This Week's ARGH Game Predictions

These are the ARGH system predictions for games of the weekend of September 21, 2013. IMPORTANT: These are predictions, not betting lines! If you are looking for betting lines, please go to!


Clemson 14 over NORTH CAROLINA STATE; total 60


FRESNO STATE 4 over Boise State; total 64


STANFORD 10 over Arizona State; total 55
RUTGERS 4 over Arkansas; total 50
Arkansas State 9 over MEMPHIS; total 55
LOUISIANA STATE 10 over Auburn; total 54
Ball State 8 over EASTERN MICHIGAN; total 58
Cincinnati 14 over MIAMI, OHIO; total 58
ALABAMA 35 over Colorado State; total 58
LOUISVILLE 30 over Florida International; total 48
NEVADA 8 over Hawaii; total 59
WASHINGTON STATE 28 over Idaho; total 53
TEXAS 8 over Kansas State; total 59
PENN STATE 17 over Kent; total 50
KANSAS 8 over Louisiana Tech; total 50
Louisiana-Lafayette 3 over AKRON; total 63
BAYLOR 13 over Louisiana-Monroe; total 63
VIRGINIA TECH 13 over Marshall; total 53
Michigan 17 over CONNECTICUT; total 54
NOTRE DAME 5 over Michigan State; total 47
Middle Tennessee State 2 over FLORIDA ATLANTIC; total 50
Missouri 1 over INDIANA; total 68
UCLA 39 over New Mexico State; total 62
GEORGIA TECH 8 over North Carolina; total 59
GEORGIA 20 over North Texas; total 57
Oregon State 10 over SAN DIEGO STATE; total 64
DUKE 4 over Pittsburgh; total 54
WISCONSIN 17 over Purdue; total 51
Rice pick 'em over Houston; total 60
MINNESOTA 6 over San Jose State; total 51
TEXAS A&M 24 over Southern Methodist; total 71
FLORIDA 14 over Tennessee; total 54
TEXAS TECH 18 over Texas State; total 53
Texas-San Antonio 5 over TEXAS-EL PASO; total 59
Toledo 5 over CENTRAL MICHIGAN; total 55
MISSISSIPPI STATE 11 over Troy; total 56
SYRACUSE 12 over Tulane; total 55
BRIGHAM YOUNG 6 over Utah; total 58
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 8 over Utah State; total 52
Vanderbilt 21 over MASSACHUSETTS; total 50
Wake Forest 3 over ARMY; total 48
MARYLAND 4 over West Virginia; total 51
IOWA 16 over Western Michigan; total 50
Wyoming 4 over AIR FORCE; total 58

ATS picks for all games are evaluated against the first available spread, with my pick'em games treated as a one point spread for this purpose only because there are no ties in college football.

ARGH Picks this week are:

More picks may be added later as lines change. Very late picks may be posted on the ARGH Power Ratings Facebook page

2013 Results (includes late picks posted on Facebook):

Last WeekOverall
Against the spread26-18-1.58967-63-1.515
ARGH Picks5-3.62512-7.632

Retrodictive standings measure how the ratings explain the games that have already happened.

ARGH Retrodictive standings
Bias toward home team-1.91603
Mean error9.0916
Mean square error134.725

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