Season 1 - Conference Races

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  1. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Coming into the home stretch, there are some interesting races for the Pac 12 and Big 12 divisions still. Let's take a look:

    Big 12 North - At first glance this looks to be a one horse race, as @Wyrmreaver is sitting pretty at 7-1 compared to the next guy in line, @SatansAngel1104 who is at 5-3 overall. But as the geriatric on ESPN would say, "not so fast my friend...". Neal's season finishes up with a head to head vs Oklahoma St and then a game with FNG @Ken Welsch. The Cowboys only have one loss, and a miracle finish could still get them a birth in the conference title game.

    Big 12 South - Here we have TCU with one conference loss and Texas with 2 losses in conference. However, TCU's one loss came TO the Longhorns, and the Horned Frogs have to play conference power Baylor still. Any slip up could cost Ken a shot at a year 1 conference title. To make things more interesting, Texas and Oklahoma St match up still this year, with both teams going into the game with a "must win" mindset.

    Predicted Big 12 Winner - My prediction is that ultimately we see a matchup of spread option cheese in the title game between Baylor and TCU, with the sharp cheddar of the 3-3-3-5 being the difference maker for the Bears.

    Pac 12 North - This race is still in flux, with Stanford having a punchers chance to overtake the favored Huskies. @Cheez has a game left with @whygodwhy1111, but will need to make sure he wins on the road vs USC to ensure his bid in the title game. Oregon and @bringbackjimmy is likely out of the race with an early season loss to Washington.

    Pact 12 South - Now this race is really intriguing, and not just because it's closest to my heart. USC sits undefeated and #4 in the land with 3 games to play. Unfortunately, those 3 games are a user gauntlet that includes Stanford and division rivals @Jayrah and @recchem2000. If USC loses out and either of those two teams wins out, then Cal or UCLA could still win the South.

    Predicted Pac 12 Winner - I don't like to pick myself to win, as everyone knows, but the odds are definitely favoring the Trojans to at least get into the title game. In the North I think WGW has Josh shaking in his booties, and that we'll see a rematch of the USC-Washington battle that was a barn-burner early in the year. Here's where I DON'T pick me to win though, and I pick the Huskies to take the conference crown.

    Who do you guys have winning these conferences?
     
  2. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Spoiled children vs shaggy dogs for the Pack crown.... Could have NC implications for both teams. I see a more practiced WGW having the edge.

    I think the horned cows will make it out of the south for an all Texas big 12 title game. Mexi is tough for me, we have played a number of close games and he has beaten me a few times, so I think that goes either way.
     
  3. whygodwhy1111

    whygodwhy1111 Walk On

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    @Dru50 good stuff, I almost hate to point this out. I already played stanford, UCLA is the only user on my schedule
     
  4. recchem2000

    recchem2000 UCLA > WSU

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    Well that game should be a gimme :)
     
  5. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Dang, if that's the only mistake I made trying to do this off the wire I'll be shocked. ;)
     
  6. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    Well, week 11 sure was interesting. The Pac 12 North and Big 12 South races basically got decided with losses by Stanford (to Oregon) and Texas (to SMU in a shocker). Looks like whygodwhy1111 and Ken Welsch just need to not completely shit the bed and they are in the conference title games.
     
  7. Jayrah

    Jayrah AllCougdUp.com Editor - A.M. avatar Guru

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    I need you to beat recchem2000 so that we can take the #2 spot in the South. With such a young team this year, #2 would be absolutely acceptable.
     

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