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The Unofficial College Football Bracketologist

Posted on: November 29, 2010 11:21 am
It hurts to be wrong. Eight months ago, I guaranteed that the winner of the Boise St./Virginia Tech game would play for the national championship. Unfortunately, the Boise Bus broke down this week. But, in our tournament, both are still alive. Some day . . .

For now, we are left to wonder, "what if?" The bracket will be finalized next week after some terrific matchups. Here are the games to look forward to this week that will determine the bracket.

1) Oregon at Oregon St. (Civil War)
2) Auburn vs. 18) South Carolina (SEC Championship)
20) Florida St. vs. 12) Virginia Tech (ACC Championship)
10) Oklahoma vs. 13) Nebraska (Big 12 Championship)
Connecticut vs. South Florida
Southern Methodist at Central Florida (C-USA Championship)
24) Northern Illinois vs. Miami (OH) (MAC Championship)

(Rankings are based on AP standings and conference records.)

1) Oregon (11-0, Pac-10)     Last Week: 1

16) Florida International (6-5, Sun Belt)     Last Week: 16

9) Boise St. (10-1, At Large)     Last Week: 3

8) Arkansas (10-2, At Large)     Last Week: Unranked


4) Wisconsin (11-1, Big 10)     Last Week: 5 

13) Northern Illinois (10-2, MAC)     Last Week: 13


12) Nevada (11-1, MWC)     Last Week: Unranked

5) Stanford (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 7


3) TCU (12-0, MWC)     Last Week: 4

14) Connecticut (7-4, Big East)     Last Week: Unranked


11) Virginia Tech (10-2, ACC)     Last Week: 12

6) Ohio St. (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 8


7) Michigan St.  (11-1, At Large)     Last Week: 11

10) Oklahoma (10-2, Big 12)     Last Week: Unranked


15) Central Florida (9-3, C-USA)     Last Week: 14

2) Auburn (12-0, SEC)     Last Week: 2

Dropped Out: LSU (Lost to Arkansas), Alabama (Lost to Auburn), Oklahoma St. (Lost to Oklahoma), Pittsburgh (Lost to West Virginia)

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