College football Week 1 is in the books, and an intriguing opening weekend saw familiar faces dominate and others stumble. Now, the stage is set for a top-10 in-state clash in Week 2, with No. 9 Iowa State hosting No. 10 Iowa at Jack Trice Stadium in a hugely anticipated edition of the Cy-Hawk rivalry.
Intrigue elsewhere includes a pair of Pac-12 teams taking on Big Ten foes, as the Western Conference looks to bounce back from a shaky opening weekend when Oregon heads to Ohio State and Washington travels to Michigan. Plus, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 15 Texas and No. 21 Utah look to avoid road upsets, and No. 22 Miami looks to rebound from an Alabama blowout against always-dangerous Appalachian State.
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Who will prevail in Week 2? Five Sports Illustrated writers and editors make their predictions for 16 key games.
Standings to Date:
John Garcia: 11–5
Molly Geary: 10–6
Richard Johnson: 9–7
Pat Forde: 9–7
Ross Dellenger: 8–8
Week 2 Picks:
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