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

Last weeks' results:

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

Results to date:

Bill Rabinowitz: 77-32
Tim May: 75-34
Todd Jones: 74-35
Rob Oller: 71-38
Ray Stein: 71-38

This week's games:

Ohio State at Michigan State
Northwestern at Minnesota
Iowa at Illinois
Ohio at Central Michigan
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame
Oklahoma at West Virginia
Florida at LSU
The Citadel at North Carolina
Oklahoma State at TCU
Washington State at Colorado
USC 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 38, Michigan State 14: Despite their record, the Spartans will play hard. However, they're too young from injuries to pull an upset. The Buckeyes are motivate to avenge last year's debacle.

Minnesota over Northwestern
Iowa over Illinois
Ohio over Central Michigan
Notre Dame over Virginia Tech
West Virginia over Oklahoma
LSU over Florida
North Carolina over The Citadel
Oklahoma State over TCU
Colorado over Washington State
USC over UCLA

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 38, Michigan State 10: This is not the Sparty of the past few years, and were it not for some decent wind being in the forecast, the Buckeyes could be expected to blow past this one even easier.

Northwestern over Minnesota
Iowa over Illinois
Ohio over Central Michigan
Virginia Tech over Notre Dame
Oklahoma over West Virginia
LSU over Florida
North Carolina over The Citadel
TCU over Oklahoma State
Washington State over Colorado
USC over UCLA

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 38, Michigan State 10: Sparty is the co-worker with food stuck in his teeth. Hard to look past the problem no matter how put-together he has appeared in the past. And the Buckeyes only add to the embarrassment.

Northwestern over Minnesota
Iowa over Illinois
Central Michigan over Ohio
Virginia Tech over Notre Dame
West Virginia over Oklahoma
LSU over Florida
North Carolina over The Citadel
Oklahoma State over TCU
Washington State over Colorado
USC over UCLA

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 31, Michigan State 14: Something tells me that this is not going to be the blowout you'd expect against an opponent that needed a game against Rutgers to end a seven-game losing streak. The Spartans usually save their best for OSU. Their best isn't good enough to win, but it might make for some anxious moments.

Northwestern over Minnesota
Iowa over Illinois
Ohio over Central Michigan
Virginia Tech over Notre Dame
Oklahoma over West Virginia
LSU over Florida
North Carolina over The Citadel
Oklahoma State over TCU
Colorado over Washington State
USC over UCLA

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Ohio State 28, Michigan State 14: These two always play Rock'em Sock'em Robots, though it's interesting to note that OSU's block hasn't been knocked off in East Lansing since 1999.

Northwestern over Minnesota
Iowa over Illinois
Ohio over Central Michigan
Notre Dame over Virginia Tech
Oklahoma over West Virginia
LSU over Florida
North Carolina over The Citadel
TCU over Oklahoma State
Colorado over Washington State
USC over UCLA

Tally the picks and the results are:

Ohio State over Michigan State, 5 picks to 0, by an average score of 35-12

Northwestern over Minnesota, 4-1

Iowa over Illinois, 5-0

Ohio over Central Michigan, 4-1

Virginia Tech over Notre Dame, 3-2

Oklahoma over West Virginia, 3-2

LSU over Florida, 5-0

North Carolina over The Citadel, 5-0

Oklahoma State over TCU, 3-2

Colorado over Washington State, 3-2

USC over UCLA, 5-0