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Projected BCS matchups and pointspreads: Week 12

With Alabama's loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame are the three remaining undefeated teams in the country and they’re fighting for the two spots in the BCS Championship. Six SEC teams, led by the Crimson Tide, hold down the next six spots in the BCS Rankings.

BCS Championship

Kansas State Wildcats vs. Oregon Ducks

Projected line:
Oregon -6

After being on the outside looking in, Kansas State moves into the BCS Championship picture. However, the Wildcats’ season is far from over as they still have a tough test at Baylor before closing at home against Texas. Oregon let California hang around for a little bit last week before pulling away for another blowout win. The Ducks look like they can’t be stopped on offense and will be the favorite, but not as big as everyone thinks.

Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas A&M Aggies

Projected line: Oklahoma -7

The Fiesta Bowl will grab Oklahoma, replacing K-State, as the Sooners will be the second- highest ranked Big 12 team. The Sooners aren't out of the woods yet, as they have three tough games left. The second choice is a bit less clear but it would be hard not to take the Aggies, who are coming off the big upset of Alabama. Texas A&M won’t likely be in the SEC Championship, so the automatic bid to the Sugar Bowl won't happen.

Orange Bowl

Louisville Cardinals vs. Florida St. Seminoles

Projected line: Florida St. -10

The Orange Bowl remains the same as Florida State still has the inside track to the ACC Championship thanks to its come-from-behind win at Virginia Tech on Thursday. The Seminoles should have no problem taking out the ACC Coastal opponent as that division is weak. Louisville was handed its first loss of the season at Syracuse, which showed its 9-0 record was in fact fraudulent. The Cardinals are still ranked higher than Rutgers and their game there on November 29th will decide the Big East Conference. No matter who Florida State faces, it will be a big favorite as the Big East as a whole is fragile.

Rose Bowl


Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Projected line: Notre Dame -5

With Oregon playing in the big game, the Rose Bowl would have the first shot at grabbing an at-large team and it would no doubt take Notre Dame, instead of sticking with tradition and taking a mediocre Pac-12 team. Nebraska will have to contend with Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship but the Huskers are playing well, posting four straight wins with two more likely to close out the regular season. Notre Dame will get the nod at the betting window based on name and the fact that it will likely be undefeated, with only USC remaining as the last obstacle.

Sugar Bowl


Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Clemson Tigers

Projected line: Alabama -12

Alabama's BCS Championship hopes took a major hit with its loss to Texas A&M and it will now need a lot of help to get back into the championship talks. The Crimson Tide are still considered the best team in the country by many, but a loss is a loss and they'llhave to settle with the Sugar Bowl. Because the SEC can't have the second spot, Clemson falls into this game as the next highest-ranked team and the Tigers are a good draw in these parts. They have won six straight games, all by at least 14 points, but they’re still going to be a big underdog against Alabama.

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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

did you just say my SEC bias is going to cost me money? man... i swear the next time somebody claims i root for a team (or conference) that i don't... i am going to find that person and put a bullet in their friggin head... i am more ANTI-SEC than anybody on this site, you mental retard!
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

did you just say my SEC bias is going to cost me money? man... i swear the next time somebody claims i root for a team (or conference) that i don't... i am going to find that person and put a bullet in their friggin head... i am more ANTI-SEC than anybody on this site, you mental retard!
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

no... i'm talking about a line that was predicted 2 weeks ago (OU -7 vs. A&M)... i said at that time the line was ludicrous! you might want to re-read this entire thread... so that you will actually understand what we are arguing about... i said A&M would definitely be favored if that game happens... that game is happening, and A&M is favored by 5.5 at Bookmaker right now... that is a 12.5 point swing... and it doesn't have anything to do with any games that have been played SINCE this was written, because neither team has played any significant games since then...
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Posted by hoop121
2 years ago

lol, you are talking about a line that was made 3 games later, in the midst of a Heisman campaign that has the nation hyped up over A&M. I'M ALL OVER OU ON THIS! and you indeed look like the fool in this after baylor spanked K-State like I said they would and then continued to dominate in the Big 12. Did you or did you not call Baylor the worst team in the Big 12?? Further proves my point that you know nothing about the Big 12 and your SEC bias is going to cost you a lot of money.
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

