Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back to it....

Well, let us take a look at my college football predictions that I made back in August.
Granted, there is still 2 weeks of football left to be played, but we all know that the BCS will come down to the winner of the SEC title game ('Bama vs Florida) and Texas.

It's looking like my BCS title game is going to be correct. I truly believe that 'Bama will beat Florida and they will then lose to Texas.

It appears that I botched the bowl lay-outs below. But I got the title game right, thus far. Unless something crazy happens with Texas, and of course, 'Bama loses to Florida.
-I called Cincy almost spot on. Granted, it's looking like they will finish 5th or even 4th in the BCS rankings. But I had them as my surprise team.
-I had Iowa as my top Big 10 team, but they lost to OSU so that got shot down. Needless to say, they should still get an at-large-bid.
-The actualy Rose Bowl is OSU vs Oregon. I had Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl and OSU out of the BCS. Whoops.
-The biggest surprise is TCU, I didn't mention them in the top 10.
-I called USC right, although they could get a shot at an at-large-bid I hear.
-Utah was my biggest disappointment....they are ranked 20th right now and they have 2 losses. Likewise with Cal.
-Michigan State was my bust pick in the Big Ten. can check the rest below. All in all, not bad. I'm still on pace to win some coin.

With the start of the season only 2 weeks away, it's time to release Scottage Cheeses' 3rd Annual Pick-A-Dicks:
Citi National - Rose Bowl (aka Taxpayers Bowl)
Texas (3) over Alabama (6)
FED EX Orange Bowl
Virginia Tech (8) over Oregon (13)
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Boise State (12) over Oklahoma (2)
All State Sugar Bowl
Iowa (23) over Notre Dame (24)
Top 10
1) Texas
2) Virginia Tech
3) Alabama
4) Boise State
5) Iowa
6) Oklahoma
7) Oregon
8) Utah
9) Cincy**
10) California
*Please note, USC will finish 11th or 12th. Their schedule is far too tough (non-conference).
**Cincy will be the surprise team of the year
***Michigan State could easily sneak in over Cal.
Big Ten
1. Iowa
2. Michigan State
3. Ohio State
4. Penn State
5. Michigan
6. Minnesota
7. Illinois
8. Wisconsin
9. Purdue
10. Northwestern
11. Indiana
*I love the Badgers more than my pet cat, Jack. But it's going to take one more year before Clay reaches his full potential and the Badgers will have options at QB.
**Iowa is returning most of their O-Line, QB, D-Line and have a couple of options to replace Shonn Greene.
I may have gotten the conference match-ups wrong in the bowl. If so, sue me (I love that line!).
HERE are my predictions from last season....yikes. I went out on a limb and picked two SEC teams to go to the title game. Why? Look how close it came to Michigan vs OSU in 2007.

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