College Football Week 12 Rankings, Ramblings and Marquee Matchups and Upset Specials

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By Tom Hanken and Andrew Reichmeier Rankings   *** Ramblings *** There's some BIG games this week, so let's get right to it. Marquee Match-ups (rankings reflect the College Football Playoff poll) 9 Michigan State (9-1) at 3 Ohio State (10-0) - Saturday, 2:30, ABC This game has been talked about for months, but as it finally arrives, it seems like these Big Ten powerhouses are flying under the radar a little bit. Despite winning the national title last year and a 10-0 start this season, Ohio State is behind Clemson and Alabama in the playoff rankings. Michigan State has to be feeling disrespected as well. Four one-loss teams are ranked ahead of the Spartans, whose lone slip-up came at Nebraska a few weeks ago. Urban Meyer has only lost one B1G game, the Big Ten Championship game to Sparty. He is also undefeated in regular season conference play, that streak will continue. Ohio State is getting 13.5 points here. I like Sparty to cover that spread, but the Buckeyes will [Read more...]

College Football Rankings, Ramblings and Marquee Matchups and Upset Specials

Tom Hanken AND Andrew Reichmeier   Heisman Favorites1.     QB Trevone Boykin (TCU): 32-47 388, 3 TD; 11-84-1 rushing2.     RB Leonard Fournette (LSU): IDLE 3.     QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson): 23-30 383, 5 TD 4.     WR Corey Coleman (Baylor): IDLE 5.     WR Josh Docston (TCU): 11-183, 2 TD 6.     RB Ezekiel Elliot (Ohio St.): IDLE     Playoff Predictions1.     Ohio State2.     TCU 3.     Alabama 4.     Stanford Only a win (or loss) away ·       LSU ·       Utah ·       Memphis The Big 12 sure is fun! They have given us some exciting and fun games this season; most of those games have involved Texas Tech. The Big 12 is going to be fun to watch down the stretch and has some teams with really nice looking records. TCU and Baylor continue to be the conference’s best chance of getting a team into the playoff and the conference must be hoping that they only lose to each other and end the season with one undefeated and the [Read more...]