It's tough work but somebody has to do it. Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin made the overnight trek to Tempe from San Diego in time for the 11 a.m. kickoff between Pacific 12 rivals Washington State and Arizona State.
The Sun Devils got off to a slow start but roared back for a 52-31 victory before 51,428 at Sun Devil Stadium.
Wiz correspendent Greg Laughlin started his weekend on Friday night in San Diego, where the hometown San Diego State Aztecs played host to the Air Force Falcons in a Mountain West Conference game.
The Aztecs won, 30-14, and became eligible for a bowl. San Diego State plays host to San Jose State on Saturday and a seventh victory would likely send the Aztecs to the Poinsettia Bowl, played in Qualcomm Stadium, the team's home field.
Double D, Boston Herald: Colorado State's Jim McElwain will be one of the hottest coaching commodities in the weeks to come. He has guided the Rams to a 9-1 record. Colorado State is a 22-point favorite against New Mexico and had a bye week to prepare for the Lobos' option running game. Give the points.
Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel, Fox Sports: Wisconsin, behind Melvin Gordon, is rolling entering its game against Iowa. The Badgers are big favorites, but don't let that scare you. On Wisconsin, on to victory.
Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevada Las Vegas-Hawaii might be a nothing game, but tell that to Bobby Hauck and Norm Chow. Each coach is battling to keep their job.
Reno Gazette-Journal: Lee Sterling became the first handicapper to reach 10 victories. Virginia, Baylor and San Jose State are Saturday's selections.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Hlastradamus is the hottest handicapper around, with a season record of 36-24-3. That's 60%. He's giving points in four games, including Florida State over Boston College.
Howie Kussoy, New York Post: Gotham's finest disagrees with Hlastradamus. He's taking Boston College and the points against Florida State.
Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports: The Confidence Pool. Locks of the week are USC, Western Michigan and Baylor.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: He is coming off an 0-4 week, but this is a new week. Selections include Stanford, Utah, Washington State, Washington, USC and Oregon.
Alabama remains the team to beat in a four-team playoff, according to odds posted by Bovada. Oregon's Marcus Mariota is holding off a charge by Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon to remain the Heisman favorite.