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Week 1 college football picks: LSU vs. Wisconsin, Clemson vs. Georgia, more

Week 1 college football picks: LSU vs. Wisconsin, Clemson vs. Georgia, more Photo: Al Tielemans/Sports Illustrated

After months of speculation, college football is finally here. We'll soon have answers to some of the major questions of the offseason: Can Florida State defend its national title? Can Wisconsin make a run in the Big Ten? How will Texas A&M fare without Johnny Manziel?

Week 1 may not provide definitive answers, but it should at least offer some early indications. Plus, with several marquee games and even some conference showdowns, college football's opening weekend will begin to shape the race for the inaugural four-team playoff.

So, who will come out on top in the major games of Week 1? SI.com's college football experts Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Martin Rickman, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman make their picks.

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Week 1 picks
 
  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Rickman Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
Texas A&M vs. South Carolina
Boise State vs. Ole Miss
Penn State vs. UCF
Ohio State at Navy
UCLA at Virginia
Alabama vs. West Virginia
Arkansas at Auburn
Clemson at Georgia
Fresno State at USC
Florida State vs. Okla. State
Wisconsin vs. LSU
SMU at Baylor
Utah State at Tennessee
Miami at Louisville

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