We are back to the standard Thursday night kickoff, so all picks this week are due by 7 p.m. ET. This week, we're playing for a $20 gift card to Fan Outfitters, a leap t-shirt, and a 93.9 The Ville koozie.
A reminder that in order to enter the contest, all you have to do is pick a winner for each game (and a tiebreaker) either in the comments section of this post, or by emailing them to me at MikeR@espnlouisville.com. The winner has to beat all the other competitors as well as John, our puppy picker and myself. If there's a push, the prize package carriers over to the next week. One entry per person, and you have to be able to pick up the prize packages at the station (317 W. Cardinal Blvd).
Here are the games we're picking:
No. 17 North Carolina at Duke (Thursday)
High School Game of the Week: Manual at St. X (Friday)
Kentucky at Tennessee
No. 16 West Virginia at Texas
NC State at Syracuse
Wake Forest at No. 6 Louisville
No. 24 LSU at No. 25 Arkansas
Ole Miss at No. 8 Texas A&M
No. 20 USC at No. 4 Washington
South Florida at Memphis
No. 9 Auburn at Georgia
Baylor at No. 11 Oklahoma
TIEBREAKER: Number of points scored by Louisville
John, the Kentucky Humane Society puppy of the week and I will be making our picks during the second hour of today's R&R. For more information on the pet of the week and other adoptable pets, check out the Kentucky Humane Society website or visit one of their area locations.
Here are the overall pick 'em standings heading into week 10, featuring me relinquishing my league because I made a panic Cal over Washington pick at the last second: