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: 7-3
Rob Oller 7-3
Bill Rabinowitz: 7-3
Ray Stein: 7-3
Tim May: 6-4

Results to date:

Tim May: 55-24
Todd Jones: 52-27
Bill Rabinowitz: 52-27
Rob Oller: 51-28
Ray Stein: 50-29

This week's games:

Northwestern at Ohio State
Navy at South Florida
Nebraska at Wisconsin
Maryland at Indiana
Penn State at Purdue
Ohio at Toledo
Auburn at Mississippi
West Virginia at Oklahoma State
Washington at Utah
Clemson at Florida State

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, Northwestern 17: The Buckeyes bounce back with a solid offensive effort against an improved but overmatched Northwestern team.

South Florida over Navy
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Indiana over Maryland
Penn State over Purdue
Toledo over Ohio
Mississippi over Auburn
Oklahoma State over West Virginia
Utah over Washington
Clemson over Florida State

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 41, Northwestern 17: What goes down must come up -- well, maybe that's not how it goes, but the Buckeyes will rebound against a rising but outmanned bunch of Wildcats.

Navy over South Florida
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Indiana over Maryland
Penn State over Purdue
Ohio over Toledo
Mississippi over Auburn
Oklahoma State over West Virginia
Washington over Utah
Florida State over Clemson

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 40, Northwestern 13: The Wildcats offense is beginning to hum but mostly will go quiet against a Buckeyes defense that is still seething from giving up a few too many plays against Penn State.

Navy over South Florida
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Maryland over Indiana
Penn State over Purdue
Toledo over Ohio
Auburn over Mississippi
Oklahoma State over West Virginia
Washington over Utah
Clemson over Florida State

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 42, Northwestern 27: This game is far from the mismatch it appeared to be a few weeks ago. The Buckeyes have to regroup, starting with getting their passing game going. Northwestern doesn't lack for star power, but are the Wildcats strong enough across the board to do more than throw a scare into OSU? Probably not.

South Florida over Navy
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Indiana over Maryland
Penn State over Purdue
Toledo over Ohio
Auburn over Mississippi
Oklahoma State over West Virginia
Washington over Utah
Clemson over Florida State

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Ohio State 24, Northwestern 18: I'm from Missouri. OK, not really. But that figure of speech meaning "You've got to show me" would apply to anyone who argues that the Buckeyes struggles are behind them.

Navy over South Florida
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Indiana over Maryland
Penn State over Purdue
Toledo over Ohio
Auburn over Mississippi
West Virginia over Oklahoma State
Washington over Utah
Florida State over Clemson

Tally the picks and the results are:

Ohio State over Northwestern, 5 picks to 0, by an average score of 36-18

Navy over South Florida, 3-2

Wisconsin over Nebraska, 5-0

Indiana over Maryland, 4-1

Penn State over Purdue, 5-0

Toledo over Ohio, 4-1

Auburn over Mississippi, 3-2

Oklahoma State over West Virginia, 4-1

Washington over Utah, 4-1

Clemson over Florida State, 3-2