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4 big Saturday college football picks: Michigan State and Ole Miss our favorites

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Below are our picks for Saturday's four biggest games. It's not just who you pick; it's how confident you are.

Michigan State v Notre Dame Photo by Stacy Revere/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.

Year UGA at Ole Miss Wisc at MSU Gators at Vols Arkansas at A&M
Floyd 60 UGA 1 Wisc 3 Gators 4 Ark 4
Spencer 54 UGA 5 MSU 10 Gators 10 A&M 10
Jeanna 49 UGA 2 MSU 5 Vols 2 A&M 6
Dan 47 OM 7 MSU 8 Gators 5 A&M 8
Morgan 41 OM 6 MSU 8 Gators 4 A&M 6
Rodger 40 OM 10 MSU 10 Gators 10 A&M 10
Luke 34 OM 6 MSU 6 Vols 8 A&M 3
Wescott 29 OM 7 MSU 7 Gators 1 Ark 2
Sarah 27 OM 5 MSU 7 Vols 4 A&M 3
Godfrey 25 OM 10 MSU 10 Vols 10 A&M 10
Matt 23 OM 2 MSU 4 Gators 4 A&M 6
Bud 20 OM 6 MSU 5 Vols 6 A&M 6
Alex 19 OM 6 MSU 7 Vols 3 A&M 6
Jason 18 OM 1 MSU 1 Gators 1 A&M 10
Richard 17 OM 6 MSU 10 Vols 4 Ark 10
Bill 14 OM 10 MSU 10 Gators 10 Ark 10
Ryan 13 OM 7 MSU 8 Vols 3 A&M 5

The average points wagered this week is 25, a pretty confident slate.

Michigan State was the most heavily wagered selection, with 116 out of a possible 170 points, followed by Ole Miss with 91, and Texas A&M with 89. A combined total of just 85 points were placed on the Florida-Tennessee game

Week 3’s champion was again Brian Floyd, with 24 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. 11 Wisconsin at No. 8 Michigan State

Wisconsin looked shaky against Georgia State last week, while Michigan State just had an emotional win at Notre Dame. Will the Spartans be able to get up in consecutive weeks? Were the Badgers looking ahead?

No. 19 Florida at No. 14 Tennessee

Eleven straight wins by Florida, but if ever Tennessee were to end the streak, it would have to be this year, right?

No. 10 Texas A&M v. No. 17 Arkansas

Texas A&M is typically the national champion of September, but Arkansas has finally managed to avoid an early stumble. Note: This game is being played in Dallas.

No. 12 Georgia at No. 23 Ole Miss

For whatever reason, Ole Miss remains a ranked team. Georgia has had two close wins to date.

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.