November is the month when contenders separate themselves from the pretenders. Championship storylines are written and become reality for those who are worthy. It was fitting that the last day of October featured many people dressing up and being something that they are not to enjoy themselves, their families, and their friends. That day also featured the first release of the College Football Rankings and there is no more dressing up the rest of the season. This is the only ranking that matters and the committee did a fine job with ranking Ohio State University as the no.1 team in the country. Your College Football Playoff Top 4 is hard to argue with at this time. Ohio State has the best resume. Georgia is the two-time defending national champion and doesn’t have the schedule, but they have the prestige. The University of Michigan has been dominant in every fashion through 8 wins thus far. Florida State has the best neutral site win at the right time and has also been dominant in its fashion this year. Washington has been the best team in the best conference in the country to date. Oregon is the 2nd best team in the best conference in the country to date.
The committee has set things up for Ohio State to still get in the playoffs with a loss to an undefeated Michigan. Make no mistake that Ohio State will want Michigan to win out until they host the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor on 11.25.23. As in all things in life, it will all play out. There will be enough evidence for all parties to make their best case. All of the findings will be on the table. Due process is underway throughout the entire month of November.
Holidays Against The Spread Picks
1. I can promise you that we won’t have a 9-6 final score like we did in the LSU/Alabama Game of the Century that we had. Jayden Daniels is the most exciting player in the country. Nick Saban has not lost to the same QB in back-to-back seasons. in over a decade at Alabama. LSU has a chance to win the SEC West and then try and politicize its way to the CFP conversation, but it has to win first. This is by far Nick Saban’s worst team in a decade, but they control their destiny to get to Atlanta and even more. LSU to cover is the best bet because of its explosiveness on the offensive side of the ball and Bama’s secondary is vulnerable, to say the least. I won’t pick Brian Kelly to beat Nick Saban in Tuscaloosa, but I like the Tigers to cover.
LSU at Alabama -3.5. The Pick: LSU+3.5
2. Mizzou at UGA -15.5 The Pick: Mizzou +15.5 (Tease it to 17 if you can)
3. The Last Bedlam as conference rivals: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State +6
The Pick: Oklahoma State covers, but OU finds a way to keep pace in the Big 12 race.
4. Kansas State at Texas -3.5 The Pick: Buy the 1/2 point and State covers the 4.
Game of the Week PICK (6-3)
University of Washington at USC +3.
Caleb Williams has to win a big game this season to avoid the amazing stats, but empty calories moniker. This has nothing to do with his NFL projections or his past accomplishments as a Heisman winner. Tebow won the Heisman during his worst team output. Cam Newton won the Heisman and the Natty in the same year. Joe Burrow won the Heisman and the Natty in the same year. USC will not make the CFP, but they have a chance to still win the Pac-12 and Caleb make a run towards a back-to-back Heisman campaign. It starts with beating the Heisman front-runner this weekend and the Washington Huskies.
University of Washington at USC +3. The Pick: USC +3
ML’s noon Combo (Shot+Beer) Parlay: +184
ML’s Tea’s Me Afternoon Alternate Line: +1423
Oklahoma State +11.5
ML’s All Day Bar Hop Parlay: Marathon means Seltzers, Cocktails, Beers, and Shots (Black Cherry+Blackberry, Vodka Red Bulls, Coronas, and Bombs All-Around +1551
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