The Big 5 College Football Games of the Weekend

Friday, November 16, 2007

5. Vanderbilt Commodores at Tennessee Volunteers
So this doesn't really look like a big matchup this weekend. The Vols are playing well, and the Commodores have struggled for much of the conference schedule. But every single game that UT plays for the remainder of the regular season is huge. If they win out they play in the SEC Title game, despite being arguably worse than both the Gators and the Bulldogs. A few weeks ago LSU would have hoped for UT to lose so they could get a bigger boost from the title game. Now I think they want the Vols to win out, so they can avoid UGA or a rematch with Tebow. The Pick: The Vols unfortunately.

4.Missouri Tigers at Kansas St. Wildcats
After the Oregon loss last night the Big 12 is in great position to get a team in the title game. The only way this will be hindered is if Mizzou, OU, or Kansas start losing prior to their matchups. This weekend the one with the hardest is the Tigers who head into Manhattan. Mizzou does not stumble.

3. Boston College Eagles at Clemson Tigers
Someone in Boston falling from their pedestal was very nice to see. BC went from #2 in the country to needing to win in Death Valley this weekend to make the ACC title game. Meanwhile, Clemson has played extremely well since losing the VaTech and gets BC at the exact right time. The Pick: Clemson continues the BC collapse.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Wolverines
As much as the luster is off this game now that both lost last weekend, I am still very happy the Zookers knocked off the Buckeyes. Regardless, this is the battle for the Rose Bowl, with the Buckeyes having an outside shot at the BCS title still. I just pray Hart and Henne can sack it up and play in their final matchup against OSU so that they don't suck dong like they did last week. The Pick: I'm a glass half empty guy... Buckeyes win.

1. West Virginia Mountaineers at Cincinnati Bearcats
Yesterday I would have picked the Mountaineers, but after Oregon lost I just think there's another stumbling block for the WVU and that certainly isn't UConn. If the Bearcats win this game they effectively position themselves for a BCS bowl birth. All they would need is for the Mountaineers to throttle UConn in Morgantown, and I think that's going to happen. Meanwhile the Mountaineers will be routing for all teams SEC not wearing purple. The Pick: The Bearcats pull this one off.

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You make a good point that the UT/Vandy game could affect the national championship (because it will help determine who LSU will play in the SEC championship game). I also think that Tech has a decent chance against Oklahoma tomorrow - better than a Kansas State team that was owned by Nebraska last Saturday.
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Scott Albrecht said...
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