Weekly Gridiron Picks Sponsored By Riverside Lunch: Week 10

How tough is Scott Ratcliffe? He’s so tough that he can spend a week in the hospital and still kick everyone’s butt in our pigskin picks. Scott had the best week (14-6) of all our prognosticators last week and moved into sole possession of first place at 130-50 for the season.

Meanwhile, Mark Mincer remained right on his heels as one of three pickers that all enjoyed 13-7 records for the week. Mincer, who operates Mincer’s on The Corner is a game back and tied with the other Ratcliffe at 129-51.

Scott German of Augusta Free Press also finished 13-7 and is hanging tight at 126-54, deadlocked with Blue Ridge Bank president Gary Shook in a tie for fourth place. Chris Graham, also of Augusta Free Press, is at 125-55, but like leader Scott Ratcliffe, is so elated over the Washington Nationals winning the World Series, that nothing could spoil their weeks.

Riverside Lunch’s Lee Shifflett experienced a break-even, 10-10 week, and slipped into the cellar. Nothing that downing a couple of the best burgers in town can’t cure in advance of this week’s picks.


JerryRatcliffe.Com Weekly Gridiron Picks

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Weekly Panel:

Scott Ratcliffe — JerryRatcliffe.Com 130-50 (14-6)

Mark Mincer — Mincer’s UVA Sportswear 129-51 (13-7)

Jerry Ratcliffe — JerryRatcliffe.Com 129-51 (13-7)

Scott German — Augusta Free Press 126-54 (13-7)

Gary Shook — Blue Ridge Bank 126-54 (12-8)

Chris Graham — Augusta Free Press 125-55 (11-9)

Lee Shifflett — Riverside Lunch 123-57 (10-10)

How to Play:

We’ll pick every ACC game all season long, plus the best of the rest from around college football (20 total games per week).

Fans can submit their own picks (sent to weeklygridironpicks@gmail.com, with “WEEK 10 PICKS” in the subject line) no later than 11:59 a.m. ET Saturday. Since we were late getting the picks up this week (sorry again!), we have extended the deadline.


Predict the score of the UVA game (or another designated big game if the ‘Hoos are on a bye week):

Fans will predict the final score (i.e. Virginia 35, Opponent 21 … that fan’s total score for the tiebreaker would be 56). The fan whose total score is closest to the actual total score will be declared the winner. If somehow two or more fans have the same total score (or are the same distance from the total score), the fan who is closer to UVA’s score will win (“Team A” if UVA is not playing that week).

IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST include a tiebreaker with your entry, or it will not be eligible to win.


The weekly winner will receive a gift certificate from Riverside Lunch and will automatically qualify to compete for the grand prize (TBD) during bowl season.

If a fan is named the weekly winner, he/she may still compete in the remaining weekly contests, but will not be eligible again for the weekly prize.

Week 10 Picks:

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Once a weekly fan winner is determined, we will contact them via the email address they used to submit their picks to redeem their prize!

Weekly Winners:

Congratulations to Todd Mounce, our Week 9 winner! Todd did not need to worry about a tiebreaker score after leading the pack with 15 correct picks, two more than second place, and he wins a gift certificate to Riverside Lunch and is automatically entered into the Grand Prize bowl pick’em contest. We’re down to just five more spots to compete for the whole enchilada (which every Wahoo fan will enjoy, stay tuned!), so get your picks in today!

Week 1 (Aug. 26-Sept. 2) — ADAM HAWES (18-2)

Week 2 (Sept. 3-9) — MICAH MORRIS (17-3)

Week 3 (Sept. 10-16) — LANCE SPEIDELL (15-5)

Week 4 (Sept. 17-23) — JAKE TUZZO (16-4)

Week 5 (Sept. 24-30) — MIKE McCOMBS (18-2)

Week 6 (Oct. 1-7) — E.T. PRICE (11-9)

Week 7 (Oct. 8-14) — PATRICK HICKS (18-2)

Week 8 (Oct. 15-21) — RAY BURGER (15-5)

Week 9 (Oct. 22-28) — TODD MOUNCE (15-5)

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Week 11 (Nov. 5-11) — 

Week 12 (Nov. 12-18) — 

Week 13 (Nov. 19-25) — 

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