Alright here's how this is going to go. I'll come up with 12 games of interest every week for you all to choose from. You'll pick the winners and post them here or on the thread, whether you post them here or not, I will add them to the blog to make them easy to keep up with. I try to pick games between teams in the top 25, or in the other's recieving votes but then I move to teams with winning records then .500 records, and all teams are FBS.
Anybody is welcome to join in at any time, dont worry about missing a week if you decide to join late.
College Basketball pick em starting next week!!! and of course the bowl pick em!!! I'll create a bowl pool too
This week's games:
(Rankings Reflect BCS rankings)
#16 Oregon State at #7 Oregon 33-37*Friday*
Ohio (9-3) at Central Michigan (10-2) 10-20
#21 Houston at East Carolina (8-4) 32-38
#23 West Virginia (7-3) at Rutgers (8-3) 24-21
#19 California at Washington (4-7) 10-42
#10 Georgia Tech at Clemson (8-4) 39-34
South Florida (7-4) at Connecticut (6-5) 27-29
Wisconsin (8-3) at Hawaii (6-6) 51-10
Arizona (7-4) at #18 USC 21-17
#1 Florida at #2 Alabama 13-32
#5 Cincinatti at #15 Pittsburgh 45-44
#3 Texas at #22 Nebraska 13-12
My Picks : 5-7
This should be a hell of a game . . . I may have to try to find it on ESPN360 tonight while I'm working. It's a safe bet that both teams will be in or near the 40's. I think I just want Oregon to win. this is a tough one to call. both teams are hot right now. I would love to see a Oregon-Boise rematch if at all possible. I haven't looked at the bowl scenarios
And oregon wins . . . great coaching job up there. A lot of teams would have fallen apart after what happened to them the first game of the season. My own school being one of them.
Had to dig a little deeper for my research on this one. both teams like to throw the ball. Lefevour actually has more carries and rushing yards than any Ohio running back. Lefevour breaks Pennington's MAC touchdown passes record and gets the W
What's up with these championship games being tough to call? lol Alright the natural pick here is Houston, they're the one with the Heisman candidate here right? but after comparing the teams this is another game that is a toss up in my eyes. Houston is more likely to win big but if Pinkney and Holtz dont get sucked into trying to outdo Keenum they should be right there in this game. Ironically I think this game comes down to defense. whoever forces turnovers will win the game. with pinkney's td/i ration being 1.3/1 I cant pick him in this one
Im kinda wondering why everybody picked WV. I guess they did just come off of a win against Pitt but otherwise both teams are 8-3. Rutgers has the bad loss to Syracuse, both lost to Cinci, but WV lost to USF who Rutgers shut out 31-0. So for me this is another toss up . . . give me the knights
Alright I see no good reason to pick Washington here . . . sure the Huskies upset USC and Arizona somehow but otherwise they were who we thought they were. Cal has only lost to the big boys in the conference, USC and the two Oregon schools. they should take care of business here.
I started to do research but who am I kidding, I want Georgia tech to win because if Clemson wins I'm going to start asking where my school's BCS berth is . . .
ah Connecticut . . . winners of two in a row. Im glad for them. but how about this stat. Their defense before jasper howard's death didnt allow a team more than 25 and that 25 was in his last game. since his death they haven't allowed BELOW 28. They're hemeradging (definitely spelled wrong lol, I'm not going back) points. They're on an uptick though and USF has just been horrible in conference play so give me the Huskies.
Yeah Im taking Hawaii. Why not? they've won 4 straight, they're offense has found a rhythm, Wisconsin has proven to be a bad road team (despite only having 4 road games). Not to mention Wisconsin has been in Hawaii since wednesday lol, something has gone down or they'll just be too relaxed come gametime
Oh how the mighty have fallen. This should be a good game. People are still somehow disillusioned about USC being the Pac 10 powerhouse that they arent this year. they're just a good team in a conference with a few good teams. Arizona being one of those teams. I expect a good game. Arizona had two tough losses in a row followed by a close win against AZ state which i thought was going to push me to the Trojans but then i realized SC also had a close one with the Devils a couple weeks ago. lol I'll take the trojans just because I need to stop picking against them.
alright both teams have their weaknesses and although I prayed for losses for both of them I didnt get them. Bama is all about their D and Florida claims to be balanced. The way I see it. my gamecocks held Florida to 24 "but you all held bama to 20 and spotted them 7 of them." we also scored 2 actual touchdowns against Florida. Something that DID NOT happen against the Tide. I've actually grown tired of Tebow, Roll Tide . . .
Three close calls in a row for Cinci . . . that defense that wasnt supposed to be good at the start of the year. hasnt been good at the end here. Pitt however has not exactly been rolling people themselves HOWEVA! (as stephen a. smith would say) Pitt has a D, and Pitt has a sick freshman RB. Go Panthers, give me an upset baby!!!
Sorry Colt, I stopped caring about your college career a couple weeks ago as well, still want you to get the heisman (if gerhart doesnt) but I couldnt care less about your national title. Go Horned Frogs!!!
IU DAVE RETURNS---
cubansajoke --------- 7-5
LAwish------------- -- 7-5
Scott-24---------- --- 6-6
valencourt ----------- 9-3
nate75--------------- - 9-3
wildcatsfan 1--------- 8-4
Bradman125 --------- 7-5
Gameday_101------- - 7-5
French Embassy----- 6-6
WI Deer Hunter -----
Broncos #7 ---------- 7-5
meuse2win---------- - 8-4
Hurricane Alum----- --
The Law Dude --------- -
SportsJunkie76 ------- 7-5
Bigg John Studd -------gato--------------------
hawks fan --------------
Points. S/N (weeks participated)
113. valencourt (14) Winner! (also highest average)
107. nate75 (14)
105. meuse2win (14)
104. Broncos #7 (14)
103. Scott-24 (14)
102. French Embassy (14)
98. , cubansajoke (14)
95. LAwish (14), Bradman125 (13)
94. WI Deer Hunter (13), wildcatsfan 1 (13)
93. r amblinon (13)
91. Gameday_101 (13)
90. mmagettepack (13)
89. Coach Bib13 (14)
88. redwingsNSK (12)
85. SportsJunkie76 (11)
84. , , Hurricane Alum (13)
78. The Law Dude (11),
70. IU Dave Returns (9)
55. BlueDevilBob (9)
32. TexYat (4)
30. BiggJohnStudd (5)
25. MajorMetsFan (4)
7. Madtanker (1)
4. hawks fan (1),
3. JobaTheDrunk (1)
Bib's Pick 'em Winners
Bib's College Football Pick 'em 2: Overall-Valencourt. Per Week average-ValencourtBib's College Basketball Pick 'em: Overall - Wingnut 4Life, Per Week Average redwingsNSK
Bib's Bowl Pick 'em: Wingnut 4life
Bib's College Football Pick 'em: Overall - Fresh LA Style and Drookabeeyacht, Per Week Average- Phanaholic