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Old 11-11-2018, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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17-11 on picks this week. Here's my Top 25 for Week 12.


#1: Alabama (10-0)
#2: Notre Dame (10-0)
#3: Clemson (10-0) +1
#4: Michigan (9-1) -1
#5: UCF (9-0)
#6: Georgia (9-1)
#7: Oklahoma (9-1)
#8: West Virginia (8-1)
#9: Washington State (9-1)
#10: Ohio State (9-1)
#11: Utah State (9-1) +1
#12: LSU (8-2) -1
#13: Cincinnati (9-1) +1
#14: Syracuse (8-2) +3
#15: Boise State (8-2) +7
#16: Texas (7-3) +2
#17: Buffalo (9-1) +4
#18: Fresno State (8-2) -5
#19: Washington (7-3)
#20: UAB (9-1) +3
#21: Penn State (7-3) +3
#22: Boston College (7-3) -6
#23: Florida (7-3) NEW
#24: Army (8-2) NEW
#25: Utah (7-3) NEW

Honorable Mentions/Dropped Out

Kentucky (7-3)
Iowa State (6-3)
Troy (8-2)
Appalachian State (7-2)
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Petrino out at Louisville.. I'm surprised by the timing, not that he got fired. I figured they'd let him finish the season.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Petrino out at Louisville.. I'm surprised by the timing, not that he got fired. I figured they'd let him finish the season.

Not how they do it anymore. If it's a dumpster fire, you fire the coach, write off the last few games, and hire someone in time for recruiting season.
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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17-11 on picks this week. Here's my Top 25 for Week 12.


#1: Alabama (10-0)
#2: Notre Dame (10-0)
#3: Clemson (10-0) +1
#4: Michigan (9-1) -1
#5: UCF (9-0)
#6: Georgia (9-1)
#7: Oklahoma (9-1)
#8: West Virginia (8-1)
#9: Washington State (9-1)
#10: Ohio State (9-1)
#11: Utah State (9-1) +1
#12: LSU (8-2) -1
#13: Cincinnati (9-1) +1
#14: Syracuse (8-2) +3
#15: Boise State (8-2) +7
#16: Texas (7-3) +2
#17: Buffalo (9-1) +4
#18: Fresno State (8-2) -5
#19: Washington (7-3)
#20: UAB (9-1) +3
#21: Penn State (7-3) +3
#22: Boston College (7-3) -6
#23: Florida (7-3) NEW
#24: Army (8-2) NEW
#25: Utah (7-3) NEW
Not disagreeing, but I look at that list and wonder if its simply tv exposure that has caused much more parity in college football once you get past an outlier or two, like Alabama. More talent evenly distributed among more teams? Most of those teams ranked in the teens wouldn't be close to the quality of teams I'd expect to see any where near the top 25 in past times. And most of the top 10 would be ranked yes, but no where near top 10 caliber.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Jeebus.. Clemson just signed up for a home and home against Georgia.. For 2029 and 2030


Perhaps, just perhaps.. Things are being planned a touch too far in the future.


https://www.wspa.com/sports/clemson-...030/1590955516
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Being from the west coast, I think Washington State should 5th or 6th, not 9th. They are playing lights out right now. Pretty sure they could beat 4 through 8. Their going to kick Washington's A**.


YMMV
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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All right, here's the picks for Week 12.


(17) Buffalo vs. Ohio
Miami (OH) vs. Northern Illinois
Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas
Colgate vs. (24) Army
Michigan State vs. Nebraska
Northwestern vs. Minnesota
Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest
USF vs. Temple
(25) Utah vs. Colorado
(2) Notre Dame vs. (14) Syracuse
UL Monroe vs. Arkansas State
Miami vs. Virginia Tech
Missouri vs. Tennessee
USC vs. UCLA
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech
(8) West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
(20) UAB vs. Texas A&M
Connecticut vs. East Carolina
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt
Stanford vs. Cal
(13) Cincinnati vs. (5) UCF
Iowa State vs. (16) Texas
Arizona vs. (9) Washington State
Arizona State vs. Oregon
San Diego State vs. (18) Fresno State

