My NEW Crazy BCS Predictions:
*BCS National Championship Game:
#1 Alabama (13-0) SEC Champ vs. #2 Miami (13-0) ACC Champ
WHY: Yeah, I’m jumping on the Miami band wagon. If the ‘canes beat Va. Tech this weekend and then Oklahoma next weekend they should be ranked in the top three…maybe even #1. If Miami wins both of these games I can’t see them stumbling against UNC or any other team in the ACC. Plus, Jeremy Shockey’s tweets during Miami games are priceless so I hope his team keeps winning.
The SEC is without question footballs best league top to bottom…but in my opinion Alabama and Florida are the only two elite/national championship teams in the conference. I can’t remember the last time I saw a college defense as good as ‘Bamas. The Crimson Tide beats Florida in the SEC title game and earns a birth into the BCS national championship.
Oregon (Pac-10 Champ) vs. Minnesota (Big Ten Champ)
WHY: Crazy pairing I know but I’ve been picking Oregon for years to upset USC and win the Pac-10 and the Ducks keep letting me down. But I think this is the year. Oregon beats Cal this weekend and USC next month and wins a trip to the Rose Bowl.
I hate the Big Ten overall and have a real disdain for Ohio State….so I refuse to put the Buckeyes in this game. I think OSU will stumble against Michigan and Minnesota…so I’m putting the Gophers in this game. I like their senior QB and their head coach and I think they are truly building something special in Minny…plus I think Iowa and Penn St. are overrated!
Florida (at-large SEC #2) vs. Texas (at-large Big XII #2)
WHY: Weren’t these teams supposed to be in the BCS title game? I’m saying Florida gets beat by Alabama and in an absolute shocker UT gets upset by Kansas in the Big XII championship game.
The big winner here is the Sugar Bowl…which gets the two best players in college football (Tebow & McCoy) closing their careers in the grudge match fans have been dying to see!
Kansas (Big XII Champ) vs. Houston (at-large C-USA Champ)
WHY: I like Kansas and their senior QB Todd Reesing. I know it’s super insane to believe that the Jayhawks could upset Texas but it’s early and I like underdogs. Houston is as good an offensive team as you’ll find. If the Cougars finish undefeated they’ll have wins against two Big XII South teams (Oklahoma St. & Texas Tech) an SEC team (Miss. St.) and a real solid C-USA team (Southern Miss.). The Cougars get my nod over undefeated Boise State due to strength of schedule.
Pitt (Big East Champ) vs. Michigan (at-large Big Ten #2)
WHY: Pitt gets the automatic BCS bid after winning the terrible Big East Conference (truth be told; I’ve always had a real affinity for Pitt and find myself pulling for the Panthers on a regular basis…but I hate the Big East as a football conference).
Michigan jumps back into the national mix after Rich Rodriguez engineers one of the biggest turn-arounds in college football history.
(And mark my words….the Wolverines will soon be the cream of the crop in the Big Ten)
***NO USC IN THE BCS? CORRECT!
My prediction: After being upset by Washington the Trojans go on to lose to Cal and Oregon and finish with 3 losses!
LSU (8-4) vs. Southern Mississippi (10-2)
The Tigers lose to Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas.
The Razorbacks end up in the Cotton Bowl, Ole Miss gets the Outback Bowl, South Carolina lands in the Capitol One Bowl and Georgia stays at home to play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl…meaning it’s off to Memphis and the Liberty Bowl for Les Miles and the gang.
USM loses to Kansas and Houston.