The footballing world is desperately going to miss the Ronaldo vs. Messi era. Although, this era is inevitably coming to an end. The sports world has never seen anything like the dominance both Ronaldo and Messi shared over the last 14 years. For the best part of a decade and a half, the two constantly battled for Ballon d'Ors,...
2019 College Football Upset Picks and Rankings: Week Three
Week two of our CFB rankings and Upset Picks. Our criteria is very simple, to be the man you gotta beat the man, if a lower ranked team beats a higher ranked team, then the two teams automatically swap spots regardless of prior results. This week the biggest mover was Cal going from previously unranked all the way to 13th. Maryland, Colorado and USC also joins the top 25 at the expense of Syracuse, Nebraska and Stanford.
Moving on to our upset picks, we went one for three this week. The one was Colorado taking down Nebraska in a comeback effort. The rest of college football went pretty much as expected with every single team in the top 10 securing a win. This is how the first few weeks usually go before injuries and other factors affect the outlook of the season.
For week 3 we have BYU over USC. USC shocked many last week with their upset over Stanford led by freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis. BYU is 1 and 1 but are coming off a huge upset at Tennessee which bodes well for a team returning home for a new challenge. This will be Slovis's first true away game as a freshman and that lends itself for an upset. Houston over Washington State. Washington State are yet to be tested this season while Houston opened up with a trip to Oklahoma and looked great in the second half. Washington State is in for a rude awakening. Maryland beat the brakes off Syracuse last week making it the second straight contest with at least 63 points scored. Things have started really well for Maryland but both of those games were at home. What will happen when a team that finished 1 and 4 on the road last season goes back on the road? A loss to Temple is what happens. Temple over Maryland.
Tune in next week to see how our upset picks pan out and for new upset picks.
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