College football expert picks Week 8: Notre Dame-Florida State, Kansas State-Oklahoma, Baylor-West Virginia, Texas A&M-Alabama, Washington-Oregon.

By The SI Staff
October 16, 2014

Can Everett Golson and Notre Dame upset Florida State in Tallahassee? Will Kansas State make a Big 12 statement by beating Oklahoma in Norman? Is Arkansas primed to get its first SEC win when it plays Georgia in Little Rock?

The midway point of the 2014 college football season is here, and much remains to be sorted out. So, who can improve their playoff chances in Week 8?

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 for this weekend’s biggest games.

For more coverage leading into Week 8, be sure to check out the Midseason Crystal Ball, All-America Team, Walkthrough and much more.

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  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Rickman Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh
Utah at Oregon State
Baylor at West Virginia
Kansas State at Oklahoma
Iowa at Maryland
Virginia at Duke
Texas A&M at Alabama
Michigan State at Indiana
Rutgers at Ohio State
UCLA at California
Georgia at Arkansas
Oklahoma State at TCU
Tennessee at Ole Miss
Missouri at Florida
Nebraska at Northwestern
Kentucky at LSU
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
Notre Dame at Florida State
Washington at Oregon
Stanford at Arizona State
LAST WEEK 12-6 14-4 12-6 15-3 11-7 11-7 14-4 9-9
SEASON 80-32 73-39 74-38 81-31 76-36 73-39 78-34 70-42

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