2009 College Football Picks From WhatIfSports.com image

2009 College Football Season-to-Date

Locks, Upsets, Picks, Predictions and Performance
By Michael Schneid, WhatIfSports.com
UPDATED: December 7th, 2009

Related Features

Week 14 College Football Predictions
FOXSports.com - College Football
College Football SimMatchup
Gridiron Dynasty

Tools


Each Monday morning, we give our college football predictions for every DI FBS game of the upcoming week. Below is a breakdown of our prediction performance (whether our favored team actually wins), as well as some weekly picks like Upset of the Week (a team we pick to win outright that is an underdog) and Lock of the Week (the team that wins the highest percentage against the spread).

To see every game from our Week 14 college football picks, click here. All of our college football content, including our most recent college football power rankings and links to the pre-season preview are located here.


Overall Performance (through 12/07/09)
Overall Winning Percentage: 74.5%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 80.5%
Game of the Week: 10-4
Lock of the Week: 9-4
Upset of the Week: 6-8
Link to 2009 College Football Content

College Football Week 14
Overall Winning Percentage: 76.4%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 60%
Game of the Week: Florida 26 - Alabama 21 (incorrect, Alabama wins 32-13)
Lock of the Week: West Virginia +1.5 over Rutgers (correct, West Virginia wins 24-21)
Upset of the Week: Fresno State over Illinois (correct, Fresno State wins 53-52)
Link to Week 14 College Football Picks

College Football Week 13
Overall Winning Percentage: 73.5%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 66.7%
Game of the Week: Boise State 45 - Nevada 33 (correct, Boise wins 44-33)
Lock of the Week: Oklahoma State +9.5 over Oklahoma (incorrect, Oklahoma wins 27-0)
Upset of the Week: Oklahoma State 23 over Oklahoma 21 (incorrect, Oklahoma wins 27-0)
Link to Week 13 College Football Picks

College Football Week 12
Overall Winning Percentage: 77.4%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 85.7%
Game of the Week: Ole Miss 23 - LSU 17 (correct, Ole Miss wins 25-23)
Lock of the Week: Hawaii -3 @ San Jose State (correct, Hawaii wins 17-10)
Upset of the Week: UAB over ECU (incorrect, ECU wins 37-21)
Link to Week 12 College Football Picks

College Football Week 11
Overall Winning Percentage: 76.7%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 77.3%
Game of the Week: Ohio State 21 - Iowa 15 (correct, OSU won 27-23)
Lock of the Week: Arizona +1 over Cal (inorrect, Arizona lost 24-16)
Upset of the Week: Colorado over Iowa State (inorrect, Colorado lost 17-10)
Link to Week 11 College Football Picks

College Football Week 10
Overall Winning Percentage: 71.4%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 73.9%
Game of the Week: Alabama 22 - LSU 14 (correct, won 24-15)
Lock of the Week: Houston +1 over Tulsa (correct, won 46-45)
Upset of the Week: Colorado State over UNLV (incorrect, lost 35-16)
Link to Week 10 College Football Picks

College Football Week 9
Overall Winning Percentage: 60.7%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 80.0%
Game of the Week: USC 24 - Oregon 21 (incorrect, lost 47-20)
Lock of the Week: Louisiana-Lafayette +3.5 @ Florida International (correct, lost 20-17)
Upset of the Week: Central Michigan over Boston College (incorrect, lost 31-10)
Link to Week 9 College Football Picks

College Football Week 8
Overall Winning Percentage: 83.9%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 95.7%
Game of the Week: TCU 34 - BYU 28 (correct, won 38-7)
Lock of the Week: Iowa +1 over Michigan State (correct, won 15-13)
Upset of the Week: Florida State over UNC (correct, won 30-27)
Link to Week 8 College Football Picks

College Football Week 7
Overall Winning Percentage: 76.4%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 77.8%
Game of the Week: Texas 26 - Oklahoma 23 (correct, won 16-13)
Lock of the Week: Washington +7 @ Arizona State (push, lost 24-17)
Upset of the Week: Wake Forest over Clemson (incorrect, lost 38-3)
Link to Week 7 College Football Picks

