Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2018 Week 14

It’s the last week of the regular season. All of these games are conference championships, and several will decide which teams play in the four team “playoff”. The SEC winner is a shoe in. And perhaps so is Notre Dame, which finished the season 12-0 and is an independent. Personally, I think the play-off is good idea, but not really complete since other undefeated teams in non-power conferences (i.e. CFU) don’t get a chance to prove themselves. I say, if Central Florida wins, make them the #4 seed to play the #1 seed in the first round, meaning they would probably play Alabama.

At any rate, here are your final selections. I’ve included some non-championship games in order to round it out to 10 games. Make your selection by Friday, 7:00 PM EST, since that is when the first game happens.

  1. PAC-12: #17 Utah (9-3, 6-2) vs #11 Washington (9-3, 7-2)

  2. Big 12: #14 Texas (9-3, 7-2) vs #5 Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1) (a rematch of the Red River Rivalry)

  3. American: Memphis (8-4, 5-3) vs #8 Central Florida (11-0, 8-0)

  4. SEC: #1 Alabama (12-0, 8-0) vs #4 Georgia (11-1, 7-1)

  5. Mountain West: #25 Fresno St. vs #22 Boise St. (both teams 10-2, 7-1)

  6. ACC: #2 Clemson (12-0, 8-0) vs Pitt (7-5, 6-2)

  7. B1G (formerly known as the Big 10): #21 Northwestern (8-4, 8-1) vs #6 Ohio St. (11-1, 8-1)

  8. MAC: Northern Illinois (7-5, 6-2) vs Buffalo (10-2, 7-1)

  9. C-USA: Alabama-Birmingham (9-3, 7-1) vs Middle Tennessee (8-4, 7-1)

10. Tie breaker: Pick winner and final score: Sun Belt: Louisiana [NOT LSU] (7-5, 5-3) vs Appalachian St (9-2, 7-1)

24 thoughts on “Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2018 Week 14

  1. Washington
    Oklahoma
    Central Florida
    Georgia
    Boise State
    Clemson
    Ohio State
    Buffalo
    Middle Tennessee
    Appalachian State 35-27

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  2. Chas’ predictions
    1. Washington
    2. Texas
    3. Central Florida
    4. Georgia (heart, not my head here)
    5. Boise St.
    6. Clemson (they diserve to be #2)
    7. Northwestern (They used to be at the bottom of the Big 10)
    8. Buffalo
    9. Alabama-Birmingham
    10. Appalachian St 21/7 (always strong in their conference)

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  3. 1. Washington
    2.Texas
    3. Central Florida
    4.Alabama (we have elevated them to our Pro Football Team since we don’t have one in this state)
    5. Boise State
    7. Clemson
    8. Buffalo
    9. UAB
    10. Not LSU 35/27

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  4. I see Kim came along again. Glad you’re here! And I almost agree with your Bama statement. They could probably beat most of the NFL teams!

    Here I go:
    Washington
    Oklahoma
    CFU
    Georgia (just a wild hunch that there’ll be an upset here.)
    BSU
    Clemson
    OSU
    Buffalo
    UAB
    App St 45-14

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  5. Washington because of Chris Peterson
    Oklahoma because my friend lived there when I went to visit her
    Memphis (UCF lost their Heisman Trophy QB)
    Alabama
    Boise State (favored 2 and 1/2, home field)
    Clemson
    Ohio
    Northern Illinois (husband was born there, if I lose, it is his fault)
    Middle Tennessee (very pretty area)
    Appalachian State (every now and then they come out and beat the big ones) 24-14

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  6. Mumsee. Appalachian State once went up to Michigan and beat them on a blocked field goal. They received a warm welcome when they got home.
    That was when we lived in Hendersonville. We got reports of App there. And youngest GD was a student at the time.
    And her SS teacher had our last name.

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  7. Oh, I forgot to do this last night, and I don’t have time for research and analysis today, so here goes. (I seem to do about as well either way…)
    Washington
    Oklahoma
    Central Florida
    Alabama
    Boise St.
    Clemson
    Ohio St. (Much as it pains me)
    Buffalo
    Alabama-Birmingham
    Appalachian St 31-28

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  8. Dumb question from the peanut gallery, but what is the difference between Alabama and Alabama-Birmingham, besides that they’re in two different conferences?

    Is Alabama-Birmingham something like Alabama State University at Birmingham, and Alabama (with the Crimson Tide team, I presume) means the University of Alabama at Birmingham? Or is Alabama/Crimson Tide somewhere other than Birmingham? Like Tuscaloosa, maybe? I’m pretty sure they’re not in Auburn. 🙂

    I’d never heard of Alabama-Birmingham before. Is it a smaller school?

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  9. Hey y’all, here’s your last chance to get it right for the Big 12 Championship – it will be the Longhorns over the Sooners in a high-scoring dandy!

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  10. University of Alabama at Birmingham. (The Blazers)They are a smaller football team. The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa is our Pro Team although they didn’t act like it last night. They are the Crimson Tide.
    Auburn is actually in the town of Auburn. Alabama State is a traditionally black college. It is located in Montgomery as is Huntington College.
    Then there is the University of North Alabama and the University of South Alabama. A deep dark secret of mine is that even though I attended the University of Maryland I got homesick and ended up finishing college at the University of South Alabama. An even darker secret is that I cried my way out of there. They kept changing the requirements so I went to my academic advisor, cried, and asked him to show me the shortest way out of there.
    My father and ex-husband accused me of only getting a Master’s Degree so I could have a diploma from a different school—Springhill College.

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  11. Thank you, Kim. I am glad to know that. I always thought the Crimson Tide were based in Birmingham. Learn something new each day.

    Now can I make my picks?

    Just kidding. 🙂 It’s fun to read along on this thread, even though I don’t usually play.

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  12. Hello, Pickers. I’ll post the results tomorrow since it’s so late and I’m trying to learn a new computer. My new toy is Samsung Chromebook. Looks nice, but the keyboard is different than a PC.

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  13. Sorry for the delay this week. We were gone all weekend and I was busy at school.

    Here are the results:
    Kevin wins with 8 correct, proving that “research and analysis” aren’t necessary.
    With 7 were Janice, Mumsee and I.
    AJ and Kim had 6.
    Chas ended up with 5.

    I’ve also taken the time to calculate totals. (Okay, so it’s a little much, but one of my college classes is taking its final exam and I have nothing better to do right now.)
    Highest:
    Chas! with 82 points in 14 weeks, 3 wins, including that perfect 10 in Week 10.
    AJ and I have 81 in 14 weeks. AJ 3 wins, I had 2.
    Mumsee has 75 in 14 with 3 wins
    Kevin has 67 in 11 weeks with 1 win.
    Janice has 61 in 11 weeks, but no wins (several ties, though.)
    Idaho Mike has 35 pints in 6 weeks, 1 win.
    Kim only played 4 times and got 21 points, but got 1 win.

    Overall, we averaged 5.7 points. That’s not good, but hey, we’re amateurs.

    It was fun while it lasted, but let’s call it a season. There’s always the NCAA basketball tournament in March, if anyone wants to set that up.

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  14. Peter, thank you for running this again. I’m sure it takes up a fair bit of your time. I have enjoyed joining in the last couple years.

    Thanks for the extra stats too

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