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The picks are in for first full week of college football

Wins and losses at beginning of season can make or break a team’s CFP chances
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts leaps over a Washington defender during the Peach Bowl on Dec. 31.
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Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ contingent of 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. Their picks:

Ben Bolch

Navy at Florida Atlantic: Navy, 38-24

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Cal at North Carolina: North Carolina, 31-17

Michigan vs. Florida: Michigan, 21-20

N. Carolina State. at S. Carolina: N.C. State, 35-27

W. Michigan at USC: USC, 42-20

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Florida State vs. Alabama: Alabama, 38-28

BYU vs. LSU: LSU, 21-12

Texas A&M at UCLA: UCLA, 30-20

W. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech, 28-21

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Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech: Tennessee, 35-31

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Zach Helfand

Navy at Florida Atlantic: Navy, 38-27

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California at North Carolina: North Carolina, 41-21

Michigan vs. Florida: Michigan, 21-17

North Carolina State at South Carolina: N.C. State, 28-24

W. Michigan at USC: USC, 35-13

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Florida State vs. Alabama: Alabama, 31-28

BYU vs. LSU: LSU, 34-27

Texas A&M at UCLA: UCLA, 38-27

West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: West Virginia, 27-21

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Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech, 17-13

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Mike Hiserman

Navy at Florida Atlantic:, Navy, 38-29

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Cal at North Carolina: North Carolina, 34-17

Michigan vs. Florida: Michigan, 17-16

North Carolina State at South Carolina: N.C. State, 24-22

W. Michigan at USC: USC, 34-17

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Florida State vs. Alabama: Alabama, 27-17

BYU vs. LSU: LSU, 21-10

Texas A&M at UCLA: UCLA, 24-22

W. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: West Virginia, 34-31

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Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech, 26-24

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Angel Rodriguez

Navy at Florida Atlantic:, Navy, 45-21

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Cal at North Carolina: North Carolina, 42-14

Michigan vs. Florida: Michigan, 24-14

North Carolina State. at South Carolina: N.C. State, 28-21

W. Michigan at USC: USC, 35-21

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Florida State vs. Alabama: Alabama, 24-17

BYU vs. LSU: LSU, 24-14

Texas A&M at UCLA: UCLA, 37-35

W. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech, 28-17

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Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech: Tennessee, 32-14

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David Wharton

Navy at Florida Atlantic: Navy, 32-24

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Cal at North Carolina: North Carolina, 24-21

Michigan vs. Florida: Michigan, 28-21

N. Carolina State. at So. Carolina: N.C. State, 24-18

W. Michigan at USC: USC, 38-17

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Florida State vs. Alabama: Alabama, 30-24

BYU vs. LSU: LSU, 28-14

Texas A&M at UCLA: UCLA, 35-32

W. Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech, 35-30

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Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech: Tennessee, 30-28

mike.hiserman@latimes.com

Twitter: @MikeHiserman


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