A college football cliche says that in November you're either getting better or getting worse; you don't stay the same. One look at last week's results of our BuckeyeXtra panel of college football pickers (BXPOCFBP) makes it clear: We're not getting better.

A college football cliche says that in November you're either getting better or getting worse; you don't stay the same. One look at last week's results of our BuckeyeXtra panel of college football pickers (BXPOCFBP) makes it clear: We're not getting better.

The numbers:

Week 13 results:

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

Season standings

Oller, 89-41
Dewolf, 87-43
Hall, 87-43
May, 87-43
Rabinowitz, 86-44
Stein, 85-45
Carpenter, 84-46
Hunter, 84-46
Jones, 84-46

This week's games:

Michigan at Ohio State
Arizona State at Arizona
Nebraska at Iowa
Michigan State at Penn State
Cincinnati at Temple
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Baylor at Texas Tech
Notre Dame at USC
Mississippi State at Mississippi
Auburn at Alabama

This week's picks:

Bobby Carpenter, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 84-46

Ohio State 42, Michigan 13: J.T. Barrett gets his first taste of Wolverine and cements his place in Buckeyes history, while the defense puts last season's performance to rest.

Arizona over Arizona State
Nebraska over Iowa
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Rob Dewolf, BuckeyeXtra editor

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 87-43

Ohio State 24, Michigan 10: Buckeyes get the pants, miss golden opportunity at style points.

Arizona over Arizona State
Nebraska over Iowa
Michigan State over Penn State
Temple over Cincinnati
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
Notre Dame over USC
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Tim Hall, 97.1 The Fan

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 87-43

Ohio State 42, Michigan 17: I respect The Game, I just can't envision this Michigan team giving fans an epic clash.

Arizona over Arizona State
Nebraska over Iowa
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Bob Hunter, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 4-6; Overall: 84-46

Ohio State 34, Michigan 10: Upsets always can happen in a huge rivalry game such as this one, but not this time.

Arizona over Arizona State
Nebraska over Iowa
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
Notre Dame over USC
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Last week: 4-6; Overall: 84-46

Ohio State 34, Michigan 13: Fitting that Brady "Ohio" Hoke will have his career as Michigan coach end in Ohio with a big loss in Ohio Stadium.

Arizona over Arizona State
Iowa over Nebraska
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 87-43

Ohio State 34, Michigan 10: The Wolverines don't have an offense to go with their stout defense. Of course, I was saying the same thing last year. Still, J.T. Barrett, Buckeyes keep rolling.

Arizona State over Arizona
Nebraska over Iowa
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame.
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Last week: 4-6; Overall: 89-41

Ohio State 38, Michigan 14: How did we go from The Game to The Scrimmage? RichRod and Brady, that's how. There will be no repeat of last year's close call (42-41 Buckeyes) in Ann Arbor.

Arizona State over Arizona
Iowa over Nebraska
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 86-44

Ohio State 31, Michigan 10: Ohio State sends Brady Hoke out a loser. The Buckeyes don't move the ball at will against Michigan's defense, but they take advantage of the Wolverine's ineptitude on offense to pull away.

Arizona State over Arizona
Iowa over Nebraska
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
USC over Notre Dame
Mississippi over Mississippi State
Alabama over Auburn

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Last week: 5-5; Overall: 85-45

Ohio State 45, Michigan 23: What does it say about the state of college football's greatest rivalry when one considers this week's game, then points to OSU's game against Indiana last week and says, "Yeah, it should be pretty similar to that"?

Arizona over Arizona State
Iowa over Nebraska
Michigan State over Penn State
Cincinnati over Temple
Georgia over Georgia Tech
Baylor over Texas Tech
Notre Dame over USC
Mississippi State over Mississippi
Alabama over Auburn