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PICKING the Final Four….Conference Championship Games and Bowl predictions……

Predictions for the Conference Championship Games



SEC:  Georgia gets their bid to the Final Four with an exciting  win over LSU in Atlanta.  The Bulldogs keep LSU’s offense in check enough to forge the win. LSU still gets in.  Final:  Georgia 33 and LSU 28



PAC 12:  Utah has just enough to edge Oregon in Santa Clara.  The Utes get their signature win of the season as the Ducks lose.  Final:  Utah 45 and Oregon 31



Big Twelve:  Baylor stuns Oklahoma in Arlington.  The Sooners are exposed by the Bear offensive and Charlie Brewer has a career day running and passing his team to the win.  OU turns it over three times and for this day, OU cannot make a comeback.  Final:  Bears 45 and OU 41



Big Ten:  Ohio State overpowers Wisconsin in Indianapolis.  The Buckeyes secure the first seed in the Playoffs.  Final:  Ohio State 41 and Wisconsin 20



American Athletic:  Memphis does it well in BBQ and also in football as they dismantle Cincinnati in the Liberty Bowl setting.  Final:   Memphis 38 and Cincinnati 31



ACC:  Clemson gains a Final Four bid and stays undefeated beating Virginia in Charlotte, NC.  The Tigers will defend their 2018 National Championship.  Final:  Clemson 38 and Virginia 17



Mountain West:  Boise State hosts Hawaii and will beat the visitors.  Final:  Boise State 51 and Hawaii 45.


Final Four Rankings at the end of the day:
  1.  Ohio State
  2.  Clemson
  3.  LSU
  4.  Georgia
  5.  Utah
  6.  Baylor



Ohio State will play Georgia in one National Semi-Final


Clemson will Play LSU in the other National Semi- Final


Ohio State will play Clemson for the National Championship


Clemson will win it’s second National Championship


Other Bowl games

Cotton:  Oklahoma vs Notre Dame


Rose:  Utah vs Penn State


Sugar Bowl:  Alabama vs Baylor


Orange Bowl:  Virginia vs Memphis

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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