Now that we've all been able to breathe much easier thanks to the near miss by Hurricane Dorian, we can truly focus on what's important.
And judging by last week's picks, maybe I need to focus a little harder.
Last week didn't go my way, but not by much.
I managed to nail the Boise State upset, and the North Carolina and Auburn wins I predicted wouldn't happen, nearly didn't. The one true shocker for me was Boston College taking down Virginia Tech. But I'll gladly take my lumps as long as I can turn it around and put up a decent win-loss mark at the end of the year.
There's a much bigger sample size of games to tackle this week, including the first local home college football game of the year, well sort of.
• Union vs. Webber at Winter Haven: Webber is looking for its first win after a tough opening loss to No. 10 Reinhardt and a cancellation of last week's contest against Middle Georgia State. Webber is waiting on its home field to be completed, so the team will play at Denison Stadium for the time being. Warriors 28, Bulldogs 21.
• UT-Martin at No. 11 Florida, No. 18 UCF at FAU, and UL-Monroe at Florida State: I always pick the big in-state and local schools' games, so these should help pad this week's record at least. Gators, Knights and Seminoles by a bunch.
• USF at Georgia Tech: Both teams were outclassed last week, and I really don't know how you can say one team looked better than the other after last week's performance. USF made a ton of mistakes against Wisconsin. Don't look for that to happen this week: Bulls 34, Yellow Jackets 24.
• Miami at North Carolina: The Hurricanes have had a couple of weeks to get their offensive line issues worked out and to get freshman quarterback Jarren Williams some more practice reps. It should be enough for Miami. Hurricanes 30, Tar Heels 23.
• Army at No. 7 Michigan: Thanks to the Detroit Tigers' longstanding presence here, I almost feel I have to pick a Michigan or Michigan State game every week. This one might not be as easy as Michigan fans want it to be. Wolverines 35, Black Knights 17.
• No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 12 Texas A&M: The first of two Top 25 showdowns this week. Clemson looked every part of its top ranking last week. Texas A&M will show a lot if it can shut down or even keep up with the defending national champs. Tigers 45, Aggies 20.
• No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas: Both teams rolled to victories last week over much easier opponents. I wouldn't expect such offensive fireworks tonight however. Tigers 27, Longhorns 20.
Last week's record: 2-3.
Ray Beasock can be reached at 863-802-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Ray on Twitter: @ItsBEASOCK