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7 Top Teams challange for Number One….Big Twelve and National preview for week 8…

Feature photo: LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (22) crosses the goal line to score on a long run as Florida defensive back CJ Henderson (1) and Florida defensive back Brad Stewart Jr. (2) give chase during the first half of LSU’s football game against Florida at Tiger Stadium Saturday Oct. 12, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.

Oklahoma’s trouncing of Texas and LSU’s winning recipe over Florida in the Swamp have proved without a doubt that these two teams will challenge Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State for the Final Four later in the season.  Penn State also remains in the conversation with their win at Iowa and Wisconsin will give both the Buckeyes and Nittney Lions a run for the Big Ten title.  Currently, I have these teams ranked like this with my current Top 25.

 

 

 

Top 25

 

  1.  Ohio State
  2.  Oklahoma
  3.  Alabama
  4.  LSU
  5.  Penn State
  6.  Wisconsin
  7.  Clemson
  8.  Notre Dame
  9.  Florida
  10.  Auburn
  11.  Michigan
  12.  Georgia
  13.  Boise State
  14.  Texas
  15.  Arizona State
  16.  Utah
  17.  Oregon
  18.  Tulane
  19.  Baylor
  20.  Minnesota
  21.  SMU
  22.  Cincinnati
  23.  Washington
  24.  Appalachian State
  25.  Missouri
My Final Four prediction after week 7 

 

 

Ohio State vs Clemson
Oklahoma vs Alabama
National Championship game will have Ohio State beating Alabama.

 

 

Big Twelve Rankings  

 

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

 

 

Big Twelve recap

 

OU was much the better team than Texas.  Sooners have found a defense too.

 

Iowa State is finding themselves on offense and West Virginia lost it’s quarterback in the loss.

 

Baylor continues to stay unbeaten taking Texas Tech to double overtime before winning.

 

This week in the Big Twelve

 

Oklahoma begins the day in Norman with a Roster start with West Virginia.  The Mountaineers will be blown out.  West Virginia’s quarterback Austin Kendall is questionable as of Sunday.  Sooners 59 and Mountaineers 20

 

Baylor continues to stay unbeaten in Stillwater as OSU continues to slide.  Bears in a close one 30 to 27 over the Pokes.

 

Kansas State will get the better of TCU as the Frogs are not very good this year.  Wildcats win 24 to 20.

 

Kansas visits DKR and the Texas Longhorns snap back with a 41 to 14 win.  

 

In the Iowa State trip to Lubbock, the Cyclones will have a tough one but should come out the winner.  I like the men from Ames 28 to 24.  

 

Last week’s predictions: 3-0; Season: 36-8

 

KEY GAMES of the WEEK

 

Friday, Oct 18
Ohio State 42 at Northwestern 10

 

Saturday, Oct 19
Clemson 39 at Louisville 12
Wisconsin 49 at Illinois 14
South Carolina 20 and Florida 18
Auburn 52 at Arkansas 21
Iowa 35 and Purdue 17
Miami 38 and Georgia Tech 10
LSU 35 at Mississippi State 21
Washington 42 and Oregon 34
Temple 31 at SMU 29
Cincinnati 41 and Tulsa 19
Utah 24 and Arizona State 21
Penn State 28 and Michigan 20
Alabama 47 and Tennessee 21
Boise State 39 at BYU 28

 

 

 

Feature photo found:  Fort Worth Star-Telegraphm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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