Hiserman: 7-3; 78-32

McCollough: 7-3; 74-36

Richardson: 6-4; 68-42

Rodriguez: 5-5; 67-43

Wharton: 8-2; 78-32

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