Week 9 college football picks: Ole Miss at LSU, USC at Utah; more

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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.

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Week 9 picks
  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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