CF Experts Pick'Em: Championship Week

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CURRENT STANDINGS

Chris Hassel, 51-37
Adam Carper, 48-40
Bret Culbertson, 48-40
Jack Whitver, 45-43
Dave Zawilinski, 43-45
Andrew Downs, 41-47
Brent Blum, 41-47
Austen Arnaud, 40-48
Kirk Haaland, 39-49
Adam Gray, 39-49
Brett McIntyre, 38-50
Chris Williams, 38-50 

ESPN'S CHRIS HASSEL 

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Tigers. The Tigers from Auburn.

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford @ Arizona State - Stanford on a neutral site. ASU at home.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - Duke believes. Won't win, but could keep it closer then people think. FSU doesn't need to win big. Devils cover.

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - MSU wins outright

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Too many points in a rivalry game between two good teams. OU keeps it within a score.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Horns can hang within two scores.

FORMER IOWA STATE LINEBACKER ADAM CARPER

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - With the crazy finishes to both Georgia and Alabama the last two weeks, Auburn has captivated the college football world. Couple that with my hatred toward Gary Pinkel and this is a no-brainer.  Auburn

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Hard to beat a team twice in a year and with this game in Tempe, I like ASU to get to the Rose Bowl.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - The Noles know they just need to win to stamp their ticket to Pasadena so no need for style points in this game.  Can’t believe I’m saying this but Duke football covers.

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - On a neutral field, I like the Spartans to cover.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Okie State is off to the Fiesta Bowl with a convincing win over their in-state rival.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Due to some key injuries, Baylor seems to be losing some of their firepower as evidenced by their last 2 games and for that reason, I like the Horns to cover. 

FORMER IOWA STATE KICKER BRET CULBERTSON

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Auburn welcomes Mizzou to the strong side of the SEC. Auburn wins.

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Stanford, hands down.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - Congrats to kicker Ross Martin of Duke on putting his team in the ACC championship. 29 is a lot of points. I could go either way. Give me Duke to beat the spread.

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - Going with the Buckeyes to cover, but I like the Spartans.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Sooners cover, but lose in a game down to the wire.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Baylor handles Texas at home and covers.

FORMER IOWA STATE WIDE RECEIVER JACK WHITVER

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Auburn comes out flat after a HUGE win...the Tiger's luck runs out. Mizzou shocks the country with an SEC championship.

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Stanford toughness overpowers ASU.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - That is a ton of points in a championship game, but if anyone can, it is FSU. Seminoles cover. 

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - MSU and their defense wins straight up to screw up the entire BCS system. Would be a fitting way for the cockamamie BCS system to go out.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - OSU is playing great, especially at home. Cowboys cover.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Baylor has shown signs of mortality lately, but they are extremely tough at home this year. Bears cover.

ABC 5 SPORTS DIRECTOR DAVE ZAWILINSKI 

Time to man up.  Going with my gut.  

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Mizzou

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State  - Stanford. 

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - FSU

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - MSU

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Oklahoma 

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Baylor

1460 KXNO'S ANDREW DOWNS

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Auburn. I've liked the Tigers all season, but Auburn has something special going.  

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Stanford. NERDS!

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - FSU. Seminoles can smell the championship, and they'll roll past Duke en route to Pasadena.  

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - MSU. This defense is legit, Ohio State is a bit overrated, and honestly I want to see the chaos that ensues. 

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Oklahoma. I think the Cowboys win, but in a rivalry game between two good teams, I can't give that many points. 

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Baylor. The Bears will make a statement by running up the score against the Longhorns. 

CYCLONE FANATIC COLUMNIST BRENT BLUM

Auburn 31 Missouri 27


Stanford 34 Arizona State 28


Florida State 42 Duke 17


Ohio State 27 Michigan State 24


Oklahoma 30 Oklahoma State 27


Baylor 37 Texas 31

FORMER IOWA STATE QUARTERBACK AUSTEN ARNAUD

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn  - MIZ-ZOU .. Reason why? Hard for this young auburn team to rally after a huge win Saturday. The elder James Franklin leads Mizzou to its first SEC title.

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Hard not to like the Cardinal here. They won this game last year. I like Stanford to dictate tempo and slow the Sun Devils down.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - Duke is sneaky good, they cover the 29! But FSU all day here.

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - Ohio State runs the ball well and that has been somewhat detrimental to Sparty. And they have yet to see a rush attack like Hyde and Miller bring. Coach Herman gets it done and covers.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Okie State is arguably the hottest team in the country right now. They stay hot in Stilwater against an OU team who has doesn't have a whole lot of playmakers on their side.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Mack Brown's last game at the healm? I think UT competes here but not for long, BU covers.

enCYCLONEpedia's KIRK HAALAND

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Tigers.

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The Auburn ones.

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - Stanford, not sure it will be close.

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - Seminoles have come through every time this year...sooooo, I'll take them. 

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - Buckeyes have their sights set on the title game. We'll see if a win gets them there as it should. Buckeyes.

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Cowboys should cover here.

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Baylor had some issues with TCU last week but I think they'll bounce back and cover against the Longhorns.

CYCLONE FANATIC SALES DIRECTOR ADAM GRAY

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Auburn just played it's "super bowl" and is riding a huge high.  Missouri comes in and hits them in the mouth and wins by double digits.  Mizzou is legit.  

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford vs. Arizona State - I don't know.  Give me ASU I guess

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - I see a Texas vs Colorado in 2005 type beatdown.  FSU covers

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - MSU has a legit defense, but I question their ability to score on OSU.  I think OSU wins by 6 and covers

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - I'll take OU to not only cover but win this game.  

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - This pains me.  My Texas pick still has a chance but I don't see it.  I think Baylor wins this game by 20+

WHO-TV METEOROLOGIST BRET MCINTYRE 

 Mizzou. Let's go for chaos. Plus, Auburn has used up a LOT of luck lately.

Stanford. Cardinal grab the roses.

Duke. I say Duke covers, 42-14.

Ohio St. I feel like Michigan State really has a great shot at the upset, but I think it has become too much of a trendy pick. OSU needs a statement and they get it 27-17.

Oklahoma St. Cowboys roll at home against an offensively challenged Sooners team.

Texas. Baylor has slowed now that the NC is out of the question.

CYCLONE FANATIC PUBLISHER CHRIS WILLIAMS

SEC Championship: Missouri vs. Auburn - Auburn just beat Bama. I don't believe that Missouri could be Bama. But that doesn't matter. I haven't picked a Mizzou game right all year. I hate Mizzou and I'm in dead last. So while hoping they lose, I am picking them to win. Make sense? 

Pac-12 Championship: Stanford @ Arizona State - Stanford 

ACC Championship: Duke vs. Florida State (-29) - 29 in a title game? For reals? Both teams are 10-2 ATS this season. It's a toss up. Duke's dream season is about to turn into an awful nightmare. Noles win, BIG. 

Big Ten Championship: Michigan St. vs. Ohio State (-5) - Michigan State wins. 

Oklahoma @ Oklahoma State (-9.5) - Sooners cover. 

Texas @ Baylor (-14) - Horns cover. 

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