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DTH picks of the week

Get ready for mayhem.

With six of the top seven pickers within three games of each other, DTH pride is on the line in a wild Week 7.

But success hasn't come easy for the leader of the desk.

After a strong start to the season, Sports Editor Pat James boasts the second-worst record since Week 3 — putting him as close to the bottom of the standings as to the top.

But a smug James draws inspiration from Alabama, who stumbled out of the gate before crushing the opposition.

"Sooner or later, I'll be back on my game, rolling over the competition and smiling as I do it," he said. "Roll Pat."

On the other end, Assistant Sports Editor Logan Ulrich has pulled himself from the cellar to within two games of the DTH crown.

But for Ulrich, the solution was simple.

"The teams I picked finally started getting the memo that they were supposed to win if I picked them," he said. "It's hard to pick the right team if that team ends up losing. In fact, It's almost impossible."

But reigning picks leader Brendan Marks isn't to be outdone. After finishing tied for first in Week 6, the senior writer remains one game atop the leaderboard.

But Week 6 might be his last.

"In addition to barely knowing who plays for who anymore, I'll be in Morocco this weekend as the games are being played," he said.

"If I don't come back, I'd like this to be on my headstone: 'Son. Friend. Accomplice. And the best picker of them all.'"

Even the deceased can lie.

Kyle Tatich is this week's guest picker. He is the sports editor of the Old Gold & Black, the student newspaper at Wake Forest.

C Jackson
Jeremy Vernon Kyle Tatich
Record to date 35-19 37-17 38-16 32-22 36-18 35-19 37-17
Wake Forest at UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC UNC Wake Forest
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Georgia Tech Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech at Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami Miami
Syracuse at Virginia Virginia Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Virginia Virginia
UCLA at Stanford Stanford Stanford UCLA Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Alabama at Texas A&M Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Texas A&M
Michigan State at Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan State Michigan Michigan State
Iowa at Northwestern Northwestern Iowa Northwestern Iowa Northwestern Northwestern Northwestern

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