Last week I knew Texas Tech would give the Longhorns a run, but I didn't think that they would beat them. The Texas loss made Alabama ranked first in the nation, but if the Crimson Tide don't take care of business on Saturday against LSU, there will be yet again a new number one in college football. To see my pick for this game and others around the nation, keep on reading.
These are my picks for the CU Independent Week 11 Pick 'em.
Season: 45-27; Last week: 5-3
(22) Georgia Tech 13 at (19) North Carolina 15
This one is going to be close, but I like what Butch Davis is doing in Chapel Hill, and he’ll continue that success this week against the Yellow Jackets.
Clemson 14 at (24) Florida State 24
Bobby Bowden is nearing the end of his career in Tallahassee, but he’ll add a “W” to his all-time win record with a win versus the Tigers.
Kansas 23 at Nebraska 20
I flipped a coin on this one, and Kansas won.
(1) Alabama 29 at (15) LSU 24
Alabama will stay at number one for another week with a win over LSU. But watch out—LSU is still a good team, and we may see a new number one next week.
(8) Oklahoma State 33 at (2) Texas Tech 37
Texas last week, Oklahoma State this week—it doesn’t get easier for the Red Raiders, but they’ll keep on rolling and beat the Cowboys.
(21) California 18 at (7) USC 33
USC has had a quiet season, yet they’re still in the Top 10 and thinking about another Rose Bowl. The Trojans will continue that trend this week against the Golden Bears.
Notre Dame 28 at Boston College 37
Two 5-3 teams battle in Beantown with both the Eagles and Irish having decent seasons. I like the Eagles to topple Notre Dame.
Iowa State 21 at Colorado 27
Words can’t describe how badly the Buffs need this win. After starting the season 3-0, CU has dropped five of their last six, and yet Dan Hawkins still has his team in bowl contention.
If the Buffs don’t win this one, they can kiss their postseason dreams goodbye, and Athletic Director Mike Bohn might reconsider giving Hawkins a contract extension. However, I feel good about CU’s chances, and they’ll pull off a win against the Cyclones.