Week 5 College Football Picks

Week 5 picks according to team ratings from the following computer models:

Picks are Against the Spread.  Odds are from teamrankings.com (as of 9/25/17).

Note:  Unanimous picks are 25-16 (61.0% correct) Continue reading

Picks 3-3-2017

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.

Yesterday, the Ranker was 2-1.  Unfortunately, yesterday’s picks didn’t get posted online.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

  • Evansville +10.5 (@ Illinois State)
  • Milwaukee +1.5 (@ Detroit)
  • Central Michigan +10.5 (@ Western Michigan)
  • Niagra +13.5 (@Monmouth)
  • Missouri State +2.5 (@Northern Iowa)
  • Murray State +3 (@UT Martin)

Also, there are certain teams whose games The Ranker picks especially well (at least 70% correctly).  Four of those teams play tonight.  The teams for which The Ranker is particularly tuned in are in bold:

  • Yale -10 (vs Cornell)

Picks 3-1-2017

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.

After a necessary hiatus for re-training, The Ranker is ready to make picks again.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

  • Michigan +1 (@ Northwestern)
  • Vermont -24.5 (vs Maine)
  • Massachusetts +2.5 (vs Richmond)
  • Air Force +13.5 (@San Diego State)

Also, there are certain teams whose games The Ranker picks especially well (at least 70% correctly).  Four of those teams play tonight.  The teams for which The Ranker is particularly tuned in are in bold:

  • USC -12 (vs Washington State)

Picks 2-17-2017

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

  • Cornell +1.5 (@ Dartmouth)
  • Ill.-Chicago +1 (@ Detroit)
  • Valparaiso +1.5 (@ Oakland)
  • Yale +3 (vs Princeton)
  • Quinnipiac +1 (vs Fairfield)
  • California -2.5 (@ Stanford)

Also, there are certain teams whose games The Ranker picks especially well (at least 70% correctly).  Four of those teams play tonight.  The teams for which The Ranker is particularly tuned in are in bold:

  • Ill.-Chicago +1 (@ Detroit)
  • Harvard -8 (vs Columbia)
  • Quinnipiac +1 (vs Fairfield)
  • California -2.5 (@ Stanford)

Picks 2-16-2017

I have identified several conditions that when they are met, The Ranker’s picks are significantly more accurate.  Here are today’s picks that The Ranker has most confidence in:

  • Charleston +1 (@ Hofstra)
  • Northern Kentucky Pick (@ Cleveland State)
  • Gonzaga -21.5 (vs San Francisco)
  • UC Davis +3.5 (@ Long Beach State)
  • UC Riverside Pick (vs Cal St. Fullerton)

Also, I’ve just noticed that there are certain teams whose games The Ranker picks especially well (at least 70% correctly).  Five of those teams play tonight.  The teams for which The Ranker has an uncanny sense for are in bold:

  • Texas A&M +3.5 (@ Vanderbilt)
  • Wright State -5 (@ Youngstown State)
  • Gonzaga -21.5 (vs San Francisco)
  • Northern Colorado +13 (@ Weber State)
  • Hawaii -5.5 (@ UC Santa Barbara)

Picks 2-11-2017

Here’s are today’s picks that the Ranker has most confidence in:

  • Seton Hall -1 (@ St. John’s)
  • Syracuse -1 (@ Pittsburgh)
  • Texas Tech +5 (vs Kansas)
  • Charleston +1.5 (@ William & Mary)
  • Xavier +5 (vs Villanova)
  • Massachusetts +2.5 (@ Saint Joseph’s)
  • UIC -1 (vs Cleveland State)
  • UNC Wilmington -5 (@ Elon)
  • South Alabama +1 (@La. Monroe)
  • Tennessee State +1.5 (@ Jacksonville State)
  • Texas State -2 (vs Ark-Little Rock)
  • Morehead State -3.5 (@ Eastern Kentucky)
  • Siena -6.5 (@ Marist)
  • Duquesne Pick (@ Saint Louis)
  • Gonzaga -4 (@ St. Mary’s)
  • Belmont -10 (@ Tennessee Tech)
  • Wyoming +3 (@ Utah State)
  • California +7.5 (@ Arizona)
  • Cal St Fullerton +1.5 (vs Long Beach State)
  • Hawaii +4 (vs UC Irvine)