Instead of Texting Pick ‘Em: Week 3

September 17, 2009

It’s a reasonably big week in the Atlantic Coast Conference, as we have the first interconference matchup of ranked teams. Georgia Tech travels to Coral Gables tonight to face Miami in a matchup of Coastal Division medium-heavies. The winner takes over the division lead, at least until Virginia Tech starts playing conference games.

Elsewhere in the ACC is a marquee basketball matchup between Duke and Kansas. Unfortunately, the Blue Devils and Jayhawks will be playing football. Virginia Tech welcomes Nebraska in another matchup of ranked teams. And East Carolina, the early leader in the North Carolina state championship race, plays at UNC

In the two-team Instead of Texting picks league, I’ve taken a commanding one-game lead on cellar-dweller Jeremy Ashton. We’ll see if I can put him away this week.

Jimmy’s Picks
(16-4)
Jeremy’s Picks
(15-5)
Georgia Tech at Miami Miami Georgia Tech
Duke at Kansas Kansas Kansas
East Carolina
at North Carolina
East Carolina East Carolina
Boston College at Clemson Clemson Clemson
Nebraska at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Middle Tennessee
at Maryland
Maryland Maryland
Virginia
at Southern Mississippi
Southern Miss Southern Miss
Gardner-Webb
at N.C. State
N.C. State N.C. State
Elon at Wake Forest Wake Wake
Florida State
at Brigham Young
BYU BYU

Instead of Texting Pick’em: Week 2

September 10, 2009

Unlike the ACC against nonconference opponents, we each cracked .500 with our first week of picks. Like most of the teams in the conference, though, we’ve still got plenty of room for improvement.

Jimmy has an early one-game lead thanks to his correct call on the big Alabama-Virginia Tech matchup. I’m hoping to catch up by relying on a simple principle: always pick against Duke.

Here are our Week 2 picks:

Jimmy’s Picks
(7-3)
Jeremy’s Picks
(6-4)
Clemson at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Duke at Army Duke Army
North Carolina
at Connecticut
North Carolina North Carolina
Stanford at Wake Forest Stanford Wake Forest
Marshall at Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech
Kent State
at Boston College
Boston College Boston College
TCU at Virginia TCU TCU
Jacksonville State
at Florida State
Florida State Florida State
Murray State at N.C. State N.C. State N.C. State

Instead of Texting Pick’em: Week 1

September 5, 2009

We couldn’t write a blog about ACC football without having a little friendly competition.

Each week, Jimmy and I will pick the winner for every game on the schedule. We’ll keep track of the results throughout the season to find out who’s the better college football prognosticator.

We missed the South Carolina-N.C. State game in our first round of picks because we got off to a bit of a late start. Sadly, neither one of us missed watching the actual game.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the week:

Jimmy’s Picks Jeremy’s Picks
Jacksonville State
at Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Northeastern at Boston College Boston College Boston College
Baylor at Wake Forest Baylor Wake Forest
Middle Tennessee at Clemson Clemson Clemson
The Citadel at North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina
William & Mary at Virginia Virginia Virginia
Richmond at Duke Duke Richmond
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama Alabama Virginia Tech
Maryland at California California California
Miami at Florida State Florida State Florida State