Blame AAU basketball, blame the one-and-done generation, blame whatever you want, but what cannot be argued is that there is an international wave taking over the NBA. Increasingly it seems like the best and most influential players in the NBA are from countries and regions outside of the U.S.
2018 CFB Upset Picks and Rankings: Week Thirteen
Last week was wild which means this week will be even wilder. Texas A&M and LSU battled to a record tying 7 overtimes before Texas A&M stole the game on a two point conversion. Michigan and Ohio State was a bit of a letdown with the number one defense in the country getting pummeled by what is really a slightly above average Ohio State team.
After twelve straight weeks our streak of upset picks finally ended. During the 12-week streak we correctly predicted multiple top 10 upsets including a few 5 upsets like the Purdue vs. Ohio State shocker. Streaks are meant to be broken and we look forward to starting a new one.
How close were we to thirteen straight? West Virginia fell by 3 to Oklahoma and Kansas State fell by 4 to Iowa State. If not for a few missed opportunities both teams could have secured huge upsets. For the upcoming week we have some conference championship game upsets for you. It is conference championship week which means now or never for a host of teams looking to make the CFB Playoffs.
Texas over Oklahoma, while Texas has struggled to score they have given up an average over 13.5 points in the last two weeks while Oklahoma hasn't held an opponent to under 40 in four weeks. Memphis over UCF, UCF is down a starting quarterback and barely escaped Memphis with a one point victory earlier in the season. Memphis is riding a four game winning streak and go into the conference championship with plenty of confidence. Northwestern over Ohio State because why not. Ohio State has everything to lose while Northwestern is on the other end of the spectrum. Crazier things have happened.
We have a lot of gripes to hold against the CFP top 25 especially with the inclusion of two SEC teams in the playoffs once again but they are the rule of the land. Our top 25 continues to operate the same way, to be the man you gotta beat the man. Tune in next week to see our upset picks and how everything shakes up.
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