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College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

Posted on: December 22, 2008 1:57 pm
Edited on: December 30, 2008 2:07 am
 
Alright so here's how this is going to go.

I'll come up with 12 games every week. I'll have them up on Monday or Tuesday of each week. I'll only try to use teams from Major conferences or small conference teams that have a shot at being in the NCAA tourney, and I'll only choose games that are to be played on Friday - Sunday.

You'll pick the winners and post them here or on the GB10 thread, PM them to me, just get them to me. Whether you post them here or not, I will add them to the blog to make them easy to keep up with.

My thinking is that keeping up with the regular season will enhance your brackets come March.

as for the bowl pick 'em just submit your bowl picks before the game starts and you're good.

Good Luck!

This week's games:

Basketball

(Rankings Reflect AP rankings)

* Saturday *

Miami (FL) (7-3) at St. John's (9-2)

Washington St. (8-3) at LSU (9-1)

UAB (8-3) at #19 Louisville

West Virginia (8-2) at #15 Ohio St.

Vermont (6-2) at George Washington (5-2)

* Sunday *


Rutgers (8-3) at #1 North Carolina

Drake (8-3) at Evansville (8-2)

Western Kentucky (7-3) at Florida St. (11-2)

Virginia (4-4) at Georgia Tech (7-2)

Iowa St. (7-3) at Houston (7-1)

Texas Tech (8-3) at Stanford (7-0)

Wichita St. (6-5) at Creighton (8-2)

Bowls

(Rankings reflect BCS rankings)

*Dec. 30th*

Humanitarian Bowl

Maryland (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)

Texas Bowl
Rice (9-3) vs. Western Michigan (9-3)

Holiday Bowl
#13 Oklahoma St. vs. #17 Oregon

*Dec. 31st*

Armed Forces Bowl
Houston (7-5) vs. Air Force (8-4)

Sun Bowl
Oregon St. (8-4) vs. #20 Pittsburgh

Music City Bowl
#24 Boston College vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Insight Bowl
Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5)

Chick-fil-A
LSU (7-5) vs. #14 Georgia Tech


My Basketball Picks:  6-6

Canes are coming off of a horrible loss to Clemson (hopefully Clemson doesn't play like that on the 30th ) but otherwise they've been a solid team, St. John's is mediocre at best right now, they'll lose by 15 or more. got one

LSU lost to their only REAL opponent in A&M and are coming off of a 3 point victory over McNeese State. Anything can happen in a game where your opponent (Washington St.) is noted for their D, but again, this is LSU's second real opponent, the D will get them in trouble early, and I don't thin they'll recover. of course I missed this

Louisville is another team that hasn't really played anybody. UAB has and they're very capable of winning this game, but after losing to Minnesota Petino has something to prove in this one. He'll have his team ready. nice win

State is looking good. They've only played two major teams(Miami and Notre Dame), but they played them on the road and won   well Ohio State's streak had to end eventually

Going with the Catamounts in this one. they score more, and were blown out by Pitt but hung with Maryland. GW was blown out by Maryland and lost to Auburn by 12. haha!

Yeah....do I need a reason? uh huuuuh

Evansville is better than I thought, Drake seems like the obvious choice without looking at the schedule but Evansville is not too far behind damnit! I did everything BUT pick Evansville...

consider this game and the UNC game my christmas gift to you all...for those who choose to take them easy

can't get a read on Virginia they've had close games against good teams and bad teams....I can't read em...I'll pick 'em haha!

Houston is a better offensive team..and they're at home....common opponent was Mississippi Valley st. Houston beat them by twice as much they let them take the second half....

Stanford hasn't give me much to work on whereas Tech has and they seem solid... there's a reason Stanford is undefeated yet unranked and of course Stanford blows tech out...

going with the team that nobody picked, Wichita is also better than I thought, they lost to G-town by 8, Mich St. by 8, and Texas Tech by 3...they're on the road but so were the Tech and G-town games alright last time I pick an upset just to be picking an upset

Basketball Picks:

ramblinon----------, , , , , 7-5

mmagettepack---, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

Cubansajoke------
, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

Drookabeeyacht
-
, , , , , , , , , , 6-6

Phanaholic---------
, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5

Lionlovers----------
, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5

Fresh LA Style
-----
, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

SportsJukie76
----
, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5

zanderson233-----

Wingnut 4life-------
, , , , , , , , , , , 7-5

Duckbill30-----------
, , , , , , , , , , , 6-6

watertigers---------, , , , , , , , , , 6-6

redwingsNSK
------
, , , , , , , , , ,
6-6

xpivot22x------------
, , , , , , , , , , , 8-4

Madtanker----------


Basketball Standings

Points. S/N (weeks participated)

23. LionLovers (3)

22. ramblinon(3)

21. Cubansajoke(3), Phanaholic (3)

20.  Wingnut 4Life (3), xpivot22x (3)

19. SportsJunkie76 (3), Duckbill30 (3), redwingsNSK (3)

18. mmagettepack (3)

17. Drookabeeyacht (3), watertigers (3)

16. Coach Bib13 (3)

15. Madtanker (2)

11. Fresh LA Style (2)

6. zanderson233 (1)


My Bowl Picks:


you can't predict a Maryland game based on talent...so I'll pick them based on the fact that they might play like a good team...after further review I'm going with Nevada... the Terps suck against the run and Nevada's QB has rushed for over 1,000 this year

Neither team has a loss they should be ashamed of which means their coaches get the most out of them every week. Both pretty explosive...Rice slightly more-so, Rice has a more athletic D, neither has great special teams. I've got two pluses for the Owls so them it is...game is also in Texas so...

should be a shootout but I think Oregon will play better D in this game...picking Oregon right now with my gut telling me to go with OK state...oh well, sticking to this one


