Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Big Ten [Print without images]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Big Ten picks rewind: Week 3

By Adam Rittenberg

It's time to nitpick the Week 3 picks.

Do I have to? Yes, Adam, you have to. You're terrible and you can't hide from it. Now stop talking to yourself on the blog.

OK, here's the deal. After three years of fairly strong predictions, I've fallen apart this season. An 8-4 mark in Week 3 is just the latest setback. I'm below 70 percent in picking winners for the first time ... maybe ever.

Mr. Bennett, meanwhile, continues to extend his lead in the standings, although he shouldn't feel too giddy about a 9-3 mark.

Let's check the standings:

WEEK 3

Adam Rittenberg: 8-4

Brian Bennett: 9-3

SEASON

Rittenberg: 25-11 (.694)

Bennett: 28-8 (.778)

Now let's look back on the predictions:

Eastern Michigan at Michigan
Penn State at Temple
Pitt at Iowa
Southeast Missouri State at Purdue
South Carolina State at Indiana
Michigan State at Notre Dame
Miami (Ohio) at Minnesota
Washington at Nebraska
Northwestern at Army
Wisconsin vs. Northern Illinois (at Chicago)
Arizona State at Illinois
Ohio State at Miami