Common sense tells us that predicting straight-up winners in college football games -- as opposed to picking them with the Las Vegas line in play -- should be, well, pretty easy. Common sense, like a few of BuckeyeXtra's prognosticators last week, isn't always right.

Common sense tells us that predicting straight-up winners in college football games -- as opposed to picking them with the Las Vegas line in play -- should be, well, pretty easy. Common sense, like a few of BuckeyeXtra's prognosticators last week, isn't always right.

While Tim Hall of 97.1 The Fan was an impressive 9-1 in Week 1, editors Rob Dewolf (BuckeyeXtra) and Ray Stein (Dispatch sports) were anchors on the good ship Impressive with "did you throw darts to make your picks?" marks of 6-4.

On the bright side for our crew, the consensus said that Ohio State would beat Navy 31-17, missing the actual score by a mere Buckeyes field goal.

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Week 1 results:

Tim Hall, 9-1
Bob Hunter, 8-2
Todd Jones, 8-2
Rob Oller, 8-2
Bobby Carpenter, 7-3
Tim May, 7-3
Bill Rabinowitz, 7-3
Rob Dewolf, 6-4
Ray Stein, 6-4

This week's games:

Virginia Tech at Ohio State
Pittsburgh at Boston College
Central Michigan at Purdue
South Alabama at Kent State
Ohio at Kentucky
USC at Stanford
Northern Illinois at Northwestern
Maryland at South Florida
Michigan State at Oregon
Michigan at Notre Dame

This week's picks:

Bobby Carpenter, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 7-3

Ohio State 27, Virginia Tech 13: As J.T. Barrett improves so do the Buckeyes, Hokies' D is tough but not tough enough.

Boston College over Pittsburgh
Purdue over Central Michigan
Kent State over South Alabama
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Michigan State over Oregon
Michigan over Notre Dame

Rob Dewolf, BuckeyeXtra editor

Last week: 6-4; Overall: 6-4

Ohio State 24, Virginia Tech 22: Since 2000, the Buckeyes have failed to start the season 2-0 three times. Bullet dodged.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Purdue over Central Michigan
South Alabama over Kent State
Kentucky over Ohio
USC over Stanford
Northern Illinois over Northwestern
Maryland over South Florida
Oregon over Michigan State
Notre Dame over Michigan

Tim Hall, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 9-1; Overall: 9-1

Ohio State 28, Virginia Tech 14: Not the same offensive fireworks as last year, but it's still a 2-0 start.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Purdue over Central Michigan
Kent State over South Alabama
Kentucky over Ohio
USC over Stanford
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Oregon over Michigan State
Michigan over Notre Dame

Bob Hunter, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 8-2

Ohio State 35, Virginia Tech 13: Buckeyes glad this wasn't a home-and-home with Navy.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Purdue over Central Michigan
South Alabama over Kent State
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Oregon over Michigan State
Michigan over Notre Dame

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 8-2

Ohio State 20, Virginia Tech 17: Home crowd helps Buckeyes overcome mistakes for a grind-it-out victory over the Hokies.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Central Michigan over Purdue
South Alabama over Kent State
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Michigan State over Oregon
Michigan over Notre Dame

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 7-3

Ohio State 27, Virginia Tech 17: OSU's overhauled D has been aiming to wreck Tech for months.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Central Michigan over Purdue
Kent State over South Alabama
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northern Illinois over Northwestern
Maryland over South Florida
Michigan State over Oregon
Notre Dame over Michigan

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 8-2

Ohio State 23, Virginia Tech 20: Buckeyes eke past the Hokie-pokies, but winning is what it's all about, right?

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Purdue over Central Michigan
South Alabama over Kent State
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Michigan State over Oregon
Michigan over Notre Dame

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 7-3

Ohio State 38, Virginia Tech 21: Playing a more conventional opponent, the Buckeyes take advantage of the prime-time spotlight to beat the plucky but ultimately outmanned Hokies.

Pittsburgh over Boston College
Purdue over Central Michigan
Kent State over South Alabama
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Oregon over Michigan State
Notre Dame over Michigan

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Last week: 6-4; Overall: 6-4

Ohio State 30, Virginia Tech 26: I won't lie -- it's tempting to take a glass-half-empty view of the Buckeyes' opener and pick the Hokies. But maybe the OSU defense will have its act together.

Boston College over Pittsburgh
Purdue over Central Michigan
South Alabama over Kent State
Kentucky over Ohio
Stanford over USC
Northwestern over Northern Illinois
Maryland over South Florida
Oregon over Michigan State
Notre Dame over Michigan