(*25*)College football predictions have returned! We appreciate the excitement from the rest of you now that the doldrums of the offseason have vanished and Week 1 is here. 247Sports national analyst Chris Hummer and I are going head to head each week for the fifth straight year, highlighting our picks against the spread for 10 games we’ve deemed as the nation’s best on the docket.
(*25*)We’ll try and notate strong leans, locks of the week and matchups that might be a closer look for the underdogs. This week’s picks begin Thursday night with a pair of contests involving Top 25-level competition and continues every night through Monday, culminating with Clemson’s trip to Georgia Tech to conclude Labor Day Weekend.
(*25*)Last fall, Hummer won the bowl-season war despite me going 3-0 against the spread in the College Football Playoff as Georgia finished off Alabama in the national title game for the Bulldogs’ first championship in four decades.
(*25*)Here are our picks for Week 1’s top games and our explanation on where your money should go.