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The Times' college football experts make their picks: Alabama will roll into another playoff berth

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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Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Northern Illinois 42-17

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 27-21

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Texas 35-28

Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 43-31

Stanford at California: California 35-28

Memphis at Central Florida: Central Florida 42-35

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 40-35

Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 41-38

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Clemson 35-21

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 42-21

Mike Hiserman

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Northern Illinois 26-22

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 24-20

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Oklahoma 38-34

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Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 38-20

Stanford at California: Stanford 27-24

Memphis at Central Florida: Memphis 34-31

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 35-27

Fresno State at Boise State: Fresno State 28-24

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Clemson 37-20

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 38-24

J. Brady McCollough

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Buffalo 24-17

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 28-14

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Oklahoma 45-35

Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 35-31

Stanford at California: Stanford 20-17

Memphis at Central Florida: Memphis 35-27

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 42-24

Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 31-17

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Clemson 49-21

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 35-24

Blake Richardson

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Buffalo 33-27

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 30-24

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Oklahoma 42-35

Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 30-24

Stanford at California: California 30-27

Memphis at Central Florida: Central Florida 30-17

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 42-35

Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 27-17

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Clemson 40-24

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 33-20

Angel Rodriguez

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Northern Illinois 31-14

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 24-23

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Texas 48-44

Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 28-20

Stanford at California: Stanford 21-17

Memphis at Central Florida: Central Florida 35-21

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 32-17

Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 37-28

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh 31-27

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 41-17

David Wharton

Northern Illinois vs. Buffalo: Buffalo 28-24

Utah vs. Washington: Washington 24-21

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Oklahoma 48-45

Louisiana at Appalachian State: Appalachian State 40-17

Stanford at California: Stanford 27-24

Memphis at Central Florida: Central Florida 35-33

Alabama vs. Georgia: Alabama 38-27

Fresno State at Boise State: Boise State 30-27

Clemson vs. Pittsburgh: Clemson 42-21

Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Ohio State 35-20

Expert: last week; season

Bolch: 6-5; 81-49

Hiserman: 7-4; 89-41

McCollough: 6-5; 87-43

Richardson: 8-3; 81-49

Rodriguez: 8-3; 80-50

Wharton: 8-3; 92-38

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