Conference Title Week

Well here’s the rest of college football’s big games.  Quite a few out there will impact the national title picture, so let’s start with the MAC Championship tomorrow.

MAC Championship

(21) N Illinois

(11-1, 8-0 MAC)

(17) Kent St

(11-1, 8-0 MAC)

This one’s a pleasant surprise.  If either of these team’s finishes above the Big East winner in the final BCS standings they automatically get to go to a bowl game.  Both these teams have impressive seasons, and stellar talent to boot as well.  Look for Kent State to make a few more plays though, as that win against Rutgers sticks inside my head.

My Pick:  Kent State

Pac-12 Championship

(16) UCLA

(9-3, 6-3 Pac-12)

(8) Stanford

(10-2, 8-1 Pac-12)

Different place, same result!

My Pick:  Stanford

SEC Championship

(2) Alabama

(11-1, 7-1 SEC)

(3) Georgia

(11-1, 7-1 SEC)

Georgia is a very worthy opponent for Alabama.  The thing is, you shouldn’t ever pick against the Tide, especially considering the way they’ve been playing this season.

My Pick:  Alabama

#18 Texas versus #6 Kansas State

(18) Texas

(8-3, 5-3 Big 12)

(6) Kansas St

(10-1, 7-1 Big 12)

With no thanks to Baylor, Kansas State is just about out of the national title picture.  I can give Kansas State a mulligan here, but this Texas team is so much better than Baylor.  It’s going to be close, but I think K-State wins in Manhattan.

My Pick:  Kansas State

Big Ten Championship

(12) Nebraska

(10-2, 7-1 Big Ten)

Wisconsin

(7-5, 4-4 Big Ten)

At this point I was thinking Wisconsin might be in the drivers seat for another trip to the Rose Bowl and Montee Ball would be on his trip to New York.  Instead the Badgers have lost to some less than stellar competition (Oregon State not included), while Nebraska has exceeded expectations.  This is another close one, but I think Nebraska finds a way to win this one considering all the momentum they have going into this game.

My Pick:  Nebraska

I’m not picking the ACC Title game because I know that Florida State will win.

My Record:  36-20

Let’s finish the year strong

HOHOHO!

 

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