Conference Championship week is here!
Last night got us started off with the Conference USA and PAC 12 Championships.
Let’s get you prepared for the day ahead…..
#1 Georgia (12-0) vs #8 Alabama (11-1) 4:00 PM EST:
I saw a line that said “Other than Michigan vs Ohio State, this is the biggest game in College Football”.
I tend to agree.
It features arguably the two best programs in the entire sport, and it features the hunter vs the hunted.
Usually Nick Saban is the hunted, but Kirby Smart and Georgia have become the new gold standard in College Football.
Alabama wants to reclaim their throne, and winning this game would put them back at the forefront.
A win for the Tide would also give them a potential playoff birth, so there is a lot on the line here.
Amazingly, despite Georgia being on a 29 game win streak, and having one loss in the last 3 years, the Dawgs MUST win to ENSURE they are in the playoff.
Georgia comes in as a -5.5 favorite in what will hopefully be another all time classic.
#14 Louisville (10-2) vs #4 Florida State (12-0) 8:00 PM EST:
Out of the upset possibilities this seems to be the one most likely.
The odds certainly trend that way.
Florida State opened as a -5.5 favorite but it is down to -1.5.
Ironically, Louisville has not done themselves any favors in recent weeks.
The Cardinals lost to their rival Kentucky last week, and in general, have not looked like a top 15 team.
But, if Louisville can pull off the upset, the Noles will 100% be out of the playoff conversation.
#18 Oklahoma State (9-3) vs #7 Texas (11-1) 12:00 PM EST:
Like most games this weekend, this one has playoff implications.
Oklahoma State is playing with house money, but for the Longhorns to remain in the CFP conversation, Texas must win.
Oddsmakers believe the Longhorns will win this one easily – they are currently a -15 favorite.
But, I just wonder if Oklahoma State may have something up their sleeve to make this more of a game than it may seem?
Tune in to find out.
#2 Michigan (12-0) vs #16 Iowa (10-2) 8:00 PM EST:
Does Iowa have any real chance of winning this game?
The Hawkeyes have been unconvincing all year, and the one time they played a good opponent (Penn State) they lost 31-0.
As it turns out, Michigan is even better than Penn State so who knows how ugly this one gets.
For Iowa to have any chance their defense is going to have to perform otherworldly maneuvers.
In other words, allow next to no points.
The Iowa offensive struggles have been documented for some time, so any points from the offense will be considered a victory.
Michigan is a -21.5 favorite in a game that could get ugly……
SMU (10-2) vs #22 Tulane (11-1) 4:00 PM EST:
As the currently highest ranked non power 5 team Tulane likely needs to just win to get into a NY6 bowl.
I doubt this game will be watched by many given that Alabama vs Georgia will be going on at the same time.
Tulane has the chance to make it to a big time bowl game for the second year in a row.
Not too shabby for the Green Wave!
They are -3 favorites against SMU – if you are watching and or betting this game, then you are a true diehard College Football fan and you deserve the upmost respect!