2017 College Pick-Em, Week 14 - THE LAST WEEK (One Friday Matchup!!!!)

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  1. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    Ok, here we go - Conference Championship Week. I have chosen from among the FBS games available - that is, all the conference championship games (some aren't expected to be close but I wanted to include all of them) as well as some others that should provide close contests. Again, this is the last week to qualify for the Big Bowl Bash, so get your picks in! And to repeat the warning in the subject line, there is a Friday game in the mix, so picks must be made by Friday 20:00 Eastern. All times Eastern as usual:

    14 Stanford vs. 11 USC: FRIDAY 20:00 PAC12 Championship, in Santa Clara

    All others Saturday:

    Akron vs. Toledo: 12:00 MAC Championship, in Detroit
    16 Memphis at 12 Central Florida: 12:00 AAC Championship, at UCF
    North Texas at Florida Atlantic: 12:00 C-USA Championship, at FAU
    Massachusetts at Florida International: 12:00 (Regular FBS game)
    10 Texas Christian vs. 2 Oklahoma: 12:30 Big 12 Championship, Arlington, TX
    Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina: 13:00 (Regular FBS game - in case anyone was curious)
    4 Auburn vs. 6 Georgia: 16:00 SEC Championship, Atlanta, GA
    Troy at Arkansas State: 19:30 (Regular FBS game)
    7 Miami vs. 1 Clemson: 20:00 ACC Championship, Charlotte, NC
    25 Fresno State at Boise State: 21:45 MWC Championship, at Boise State

    Tie Breaker:
    8 Ohio State vs. 3 Wisconsin: 20:00 B1G Championship, Indianapolis, IN
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2017
  2. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    All righty! Here are my picks for the week:

    Stanford
    Toledo
    Memphis
    Florida Atlantic
    Massachusetts
    TCU
    Georgia Southern
    Georgia
    Troy
    Miami
    Boise State

    Tie Breaker
    Wisconsin - 35-28
     
  3. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Stanford
    Toledo
    Central Florida
    North Texas
    Massachusetts
    Oklahoma
    Georgia Southern
    Georgia
    Troy
    Clemson
    Fresno State


    Ohio State 31 Wisconsin 21
     
  4. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    14 Stanford

    Akron
    12 Central Florida
    Florida Atlantic
    Florida International
    2 Oklahoma
    Georgia Southern
    4 Auburn
    Troy
    1 Clemson
    25 Fresno State

    Tie Breaker:
    3 Wisconsin

    31-17
     
  5. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    PS. UCF will win...take this to the bank. GO KNIGHTS!!!
     
  6. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    I hope Nebraska is able to convince Frost to come be their coach!
     
  7. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Toledo
    USC
    Central Florida
    Florida Atlantic
    Florida International
    Oklahoma (Go TCU!)
    Coastal Carolina
    Auburn
    Arkansas State
    Clemson (Go Miami!)
    Boise State

    Tiebreaker: Wisconsin over Ohio State 38-35.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
  8. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I'll pick USC since they honor Robert E. Lee's horse over the Stanford Indian.

    Northwest Ohio Toledo over Northeast Ohio Akron.

    Underdog Memphis since that's where Piggly Wiggly started over Central Florida best known for its Muslim militants.

    I'll take FAU over UNT just to throw off those that thought I'd pick the local team.

    FIU over the yankees.

    Okies over Texas (not really)Christian University.

    Georgia Southern in honor of the late, great Erk Russell over Coastal Carolina

    The turkey buzzards may be favored, but I'll lie down with the Dawgs over the cats in the re-match. Let's see if I end up with fleas.

    Troy beat LSU. I'll take them over Arkansas State.

    Clemson and Miami? Go Pitt! Go Syracuse! But if I have to pick, I'll go with Mark Richt and Miami

    Never did like that blue field. Fresno State.

    Tie Breaker:
    Ohio State 14 vs. Wisconsin 35
    Because the state of Ohio doesn't deserve two championship wins, and I'll guarantee that they'll have one in the bag before the TOSU - Wisconsin kickoff.
     
  9. earl40

    earl40 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Piggly Wiggley, I remember the first time I saw one and thought how strange a name that was.

