Pickswise Nation Call It on College Football: Hottest public teams for CFB Week 2

Sep 2, 2023; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders talks to quarterback Shedeur Sanders (2) after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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College football Week 1 lived up to all expectations, not least with Colorado’s wild upset of TCU in Deion Sanders’ first game as head coach and who knows what Week 2 has in store?

We have another huge slate of games on Saturday to lap up. While Pickswise is the home of free NCAAF picks, we love to give our users the opportunity to have your say on which picks you like too. That’s where our brand-new feature Call It comes in.

Call It lets our readers tell us which college football teams they’re taking on the spread in each game by clicking the buttons on each game preview page (if you haven’t tried it yet, go right ahead and join in the fun!). And whether you like to follow the public or swim against the tide, it can help to know what everyone else is thinking and which are the popular teams for this Saturday’s NCAAF Week 2 slate.

Below you can find the 3 most-supported college football teams from Pickswise’s Call It feature, along with the percentage of users that had picked them at the time of publishing.

Last week’s 3 most popular picks showed the importance of the number as Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin all won their games, but none of them covered. How will you use the Call It information this week? Let’s dive into the CFB Week 2 consensus picks.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish -7.5 over North Carolina State Wolfpack (-105)

92% of Pickswise users selected Notre Dame with Call It

Data correct at time of publishing on Friday, September 8 at 1:00 pm ET.

Pickswise Nation strongly agrees with our handicapper’s pick of Notre Dame -7.5 in this one. The Irish are ranked #10 in the Nation after two crushing victories to start the season, beating Navy 42-3 in Dublin, Ireland, before returning home to smash Tennessee State 56-3.

NC State won its opener 24-14 on the road at UConn, but our readers are happy to give up just over a touchdown start with the Irish, who have allowed just 6 points in their first two games, with an overwhelming 92% of Call It picks coming in for the road team at the time of writing.

Find out our College Football Week 2 best bets

Arkansas -37.5 over Kent State (-114)

92% of Pickswise users selected Arkansas with Call It

Data correct at time of publishing on Friday, September 8 at 1:00 pm ET.

Hammering the huge favorites proved not to be a great strategy in Week 1, but there’s no way of putting the public off Arkansas for the Razorbacks’ game against Kent State on Saturday. Again, the Call It voters are all over our expert’s pick of Arkansas, which was -38 but can now be backed at -37.5 (-114) with FanDuel for a tiny bit of extra security!

Kent State are one of the worst teams in the FCS and our handicapper says: “This one should get ugly in a hurry”. The Call It votes suggest that’s the way you see it too, with 92% of users taking the Razorbacks in this lopsided matchup.

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Colorado Buffaloes -2.5 over Nebraska Cornhuskers (-108)

82% of Pickswise users selected Colorado with Call It

Data correct at time of publishing on Friday, September 8 at 1:00 pm ET.

Was there ever any doubt that this was going to be one of the nation’s most popular picks in Week 2? Coach Prime and the Buffaloes caught the eye of all football fans with a fantastic 45-42 win over TCU that saw them ranked at #22 in this week’s poll. They have another tough test this week but a new role as the favorite for Saturday’s home game against Nebraska.

The 82% of Call It voters who opted for Colorado at -3 will be even more keen now the line has dipped to -2.5 with FanDuel. Nebraska covered in a 13-10 loss to Minnesota in Week 1 that was almost the polar opposite of the Colorado-TCU barnburner. Will the high-powered Colorado offense find a way past the solid Cornhuskers’ defense? The Call It cappers certainly think so!

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