Auburn Wire staff makes their SEC predictions for Week 1

The college football season is finally here.

We got a taste last week but Vanderbilt was the only SEC team in action, as they took care of Hawaii 63-10. That will change this week with all 14 teams returning to action.

Tennessee will get things started Thursday tonight against Ball State and the action will not stop until Sunday night when FSU and LSU square off in New Orleans.

Several other SEC teams are in big matchups, Florida will host No. 8 Utah in the Swamp, while Georgia will open their season against Oregon in a top 15 matchup.

Here is how the entire Auburn Wire staff sees each SEC team fairing this week.


Ball State at Tennessee

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Patrick Conn, Regional Editor: Tennessee

River Wells, Contributor: Tennessee

JD McCarthy, Contributor: Tennessee

Taylor Jones, Contributor: Tennessee

Louisiana Tech at Missouri

Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Louisiana Tech

River: Missouri

JD: Missouri

Taylor: Missouri

Sam Houston at Texas A&M

Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Texas A&M

River: Texas A&M

JD: Texas A&M

Taylor: Texas A&M

No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 3 Georgia

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Georgia

River: Georgia

JD: Georgia

Taylor: Georgia

No. 22 Cincinnati at No. 23 Arkansas

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Arkansas

River: Arkansas

JD: Arkansas

Taylor: Arkansas

Troy at No. 24 Ole Miss

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Ole Miss

River: Ole Miss

JD: Ole Miss

Taylor: Ole Miss

No. 8 Utah at Florida

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Florida

River: Utah

JD: Utah

Taylor: Utah

Miami (Ohio) at No. 21 Kentucky

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Patrick: Kentucky

River: Kentucky

JD: Kentucky

Taylor: Kentucky

Mercer at Auburn

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Auburn

River: Auburn

JD: Auburn

Taylor: Auburn

Elon at Vanderbilt

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Vanderbilt

River: Vanderbilt

JD: Vanderbilt

Taylor: Vanderbilt

Utah State at No. 1 Alabama

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Patrick: Alabama

River: Alabama

JD: Alabama

Taylor: Alabama

Memphis at Mississippi State

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick: Mississippi State

River: Mississippi State

JD: Mississippi State

Taylor: Memphis

Georgia State at South Carolina

(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Patrick: South Carolina

River: South Carolina

JD: South Carolina

Taylor: South Carolina

Florida State vs. LSU

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Patrick: LSU

River: LSU


Taylor: LSU

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