    Also I agree that blue field is horrible looking, though it does stand out.
     
  10. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    Stanford
    Toledo
    UCF
    FAU
    FIU
    Oklahoma
    Ga Southern
    Georgia
    Troy
    Clemson
    Boise State
    Wisconsin, 31-24
     
  11. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    USC
    Akron
    16 Memphis
    Florida Atlantic
    Massachusetts
    2 Oklahoma
    Georgia Southern
    6 Georgia
    Troy
    1 Clemson
    Boise State

    Tie Breaker:
    8 Ohio State 14 vs. 3 Wisconsin 23
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  12. Douglas P.

    Douglas P. Puritan Board Freshman

    14 Stanford vs. 11 USC

    All others Saturday:

    Akron vs. Toledo
    16 Memphis at 12 Central Florida
    North Texas at Florida Atlantic
    Massachusetts at Florida International
    10 Texas Christian vs. 2 Oklahoma
    Georgia Southern
    at Coastal Carolina
    4 Auburn vs. 6 Georgia
    Troy at Arkansas State
    7 Miami vs. 1 Clemson
    25 Fresno State at Boise State

    Tie Breaker:
    8 Ohio State vs. 3 Wisconsin 27-24
     
  13. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm already down two, but one of those was a double overtime loss.
     
  14. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    A WILD Weekend of games ... and we have a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard this week - with none of the three correctly picking the tiebreaker game. Two of us had Wisconsin winning by a field goal, and one (yours truly) by six points. Here's what i've decided to do to break this tie - none of the three have a particularly compelling pick - Doug's in some sense was closest, but formulas that work great for choosing a best pick when the picker gets the winner correct don't do the best in this situation.

    So, I'm making an executive decision - i.e. calling an audible - and declaring the winner to be GreenBaggins, since both Doug and I are already in the Big Bowl Bash competition. So congratulations to Lane, and to all the weekly winners. Summary of this week and all weeks follows:

    GreenBaggins: 9 :flamingscot:

    Douglas Padgett: 9 :flamingscot::flamingscot::flamingscot:
    toddpedlar: 9 :flamingscot::flamingscot: :flamingscot:
    Edward: 7 :flamingscot:
    Edm: 7 :flamingscot:
    earl40: 7 :flamingscot:
    Backwoods Presbyterian: 6
    SolaScriptura: 5 :flamingscot:

    Weekly Winners - Final Big Bowl Bash Competitors List:

    Claudiu :flamingscot:
    Douglas Padgett :flamingscot::flamingscot::flamingscot:
    earl40 :flamingscot:
    Edm :flamingscot:
    Edward :flamingscot:
    GreenBaggins :flamingscot:
    Kainos :flamingscot:
    SolaScriptura :flamingscot::flamingscot:
    toddpedlar :flamingscot::flamingscot::flamingscot:
     
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  15. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    Details of the Big Bowl Bash will be sent out late this week. We will use all 41 games including both rounds of the 4-team playoffs. Rather than have a free-for-all in terms of weighting games, I'm going to assign weights to each game - some worth 1 point, others 2, 4, and 8. Exact terms will come as I set up the pool. Looking forward to a fun-filled December! Thanks to all who have played, and congratulations to all who are continuing onward!

    Update: I am correcting the above - I didn't realize one of the games is played on the Lord's Day, December 24. As such, I am removing it from the list, leaving a total of 40 games for the contest.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  16. Douglas P.

    Douglas P. Puritan Board Freshman

    As long as my wikipedia page properly indicates, with asterisk, that I was technical winner of this weeks pick'em challenge, I'm okay with it. I was starting to think that it had something to do with the fact that I'm in B1G country but since Lane isn't from SEC country i'll let it slide.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2017
  17. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    Actually all 3 of us are in B1G country, so we have much to lament together :)
     
  18. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Without naming names, I'm glad you are willing to put more effort into the bowl season than the guy who did it last year. I was afraid we weren't going to get to pick the Frisco Bowl (as opposed to the Frisco championship game).
     
  19. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    My Brian set up a nice weekend for us to celebrate our anniversary. Now he has to spend part of it watching the Rose Bowl with me. He's a good sport. Go Dawgs!
     
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