College Football Picks-Week 9
Last week, the SEC completely screwed me up. I think I have the Big 12 all figured out (everyone but Texas sucks), but the SEC is still a mystery to me. Unfortunately, the SEC also has the weekend's biggest game: Georgia at Florida in what's billed as the world's biggest outdoor cocktail party. I've got to say, I've never associated cocktails with football. Now, maybe you have a Bloody Mary or a Screwdriver to start off the early morning tailgate, but after that it's beer. Good old fashioned beer from a can. Yum. Anyway, on to this week's picks:
North Carolina at #6 Miami (FL): I think North Carolina is a bit better than anyone realizes. I was disappointed by their loss to Louisville, but then they bounced back with a win over Virginia. Miami, on the other hand, is undoubtably a good team, even though it's so wrong that they're ranked ahead of Florida State who has the same record and beat Miami head to head. Stupid pollsters. Anyway, I'd like to pick North Carolina but it's in Miami. So, North Carolina makes it close but...the pick: Miami (FL)
#15 Wisconsin at Illinois: It would be typical of the Badgers to ruin a great season by losing to a team like Illinois. However, I'm starting to get convinced that this team is not a typical Wisconsin team. They're not great, but they've developed a knack for pulling out a win. And, in fact, I think they'll do more than just barely win today, they'll beat the Illini badly. The pick: Wisconsin.
#12 Ohio State at Minnesota: When I think of Minnesota now all I can see are the faces of the stunned fans after the Badgers blocked the punt and scored a touchdown in the waning seconds of the game two weeks ago. Heh. I guess Minnesota is not so invincible in the Dome after all. This week, I think Ohio State continues to prove that they are right alongside Notre Dame in the competition to determine the nation's best two-loss team. Again, heh. The pick: Ohio State.
#4 Georgia at #16 Florida: Another damn SEC game. Why do I even bother? Georgia is undefeated but no one seems to think they're very good. Plus, their star QB, D.J. Shockley is out with an injury. With a lack of any other insights, I'm going for the upset. The pick: Florida, and another unbeaten bites the dust.
#25 Michigan at #21 Northwestern: Ah, what should be the most fun game of the week. Michigan is on a mini roll (with a side of arrogance) after season saving wins against Penn State and Iowa. Northwestern. Man, they're just on a roll. They are an offensive machine. Sure, they can't stop anybody, but if they can score 50+ a game, who cares? In a battle of my two least favorite teams in the conference, I'm going with the offense. The pick: Northwestern.
Posted by at October 28, 2005 07:37 AM
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|# October 28th, 2005 4:12 PM james|
|as it stands now, i have a lot of upsets picked for this week.
of the games you listed, kris - we're in complete agreement on the outcomes, and on 4/5 of the analyses.
|# October 28th, 2005 4:39 PM kris|
|are we betting again? it sounds like we may end up pushing |