Hoop... how do you like ME now?... this whole thread was all about the fact that, IF Tx A&M played OU in a bowl game, that A&M would be favored, not OU... YOU said that the line in this article (OU -7) was right on! i said... anybody who thinks it is right on, doesn't know garbage about CFB... you officially do not know garbage about CFB... because that matchup is happening, and like i said, A&M is opening as a 4 or 5 point favorite, and it will be 7 by gametime... as always, i know what the darn i'm talking about, and as always, those who debate me, look like fools...
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Posted by hoop121
2 years ago

Apocalypse How you like me now?
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Posted by hoop121
2 years ago

Apocalypse How you like me now?
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

LMFAO... just read that you said this in almost the same breath: "You guys remember how hyped people were on WVU and Geno Smith after the Baylor game? Where is WVU now?"....... so, you realize that WV is a fraud, even though they beat Baylor... but you are predicting Baylor will beat K St outright... (by the way, some will remember that i was HUGE on Kansas St getting points vs. WV... HUGE!)
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

hoop121 says: "Also, no need to argue about K St in the national title because they will lose to Baylor tomorrow. Book it"......... oh, if only i COULD book it!
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Posted by hoop121
2 years ago

you guys need to learn how to buy low and sell high. aggie barely beat ole miss and then almost let La Tech come back in the second half the next game. Manziel was HORRIBLE against LSU and teams will likely study that game tape to find out how to stop him in the future. Aggie has done well in the "very top-heavy" SEC because they have won all of the games they were suppose to and then got one upset. But they've done it because of a great offensive line (they lose two all-americans after this season. i'm predicting a 7-5 year next year for them). People are always hyped up on a team the week after they pull an upset like that. Or even just after a really good game. You guys remember how hyped people were on WVU and Geno Smith after the Baylor game? Where is WVU now? Top to bottom, Big 12 is a much tougher conference than the SEC. Aggie would not have the same record that they have now if they had stayed. They were middle of the pack last year with a first round draft pick at qb. Also, no need to argue about K St in the national title because they will lose to Baylor tomorrow. Book it
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

here is one point, regarding our debate, that should tell the WHOLE STORY... i am not from Kansas... Kansas is not MY team... and i do not say "WE PLAYED" so and so... like YOU DO, when talking about Notre Dame... IN CONCLUSION: i see things clearly, because i am a handicapper, not a fan... you do not see things clearly, because you are a fan, not a handicapper... that is why, if i should be so lucky as to get a Kansas St - Notre Dame matchup in the bowl games... i will make a shitload of money... and you will not!
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

RECAP: i said... "their (K St) defense is without question ONE OF THE BEST in CFB"... then you said... "Well i really dont know what to say... k-state BEST DEFENSE??"... sorry, but if you can't argue the point that i ACTUALLY stated, then it means your argument is a failure... but i'm sure you'll have a bright future in politics one day...
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

pacesetterpicks... after reading your thoughts... i didn't say the SEC was overrated the last 5 or 6 years... i couldn't care less what happened the last 5 or 6 years... this year, the SEC is overrated... K St held OU to 19, WV to 14, TCU to 10... etc. their defense is without question one of the best in CFB... strength of schedule? between Oregon, K St and ND... it is not close! K St has the toughest of the 3, Oregon is 2nd... ND a fairly distant 3rd... but most importantly... ND will not go into USC and win... i expect Oregon to lose at some point... but so will ND... regardless, NO model anywhere favors an undefeated ND over an undefeated Oregon... the mere suggestion of such a thing absolutely obliterates any credibility you could hope to have... of course, the most ridiculous thing you said is that i must not watch much football... i would venture to guess i have watched 100 times more football than you have in my lifetime... 10 times more is an absolute certainty... you can't find 5 people on this site who have watched more football than i have... maybe not 1... seriously!
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

pacesetterpicks... after reading your thoughts... i didn't say the SEC was overrated the last 5 or 6 years... i couldn't care less what happened the last 5 or 6 years... this year, the SEC is overrated... K St held OU to 19, WV to 14, TCU to 10... etc. their defense is without question one of the best in CFB... strength of schedule? between Oregon, K St and ND... it is not close! K St has the toughest of the 3, Oregon is 2nd... ND a fairly distant 3rd... but most importantly... ND will not go into USC and win... i expect Oregon to lose at some point... but so will ND... regardless, NO model anywhere favors an undefeated ND over an undefeated Oregon... the mere suggestion of such a thing absolutely obliterates any credibility you could hope to have... of course, the most ridiculous thing you said is that i must not watch much football... i would venture to guess i have watched 100 times more football than you have in my lifetime... 10 times more is an absolute certainty... you can't find 5 people on this site who have watched more football than i have... maybe not 1... seriously!
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Posted by pacesetterpicks
2 years ago

