Every year (and every week of the season) we have a little friendly competition among our writers for world domination when it comes to picking Big Ten and some of the bigger college football games.
The Big Ten race seems to be coming down to Ohio State and Michigan in the East,
and though Illinois is barely sitting in the driver’s seat in the West,
almost every team not named Northwestern has a shot at the title over there.
So, how will Week 11 play out in the Big Ten?
What about some of the top national games as well? Our writers take turns picking all the games in the Big Ten straight up,
and against the spread as well as the same drill on the top six in the nation outside of that (our “pick six”)
As a reminder, if there’s an asterisk next to the pick, that means the team will win, but not cover.
If there is a tie, rather than have a cage match or old-fashioned duel,
we’ll settle it with less violence and go with the tried, yet true, coin flip where George Washington has the say.
EXAMPLE: – If you think Ohio State will win minus-3.5 over an opponent: OSU – If you think Ohio State will win outright: OSU – If you think Ohio State will win, but NOT cover: OSU*
Here are our expert picks for what could be another wild Week 11, but first, here are the results so far.
Results So Far @PhilHarrisonBW: 93-33 (straight up), 63-63 (against the spread) @MarkRussell1975: 90-36 SU, 56-70 ATS @JoshKeatley16: 95-31 SU, 69-57 ATS CONSENSUS PICK: 92-34 SU, 63-63 ATS
Indiana at Ohio State Saturday, Nov. 12 Noon ET | Fox Tipico Line: Ohio State -40 @PhilHarrisonBW: Ohio State* @MarkRussell1975: Ohio State @JoshKeatley16: Ohio State CONSENSUS PICK: Ohio State
Purdue at Illinois Saturday, Nov. 12 Noon ET | ESPN2 Tipico Line: Illinois -6.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Illinois @MarkRussell1975: Illinois @JoshKeatley16: Purdue CONSENSUS PICK: Illinois
Rutgers at Michigan State Saturday, Nov. 12 Noon ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Michigan State -10 @PhilHarrisonBW: Michigan State @MarkRussell1975: Michigan State @JoshKeatley16: Michigan State CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan State
Nebraska at Michigan Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Michigan -29 @PhilHarrisonBW: Michigan @MarkRussell1975: Michigan* @JoshKeatley16: Michigan CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan
Maryland at Penn State Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | Fox Tipico Line: Penn State -10 @PhilHarrisonBW: Penn State @MarkRussell1975: Penn State @JoshKeatley16: Penn State CONSENSUS PICK: Penn State
Wisconsin at Iowa Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | FS1 Tipico Line: Wisconsin -1.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Iowa @MarkRussell1975: Iowa @JoshKeatley16: Wisconsin CONSENSUS PICK: Iowa
Northwestern at Minnesota Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Minnesota -17.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Minnesota @MarkRussell1975: Minnesota @JoshKeatley16: Minnesota CONSENSUS PICK: Minnesota
LSU at Arkansas Saturday, Nov. 12 Noon ET | ESPN Tipico Line: LSU -3 @PhilHarrisonBW: LSU @MarkRussell1975: LSU @JoshKeatley16: Arkansas CONSENSUS PICK: LSU
Alabama at Ole Miss Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | CBS Tipico Line: Alabama -11.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Alabama @MarkRussell1975: Alabama* @JoshKeatley16: Alabama CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama
UCF at Tulane Saturday, Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. ET | ESPN2 Tipico Line: Tulane -2 @PhilHarrisonBW: UCF @MarkRussell1975: Tulane @JoshKeatley16: UCF CONSENSUS PICK: UCF
Washington at Oregon Saturday, Nov. 12 7:00 p.m. ET | Fox Tipico Line: Oregon -13.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Oregon @MarkRussell1975: Oregon @JoshKeatley16: Oregon CONSENSUS PICK: Oregon
TCU at Texas Saturday, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Texas -7 @PhilHarrisonBW: Texas* @MarkRussell1975: Texas* @JoshKeatley16: Texas CONSENSUS PICK: Texas*
North Carolina at Wake Forest Saturday, Nov. 12 7:30 p.m. ET | ESPN2 Tipico Line: Wake Forest -3.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Wake Forest @MarkRussell1975: North Carolina @JoshKeatley16: Wake Forest CONSENSUS PICK: Wake Forest