NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Final pick'em before the bowls.
November 28, 2011, 10:15 AM
Not too many games but there are some good ones. The final regular season slate (will use BCS rankings since USC is all done now):

1 LSU vs 14 UGA in the dome
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - can OkSU make a big enough spash to matter?
5 VT vs 20 Clemson in NC
7 BSU vs UNM - not one of the good ones mentioned above
8 Houston vs 24 USM at Houston
9 Oregon vs UCLA - will UCLA wear surrender flag white unis again on Friday?
11 KSU vs ISU - one more upset in the tank?
13 MSU vs 15 WISC in Indy - Hail mary nightmares this season for WISC
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas - How many losses can Texas have and still be ranked?
18 TCU vs UNLV - Start with WISC, end with TCU - the AD there hates the UNLV FB team
23 WVU at USF - WVU can make a BCS game if it wins and some combination of other stuff happens out in BE land.

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU in MAC attack action
Cuse at Pitt - both are 5-6 and fighting for a bowl slot
Troy at Arkansas State - this ASU has gotten better during the year and is 9-2
Fresno at SDSU - somewhat important for MWC bowl slot position for SDSU, Aztecs needs a big crowd to show to get better bowl invite


BTW, for whatever reason Army vs Navy is not this weekend. Annoying actually.
November 28, 2011  10:38 AM ET

1 LSU vs 14 UGA- UGA fan, but have to be real and pick LSU
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - Oklahoma
5 VT vs 20 Clemson- Clemson
7 BSU vs UNM -Boise St
8 Houston vs 24 USM- Houston
9 Oregon vs UCLA - Oregon
11 KSU vs ISU - K State
13 MSU vs 15 WISC- Wisconsin
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas - Baylor
18 TCU vs UNLV - TCU
23 WVU at USF - West Virginia

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU- Ohio
Cuse at Pitt - Pitt
Troy at Arkansas State - Arkansas St
Fresno at SDSU - SDSU

November 28, 2011  10:43 AM ET

1 LSU vs 14 UGA- UGA fan, but have to be real and pick LSU
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - Oklahoma
5 VT vs 20 Clemson- Clemson
7 BSU vs UNM -Boise St
8 Houston vs 24 USM- Houston
9 Oregon vs UCLA - Oregon
11 KSU vs ISU - K State
13 MSU vs 15 WISC- Wisconsin
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas - Baylor
18 TCU vs UNLV - TCU
23 WVU at USF - West Virginia

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU- Ohio
Cuse at Pitt - Pitt
Troy at Arkansas State - Arkansas St
Fresno at SDSU - SDSU

November 28, 2011  12:33 PM ET

1 LSU vs 14 UGA in the dome - LSU is just too good.
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - Oklahoma really misses Broyles
5 VT vs 20 Clemson in NC - Clemson demolished VT Blacksburg already this year.
7 BSU vs UNM
8 Houston vs 24 USM at Houston - should be a fun game to watch.
9 Oregon vs UCLA - should be a hideous game to watch.
11 KSU vs ISU - K State has their best season in a decade and still
13 MSU vs 15 WISC in Indy
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas
18 TCU vs UNLV
23 WVU at USF

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU
Cuse at Pitt -
Troy at Arkansas State
Fresno at SDSU

November 28, 2011  12:41 PM ET

*and still won't get a BCS invite.

November 28, 2011  12:58 PM ET

1 LSU manages 14 UGA
3 OkSU finally wins one against 9 OU
5 VT reaps vengeance upon 20 Clemson in NC
7 BSU beats UNM
8 Houston evades 24 USM
9 Oregon pastes UCLA
11 KSU escapes ISU
13 MSU loses to 15 WISC in Indy
17 Baylor defeats 22 Texas
18 TCU beats UNLV
23 WVU overcomes at USF

Other notables:

Ohio wins at NIU
Cuse loses at Pitt
Troy fails at Arkansas State -
Fresno falls at SDSU

November 28, 2011  01:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

*and still won't get a BCS invite.

Bet they will get the B12's 2nd invite if OkSU beats OU.

November 28, 2011  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

1 LSU vs 14 UGA in the dome - LSU is just too good.3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - Oklahoma really misses Broyles5 VT vs 20 Clemson in NC - Clemson demolished VT Blacksburg already this year.7 BSU vs UNM8 Houston vs 24 USM at Houston - should be a fun game to watch.9 Oregon vs UCLA - should be a hideous game to watch.11 KSU vs ISU - K State has their best season in a decade and still 13 MSU vs 15 WISC in Indy 17 Baylor vs 22 Texas 18 TCU vs UNLV 23 WVU at USFOther notables:Ohio at NIU Cuse at Pitt - Troy at Arkansas StateFresno at SDSU

Wonder if the Clemson vs VT game will have any bearing on a possible rematch game btwn LSU and Bama. In other words if Clemson wins by about the same margin that they beat VT the first time around does that help OkSU and if VT wins does that make Bama's case a bit more solid? Ditto for MSU and WISC. Rematch games don't happen all that often so I bet the announcers for both game play this angle up.

November 28, 2011  02:19 PM ET

Stale spam bump. Can't they at least advertise for games that are not already over?

