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Predictions for top 10 college games of Week 9
What this weekend lacks in matchups between highly ranked teams, it makes up for in potential stumbling spots on the road to the first College Football Playoff. Some top contenders face tricky road tests, with Ohio State visiting Penn State, Mississippi State going to Kentucky and Ole Miss visiting LSU.
Out west, Utah hosts USC in a pivotal Pac-12 showdown. Also, the states of Arizona and Washington renew their long-standing rivalry when Arizona and Arizona State visit Washington State and Washington, respectively.
CFB 24/7 experts Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah, Bryan Fischer, Chase Goodbread and Mike Huguenin have provided their predictions for each game.
Season records entering Week 9:
Cynthia Frelund's Week 12 fantasy projections
My projections are based on historical trends, personnel, matchups and probable game scripts. Yes, it could be considered overkill to use 10 full years of past, actual, and comparable data to forecast each week, but why wouldn't you want to at least try to be as accurate as possible? I know I can't find a reason not to.