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OU/Okla. State prepare for Bedlam on Saturday; My four for the Final Four; Big Twelve Review; Top 25; National Predictions…….

Big Twelve unsettled as Final Four is the same; Three upsets for the week!


The college football world gets cooking this week with the first ranking by the “committee” for the teams that hope to make the Final Four to play for a “mythical” and “fraudulent” national championship game (no caps here).  It is still an opinion on the four teams that are “voted” to play in a system that many more teams are good enough to be included in the mix.  My OU/OSU pick is to close to call and I will make that selection on Friday 12 noon.


Fred’s Big Twelve Rank

  1. Iowa State
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Oklahoma
  4. TCU
  5. West Virginia
  6. Texas
  7. Kansas State
  8. Texas Tech
  9. Baylor
  10. Kansas

(My top two teams for the Big 12 title game will be noted in my Bedlam post on Friday)


Big Twelve Review


Texas got a nice win at Baylor.  Improvement with Shane Buechele as the quarterback.


Oklahoma State showed improvement on defense and what a healthy offensive line can do in a win at West Virginia.  Pokes kicking game not good.


Kansas State’s 30-20 win was not good in any terms.  Wildcats are not improving but getting worse.  Kansas is really bad.


Iowa State held serve and beat TCU with defense.  Horned Frogs are not all that anymore and must go to Norman.


Sooners continue to show weakness in secondary and if improvements are not made they are not winning out.

This weeks predictions in the Big 12


OU is at OSU and preview and prediction will be out Friday


Kansas State is at Texas Tech and the Wildcats can compete. I like Tech 27 to 20.


Baylor gets their first win in a 38 to 10 win over Kansas in Lawrence.


Iowa State finally gets real as the Mountaineers will give them all they want.  Cyclones run the ball on a bad defense front of West Virginia. State wins 31 to 28.


Last week: 3-2  Season:  37-12




Fred’s Top Twenty-five

(this ranking is for this week only and does not represent my Final Four teams)

  1. Georgia
  2. Alabama
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Clemson
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Miami, Fla
  7. TCU
  8. Oklahoma State
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Ohio State
  11. Penn State
  12. Iowa State
  13. Virginia Tech
  14. Washington
  15. Stanford
  16. Univ. of Central Florida
  17. USC
  18. Auburn
  19. Mississippi State
  20. Memphis
  21. Arizona
  22. LSU
  23. North Carolina State
  24. South Florida
  25. Navy


Final Four (will change as the final weeks play through)
Alabama vs Penn State
Georgia vs Washington 



This weeks National Games


Navy 23 at Temple 18  (Thursday)
Memphis 42 at Tulsa 21 (Friday)
Indiana 23 and Wisconsin 21 (upset special)
Penn State 24 at Michigan State 20
Texas A&M 27 and Auburn 24 (upset special)
Mississippi State 56 and UMass 13
Georgia 31 and South Carolina 10
Iowa 31 and Ohio State 23 (upset special)
Notre Dame 27 and Wake Forest 17
North Carolina State 28 and Clemson 20 (upset special)
Washington State 30 and Stanford 26
South Florida 37 and UConn 13
Univ. of Central Florida 48 at SMU 27
Alabama 27 and LSU 6
USC 34 and Arizona 28
Washington 42 and Oregon 17


Feature Photo Credit:  http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Mayfield-Leads-Oklahoma-to-49-27-Win-Over-Texas-Tech-453948393.html

Secondary photo credit:  Oklahoma State running back J.D. King (27) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Morgantown, W.Va. Oklahoma State defeated West Virginia 50-39. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)(Photo: The Associated Press)








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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 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. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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