Week 14 of the college football season features plenty of compelling matchups, but which teams are poised for upsets? Here are this weekend’s picks and predictions:
No. 24 Virginia Tech at Virginia: Virginia 24-23
The Hokies’ 15-game winning streak over the Cavaliers ends, and Virginia wins the ACC Coastal.
No. 19 Cincinnati at No. 18 Memphis: Memphis 34-24
The Tigers will stake their claim to being the right “Group of Five” team in a New Year’s Six bowl.
No. 17 Iowa at Nebraska: Iowa 31-28
The Hawkeyes are a sound team and will relish keeping the Cornhuskers from a bowl game.
Washington State at Washington: Washington 35-31
Mike Leach stays winless with a 0-6 record against Chris Petersen in the Apple Cup.
Louisville at Kentucky: Kentucky 28-22
The Cardinals had an impressive first season under Scott Satterfield, but Kentucky will be ready.
No. 1 Ohio State at No. 13 Michigan: Ohio State 34-27
The Buckeyes continue their march to the playoff and make Jim Harbaugh 0-5 in “The Game.”
No. 5 Alabama at No. 15 Auburn: Alabama 29-24
With so many playmakers, all Alabama quarterback Mac Jones has to do is let them go to work.
No. 12 Wisconsin at No. 8 Minnesota: Minnesota 27-23
The Golden Gophers win the Big Ten West and set up a playoff play-in game against Ohio State.
No. 7 Oklahoma at No. 21 Oklahoma State: Oklahoma 42-27
The Sooners catch a break with the Cowboys having to start their backup quarterback in Bedlam.
California at UCLA: UCLA 31-24
The Bruins pick up a late win to show a two-win improvement in Chip Kelly’s second season.
Last week: 5-5; Season: 84-46