Well i really dont know what to say ...k-state best defense ?? Although much better than the ducks but again big 12 WEAK ..no de-even attempted in those games ..but i agree k-state is the best in b12 outside they have played no one w.v. they have falling apart..tcu 3rd string qb..the ducks played ark st,frs st,wash st,arz st.ect.they have beating up on zero top teams and will get first defense this weekend playing Stanford. USC is as usual all hype 3-4 good o-players and that's it...Irish have the best defense in ncaa period...They have played more top 25teams than oregon+k-state combined .You must live north of me to state those teams have defense...I wounder why all there totals are in the 70/80 with so much defense..Cant wait to play USC and hear all the same crap as when we played the sooners . To top all else Irish have the best coach in college football look him up he is a big time winner at multiple levels and the Irish will win it all maby not this year but in next 2yrs and remain at that level for years to come....oh ya Irish held ou to 13 so ? anyway bol just talking a little sht!
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Posted by pacesetterpicks
2 years ago

Apoclater...you must not watch much football ...sec overrated ??? really what like the last 5-6 national bcs champs..k-state is a good team pretty well rounded ..Oregon will loose at least one of there games to be played...Oregon has no business playing for any championship game when k-state and or Oregon meet a defense which they have yet to do as the big 12 has ZERO defense ..Notre Dame has the ability to beat both teams sorta like thumping the sooner s @ Normand ..defense wins championships...don't care if you can score 100 points in the big 12.Last season lsu thumped Oregon with ease ...Irish win out (and they will) it will be k-state / N.D. for title....computer favor Irish over both for many good reasons ...common opponents / strength of schedule ....ect...
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Posted by CalBear
2 years ago

I would be all over A&M vs Okla...very surprised at the +7
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

hoops! the line IS insane... the books would get DESTROYED if they gave me and every other handicapper who has a clue out there Tx A&M (+7) against Oklahoma... i absolutely guarantee you Tx A&M would be the favorite in that matchup... possibly by 4 or more... and the line would still move in that direction... A&M vs. OU is a dream matchup! i would love that matchup... and if you think A&M would be 6-4 in the Big 12, you definitely should not be betting on CFB... i am the first to declare the SEC overrated... but that does not mean A&M hasn't taken a huge leap forward since last year... if they were in the Big 12, it would be a 2-team race, between K St and A&M... A&M is favored if this matchup takes place... that's a certainty... and i will STILL bet A&M... and i WILL win that bet... amazing people could still be sleeping on this team... holy crap!
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Posted by hoop121
2 years ago

that line is not that insane. bama had a defense with one week to prepare for a spread offense that they will rarely see, and they had a offense who was good, but not Big 12 good. OU has a good defense that sees the spread offense every single week and they have an offense that can put up points just as quickly as just about anyone in the country. Aggy would be 6-4 right now if they were still in the Big 12. and they will likely see a huge drop off next year once the SEC defenses catch up.
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Posted by brownbull
2 years ago

My jaw dropped when I saw that too. Getting used this every week from this guy.
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

well... 1 week after you posted a ridiculous spread of ND (-4) vs. Kansas St... you have now managed to trump that by offering Oklahoma (-7) vs. Tx A&M... what kind of drugs are you on? Covers... if you need someone who is drug free to do this article... i'm available... i assume it pays money! cuz that line is completely insane...
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Posted by ApocalypseLater
2 years ago

"Hoop... how do you like ME now?... this whole thread was all about the fact that, IF Tx A&M played OU in a bowl game, that A&M would be favored, not OU... YOU said that the line in this article (OU -7) was right on! i said... anybody who thinks it i..."