Daily Blog • September 13th

In the past several years, I have given you my category picks for every game involving an FBS team. This year I am going to give you my category picks that include just the Top 5 teams as you need to become a Inside the Pressbox subscriber to get all of my picks for not only the games involving the Top 25 teams but also any FBS vs FBS game.

In these picks, I list the projected scores from my computer’s forecast. Another column shows you the computers yardage forecast for each game. I think it will be interesting to see who the computer picks to win the yardage battle and see if they win the game. In my College Football magazine I have the plus and minus ratings. I update them weekly and then factor in the home edge and I will show you who the Plus Minus ratings forecast. I will also list who Vegas has favored to win each week and we can see how they do picking the actual winners of games. There is also a WEEKLY POLL, which you can enter for free each week. What I will do is on Friday morning I will tabulate the vote on each game and list who the fans are picking to win the games.

Listed below are each of these category picks for this week.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH PHIL Computer Computer Weekly + / - Game Las
STEELE Points Yards Poll Rating Grade Vegas
12:00 PM No. 5 Stanford at Army Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan Stan
    38-14 39-4 507-225 99% 28.0 31.22 by 28.5
12:00 PM No. 7 Louisville at Kentucky Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville
    37-20 37-18 446-389 97% 14.5 3.25 by 14.5
12:00 PM Akron at No. 11 Michigan

12:00 PM Tulsa at No. 14 Oklahoma
12:00 PM No. 16 UCLA at No. 23 Nebraska
12:00 PM Bowling Green at Indiana
12:00 PM Virginia Tech at East Carolina
12:00 PM Georgia State at West Virginia
12:21 PM Southern Miss at Arkansas
12:30 PM Louisiana-Monroe at Wake Forest
12:30 PM New Mexico at Pittsburgh
1:00 PM Eastern Michigan at Rutgers
2:00 PM Fresno State at Colorado
3:00 PM Boston College at USC
3:30 PM No. 1 Bama at No. 6 Texas A&M Bama Bama A&M Bama Bama Bama Bama
    34-20 36-35 446-444 81% 0.75 6.19 by 7.5
3:30 PM Tennessee at No. 2 Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
    52-21 47-23 623-314 97% 35.75 31.24 by 28.5
3:30 PM Nevada at No. 10 Florida State              
3:30 PM Georgia Tech at Duke              
4:00 PM Ball State at North Texas
5:00 PM Northern Illinois at Idaho
6:00 PM No. 19 Washington at Illinois
6:00 PM Iowa at Iowa State
6:00 PM UCF at Penn State              
7:00 PM No. 4 Ohio State at California OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU OSU
    41-20 41-17 503-332 95% 26.25 12.86 by 16.5
7:00 PM Kent State at No. 8 LSU              
7:00 PM Vanderbilt at No. 13 South Carolina              
7:00 PM Mississippi State at Auburn              
7:00 PM Florida Atlantic at South Florida              

7:00 PM Massachusetts at Kansas State
7:00 PM Memphis at Middle Tennessee
7:30 PM WKU at South Alabama
7:30 PM Maryland at Connecticut
7:30 PM Kansas at Rice
8:00 PM No. 21 Notre Dame at Purdue
8:00 PM No. 25 Ole Miss at Texas
8:00 PM UTEP at New Mexico State
8:00 PM Marshall at Ohio
9:00 PM W Michigan at No. 17 N'western
10:00 PM Oregon State at Utah
10:00 PM Central Michigan at UNLV
10:30 PM No. 20 Wisconsin at Arizona St              
10:30 PM UTSA at Arizona