Thursday, December 13, 2007

College Picks: Bonus Edition

Ok, the college picks took last week off due to a dearth of games. This week, we have four national championship games. Using a foreign concept, the rest of college football uses a playoff system to determine a national champion. Imagine that! No BCS, no computer rankings, no guys in loud bowl blazers controlling the college football post-season. It's all decided on the field. In keeping with this blog's respect for football at all levels, here are picks for this weekend's national championship games:

Weekend of Dec. 1: 9-5
Season: 180-94

NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision, Delaware vs. Appalachian State, at Chattanooga, TN: This game will be better than half the bowls. Delaware has a win over Navy, while Appalachian State has defeated Michigan. The Wolverine thread runs throughout this game. Delaware has helmets that look like Michigan's, only with a lighter shade of blue. Also, Michigan has expressed interest in Delaware coach K.C. Keeler for their vacant head coaching position. Delaware has a chance to do what Michigan didn't: beat the Mountaineers. Appalachian is playing for their third national championship in a row. They get it. Pick: Appalachian State

NCAA Division II Championship, Northwest Missouri State vs. Valdosta State at Florence, AL: Xavier Omon lit up the field last week for Northwest Missouri as they defeated Grand Valley State, ending the Lakers' 40-game winning streak on national television. The Bearcats face the Gulf South Conference champions from Valdosta, playing in their third national championship game in six years. Tough pick. Pick: Northwest Missouri State

NCAA Division III Championship, Mount Union (Ohio) vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater at Salem, VA, aka Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl: Mount Union seems to always be in this game. They have a current winning streak of 37 games. They take on Whitewater in the national championship game for the third year in a row. This is Mount Union's 10th appearance in this game in the last 12 years. As always, go with the Purple Raiders. Pick: Mount Union

NAIA National Championship, Sioux Falls (SD) vs. Carroll (Montana) at Savannah, TN: Sioux Falls brings a 27-game winning streak into this game. Carroll is also undefeated, and won four consecutive national championships from 2002-2005. Something has to give in this one. Pick: Carroll


zee! said...

playoffs? that makes too much sense!!!!!!!!!!!

John said...

Imagine that!

Appalachian is Hot! Hot! Hot! They're about to win their third national championship in a row.

Even when the weather is cold, cold, cold, Appalachian is Hot! Hot! Hot!