Each week during Ohio State's football season, members of The Dispatch sports staff predict the outcome of the Buckeyes' game, along with nine other top matchups across the country.

Each week during Ohio State's football season, members of The Dispatch sports staff predict the outcome of the Buckeyes' game, along with nine other top matchups across the country.

Last weeks' results:

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

Results to date:

Tim May: 49-20
Todd Jones: 45-24
Bill Rabinowitz: 45-24
Rob Oller: 44-25
Ray Stein: 43-26

This week's games:

Ohio State at Penn State
Wisconsin at Iowa
Indiana at Northwestern
Michigan state at Maryland
Texas A&M at Alabama
Oklahoma at Texas Tech
Mississippi at LSU
Arkansas at Auburn
Memphis at Navy
Utah at UCLA

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

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Ohio State 34, Penn State 24: Overall talent will prevail again. The Buckeyes showed they could handle difficult road environments at Wisconsin and Oklahoma. They showed toughness, too, in coming back against the Badgers. Penn State will play above its head, but not good enough for the upset.

Wisconsin over Iowa
Indiana over Northwestern
Michigan State over Maryland
Alabama over Texas A&M
Oklahoma over Texas Tech
LSU over Mississippi
Auburn over Arkansas
Navy over Memphis
Utah over UCLA

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 38, Penn State 17: Home field gives the Nittany Lions some impetus in White Out conditions, but forget the noise -- there are opportunitues for the Buckeyes against a banged up PSU defense.

Wisconsin over Iowa
Indiana over Northwestern
Michigan State over Maryland
Alabama over Texas A&M
Oklahoma over Texas Tech
LSU over Mississippi
Arkansas over Auburn
Navy over Memphis
Utah over UCLA

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 42, Penn State 16: From the frying pan of Wisconsin's Camp Randall into the fire of Beaver Stadium. But the Buckeyes have learned how to handle hostile environments, so it's the Nittany Lions who get cooked.

Wisconsin over Iowa
Indiana over Northwestern
Maryland over Michigan State
Alabama over Texas A&M
Oklahoma over Texas Tech
LSU over Mississippi
Arkansas over Auburn
Navy over Memphis
Utah over UCLA

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 38, Penn State 10: Another rested opponent awaits visiting Ohio State, but Penn State isn't as talented or well-coached as Wisconsin. The Buckeyes survive the White Out and Saquon Barkley in less of a nail-biter than last week.

Wisconsin over Iowa
Indiana over Northwestern
Michigan State over Maryland
Alabama over Texas A&M
Oklahoma over Texas Tech
LSU over Mississippi
Auburn over Arkansas
Navy over Memphis
Utah over UCLA

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Ohio State 28, Penn State 20: Different week, different color schemes, same noise level, same feeling of anxiety. Same dig-deep performance, too.

Wisconsin over Iowa
Northwestern over Indiana
Michigan State over Maryland
Alabama over Texas A&M
Oklahoma over Texas Tech
LSU over Mississippi
Arkansas over Auburn
Navy over Memphis
Utah over UCLA

Tally the picks and the results are:

Ohio State over Penn State, 5 picks to 0, by an average score of 36-17

Wisconsin over Iowa, 5-0

Indiana over Northwestern, 4-1

Michigan state over Maryland, 4-1

Alabama over Texas A&M, 5-0

Oklahoma over Texas Tech, 5-0

LSU over Mississippi, 5-0

Arkansas over Auburn, 3-2

Navy over Memphis, 5-0

Utah over UCLA, 5-0