Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

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Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Cane from the Bend » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:06 am

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--- Championship Week ---

Friday, December 1

(1.) Stanford vs USC -- [Pac-12 Championship]


Saturday, December 2

(2.) UMass @ FIU
(3.) Memphis @ UCF -- [AAC Championship]
(4.) Louisiana-Monroe @ Florida State -- [Makeup Game]
(5.) Akron vs Toledo -- [MAC Championship]
(6.) North Texas @ FAU -- [CUSA Championship]
(7.) TCU vs Oklahoma -- [Big XII Championship]
8.) Georgia Southern @ Coastal Carolina
(9.) Idaho @ Georgia State
(10.) Louisiana [UL-Lafayette] @ Appalachian State
(11.) Georgia vs Auburn -- [SEC Championship]
(12.) South Alabama @ New Mexico State
(13.) Troy @ Arkansas State
(14.) Boise State @ Fresno State -- [MWC Championship]
(15.) Miami vs Clemson -- [ACC Championship]
(16.) Ohio State vs Wisconsin -- [Big 10 Championship]


--- predictions will be accepted up to 8:00 pm EST Kickoff Friday ---

The Sun Belt Conference is a bit perplexing with regards to their Championship. They have 12 teams, though, no Championship Game. At present, there are three Sun Belt teams with a 6-1 first place conference record; Arkansas State - Troy - Appalachian State ...

Arkansas State plays Troy this week, while Appalachian State plays Louisiana-Lafayette. One might think, the Ark State/Troy game would be the de facto Championship. However, App State did not play either Arkansas St or Troy in the regular season. So there will be a Sun Belt Co-Champion this year, unless Louisiana beats Appalachian on Saturday.

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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Spence » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:08 pm

(1.) Stanford
(2.) FIU
(3.) UCF
(4.) Florida State
(5.) Toledo
(6.) FAU
(7.) Oklahoma
8.) Georgia Southern
(9.) Georgia State
(10.) Appalachian State
(11.) Auburn
(12.) New Mexico State
(13.) Arkansas State
(14.) Boise State
(15.) Clemson
(16.) Ohio State
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby donovan » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:51 am

(1.) USC
(2.) Toledo
(3.) UCF
(4.) Florida State
(5.) Toledo
(6.) FAU
(7.) Oklahoma
8.) Georgia Southern
(9.) Idaho
(10.) Appalachian State
(11.) Georgia
(12.) New Mexico State
(13.) Arkansas State
(14.) Boise State
(15.) Miami
(16.) Ohio State
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Derek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:35 am

(1.) USC
(2.) FIU
(3.) UCF
(4.) Florida State
(5.) Toledo
(6.) FAU
(7.) Oklahoma
(8.) Coastal Carolina
(9.) Georgia State
(10.) Appalachian State
(11.) Georgia
(12.) New Mexico State
(13.) Troy
(14.) Boise State
(15.) Clemson
(16.) Ohio State
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Cane from the Bend » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:42 am

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(1.) USC
(2.) FIU
(3.) Memphis
(4.) Florida State [shamelessly late scheduled game to weasel their way into a bowl]
(5.) Toledo
(6.) FAU
(7.) Oklahoma [I'm not sold; the Horned Frogs may win the rematch]
(8.) Georgia Southern
(9.) Georgia State
(10.) Appalachian State
(11.) Auburn
(12.) New Mexico State
(13.) Arkansas State
(14.) Boise State [I'm not so sure the Bulldogs can do it twice in a row]
(15.) Miami [Obligatory; I just hope we can find the zeal we played with against ND]
(16.) Wisconsin [I'm not so sure; if the Bucks play to prove something, they'll win]

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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Spence » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 am

Ohio State won't beat Wisconsin. Wisconsin is better than they are getting credit for and this is a bad match up for Ohio State. If Ohio State can't get consistent pressure on the Dline the short passing game and outside running game at Wisky will eat them up. You have to have a good backfield to defend Wisconsin. They love to crowd the middle and run to the outside with misdirection. Michigian did the same, but couldn't hit the screens and quit hitters or they would have beat Ohio State. Wisconsin has a QB who can complete those passes.
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby highfly24 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:43 pm

1. Stanford
2. FIU
3. Memphis--most entertaining game of weekend
4. FSU
5. Toledo
6. North Texas
7. TCU
8. Coastal
9. Georgia State
10. Appy State
11. Auburn--I'm not sold here,they won too easy last time
12. NM State
13. Ark State
14. Boise
15. Clemson
16. Wisconsin

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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Old Ducker » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:49 am

1.) Furd [Pac-12 Championship]


Saturday, December 2

(2.) FIU
(3.) UCF -- [AAC Championship]
(4.) Florida State -- [Makeup Game]
(5.) Akron -- [MAC Championship]
(6.) FAU -- [CUSA Championship]
(7.) Oklahoma -- [Big XII Championship]
8.) Georgia Southern
(9.) Georgia State
(10.) Appalachian State
(11.) Auburn -- [SEC Championship]
(12.) New Mexico State
(13.) Arkansas State
(14.) Fresno State -- [MWC Championship]
(15.) Clemson -- [ACC Championship]
(16.) Wisconsin -- [Big 10 Championship]
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Cane from the Bend » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:11 pm

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5 hours til game time. let's see if tonight's match up sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby donovan » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:38 pm

Cane from the Bend wrote:.

5 hours til game time. let's see if tonight's match up sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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This is a media game. This game has no socially redeeming value, no significance other than feeding the ego of a voracious appetite duo. I think Old Ducker has it correct and I don't even know what his pick means.
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Old Ducker » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:09 pm

donovan wrote:
Cane from the Bend wrote:.

5 hours til game time. let's see if tonight's match up sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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This is a media game. This game has no socially redeeming value, no significance other than feeding the ego of a voracious appetite duo. I think Old Ducker has it correct and I don't even know what his pick means.


It's Cal's affection nickname for Stanford.
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Re: Week Fourteen Picks --- Championship Week End

Postby Spence » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:00 pm

Old Ducker wrote:
donovan wrote:
Cane from the Bend wrote:.

5 hours til game time. let's see if tonight's match up sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.

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This is a media game. This game has no socially redeeming value, no significance other than feeding the ego of a voracious appetite duo. I think Old Ducker has it correct and I don't even know what his pick means.


All college football games have socially redeeming value - except maybe Tennessee games.

It's Cal's affection nickname for Stanford.
"History doesn't always repeat itself but it often rhymes." - Mark Twain


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