Week 10 Saturday picks: Alabama-LSU, Clemson-Florida State, more

1:22 | College Football
Playoff picture will sharpen in week 10
Friday November 6th, 2015

It's November, which means we’re getting closer to the end of the regular season. It also means were getting closer to the second edition of the College Football Playoff. The first playoff rankings were released this week, and before you know it selection committee chair Jeff Long will be explaining why certain teams did and did not make the final four-team field.

In the meantime, squads will look to bolster their résumés, and there are a number of important games this week. Can unbeaten Clemson handle its toughest test in ACC play, a visit from one-loss Florida State? Will Notre Dame stumble at Pittsburgh? Who will emerge from Alabama-LSU as the SEC’s top team? A group of SI.com college football writers—Andy Staples, Pete Thamel, Thayer Evans, Zac Ellis, Colin Becht, Lindsay Schnell, Brian Hamilton and Ben Glicksman—offers its predictions for those games and more.

• ESTES: What to watch for on Saturday

• ELLIS: Three thoughts on the playoff rankings

• HAMILTON: Meet LSU's offensive line

Week 10 picks
  Staples Thamel Evans Ellis Becht Schnell Hamilton Glicksman
Penn St. at Northwestern
Tex. Tech at W. Virginia
Duke at UNC
Notre Dame at Pitt
FSU at Clemson
Iowa at Indiana
TCU at Okla. St.
Cincinnati at Houston
Navy at Memphis
Mich. St. at Nebraska
Utah at Washington
Auburn at Texas A&M
LSU at Alabama
Minnesota at Ohio State
Cal at Oregon
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