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Taylor’s Top 25, Season picks, and weekly predictions

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I love my wife, 2 children, and dog very much. Next comes college football. It is that much a part of who I am. My first words weren’t “Roll Tide,” but they were second and third. My family, like many others in the deep south, always comes together on Saturdays in the fall. Some of us get a long better than others, all of us yell and scream at each other about meaningless crap, and we have totally different interests. But not on Saturdays. We are a united front, watching our beloved Crimson Tide.

Sure, we love the team, the coach, and most of all, the winning, but what separates college football from every other sport for our family is the passion. In no other sport can you find everyone chanting a dozen or so cheers, singing a fight song, tailgating for days, see thousands of beautiful women in sundresses, and eat, drink, eat, drink, eat, and then drink. Sure, you can see some of that in other sports, but not all of it. Not all of it done as well as we do it in the south.

I love it. Its part of what makes the South what it is. I can’t wait for this Saturday!

And now, onto my top 25, season picks, and weekly predictions:

1. Bama
2. Oklahoma
3. Nebraska
4. FSU
5. Virginia Tech
6. Houston
7. South Carolina
8. Wisconsin
9. Oregon
10. TCU
11. Arkansas
12. LSU
13. Notre Dame
14. Boise State
15. West Virginia
16. NC State
17. Texas
18. Texas A&M
19. Stanford
20. Miami
21. Oklahoma State
22. Michigan State
23. South Florida
24. Mississippi State
25. Georgia

BCS picks:
BCS Title: Bama over Oklahoma
Orange Bowl: FSU over Notre Dame
Rose Bowl: Nebraska over Oregon
Fiesta Bowl: Wisconsin over Houston
Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech over West Virginia

NC State: Chick Fil A Bowl
South Carolina: Capital One Bowl
Clemson: Music City Bowl
UNC: Belk Bowl
Auburn: Music City Bowl
LSU: Outback Bowl
Arkansas: Cotton Bowl
Florida: Gaor Bowl
Miami: Champs Sports Bowl
Georgia: Chick Fil A Bowl
UVA: DC Bowl

Picks for the week:
Syracuse -6 vs Wake
Ga Tech over Western Carolina
BC -2.5 vs Northwestern
USF +10.5 vs Notre Dame (ND wins)
BYU -2.5 at Ole Miss
ECU +19.5 vs South Carolina (SC wins)
UGA +3 vs Boise St
LSU +2 vs Oregon
Clemson over Troy
FSU over La-Monroe
VT over App St
UNC over JMU
NC State over Liberty
UVA over W&M
Duke over Richmond
Maryland +5 vs Miami

TZ
twitter.com/tzarzour
taylorz@wfnz.com

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