Bowl Picks:

ramblinon------------
, , , , , , ,

mmagettepack-----
, , , , , , ,

Cubansajoke--------
, , , , , , ,

Drookabeeyacht---
, , , , , , ,

Phanaholic-----------,

LionLovers-----------
, , , , , , ,

Wingnut 4life--------
, , , , , , ,

watertigers----------
, , , , , , ,

redwingsNSK-------
, , , , , , ,

Broncos #7----------


xpivot22x-------------


3esdaddy-------------


Mando Time---------
, , , , , , ,

Duckbill30------------
, , , , , , ,

Fresh LA Style------, , , , , , ,

Madtanker-----------
, , , , , , ,


Bowl Pick Standings:

(Games played 14)

9.
Coach Bib13
Cubansajoke
Phanaholic
Wingnut 4life
watertigers

8. redwingsNSK
Duckbill30
Fresh LA Style

7.  ramblinon
LionLovers
Broncos #7

6.
Drookabeeyacht

5.
IamNotFrench
cowboyntshane

4.
xpivot22x
mmagettepack

3.
3esdaddy
zanderson233

2.
Madtanker

1. Mando Time

Winners


Bib's College Football Pick 'em: Overall- Fresh LA Style and Drookabeeyacht, Per Week Average- Phanaholic
Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 6:26 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

damn teams are all bolded out

Missouri, Maryland, West Michigan, OKlahoma State, Air Force,
Pittsburgh, Boston College,
Minnesota,
Georgia Tech

Later

Madtanker

P.S.    it sucks typing while feeding the baby



Since: Aug 12, 2008
Posted on: December 29, 2008 4:18 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

Coach, here are the rest of my Bowl Picks. can't believe I missed the college picks, Damn. Oh well..

Alamo Bowl
#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern

*Dec. 30th*

Humanitarian Bowl

Maryland (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)

Texas Bowl
Rice (9-3) vs. Western Michigan (9-3)

Holiday Bowl
#13 Oklahoma St. vs. #17 Oregon

*Dec. 31st*

Armed Forces Bowl
Houston (7-5) vs. Air Force (8-4)

Sun Bowl
Oregon St. (8-4) vs. #20 Pittsburgh

Music City Bowl
#24 Boston College vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Insight Bowl
Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5)

Chick-fil-A
LSU (7-5) vs. #14 Georgia Tech

Hope the holidays treated you well

later'

Madtanker



Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2008 1:37 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

 Ack, I wanted to pick West Virginia, should have "Gone with my gut" *

On to the picks...

Maryland

Rice

Oregon* You're fine, Coach B, your "Gut" is all wrong on this one!

Houston

Oregon State

Boston College

Kansas

Georgia Tech

 




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2008 2:26 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

yeah, the only way I saw the Buckeyes losing was in a close one...I stopped watching after I realized a comeback wasn't happening . . .



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2008 1:32 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

got a couple upsets in that mix of games too. Ohio State losing to WV? I was watching that game, very embarrissing stuff.. down by 30 at one point!!! Wow that was an interesting game..



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: December 27, 2008 12:09 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

and yes I read your blog...where's the rest of the games?  You didn't finish your analysis.

yeah...as long as I get them up before the games I'm good. lol

getting them up a little bit at a time...takes forever to do that junk, lol



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2008 8:26 pm
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

you read everything

and yes I read your blog...where's the rest of the games?  You didn't finish your analysis.




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2008 11:45 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

I read it LA, lol

hell it's my blog and I doubt mine gets read . . .



Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2008 11:32 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

My picks last week were horrible for the first time in the whole season, (woot!) so I'm not wasting my time on analysis that will produce wrong results!  Not that anyone ever reads my analysis anyways. (grr!)

Motor City Bowl
Florida Atlantic (6-6)
vs. Central Michigan (8-4)

*Dec. 27th*

Meineke Car Care Bowl
West Virginia (8-4) vs. North Carolina (8-4)

Champs Sports Bowl
Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Florida St. (8-4)

Emerald Bowl
Miami (FL) (7-5) vs. Cal (8-4)

*Dec. 28th*

Independence Bowl
Northern Illinois (6-6) vs. Louisiana Tech (7-5)

*Dec. 29th*

Papajohns.com Bowl

North Carolina St. (6-6) vs. Rutgers (7-5)

Alamo Bowl
#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern

*Dec. 30th*

Humanitarian Bowl

Maryland (7-5) vs. Nevada (7-5)

Texas Bowl
Rice (9-3) vs. Western Michigan (9-3)

Holiday Bowl
#13 Oklahoma St. vs. #17 Oregon

*Dec. 31st*

Armed Forces Bowl
Houston (7-5) vs. Air Force (8-4)

Sun Bowl
Oregon St. (8-4) vs. #20 Pittsburgh

Music City Bowl
#24 Boston College vs. Vanderbilt (6-6)

Insight Bowl
Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5)

Chick-fil-A
LSU (7-5) vs. #14 Georgia Tech




Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: December 26, 2008 11:27 am
 

College Bball Pick 'em: Round 3 and Bowl Pick 'em

Miami (FL) (7-3) at St. John's (9-2)

Washington St. (8-3) at LSU (9-1)

UAB (8-3) at #19 Louisville

West Virginia (8-2) at #15 Ohio St.

Vermont (6-2) at George Washington (5-2)

Rutgers (8-3) at #1 North Carolina

Drake (8-3) at Evansville (8-2)

Western Kentucky (7-3) at Florida St. (11-2)

Virginia (4-4) at Georgia Tech (7-2)

Iowa St. (7-3) at Houston (7-1)

Texas Tech (8-3) at Stanford (7-0)

Wichita St. (6-5) at Creighton (8-2)


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