Here we go, the final “week” of the college football season, and this time it’s for conference supremacy. BIG TEN, Big 12, Pac-12, ACC and SEC titles are all on the line this week, and in some of the most pivotal matchup’s of the college football season. This will most likely define who is in and who is out when it comes to the 4-team playoff.
So as we sit right now, Alabama would take on Washington and Clemson would battle Ohio State. Teams on the outside are Penn State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Colorado. Michigan is right there as well, but with the loss to Ohio State, it might be borderline impossible that the Wolverines get in. They did play the game of the year last week, but sorry Michigan, better luck next year.
Let’s start with the game on Friday night for the PAC-12, Colorado vs. Washington. Truth be told, this game is near impossible to pick. Jake Browning and John Ross have been so dynamic this year for the Huskies it is so tough not to take them. But Sefo Liufau and the Buffalo’s will not go slowly into the night. They were a team I had finishing at the bottom of the pack, but they have been a surprise and have proved me wrong all season long. But after last week, and Washington’s performance in the Apple Cup, the Huskies might absolutely annihilate the Buffs’. This one could be more interesting than we think.
Bedlam, and it’s coming at you from Norman, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will certainly give us one to remember in the early game on Saturday. Baker Mayfield vs. Mason Rudolph is the match-up to look at it in means of QB. I want to know what the Cowboys will do to stop Dede Westbrook, the man who could steal the Heisman from Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson. Oklahoma is 12 point favorites as well, so as a betting man, I might take Oklahoma State and those 12 points. But as for winners, I tend to side with the Sooners.
Clemson getting Virginia Tech for the ACC belt is an interesting match-up. The Tigers struggled on the big stage last season against UNC, and honestly, I could see it happening again. The two met back in 2011, and the Tigers blew out the Hokies 38-10, but we should get a closer one this time around. If Jerod Evans can get on his horse early on, then I like the Hokies chances. But you have Deshaun Watson coming in, so it could be a testy match-up for the Hokies.
The final championship game is between a team I loathe and a team that is loved by one of the big names of Barstool Sports. I will be perfectly honest, I hate Penn State. I don’t see them being a credible threat to any of the top 4, and I think that the Ohio State win was a fluke. So if you catch my drift, I like Wisconsin in this ballgame. I think Bart Houston is a name to watch. Also, if Alex Hornibrook can’t go, then Houston will be calling the signals. I also love the twin-headed rushing attack the Badgers are trotting out. Corey Clement being the lead-back could spell nightmares for the Nittany Lions.
Let me be perfectly honest, and not waste anyone’s time, the Gators are about to get fried by Alabama. This game will be ugly quickly in Atlanta for the SEC crown.
(5)Washington over (9) Colorado
LOCK (1) Alabama over (15) Florida
(8) Oklahoma over (10) Oklahoma State
(4) Clemson over Virginia Tech
(6)Wisconsin over (7) Penn State
Temple over (25) Navy
Those are my picks and I am sticking to them. Oh, and I went 5-0 last week, check back next week for the playoff breakdown and the New Years bowl breakdown.
Stay golden pony boy.