If one goes by our panel's prognostications -- WARNING, never do this! -- we're in for a lopsided weekend of college football. Of the matchups on our 10-game slate, which we hope reflects Saturday's top contests, eight of them have a unanimous predicted winner.

If one goes by our panel's prognostications -- WARNING, never do this! -- we're in for a lopsided weekend of college football. Of the matchups on our 10-game slate, which we hope reflects Saturday's top contests , eight of them have a unanimous predicted winner.

This includes the Ohio State-Illinois game. Not only does our group agree 100 percent that the Buckeyes will prevail, there's also a prevalent feeling that the wind will be blowing in Champaign, Ill.

The best bet for a competitive game, going by our panel -- WARNING, never do this! -- will be Oklahoma at Baylor. Five from our group like the Sooners. Boding well for the Bears is that one of their backers is Dispatch columnist Bob Hunter, who tops our standings with 75 percent accuracy rate. Not so good for Baylor is that Rob Dewolf -- a shining example of mediocrity -- also likes their chances.

The same can be said for South Florida. Dewolf is the lone supporter of the Bulls against visiting Temple.

This week's games:

Ohio State at Illinois
Michigan at Indiana
Nebraska at Rutgers
Memphis at Houston
Alabama at Mississippi State
Oklahoma at Baylor
Temple at South Florida
Utah at Arizona
Oregon at Stanford
Washington State at UCLA

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Last week's results:

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

Year-to-date standings:

Bob Hunter 75-25
Bill Rabinowitz 71-29
Rob Oller 69-31
Todd Jones 67-33
Rob Dewolf 65-35
Ray Stein 64-36
Tim May 59-41

This week's picks (pickers listed alphabetically and certainly not in order of importance -- or expertise):

Rob Dewolf, BuckeyeXtra editor

Ohio State 24, Illinois 10: J.T. Barrett gets back the reins, but trips by the Buckeyes to Champaign sometimes fall flat.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Baylor over Oklahoma
South Florida over Temple
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Bob Hunter, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 42, Illinois 28: J.T. Barrett returns in time to help OSU sidestep Illinois upset bid in hostile winds of Memorial Stadium.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Baylor over Oklahoma
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Ohio State 33, Illinois 20: The Illini often give the Buckeyes trouble in Champaign, where the wind always howls. Forget the pass. Look for Ezekiel Elliott to strengthen his Heisman candidacy with an above-average number of rushing attempts.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Oklahoma over Baylor
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 45, Illinois 17: With J.T. Barrett back and the OSU defense on the prowl, Illinois will be overmatched -- unless the wind blows through Memorial Stadium.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Oklahoma over Baylor
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 42-12: I would have picked the Buckeyes to win by 40 instead of 30, but the the 100 mph winds at Illinois don't like to allow high-scoring affairs.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Oklahoma over Baylor
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 52, Illinois 17: Memorial Stadium usually has produced some wacky games, but the Buckeyes have too much team speed for the Illini. With J.T. Barrett back, the OSU offense cooks.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Oklahoma over Baylor
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Ohio State 35, Illinois 20: It's tempting to think the Buckeyes won't miss a beat when J.T. Barrett returns, but it's probably more likely that the hiccups continue.

Michigan over Indiana
Nebraska over Rutgers
Houston over Memphis
Alabama over Mississippi State
Oklahoma over Baylor
Temple over South Florida
Utah over Arizona
Stanford over Oregon
UCLA over Washington State