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College Football’s Final Four down to a few teams…..Alabama needs help; Big Twelve Rankings; Top 25……

Oklahoma, Clemson and Auburn stole the show Saturday as they set the pace to make the Final Four in College Football.  Wisconsin also controls their way into the group of four if they can win the Big Ten Title game next week.


Auburn beat a visiting Alabama team to gain the Western Division title of the SEC.  The 26-14 setback for the Tide was predicted by this blogger.  Clemson took South Carolina to the woodshed in a out-and-out beating while Wisconsin and Oklahoma had no trouble winning on this Saturday.  Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma served his punishment for cursing and crotch grabbing from past weeks game at Kansas.  He performed without flaw and is a prohibitive favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, win or lose for the Sooners next week.


Here is the setting for next weeks big title games that effect the Final Four:


ACC Championship:  Clemson plays Miami, Fla. (winner in Final Four)


Big Twelve Championship:  Oklahoma plays TCU (if OU wins they are in the hunt)


Southeastern Conference Championship: Auburn plays Georgia (Winner in)


Big Ten Championship:  Wisconsin plays Ohio State (Wisconsin in with a win)


PAC Championship:  Stanford plays USC (no chance for Final Four)


Alabama and Ohio State, followed by Clemson, Georgia and TCU all the best of the rest and are likely out and do not control their destiny.




My Final Four
Clemson (1) vs Wisconsin (4)  Sugar Bowl


Oklahoma (2) vs Auburn (3)  Rose Bowl


National Championship Game:  Clemson vs Oklahoma




Fred’s Top Twenty-five
  1. Oklahoma
  2. Auburn
  3. Clemson
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Ohio State
  6. Alabama
  7. Georgia
  8. Miami, Fla
  9. TCU
  10. USC
  11. Univ. Central Florida
  12. Stanford
  13. Washington
  14. Penn State
  15. Oklahoma State
  16. Memphis
  17. Notre Dame
  18. LSU
  19. Northwestern
  20. Michigan State
  21. Michigan
  22. North Carolina State
  23. Army
  24. South Florida
  25. San Diego State


Fred’s Big Twelve Ranking
  1. Oklahoma
  2. TCU
  3. Oklahoma State
  4. Iowa State
  5. Kansas State
  6. Texas Tech
  7. West Virginia
  8. Texas
  9. Baylor
  10. Kansas


Saturday’s Big Twelve games:


OU was just too much for West Virginia in a rout in Norman;


Oklahoma State blasted Kansas in Stillwater;


Kansas State scored on the last play to upend Iowa State in the Little Apple;


Texas Tech used mistakes by Texas to beat the Horns in Austin;


TCU was much too tough for Baylor in a home win in Fort Worth.


Last weeks Big Twelve Predictions:  4-1; Season:  49-19



(OU/TCU Preview, along with other conference championship game predictions will be out Friday)
Feature photo:  Oklahoma’s Rodney Anderson (24) scores in front of WVU safety Kenny Robinson (2) in the first quarter.
AP photo


Secondary Photo:  Baker Mayfield pumps up the crowd in Saturday’s Oklahoma/West Virginia football game in Norman Oklahoma.  Tulsa World photo by Ian Maule






About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 64 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

3 Responses to “College Football’s Final Four down to a few teams…..Alabama needs help; Big Twelve Rankings; Top 25……”

  1. Joe
    November 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Fred, the “flipping the bird” incident wasn’t Baker Mayfield. That happened when the quarterback for Mississippi State was carted off the field. If you are to be a reporter, please make sure you get your facts straight unless you want to be part of the Lame Stream Media and push fake news.

    • November 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Joe, my mistake. I am not a reporter. Your assentation that I might be is flattering. I am just an old 64 year old that likes to write. As for making mistakes, nothing new with me or anyone else for that matter. Appreciate that you read my blog and please come back and make comments……I love comments.

  2. November 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Please note…I have corrected that Baker did not flip the bird….

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