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How America is picking Iowa vs. Michigan

We have disagreement, blue states and black (and gold) states

Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) collects a touchdown pass in front of Michigan's James Rogers (18) during the Hawkeyes' 38-28 win over the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on 10.16.10. (The Gazette)
Iowa's Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (15) collects a touchdown pass in front of Michigan's James Rogers (18) during the Hawkeyes' 38-28 win over the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on 10.16.10. (The Gazette)

Two ranked teams, and disagreement. If it sounds like college football before kickoff, you are correct. Iowa and Michigan, to be precise.

Click on the links to get the prognosticators’ rationales.

SI.com: Seven of the eight panelists pick Michigan

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press: Michigan, 28-21

Detroit Free Press: Three of the four panelists pick Michigan

Dallas Morning News: Seven of the nine panelists pick Michigan to win

Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports: Iowa with the 3.5 points

USA TODAY: Five of the six panelists pick Michigan

Detroit News: Three of the five panelists pick Michigan to cover a 5-point spread:

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune: Teddy loves the Hawkeyes to cover

The Oregonian: Two of the three panelists pick Iowa

J. Brady McCollough, Los Angeles Times: Iowa, 24-20

James Kratch, NJ.com: Iowa with the 3.5 points

Bill Connelly, ESPN.com: Michigan, 26-22

Dave Matter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Iowa, 20-17

Colin Cowherd, Fox Sports: Michigan, 26-20

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Bob Wojnowski, Detroit News: Michigan, 27-17

Marc Morehouse, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa, 27-17

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