Pick Overall Record: 171-100
Pick Record Last Week: 17-11

Here are my picks.
(17) Buffalo vs. Ohio (This is about Buffalo's best season they've ever had, and this game is a potential trap, i wouldn't be too surprised if Ohio won, but give me the Bulls on the road.)
Miami (OH) vs. Northern Illinois (Don't really have much faith in the RedHawks here...Huskies are nothing special, but they've done okay under Carey. I know their fans want him gone, but you know...)
Florida Atlantic vs. North Texas (Even with the embarrassing blown 28-point lead to ODU next week, i still have North Texas winning this matchup. Shame they won't rematch.)
Colgate vs. (24) Army (I'm sure some of you are wondering why this is on here, and i'll tell you why. Colgate has about the most dominant defense in FCS right now. Since beating Holy Cross 24-17 in opening week, they have outscored their opponents 263-12, and have shut out five of the teams they have played. Granted, most of their opponents are in the Patriot League, but still, that's something you deserve recognition for, considering shutting out someone is not very easy. Their defense will not hold Army below 10, though, or do enough to pull the upset. Going to be an under-rated game, though.)
Michigan State vs. Nebraska (Nebraska's only getting their crap together now, while Michigan State is a big bucket of un-explainable football. Eh, i'll take the Spartans edging out Nebraska on the road.)
Northwestern vs. Minnesota (I don't know why, but something tells me an upset's coming up here. Northwestern as we all know is Jekyll & Hyde, and as for Minnesota, firing Robb Smith really was the right decision to make. I have faith in the Golden Gophers this week.)
Pittsburgh vs. Wake Forest (Cross-divisional ACC matchup hype, woo! I expect Pittsburgh to win a close one...Wake Forest doesn't have the terrible defense that VT has. God, that sounds bizarre to say as well.)
USF vs. Temple (I don't see USF's freefall ending anytime soon.)
(25) Utah vs. Colorado (I don't see really anything going the Buffaloes' way here. They've completely melted down after a 5-0 start, their fans want MacIntyre gone, there was a rumor a couple of days ago that MacIntyre was getting fired, but was shot down, and a whole host of other things. Yes, Utah does tend to choke and puke in November, but i think this time, they've got it. Then again, a loss here wouldn't shock me too much.)
(2) Notre Dame vs. (14) Syracuse (For those of you who hate Notre Dame and don't want to see them in the playoff, this is your last chance at them catching a loss. USC is in a bad situation, and Helton's seat got a lot hotter after they literally s**t-talked themselves into a homecoming loss last week against Cal, ending the 14-year streak against them, while Syracuse has got a pretty damn good offense, and are a few plays away from being unbeaten and being a potential playoff dark horse. I expect this will be a bit of a shootout in Yankee Stadium.)
UL Monroe vs. Arkansas State (Whoever wins this game likely wins the Sun Belt West. I'm going to roll with the Warhawks in a close matchup.)
Miami vs. Virginia Tech (I'm going to go ahead and say this now - if Miami loses this, they're going 5-7. This is about the worst VT defense i've seen, and i think that even Miami could do actually do good things against it.)
Missouri vs. Tennessee (Toss-up. Tennessee is more than likely going to a bowl either way, but this win would be a good one for Pruitt. I, however, am going to give Missouri the edge.)
USC vs. UCLA (Even with last week, and UCLA seeming to get its act together a bit, i feel like USC back-doors their way into a bowl at 6-6. Now, should they lose this one, i don't care that the university is still looking for a president. I'd fire Clay at the end of the season. No need to sacrifice an interim head coach against a Notre Dame team that would mop the floor with their 2012 squad.)
Virginia vs. Georgia Tech (This was a guess.)
(8) West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State (This is very much a trap state for West Virginia because of where it lays on the schedule. Both teams can put up a ton of points, and neither's defenses are really up to par, like the majority of the conference. Give me the Mountaineers in a shootout, but this could go either way.)
Wisconsin vs. Purdue (This game was confusing to pick. Wisconsin's a disappointment, and Purdue is very inconsistent. I'll take the Badgers in a low-scoring game.)
(20) UAB vs. Texas A&M (It'd be nice to see a UAB win, but the reality is, they don't have talent or the play-makers to beat A&M. If they pulled the upset, though...well, that'd say a lot about the state of the Aggies at the moment.)
Connecticut vs. East Carolina (About Connecticut's best chance at winning a second game, but they have the absolute worst defense i have ever seen, and maybe ever in FBS. Their opponents combined have gotten 6,236 offensive yards against them, and they still have two games left to play. Don't have much faith in them here.)
Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt (Probably Ole Miss' best chance at one more win to go .500, considering Vanderbilt always finds the most creative ways to lose games. But with Mississippi State looking terrible against good and semi-competent teams, there's no guarantee who will win that either.)
Stanford vs. Cal (If Cal doesn't win the Big Game this year, then when will they?)
(13) Cincinnati vs. (5) UCF (This definitely deserved GameDay over Yankee Stadium. If you want UCF to lose and have all of their roads to the playoff cut off, this is it. Either that, or whoever they get in the AAC Championship. I'll give UCF the edge in a shootout, but if Cincinnati wins, i wouldn't entirely be shocked, because the Knights have had one coming for a while, and Cincinnati is a hell of a lot better than the last two years.)
Iowa State vs. (16) Texas (This game honestly scares me. Iowa teams are spooky to play, no matter where you are. But i'll take Texas in another heart attack game.)
Arizona vs. (9) Washington State (Give me the Cougars here...unless something happens to Minshew, they're likely going to win the Pac-12.)
Arizona State vs. Oregon (Took a guess here.)
San Diego State vs. (18) Fresno State (I have not liked how San Diego State has looked this season. I'll take the Bulldogs to beat them again.)
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Being from the west coast, I think Washington State should 5th or 6th, not 9th. They are playing lights out right now. Pretty sure they could beat 4 through 8. Their going to kick Washington's A**.


YMMV
The Pirate has done wonders with the Cougs, hasnít he?
Heís always been a big favorite of most Texas fans - except when we had to play him in Lubbock.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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17-11 on picks this week. Here's my Top 25 for Week 12.


#1: Alabama (10-0)
#2: Notre Dame (10-0)
#3: Clemson (10-0) +1
#4: Michigan (9-1) -1
#5: UCF (9-0)
#6: Georgia (9-1)
#7: Oklahoma (9-1)
#8: West Virginia (8-1)
#9: Washington State (9-1)
#10: Ohio State (9-1)
#11: Utah State (9-1) +1
#12: LSU (8-2) -1
#13: Cincinnati (9-1) +1
#14: Syracuse (8-2) +3
#15: Boise State (8-2) +7
#16: Texas (7-3) +2
#17: Buffalo (9-1) +4
#18: Fresno State (8-2) -5
#19: Washington (7-3)
#20: UAB (9-1) +3
#21: Penn State (7-3) +3
#22: Boston College (7-3) -6
#23: Florida (7-3) NEW
#24: Army (8-2) NEW
#25: Utah (7-3) NEW

Honorable Mentions/Dropped Out

Kentucky (7-3)
Iowa State (6-3)
Troy (8-2)
Appalachian State (7-2)
Please tell me what tough teams has UCF beaten?
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I’ll take Ohio at home tonight to defeat the Bulls in case I can’t get to it before the game starts. I’ll get the rest and last weeks totals in later tonight.
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