Oh, the humanity! Zultan came within nine points of perfection, deceived by a dyslexic tremor on the crystal ball surface causing the big Z an unfortunate case of number reversal.
The Ohio State Buckeyes won by one slim point, while Arizona missed by three points against visitors Oregon State—at home no less.
Finally, the all-seeing seer failed to unveil the heroic 30-second comeback win for the Longhorns, 41-36, over the hapless Cowboys of Oklahoma State.
Nine points in total for the three losses.
The result was that 18 surpassed Fearless Zultan’s predictions for Week 5.
These special prognosticators will be listed at the end of this article, along with obligatory salutations and appropriate accolades.
The good news, of course, is that the Iowa Hawkeyes won, defeating the Minnesota Gophers at homecoming in Iowa City.
Mom is humming now, baking pumpkin pies and turning cartwheels in the backyard. Iowa is off next week, so there will be at least two weeks of unsullied sanity in the Zultan household.
Other than Iowa and Minnesota, the rest of the Big Ten is in action with Michigan back after their loss at Notre Dame in week 4.
Only three Big Ten teams are now ranked—Ohio State at No. 12, Nebraska at No. 21 with Northwestern moving into the No. 24 spot.
Besides the Big Ten, there are also come compelling SEC, PAC 12 and Big 12 matchups in week 6.
If you want another piece of the action, just make your picks and we will see whether you can outguess the Fearless One with his new and improved crystal ball.
Week 6 is the next installment in Zultan’s 2012 quest for prognosticating perfection.