This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

2010 College Football Picks: Week 3

NEW YORK -- ( TheStreet) Among the lessons learned in week 2 of this 2010 college football season:

(1) Michigan's Denard Robinson could lay claim to the title of the NCAA's top quarterback, possibly college football's best playmaker, and certainly bonafide, early-season Heisman contender after sealing a win for the Big Blue under the gaze of South Bend's ever present Touchdown Jesus. Even if none of those monikers is a perfect fit for the fleet-footed one, this one is: Coach Rich Rodriguez's answered prayer.

(2) The natural rhythms of the football season, as is its wont, also laid claim to another row of pretenders. Among them, Miami, Florida State, and Virginia Tech were exposed at the hands of Ohio State, Oklahoma and James Madison (yes, that James Madison of Football Championship Subdivision fame). While commentators were quick to talk of the resurgence of the latter football programs following the final scores, the results may have been more indicative of the formers' struggles.

(3) Yes, Alabama is No. 1. Keeping Penn State from scoring a touchdown for the first time in nearly three seasons is proof of that. Good thing, too, since they're getting their Heisman Trophy-winning rusher back from injury this week.

(4) And the big loser was a team that didn't even hit the field on Saturday. Talk of Boise State's Week 1 win over Virginia Tech and subsequent red carpet ride to BCS busting status took a big hit last week when the FCS shattered whatever was left of the Hokies' dubious top-15 veneer.

>>Against the Spread: 2010 NFL Picks: Week 2

Week 3 offers only a smattering of truly compelling games. But if there's any additional lingering effect from James Madison's triumph, it's the realization that any week could sink a top-25 team, even if most of this weekend's matchups are of the cream puff variety.

This week's picks follow on the succeeding pages.
1 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $118.03 -0.71%
FB $105.41 -0.31%
GOOG $748.15 -0.02%
TSLA $229.64 5.22%
YHOO $33.16 0.61%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,813.39 +1.20 0.01%
S&P 500 2,088.87 -0.27 -0.01%
NASDAQ 5,116.1430 +13.3350 0.26%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs