Not often does a member of the BuckeyeXtra panel of college football pickers (BXPOCFP) stand alone on an island in a sea of near unanimity. This week, we have a castaway (castoff?) in four of the 10 games on the slate.

Not often does a member of the BuckeyeXtra panel of college football pickers (BXPOCFP) stand alone on an island in a sea of near unanimity. This week, we have a castaway (castoff?) in four of the 10 games on the slate.

In the Big Ten's marquee game of the weekend -- Nebraska at Wisconsin -- Bobby Carpenter of 97.1 The Fan is the lone supporter of the Cornhuskers. Carpenter also is the only one who sees the top-ranked team in the country, Mississippi State, beating Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

At least one person from central Ohio will be paying attention to the epic battle that is Temple at Penn State. The Dispatch's Tim May, all by himself, likes the Owls. In the other Big Ten bonanza -- Indiana at Rutgers -- Dispatch columnist Bob Hunter hopes the Hoosiers prevail.

The numbers:

Week 11 results:

Bobby Carpenter, 8-2
Bob Hunter, 8-2
Tim May, 8-2
Ray Stein, 8-2
Rob Dewolf, 7-3
Todd Jones, 7-3
Rob Oller, 7-3
Bill Rabinowitz, 6-4
Tim Hall, 5-5

Season standings

Oller, 78-32
Dewolf, 76-34
Hall, 76-34
May, 76-34
Hunter, 75-35
Rabinowitz, 74-36
Stein, 74-36
Carpenter, 73-37
Jones, 73-37

This week's games:

Ohio State at Minnesota
Nebraska at Wisconsin
Temple at Penn State
Indiana at Rutgers
Mississippi State at Alabama
Auburn at Georgia
Clemson at Georgia Tech
Utah at Stanford
LSU at Arkansas
Missouri at Texas A&M

This week's picks:

Bobby Carpenter, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 73-37

Ohio State 52, Minnesota 13: The land of 10,000 lakes could turn into the land of 10,000 scores for the Buckeyes offense, while the defense continues its rise to "Silver Bullet" status.

Nebraska over Wisconsin
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Mississippi State over Alabama
Auburn over Georgia
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Utah over Stanford
LSU over Arkansas
Missouri over Texas A&M

Rob Dewolf, BuckeyeXtra editor

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 76-34

Ohio State 36, Minnesota 18: What? You expect another performance like what you saw in East Lansing?

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Georgia over Auburn
Clemson over Georgia Tech
Stanford over Utah
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Tim Hall, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 76-34

Ohio State 50, Minnesota 20: There is absolutely no way these Buckeyes have a letdown at Minnesota. They've worked too hard to get back to this place.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Auburn over Georgia
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Stanford over Utah
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Bob Hunter, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 75-35

Ohio State 42, Minnesota 14: The 7-2 record looks good, but putting lipstick on a Gopher is a thin disguise.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Indiana over Rutgers
Alabama over Mississippi State
Auburn over Georgia
Clemson over Georgia Tech
Utah over Stanford
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 73-37

Ohio State 30, Minnesota 20: The Buckeyes survive a slow start, freezing weather and a tough Gophers team determined to squeeze time off the clock.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Georgia over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Stanford over Utah
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 76-34

Ohio State 35, Minnesota 10: The cold makes for a subdued but still successful Gopher hunt.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Temple over Penn State
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Auburn over Georgia
Clemson over Georgia Tech
Utah over Stanford
LSU over Arkansas
Missouri over Texas A&M

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 7-3; Overall: 78-32

Ohio State 48, Minnesota 20: The Buckeyes keep the pedal to the metal in hopes of further impressing the College Football Playoff committee.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Auburn over Georgia
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Utah over Stanford
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 6-4; Overall: 74-36

Ohio State 34, Minnesota 17: In the cold and possible snow, this might have to be a grind-it-out game for the Buckeyes against a spirited Gophers team.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Georgia over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Stanford over Utah
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Last week: 8-2; Overall: 74-36

Ohio State 33, Minnesota 20: The Buckeyes are bound to be slowed by a Michigan State hangover, but there are far more dangerous animals out there than Gophers.

Wisconsin over Nebraska
Penn State over Temple
Rutgers over Indiana
Alabama over Mississippi State
Georgia over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Clemson
Stanford over Utah
LSU over Arkansas
Texas A&M over Missouri