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Palm: Alabama vs. West Virginia
Schlabach: Alabama vs. Oregon
Edwards: Alabama vs. Oregon
It's respectable to try and shake things up like Palm did, but his predictions for the most part are just off.
As things stand right now in Week 6, there's not a matchup that makes more sense in the championship game than Alabama and Oregon.
The SEC West is much weaker than it was a year ago for Alabama to run the table and make the SEC championship game, and other than beating USC twice and beating Oregon State, Oregon's challenges ahead are minuscule.
As for West Virginia, yeah, its offense is spectacular and it's fun to watch, but that defense is absolutely horrendous. We're talking about a unit here that's giving up 460 yards per game. So as West Virginia plays high-caliber offenses such as Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State, West Virginia will have to win a shootout every time.
That's dangerous, and honestly, that defense isn't stable enough to formulate a national championship pick around. Alabama and Oregon is the easy call, but more importantly, it's the right call.
My Prediction: Alabama vs. Oregon