November 28, 2011  02:40 PM ET

1 LSU vs 14 UGA in the dome LUS all the way
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - can OkSU make a big enough spash to matter? wanna say OU, but think Lite has it this year...OSU
5 VT vs 20 Clemson in NC VaTech is the real deal
7 BSU vs UNM - not one of the good ones mentioned above gonna be tough but BUS pulls it out at the last
8 Houston vs 24 USM at Houston Houston undefeated
9 Oregon vs UCLA - will UCLA wear surrender flag white unis again on Friday? OrU
11 KSU vs ISU - one more upset in the tank? No...KSU
13 MSU vs 15 WISC in Indy - Hail mary nightmares this season for WISC Wisky is also the real deal
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas - How many losses can Texas have and still be ranked? evidently infinite...but Baylor adds one more loss to TU
18 TCU vs UNLV - Start with WISC, end with TCU - the AD there hates the UNLV FB team TCU
23 WVU at USF - WVU can make a BCS game if it wins and some combination of other stuff happens out in BE land. WVU in the hunt

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU in MAC attack action who? Ohio
Cuse at Pitt - both are 5-6 and fighting for a bowl slot Since Ernie Nevers have always had a spot for Syracuse
Troy at Arkansas State - this ASU has gotten better during the year and is 9-2 ASU
Fresno at SDSU - somewhat important for MWC bowl slot position for SDSU, Aztecs needs a big crowd to show to get better bowl invite For ArmPit...SDSU, the newest BE admit?

November 28, 2011  03:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Bet they will get the B12's 2nd invite if OkSU beats OU.

They should, but the projections I've seen show Michigan ending up in the top 14 and getting the last BCS at-large bid.

SEC: 2 (LSU and Bama)
BE: 1 (who ever wins the conference)
ACC: 1 (whoever wins the conference)
Pac12: 2 (Oregon and Stanford)
mid-major: 1 (Houston assuming they win out, they are automatic)

So that accounts for 7 or the 10 slots.

Big12 and big10 champions each get one automatic, so that leaves one at-large spot up for grabs.

Available choices for that last at-large spot:
#5 VaTech (if they lose to Clemson and stay in the top 14)
#7 Boise
#11 K State
Loser of OU vs. OSU (winner would get automatic bid as Big 12 champion)
Loser of Wisconsin vs. Sparty if they loser stays within the top 14
#16 Michigan if they move up to top 14 because teams above them lose in CCG games.

... Annnnnd the projection is Michigan because of the assumed TV ratings boost they would bring to the table.

November 28, 2011  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

They should, but the projections I've seen show Michigan ending up in the top 14 and getting the last BCS at-large bid.SEC: 2 (LSU and Bama)BE: 1 (who ever wins the conference)ACC: 1 (whoever wins the conference)Pac12: 2 (Oregon and Stanford)mid-major: 1 (Houston assuming they win out, they are automatic)So that accounts for 7 or the 10 slots.Big12 and big10 champions each get one automatic, so that leaves one at-large spot up for grabs.Available choices for that last at-large spot:#5 VaTech (if they lose to Clemson and stay in the top 14)#7 Boise#11 K StateLoser of OU vs. OSU (winner would get automatic bid as Big 12 champion)Loser of Wisconsin vs. Sparty if they loser stays within the top 14#16 Michigan if they move up to top 14 because teams above them lose in CCG games.... Annnnnd the projection is Michigan because of the assumed TV ratings boost they would bring to the table.

It would be interesting if it winds up that the B12 is better off with OKSU losing to OU....

November 28, 2011  03:14 PM ET

Another interesting scenario:

If UGa upsets LSU and LSU still stays in the top 2, then I believe the SEC would get three BCS teams:

LSU vs. Bama in the NCG, plus UGa in the Sugar Bowl as SEC champion.

November 28, 2011  03:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It would be interesting if it winds up that the B12 is better off with OKSU losing to OU....

Since the at-large bids come down to a popularity contest, the question would still be whether a top 10 Okie Lite is a better draw than a #14 Michigan.

IMO, the answer is no.

To paraphrase ProveIt, "Big10 #2 + large TV audience = large TV audience"

November 28, 2011  04:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

*and still won't get a BCS invite.

K State is known for BCS snubs

November 28, 2011  04:25 PM ET

1 LSU vs 14 UGA in the dome -- Georgia is exposed
3 OkSU at home vs 9 OU - can OkSU make a big enough spash to matter? I got OkieSt in this one, mostly because I'm rooting for them to leap frog Bama (it's just wrong that a non-champ gets in the title game)
5 VT vs 20 Clemson in NC -- Tech takes its revenge
7 BSU vs UNM - not one of the good ones mentioned above -- BSU (why is Boise St. called just 'Boise?' its the only state school that people refer to without the "state")
8 Houston vs 24 USM at Houston -- I'm going with Southern Miss, here
9 Oregon vs UCLA - UCLA will get crushed so bad they won't bother petitioning for a bowl game
11 KSU vs ISU - K State
13 MSU vs 15 WISC in Indy - Wisky
17 Baylor vs 22 Texas - one more loss for UT
18 TCU vs UNLV - TCU
23 WVU at USF - I'm gonna go with South Florida

Other notables:

Ohio at NIU in MAC attack action Ohio
Cuse at Pitt - Pitt
Troy at Arkansas State - ArkiSt
Fresno at SDSU - Fresno St

November 28, 2011  07:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

K State is known for BCS snubs

True, pretty much every school in the B12 not named OU and Texas has gotten the shaft by the BCS folks.

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November 28, 2011  10:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

If it comes down to the Sugar Bowl and they have a choice between Okst and Mich., you think they choose Mich.?

Yes.

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