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College football picks: Could we really see a Week 7 without any major upsets?

Below are our picks for the weekend’s four biggest games. It's not just who you pick, it's how confident you are.

Ohio State v Oklahoma Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Every college football media outlet has its own version of a pick 'em. SB Nation’s will focus on only the biggest games of the week. Here are the games we’re picking this week, followed by our picks and our rules.

No. 1 Alabama at No. 9 Tennessee: The Vols are pretty beat up. Alabama is rolling. How much does Tennessee have left in the tank?

No. 12 Ole Miss at No. 22 Arkansas: Arkansas has allowed a combined 1,680 yards on 200 plays to TCU, Alabama, and Texas A&M. That is an astounding 8.4 yards per play. Ole Miss is off a bye week.

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin: Wisconsin has a salty defense, but has faced nothing but pro-style offenses so far in LSU, Michigan State, and Michigan. Ohio State is a different animal. Also, the Badgers' offense is awful.

North Carolina at No. 16 Miami: Will Miami let the Florida State loss wreck its season again? Can North Carolina bounce back from being blown out by Virginia Tech?

Here are our rules:

  • We will pick the winner of all games between ranked (AP Poll) teams, but if there are not enough such games in a given week, we will throw in a game or two of note, so we are always picking at least four games per week.
  • Players must assign a confidence rating from one to 10 points with each pick. If they win, they get the points added to their weekly and season total. If they lose, the points are subtracted. Yes, a player can choose the same confidence number for each game, and yes, this could result in some hilariously poor scores.

The average points wagered this week is 32, an exceptionally confident slate.

The Alabama at Tennessee game was the most heavily wagered contest, with an average bet of 9.2. The Ole Miss at Arkansas game was the least certain, with an average wager of 6.8 points.

Week 6’s champion was Dan Rubenstein, with 32 points. Our other participants are Bill Connelly, Matt Brown, Morgan Moriarty, Alex Kirshner, Jason Kirk, Jeanna Thomas, Richard Johnson, Sarah Hardy, Luke Zimmermann, Spencer Hall , Bill Connelly, Brian Floyd, Ryan Nanni, Wescott Eberts, myself, Steven Godfrey and, Rodger Sherman.

Your turn

Please post and track your picks in the comment section.

I'd said the highest-scoring verified commenter each week will get to pick with the staff the following week, but due to some commenters cracking the obvious flaw with week-to-week scoring, the highest-scoring commenter for the season will get to pick with us in 2017 (Week 1 is not included in this due to the initial wonky rules).

So, please post your season total each week. At the end of the season, I will verify anyone claiming to be the winner.