College football Week 9 expert picks: Ole Miss-LSU, Mississippi State-Kentucky, USC-Utah, Texas-Kansas State, more.

By The SI Staff
October 23, 2014

Can LSU take down unbeaten Ole Miss in Death Valley? Will Utah ride its recent momentum into a Pac-12 showdown against USC? Does Kentucky have what it takes to stun top-ranked Mississippi State at home?

Only four undefeated teams remain. As the race to the inaugural College Football Playoff heats up, will another one fall on Saturday?

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 9, check out Power Rankings, the Walkthrough and much more.

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Staples

Thamel

Evans

Ellis

Rickman

Schnell

Hamilton

Glicksman

Miami at Virginia Tech

Oregon at Cal

Texas at Kansas State

Rutgers at Nebraska

North Carolina at Virginia

Maryland at Wisconsin

Miss. State at Kentucky

Michigan at Michigan State

Texas Tech at TCU

West Virginia at Okla. State

Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh

Oregon State at Stanford

Arizona at Wash. State

Syracuse at Clemson

Ole Miss at LSU

Alabama at Tennessee

South Carolina at Auburn

Ohio State at Penn State

USC at Utah

Arizona State at Washington

LAST WEEK

13-7

9-11

17-3

14-6

14-6

10-10

15-5

16-4

SEASON

93-39

82-50

91-41

95-37

90-42

83-49

93-39

86-46

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