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Week 1 College Football Picks: Michigan-Notre Dame, Washington-Auburn, More Staff Favorites

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  • The Action Network staff makes 10 straight-up picks for Week 1 of college football.
  • Our panel was split on Washington-Auburn, but likes Michigan to beat Notre Dame.

Football is (finally) back, and the Action Network staff is here to make college football picks — straight up — for 10 games each week through the end of the season.

Here’s our panel of 10 for Week 1: Ken Barkley, Brandon Justice, Lauren Joffe, Matt Moscona, Steve Petrella, Brad Senkiw, Stuckey, Josh Ward, Brad Kellner and Collin Wilson.

Week 1 College Football Picks:


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Saturday, Sept. 1

Florida Atlantic at No. 7 Oklahoma (-20.5)

Florida Atlantic (1): Justice

Oklahoma (9): Barkley, Joffe, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Kickoff at Noon ET on Fox


No. 23 Texas (-14) at Maryland

Texas (9): Barkley, Joffe, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Maryland (1): Justice

Kickoff at Noon ET on FS1


Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (-2.5)

Ole Miss (9): Barkley, Joffe, Justice, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Texas Tech (1): Kellner

Kickoff at Noon ET on ESPN


No. 6 Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn (-2.5)

Washington (5): Barkley, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward

Auburn (5): Joffe, Justice, Kellner, Moscona, Wilson

Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC


No. 17 West Virginia (-9.5) vs. Tennessee

West Virginia (9): Barkley, Justice, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Tennessee (1): Joffe

Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS


Northern Illinois at Iowa (-10)

Iowa (10): Barkley, Joffe, Justice, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Kickoff at 3:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network


No. 14 Michigan at No. 12 Notre Dame (-1)

Michigan (7): Barkley, Joffe, Justice, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Ward

Notre Dame (3): Senkiw, Stuckey, Wilson

Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC


No. 1 Alabama (-24) vs. Louisville

Alabama (10): Barkley, Joffe, Justice, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Kickoff at 8 p.m. ET on ABC



Sunday, Sept. 2

No. 8 Miami (-3.5) vs. No. 25 LSU

Miami (8): Barkley, Joffe, Justice, Kellner, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

LSU (2): Moscona, Petrella

Kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC


Monday, Sept. 3

No. 20 Virginia Tech at No. 19 Florida State (-7)

Virginia Tech (2): Joffe, Justice

Florida State (8): Barkley, Kellner, Moscona, Petrella, Senkiw, Stuckey, Ward, Wilson

Kickoff at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN


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