It’s Week 4 for college football, and we’ve nary to see a top-10 upset of any kind. We haven’t even seen any writers make any upsets in their college football picks.
That changes this week, it seems.
Here are the picks for Big Ten games in the Top 25.
Big Ten Top 25 games
|Writer||No. 4 Penn State vs. Iowa||No. 8 Michigan vs. Purdue||No. 9 Ohio State vs. UNLV|
|Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune||Iowa||Purdue||Ohio State|
|Dan McMurphy, ESPN||Penn State||Michigan||Ohio State|
|Mitch Sherman, ESPN||Penn State||Michigan||—|
|Tom VanHaaren, ESPN||Penn State||Michigan||—|
|Jace Evans, USA Today||Penn State||Michigan||Ohio State|
|Paul Myerberg, USA Today||Penn State||Michgian||Ohio State|
|George Schroeder, USA Today||Penn State||Purdue||Ohio State|
|Erick Smith, USA Today||Penn State||Michigan||Ohio State|
|Eddie Timanus, USA Today||Penn State||Purdue||Ohio State|
|Dan Wolken, USA Today||Penn State||Michigan||Ohio State|
Purdue is becoming more respected, and somewhat of a popular choice, among picks this week, considering Michigan’s struggles at the quarterback position and the Boilermakers’ high-octane offense which hasn’t scored under 28 points this season. However, Michigan’s defense is among the best in the nation, adding another factor to an interesting match up.
The only other upset is Greenstein picking the Hawkeyes at Kinnick, which will be an interesting game. Penn State will be tested on the road, in a hostile environment, against the best team on its schedule thus far.
Here are some other picks among Big Ten games this week, including Notre Dame and Michigan State adding another chapter to their rivalry this year in East Lansing.
Other Big Ten picks
|Writer||Notre Dame-Michigan State||UCF-Maryland||Nebraska-Rutgers|
|Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune||Michigan State||UCF||Rutgers|
|Dan McMurphy, ESPN||Notre Dame||—||Nebraska|
|Mitch Sherman, ESPN||Michigan State||UCF||—|
|Tom VanHaaren, ESPN||Notre Dame||Maryland||—|