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OU loss puts O-State at the top of Big 12? Predictions and rankings for the week….Auburn over Georgia…..

OU punt blocked by KSU…photo: USA Today



First off, it was not a good week for my predictions but I did get the Mississippi State upset over LSU correct.  The Oklahoma debacle with Kansas State was not expected and the Big 12 looks like a league without a great team let alone a better than average one.  On the national scene, Clemson and Alabama are the best with Ohio State entering the picture later this month.   College football is up and going but further interruptions are more and more looking like the devil in the 2020 season.



OU was well on their way in beating Kansas State but horrible plays giving the Wildcats interceptions and a fumble recovery with a block punt was just enough for the upset.  It was a heart breaking loss in Norman and the Sooners are now under the gun going to Iowa State this Saturday.  Oklahoma State currently has the best defense in the conference and it showed in their hard play against West Virginia.  Texas was lucky to beat Tech in Lubbock and that defense in Austin is just plain horrific.  Baylor won and can be a contender if they continue to improve.




Big Twelve Rankings

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




This weeks games have:


OU going to Ames to play the Cyclones.  Iowa State beats OU because they are better on defense.  Cyclones 41 and Sooners 39



Oklahoma State visits Kansas.  It will be a tough hard fought game and KU is primed to upset OSU.  Look for a big day by the KU running back Pooka Williams Jr. and the Jayhawks win 31-24.



Baylor travels to Morgantown and this will be a pivotal game for both.  Baylor loses a close one 38 to 31.



Texas makes the trip up I-35E and gets handed their first loss 28 to 27.  Texas, again, is not back.


Texas Tech is in Manhattan and the KSU Wildcats win again by a rather easy 42 to 21.



National Rankings


  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Ohio State
  4. Mississippi State
  5. Florida
  6. Georgia
  7. Miami
  8. Notre Dame
  9. North Carolina
  10. Penn State
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Auburn
  13. UCF
  14. Pittsburgh
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Texas
  17. Cincinnati
  18. Oregon
  19. Michigan
  20. aTm
  21. BYU
  22. Louisiana
  23. Iowa State
  24. Wisconsin
  25. Virginia Tech

National Predictions


Tennessee 31 and Missouri 18


Pittsburgh 43 and NC State 29


Florida 21 and South Carolina 14


Alabama 38 and aTm 12


North Carolina 35 at Boston College 19


Cincinnati 42 and South Florida 14


Virginia Tech 24 at Duke 13


Kentucky 38 and Ole Miss 17


Auburn 20 and Georgia 10


LSU 25 and Vandy 9


UCF 40 and Tulsa 24


Clemson 49 and Virginia 14









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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