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College football picks, Week 3: We’re very confident in Bama over Ole Miss

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

Mississippi v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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 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 three games per week.
  • Players must assign a confidence rating from 1 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.

This week we have four such games.

The average points wagered this week is 25, a pretty confident slate. Alabama was the most heavily wagered selection, with 126 out of a possible 170 points, followed by Notre Dame with 81, Ohio State with 78 and Florida State with 64.

Week 2’s champion was Brian Floyd, with 25 points. Our other participants are Dan Rubenstein, Matt Brown. Morgan Moriarty, Alex Kirshner, Jason Kirk, Jeanna Thomas, Richard Johnson, Sarah Hardy, Steven Godfrey, Luke Zimmermann, Spencer Hall , Bill Connelly, Brian Floyd, Ryan Nanni, Wescott Eberts, myself and Rodger Sherman.

No. 2 Florida State at No. 10 Louisville

Can Lamar Jackson and Louisville spring the upset with ESPN’s College GameDay on hand?

No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Ole Miss

Alabama wants revenge after back-to-back losses to Ole Miss.

No. 12 Michigan State at No. 18 Notre Dame

Michigan State is undefeated but has not looked great. The Irish got lit up in Austin and are banged up.

No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

This could be an elimination game not only for Oklahoma, but perhaps for the Big 12.

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.