College Football Week 6
Overall Winning Percentage: 75.9%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 94.4%
Game of the Week: Florida 24 - LSU 15 (correct, won 13-3)
Lock of the Week: Idaho +3.5 over San Jose State (correct, won 29-25)
Upset of the Week: Georgia over Tennessee (incorrect, lost 45-19)
Link to Week 6 College Football Picks

College Football Week 5
Overall Winning Percentage: 65.4%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 76.5%
Game of the Week: Georgia 26 - LSU 20 (incorrect, lost 20-13)
Lock of the Week: South Florida -6.5 over Syracuse (correct, won 34-20)
Upset of the Week: Wisconsin over Minnesota (correct, won 31-28)
Link to Week 5 College Football Picks

College Football Week 4
Overall Winning Percentage: 78.7%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 69.6%
Game of the Week: Miami (FL) 31 - Virginia Tech 23 (incorrect, lost 31-7)
Lock of the Week: UNLV -3.5 @ Wyoming (incorrect, lost 30-27)
Upset of the Week: New Mexico State over New Mexico (correct, won 20-17)
Link to Week 4 College Football Picks

College Football Week 3
Overall Winning Percentage: 64.1%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 77.3%
Game of the Week: Texas 39 - Texas Tech 21 (correct, won 34-24)
Lock of the Week: West Virginia +7 @ Auburn (incorrect, lost 41-30)
Upset of the Week: Wyoming over Colorado (incorrect, lost 24-0)
Link to Week 3 College Football Picks

College Football Week 2
Overall Winning Percentage: 82.3%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 90.9%
Game of the Week: USC 31 - Ohio State 14 (correct, won 18-15)
Lock of the Week: Louisiana-Lafayette +7.5 vs. Kansas State (correct, won 17-15)
Upset of the Week: Louisiana-Lafayette over Kansas State (correct, won 17-15)
Link to Week 2 College Football Picks

College Football Week 1
Overall Winning Percentage: 79.7%
Top 25 Winning Percentage: 90.0%
Game of the Week: Boise State 27 - Oregon 25 (correct, won 19-8)
Lock of the Week: Mississippi -16.5 @ Memphis (correct, won 45-14)
Upset of the Week: Army over Eastern Michigan (correct, won 27-14)
Link to Week 1 College Football Picks

Ever wanted to be in be in charge of your own college football program? With Gridiron Dynasty from WhatIfSports.com, you have a chance to do just that. From recruiting and running practice to gameplanning and scheduling - it is all under your control. Start at DIII and try to work your way up to winning the DI championship at your favorite school.

WhatIfSports.com is a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in NCAA Matchup analysis and college football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, we can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

Gridiron Dynasty

Coach, recruit and run your own college football program.

Every DIA, DIAA, DII & DIII College Awaits


SimLeague Football

Compete in a full season with your dream team from NFL past and present. Depth charts, game plans, prizes and more.

Try It For Free


SimLeague Basketball

Compete in a full season with your dream team from NBA past and present. Depth charts, defensive sets, prizes and more.

Try It For Free

What is WhatIfSports?

WhatIfSports.com is a sports simulation and online gaming site providing free content and unique games for the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA sports and more.

Join WhatIfSports.com today to get these members only benefits:

  • Create your own Dream Team
  • Save your favorite SimMatchup results
  • Play a FREE SimLeague trial season
  • Start playing a Dynasty game
  • Manage baseball games LIVE
  • Access to SiteMail
  • Post in our Forums
  • Build a Buddy list to easily invite friends
  • Use our online Customer Service
  • Earn game credits by using our Referral & Affiliate program

Terms of Use Customer Support Privacy Statement Advertising Choices

Popular on WhatIfSports site: Baseball Simulation | College Basketball Game | College Football Game | Online Baseball Game | Hockey Simulation | NFL Picks | College Football Picks | Sports Games

© 1999-2014 WhatIfSports.com, Inc. All rights reserved. WhatIfSports is a trademark of WhatIfSports.com, Inc. SimLeague, SimMatchup and iSimNow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts, Inc. Used under license. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.