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)

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks 2018 Week 13

It’s RIVALRY WEEK folks! Many of the Big boys play against their main rivals for boasting rights. Some are even making a last ditch effort to make it to the so-called “playoff”. So while enjoying that left-over turkey, enjoy some of these on TV. Just make sure to get in your guesses before 7:30 EST Thursday, when the first game happens.

 1. Thursday 7:30pm EST: #22 Mississippi St @ Ole Miss

 2. Nebraska @ Iowa

 3. #8 Central Florida @ South Florida

 4. #16 Washington @ #7 Washington State

 5. Arkansas @ Mizzou

 6. #13 Florida @ Florida State

 7. Auburn @ #1 Alabama

 8. Arizona State @ Arizona

 9. Wake Forest @ Duke

10. Tie Breaker: Pick winner and final score: #4 Michigan @ #10 Ohio State

BONUS: Guess who will win the Illinois small school (1A) championship to be played Friday @ 10AM in Champaign. I’ll be there cheering on the boys from my school. The teams are: Camp Point Central Panthers (12-1) vs Forreston Cardinals (11-2)

(I won’t say which is my school so as not to influence your selection.)