As usually happens, the ThisWeek Sports prediction panel has separated itself. Eric Frantz, managing editor of, Jeff Stevenson and Jarrod Ulrey are in the top tier. After a 10-5 week last week, Frantz is 71-34 overall, one game better than Stevenson and two ahead of Ulrey. Both Stevenson and Ulrey were 9-6.

The middle tier is led by Lee Cochran, who is 65-40 after an 11-4 week, with John Hulkenberg and Andy Resnik one game behind and Frank DiRenna three back of Cochran.

Scott Hennen is trying to move into the middle pack as evidenced by his panel-best 12-3 mark last week to put him at 60-45. Scott Hummel and Patrick Dolan also are at the 60-win mark.

For the third tier, well ...

Enjoy Week 8!