The waiting almost is over. College football championship weekend nearly is here.
The SEC, Pac-12, ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten all will decide their conference champions on the field Friday and Saturday, and the outcomes directly will impact the final College Football Playoff rankings and which teams likely will be snubbed. For now, you can check out the second-to-last CFP rankings here.
Here are my predictions for Week 14 of the 2016 campaign. All spreads are from OddsShark, and my picks are italicized.
Season picks record: 36-23
Friday, Dec. 2
MAC Championship Game: No. 17 Western Michigan (-19) vs. Ohio
Pac-12 Championship Game: No. 8 Colorado vs. No. 4 Washington (-8)
Saturday, Dec. 3
American Championship Game: Temple at No. 19 Navy (-3.5)
No. 10 Oklahoma State (+11) at No. 9 Oklahoma
Baylor at No. 16 West Virginia (-17)
SEC Championship Game: No. 1 Alabama (-24) vs. No. 15 Florida
ACC Championship Game: No. 3 Clemson (-10.5) vs. No. 23 Virginia Tech
Big Ten Championship Game: No. 6 Wisconsin vs. No. 7 Penn State (+2.5)
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