? Pittsburgh-Oklahoma. Panther poised and powerful. Best chance of any team to beat Oklahoma this season, but streamlined Sooners are too fast and deep. OKLAHOMA. Repeat, Oklahoma the winner.
? Georgia Tech-Kentucky. Wildcats want this one above all and are equipped to do the job. Proper reasoning says Kentucky, but I have hunch young Yellow Jackets will be buzzing in Atlanta. GEORGIA TECH.
? Oregon State-Southern California. Once-terrible Trojans invade Portland with new coach, new system, and no seniors. Beavers should be ready to meet the challenge. OREGON STATE.
?South Carolina-Duke. Gamecocks did it last year and can repeat, but Blue Devils are loaded. Orange Bowl hinges here. DUKE.
? Texas A&M-Maryland. Terps could make up for disastrous 1956 season by taking this one before a national TV audience, but Aggies have the horses. TEXAS A&M.
?Georgia-Texas. Butts' Bulldogs big question mark but should be improved. Longhorns, too, with new coach and new system are of unknown quality. Your guess as good as mine. GEORGIA.
?Vanderbilt-Missouri. Coach Frank Broyles, fresh from Georgia Tech, makes head coaching debut at Ole Mizzou. Commodores unveil new offense. VANDERBILT.
?UCLA-Air Force Academy. (Sept. 20). Falcons, substituting for flu-ridden Florida, make big-time debut against Uclans. Air Force Academy not quite ready, and Bruins are below par. Nonetheless, UCLA.
Tulane over Virginia Tech (Sept. 20)
Arkansas over Oklahoma State
Baylor over Villanova
Navy over Boston College
California over SMU
Miami over Houston
Iowa State over Denver
Rice over LSU
Nebraska over Washington State
North Carolina over North Carolina State
Stanford over San Jose State
Texas Christian over Kansas
Washington over Colorado
West Virginia over Virginia
George Washington over William & Mary
Kansas State over Wyoming
Oregon over Idaho