As expected from my last update, Weeks 3 and 4 led to a bit of fading away from a splintering .810 picking average through the first two weeks of the season. In my challenge to pick the winner of every major college football game, I now stand at a combined 204-60 record, which translates into a .773 picking average so far.
For reference, here's the publicly viewable copy of the spreadsheet with my picks, and here's the spreadsheet where you can go ahead and...pick all the rest of the games this year, if you want, I guess.
My picking percentage hasn't dipped as far as I thought it would by this point. I lost almost 4 percentage points, but standing at this number after four weeks is pretty solid. We're now at the point in the season, though, where I'm rooting against some of my own picks -- as a couple of examples, I want Tennessee to lose to Georgia so Florida can still be in the SEC East race, and I want Louisville to beat Clemson because the Lamar Jackson Experience is really fun to watch.Read More