College Football Picks To Click-Championship Weekend

Victor AndersonCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators smiles after a defensive stop during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Just like Notre Dame's defense, I too took a long hiatus from doing this picking thing. With one of the biggest final weekends in recent memory approching, why not un-retire like Allan Iverson and make some picks. We have seventeen games on the slate this weekend. Seven of those contests will decide conference champions. Enough talking, time for some picking.

Championship Games

#16 Oregon State @ #7 Oregon-If you're a Duck fan, you are having a serious case of deja vu right now. One win away from the Rose Bowl and you have to beat your rival to get there. Granted it was Oregon State who was in this situation last year at home and they got smoked 65-38 in Jeremiah Masoli's coming out party. This year, the Beavers have a chance for revenge in Autzen. Going with the Rodgers brothers and the Beavers in the upset. Beavers 45 Ducks 42

Ohio vs. Central Michigan (played at Detroit's Ford Field)-Dan LeFevor is looking for his second Mid-American Conference title in the last three years. Will have to get by Frank Solich and a tough Ohio Bobcat team. Going with the Chips in a defacto home game Central Michigan 37 Ohio 28

#5 Cincinnati @ #15 Pitt-Pitt will be ready after losing the Backyard Brawl. However, Tony Pike and friends will be ready to win back-to-back Big East titles. Bearcats 41 Panthers 31

#21 Houston @ East Carolina-A classic case of offense versus defense. Case Keenum leads the high-powered Cougar offense against Skip Holtz and his tough ECU defense. The game will be decided by the play of the other QB James Pickney. Too much offense will lead Houston to a trip to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl Cougars 38 Pirates 21

#3 Texas vs. #22 Nebraska (played at Cowboys Stadium)-Does anyone think Texas was exposed on defense Thanksgiving night? Sadly, Nebraska might not have the wepons to exploit Will Muschamp's scheme. However, we will get to see the possible #1 pick in 2010's NFL Draft. No, not Colt McCoy, we're talking about Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh. Longhorns 31 Huskers 21

#10 Georgia Tech vs. Clemson (played at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium)-Neither team looked impressive in their respective rivalry games. CJ Spiller looks to punch his ticket to New York. Nonetheless, Georgia Tech will punch their ticket to the BCS.         Yellow Jackets 28 Tigers 24

#1 Florida vs. #2 Alabama (played at Georgia Dome)-It's the rematch 365 days in the making. The hype and hoopla was surpassed by the drama in last years game. Add the statuses of Mark Ingram and Carlos Dunlap and you have a power keg ready to blow. It simple when you think about it: Florida has Tebow, Bama doesn't. Enough said.   Gators 24 Crimson Tide 17

Rest of The Slate

Arkansas State @ Western Kentucky-Here's hoping the Hiltoppers can end their first full season in the FBS with a win. Who am I kidding here? Red Wolves 38 WKU 21

#23 West Virginia @ Rutgers-The classic let down game awaits the Mountaineers after upsetting their rival. Noel Devine will have WVU ready to roll. WVU 27 Rutgers 14

Fresno State @ Illinois-Juice Williams will end a disappointing senior season on a high note at home. Illini 38 Fresno State 35

San Jose State @ Louisiana Tech-Dick Tomey rides off into the sunset with a victory on the road. Spartans 24 Bulldogs 21

New Mexico State @ #6 Boise State-What will be higher? Kellen Moore TD passes or New Mexico State points. Discuss...Broncos 59 Aggies 7

Arizona @ #18 USC-Maybe the Trojans can stop whooping about UCLA for a week. Cats will look for momentun heading towards bowl game. USC 31 Wildcats 28

#19 Cal @ Washington-No Best, no problem says the Golden Bears. Shave Vereen will give taste of what foes will see in 2010. Bears 37 Huskies 17

Florida Atlantic @ Florida International-As a native of South Florida, there will be better talent in the stands than on the field. Panthers 21 Owls 13

USF @ UConn-Bulls finishing off another 2nd half swoon. Randy Eitsell will have his seniors ready on this night. Huskies 27 Bulls 26

Wisconsin @ Hawaii-Bucky the Badger ends his season with a vacation on the big island. Oh yea, they will be having a scrimmage as well. Badgers 34 Warriors 14