Kevin Sherrington, columnist
After an opening week that featured several blowouts and upsets, here's how our NFL rankings and season projections have changed entering NFL Week 2. We break down the pros and cons of the five most popular Week 2 NFL survivor pool picks for , plus recap last week's survivor pool carnage. We dive into the NFL Week 2 slate to identify five key picks to consider if you want to win your NFL pick'em contest or confidence pool.
Our NFL preseason predictions for all 32 teams, including win totals, projected records and final standings, playoff odds and Super Bowl win odds. But 6 of the top 8 teams are from the NFC, with the Saints leading the way. We dive into the NFL Week 1 slate to identify 7 key picks that you should either make or avoid if you want to win your pick'em contest or confidence pool.
We break down the pros and cons of the five most popular Week 1 NFL survivor pool picks for , plus review the key elements of survivor pick strategy. The AP Top 25 Poll. Tate throws for yards, 5 TDs as Arizona routs S. Ehlinger's 2 TD passes lead Texas over No. Akron rallies in 2nd half for upset of Northwestern.
Smith hits 4 TD passes, Cent. Arkansas beats SE La. Louisville rallies past Western Kentucky Nevada holds off Oregon State comeback, AP Top 25 Heat Check: John's should have too but the rest of the committee voted for Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Then we put in St. John's as the fourth of six Pool C teams. Lawrence and one to Alfred South: RRO with a loss to South No. Ohio Northern ,.
RRO with a loss to North No. RRO with losses to West No. Seeing a team with two wins vs. RRO at this stage of the decision is really unusual, and that and the SOS are the reason why our mock West committee put Platteville ahead of Whitworth in the first place. After some discussion, it's a unanimous vote to put UW-Platteville in the field. RRO with a loss to West No. Now we have two teams with an extra loss, and two teams with one loss on a vanilla schedule. There's a lot of discussion here as we try to find some way to distinguish between Guilford and Whitworth.
Heck, is the North better off with Olivet ,. We decided that it wasn't. Olivet lost at home by three touchdowns to its region's No. Guilford and Whitworth look very similar but their losses are pretty opposite. Whitworth's loss is by six touchdowns to a No.
La Verne doesn't really help much because ULV is not ranked in the region. In the end we went around and around and just decided to put it to a vote, and we put Guilford in with the final spot.
The bracketing wasn't that much different than last week, primarily because we hit all 10 projected conference champions correctly. Here's a couple of things that changed description below:. Wesley's SOS took a bit of a nosedive and I decided that was enough to consider Johns Hopkins clearly the higher seed, so I swapped opponents there: