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STAFF PICKS: Championship week

Nov 26, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) drops back to pass during the second quarter against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Staff Rankings after 13 weeks:

Jared Stansbury: 53-47

Garrett Kroeger: 46-54

Jeff Woody and Adam Gray: 45-55

Chris Williams and Rob Gray: 44-56

Brent Blum: 43-57

Kirk Haaland: 42-58

CF Publisher- Chris Williams

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – I hate this game. Buffs are 10-2 ATS this year so that’s the smart play, but I’m gonna fall into the Washington trap and take the Huskies because I feel like they are simply the much better team.

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – I LOVE West Virginia here. Baylor’s coaches are all out looking for jobs, not focusing on this game.

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – Also LOVE Kansas State here. TCU might have 20 fans there.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – Rivalry game … give me Oklahoma State and the points.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – I know I’ll regret this but I’ll take the points.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – I hate this game … Give me Clemson but I really like the OVER at 58.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – Penn State.

CF Senior Writer- Rob Gray

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5)- WASH rolls

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17)- Sadly, BU

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5)- TCU barely covers in a slugfest

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11)- Boomer all day

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24)- Gators hang and by that I mean they almost cover

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10)- Hokies put a scare into the Tigers

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2)- Hell, Wisky.

CF Staff Writer- Jared Stansbury

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – The Buffaloes lost their last two appearances in conference championship games by a combined score of 112-6. I think they fare better here. In fact, I’ll take them to cover.

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – That’s a lot of points, but Baylor is really bad. I guess I’ll take the Mountaineers to cover. 

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – I’ll take the Frogs by a touchdown.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – I like Oklahoma State to cover here and I wouldn’t be surprised if they won outright.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – I don’t pick against Alabama. Roll damn Tide.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – I’ll take the Hokies to cover.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – I’ll take Wisconsin to cover on a field goal late.

CF Columnist- Brent Blum

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5). The extra half point makes me nervous, but Washington should win by 10+. Washington 34 Colorado 24

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17). Baylor mailed this season in four weeks ago. West Virginia 47 Baylor 28.

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5). TCU is starting to play better football, I think? TCU 27 K-State 21.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11). Weirdness reigns. Oklahoma 45 Oklahoma State 41.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24). Alabama 35 Florida 0.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10). Virginia Tech makes everyone nervous. Clemson 32 Virginia Tech 31.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2). Wisconsin 27 Penn State 24.

Former Cyclone Running back and current CF Analyst- Jeff Woody

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – Buffs. This is the game that I’m actually excited about the most of all the games this week, including Bedlam. I think this comes down to the wire, and that means under 7.5 Who wins? Don’t care.

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – WVU. Baylor is a dumpster fire and nobody in or around the program cares since they won’t be there next year. West Virginia is playing their senior day with 8 starting seniors on defense. Eers by 30.

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – Cats. No reason. Just cuz.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – Cowboys. Rivalry game, a lot on the line, and one of the teams has a Heisman winner. Has everything you could want for a tight finish.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – Tide. This line seems like a lot. But Florida’s offense is just awful. And Alabama hasn’t allowed a touchdown since October.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – Tigers. I do love me some Hokie ball, especially because one of my former roomates is a GA there, but Wayne Gallman being back makes Clemson reeeeally hard to stop.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – Whoever wins this game better be the only B1G team in the playoff. I’ll take the Badgers. But I don’t know.

Unsolicited top 4!

Bama

Clemson

Washington

Wisconsin

Stat Guy- Kirk Haaland

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – Colorado is one of the brightest surprise of the 2016 season and they could throw a wrench into the playoff system with a win over Washington, but the Huskies are favored and the predictions from cfbanalytics.com have UW pulling out the cover with a 40-29 win.

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – Baylor is tumbling down a cliff both this season and with their program as a whole. We have the Bears losing this game, but when you take the whole season into account their resume is still strong enough to predict a cover. Mountaineers win but don’t cover, 38-30.

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – Bill Snyder gets win #201 as the wrong team is favored. Wildcats 32-30.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – Bedlam is a gigantic game yet again but with the game in Norman the Sooners get the boost and are predicted to win 47-37, which means the Pokes cover.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – Bama wins convincingly, just not THAT convincingly. Tide rolls 32-18.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – We’ve got the exact same spread on our prediction with Clemson winning 39-29. That said, I’ll give the personal nod to the Tigers.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – Just the Big Ten Championship game that everyone predicted…right? This is a near dead heat in our system but we have Penn State pulling out the victory, 32-31.

Director of Sales- Adam Gray

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – Huskies

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – WVU

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – Wildcats

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – Okie St

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – Roll Tide

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – Clemson

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – Badgers

CF Intern- Garrett Kroeger

Pac-12 Championship Game: Colorado vs. Washington (-7.5) – The dream season continues! Give me the Buffs to pull off the upset!

Baylor @ West Virginia (-17) – West Virginia covers, easily.

Kansas State @ TCU (-4.5) – Wildcats should be favored IMO.

Oklahoma State @ Oklahoma (-11) – Oklahoma State wins and goes undefeated in Mike Gundy’s mind.

SEC Championship Game: Florida vs. Alabama (-24) – Florida doesn’t have an offense. ROLL DAMN TIDE.

ACC Championship Game: Virginia Tech vs. Clemson (-10) – Hokies give the Tigers a scare early, but Clemson pulls away late and covers.

Big Ten Championship Game: Penn State vs. Wisconsin (-2) – Give me the Nittany Lions to win.

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Garrett Kroeger

Cyclone Fanatic Publisher

Garrett is an intern for Cyclone Fanatic and is currently a junior at THE Iowa State University. He is studying Journalism and Mass Communications while minoring in Sports and Rec. If you like college football, NBA or just random life tweets, Garrett is a must follow on Twitter: @gkroegs.