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Taylor’s Tuesday Teasers, Top 25, College and Pro Picks, Plus Bowl Projections

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I don’t think a team that doesn’t win their conference title should play for the national championship. You will see below that I am currently ranking Alabama 2nd (in my for fun poll), ahead of teams like Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, and others. But if they don’t play for the SEC title in Atlanta I don’t believe they deserve another shot at LSU. We have seen that game, and more importantly, it would be a penatly for the Tigers. LSU beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa, will play for the SEC title (if they beat Arkansas), and will go undefeated (if they beat Ark and UGA). Alabama didn’t accomplish any of those things. So, unless Arkansas beats LSU, and it sends Alabama to Atlanta for the SEC title, the Crimson Tide doesn’t deserve a rematch.

Top 25
LSU, Bama, Ark, Ok St, Stan, Hou, VT, Boise, USC, Ore, Okla, Mich St, Wisc, S Caro, UGA, Clem, Mich, TCU, PSU, KSU, Baylor, ND, U.Va, Neb, WVU.

Picks (5-4 ATS/6-4 last week, 65-56 ATS/113-35 overall)
LSU -13.5 vs Ark
Miami -14 vs BC
Fla -2.5 vs FSU
Ga Tech +5.5 vs UGA
State -13 vs Md
UNC -12.5 vs Duke
Vandy -1.5 at Wake
VT -5.5 at U.Va
Marsh +2.5 vs ECU
Clem +4 at S Caro
Auburn +21.5 vs Bama (Bama wins)
Stan -6.5 vs ND

Bowl projections
BCS: LSU vs Ok St
Sugar: Bama vs Houston
Fiesta: Stanford vs Michigan
Orange: VT vs West Va
Rose: Wisc vs Oregon
Chick: Ga Tech vs Auburn
Champs: FSU vs ND
Sun: Clemson vs UCLA
Music: U.Va vs Miss St
Belk: NC State vs Rutgers
DC : Wake vs Air Force
Indy: UNC vs Wyoming
Cotton: Ark vs K St
Cap One: S Caro vs Mich St
Outback: UGA vs Penn St
Gator: Florida vs Nebraska
Liberty: Tenn vs S Miss
B’ham: Vandy vs South Fla

NFL Picks (11-3 last week/109-51)
GB at Det
Dallas vs Miami
Balt vs SF
Cincy vs Cle
NYJ vs Bills
Hou at Jax
Atl vs Min
Tenn vs TB
Caro at Indy
Arz at StL
Oak vs Chi
Sea vs Was
NE at Philly
SD vs Den
Pit at KC
Saints vs Giants

TZ
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