This week instead of a Top 25 which is essentially useless. I’ll post a projected bowl lineup. before you get too worked up this bowl projection will include a couple of upsets today. Pitt over Cincy and Alabama over Florida.
LAST WEEKS PICKS REAL RESULTS
Tennessee 24 Kentucky 21 Tennessee 30-24
Oklahoma 35 Oklahoma St. 31 Oklahoma 27-0
South Florida 22 Miami (FL) 19 Miami 31-10
BYU 38 Utah 28 BYU 26-23
Arkansas 28 LSU 24 LSU 33-30
BC 33 Maryland 17 BC 19-17
Navy 38 Hawaii 30 Hawaii 24-17
Hopkins 27 Thomas More 21 Hopkins 31-29
5 and 3. That about sums up my picks for the year. More than half correct, but not by much. I would have felt a lot better about this weeks picks if Arkansas had held on.
Best BCS Team of the Week: Mississippi St.
The Bulldogs salvaged a poor season , with an absolute thrashing of their in state rivals at Ole Miss.
Best non-BCS Team of the Week: Wyoming
They had a great fourth quarter to edge Colorado State and get the Cowboys back into a bowl in Dave Christensen’s first season.
Best Individual performance of the Week: Toby Gerhart, RB Stanford
He continues to make himself a serious Heisman threat. He rushed for 205 yards and 3 TD’s and threw for another in Stanford’s come from behind win against Notre Dame.
TOP 5 GAMES OF THE WEEK
5. East Carolina (8-4) vs. Houston (10-2)
My Pick: Houston 33-24
4. Clemson (8-4) vs. Georgia Tech (10-2)
My Pick: Georgia Tech 31-21
3. Nebraska (9-3) vs. Texas (12-0)
My Pick: Texas 24-7
2. Pittsburgh (9-2) vs. Cincinnati (11-0)
My Pick: Pitt 27-20
1. Alabama (12-0) vs. Florida (12-0)
My Pick: Alabama 24-21
Johns Hopkins (10-2) at Wesley (12-0)
My Pick: (why not?) Hopkins 28-24
12/19 New Mexico Fresno St. vs. Wyoming
St. Petersburg Connecticut vs. Central Florida
12/20 New Orleans Troy vs. East Carolina
12/22 Las Vegas BYU vs. California
12/23 Poinsettia Utah vs. Arizona
12/24 Hawaii SMU vs. Nevada
12/26 Emerald Boston College vs. Oregon St.
Little Caesars Ohio U. vs. Middle Tennessee St.
Meineke Car Care Cincinnati vs. Miami (FL)
12/27 Music City Kentucky vs. North Carolina
12/28 Independence Georgia vs. Iowa State
12/29 Eagle Bank Marshall vs. N. Illinois
Champs Sports Clemson vs. Northwestern
12/30 Holiday USC vs. Nebraska
Humanitarian Idaho vs. Bowling Green
12/31 Sun Oklahoma vs. Stanford
Texas Navy vs. Texas A&M
Insight Minnesota vs. Missouri
Armed Forces Air Force vs. Southern Miss
Chick Fil-A Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee
1/1 Outback Wisconsin vs. Auburn
Gator Florida State vs. West Virginia
Capital One Penn State vs. LSU
Rose Ohio State vs. Oregon
Sugar Florida vs. Pittsburgh
1/2 Cotton Mississippi vs. Oklahoma St.
International Temple vs. Rutgers
Papa Johns South Florida vs. South Carolina
Liberty Houston vs. Arkansas
Alamo Michigan St. vs. Texas Tech
1/4 Fiesta Iowa vs. Boise State
1/5 Orange Georgia Tech vs. TCU
1/6 GMAC C. Michigan vs. UCLA
1/7 National Title Alabama vs. Texas