Our Top 25 picks (plus some bold predictions) for Week 1 in college football


No. 3 Georgia and No. 12 Oregon face off in Atlanta in the other major matchup. This game has a similar story line as former Bulldogs defense coordinator Dan Lanning is now the coach of the Ducks. It’s a big opportunity for Oregon to plant a flag for the Pac-12, while the Bulldogs hope to start their title defense on the right foot. 

The season of chalk begins in earnest and since the schedule is filled with questionable matchups across the board, here is something that really isn’t bold. Upsets are what fuels college football, but not a single Top 25 team will lose this weekend to an unranked opponent. There will also be no FCS vs. FBS upsets.
Florida will pull off the first major upset of the 2022 season in taking down No. 8 Utah. Little is expected of the Gators this year – too little, in my opinion. This is still Florida, and there’s still plenty of talent here for Billy Napier to work with in his first season.

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